Bruegel, 450 years already!


Bruegel left us in 1569, just 450 years ago. For this anniversary, countless events will be dedicated to the work and life of this incredible artist.

Bruegel came to Brussels in 1563 and settled in the Quartier de la Chapelle, an elite area at the time. The city and the Pajottenland, a Flemish Brabant region close to the capital, incidentally inspired a large portion of his work. Also, in 2019, numerous organisations will schedule guided visits around Bruegel and all of the places associated with him, as well as the fascinating period in which he lived. For more information, visit the following sites:

The Royal Museums of Fine Arts are offering a virtual exhibition dedicated to the hidden side of the master's work:

During the summer months, from 11 July to 1 September, the theatre troupe LAIKA will perform a piece on Bruegel twice a day at the Bokrijk open-air museum in the style of the storytellers of his time.