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This Blog-style page is filled with all types of selected information for you. Upcoming events, cultural outings, music festivals, expositions and history. Check it before you come to Bruges and see if you can use it for your stay!


9 & 10 April 2022, Bruges Beer Festival, 14th edition!

The Bruges Beer Festival 2022 (BBF22, it is the 14th edition) is planned to take place on Saturday 09 April and Sunday 10 April 2022.
As new location the place to be is at the brand new Bruges Meeting & Convention Centre in the city centre.
Under normal conditions around 90 breweries are present, offering over 500 different tastes of Belgiums finest beers.
As in the previous edition, you can purchase a package with a 15cl BAB tasting glass, a booklet and BAB-coins in advance via an online payment or on site at the festival.
For more information click HERE.


June 2022, Barrio Cantina Foodtruck Festival

Awaiting the situation a new visit from Barrio Cantina Foodtruck festival to Bruges can be expected in June 2022. Covered in summer soundtracks you can attend dozens of foodtrucks, offering food from all corners of the planet. From American burgers, Thai dumplings, Vietnamese springrolls to the famous Belgian fries!

The location will be the King Albert I park, situated between the station and 't Zand square.
Free entrance and payment at the trucks with cash or card.


Old St. John Hospital exposition centre. With two top-exhibitions!!

The Sint-Janshospitaal (St John’s Hospital) is one of the oldest (mid 12th century) hospital buildings in Europe.  Paintings, sculptures, furniture, instruments, silver and tin items testify to centuries of care for the sick in this place.


The buildings hosts a variety of exhibitions, some permanent, some temporal.

 

25 June - 25 September 2022: Otobong Nkanga.
Otobong Nkanga interweaves various forms of media such as installation, sculpture, drawing, tapestry, performance and poetry to create multi sensory encounters and many layered intersections between visitors, objects and actions. In so doing, she appeals to all our senses.

 

28 October 2022 - 5 February 2023: Hugo van der Goes.

'The Death of the Virgin' is one of the most important works in the collection of Flemish Primitive art and it is the centre of this exhibition. By exploring six different themes, this exhibition will take a deeper look at 'The Death of the Virgin'. Each theme will be developed with reference to other great masterpieces, some in the collection, others brought to Bruges from all over the world. These works include paintings by Memling, Provoost and Bouts, but sculptures, manuscripts and pieces of music will also be used to bring visitors face to face with death in its different forms. Each theme is also further elaborated by a contemporary 'master', each one a virtuoso in his or her domain and each touched in some way by 'The Death of the Virgin'.

 

More info about Musea Bruges, Old St. John, exhibitions and tickets, click HERE.


September 2022, world famous Kookeet food festival!!

Kookeet (combination of the words "cook" and "eat" in Dutch) has been the highlight for food lovers for nearly a decade. We introduce the general public to the wide range of Bruges' top gastronomy and chefs in an accessible and convivial way. In recent years, more than 100,000 food lovers have come to Bruges to enjoy the culinary achievements of 30 top Bruges chefs in one weekend. It is all about interaction, demonstrations, techniques, smelling .... and above all tasting!
The location will be the Grootseminarie buildings.
Exact date to be determined, probably September.


All year round! The stunning Bruges Music-hall offers a variety of artists!

Bruges famous concerthall was opened in 2002 when Bruges was cultural capital of Europe. It is worldfamous for the excellent acoustic conditions, also created because the entire building was raised on top of 4696 steel springs.
The complex hosts a large concert hall (1290 seated), a small concert hall (320 seated), two exposition centres and on top of the building you have the most stunning view over Bruges. There is a very fine restaurant with bar facilities. The location on square 't Zand is close to the railwaystation and on the edge of Bruges centre. There is a huge carpark direct under the square for easy access. The Bruges concerthall offers year round music, variety, dance and much, much more!

So why not combine your visit to B&B De Corenbloem with that of your favorite artist?
Click HERE to find out more about the programme and read all the info you need, also ticket sale!