Art in Antwerp

Antwerp Art Weekend

On the last weekend of May, with little fanfare, over 40 galleries and another 20 temporary exhibitions installed in assorted venues throw open their doors to the curious.
Art in Antwerp


During Museumnacht over 20 museums stay open late, many staging original special events and performances. Bus transport between venues is free and there are late-night parties (€6 extra) once the museums close.
Music in Antwerp Province


One of the world's largest electronic-music festivals, Tomorrowland is held over two weekends in Boom, 16km south of central Antwerp.
Religious in Mechelen

Hanswijk Procession

Held on the weekend before Ascension Day, Mechelen's biggest festival is a curious mix of solemn religious parade and fun-filled public party.
Music in Antwerp


Two-night, bargain-value pop and indie fest in Linkeroever, easily accessed via the Sint-Annatunnel.
LGBT in Antwerp

Queer Arts Festival

An annual 10-day LGBT arts festival, held to coincide with Antwerp Pride celebrations.
Food & Drink in Hasselt

Hasseltse Jeneverfeesten

The highlight of this popular festival comes on Saturday at 3pm when the town's little Borrelmanneke (barrel-carrying man) fountain is briefly replumbed to flow with jenever (gin).
Music in Antwerp


Electronic-music festival held at Park Spoor Oost, on the far edge of hipster 'hood Borgerhout.
Music in Antwerp

Jazz Middelheim

This four-day festival attracts huge crowds and is held in a handsomely landscaped suburban sculpture park 4km south of the centre.
LGBT in Antwerp

Antwerp Pride

The parties and parades on Antwerp Pride weekend complement the 10-day Queer Arts Festival.