The world's largest annual art show is in mid-March. More than 200 exhibitors converge, offering masterpieces to those with a few million euros to spare. The event is open to the public.
The orgy of partying and carousing begins the Friday before Shrove Tuesday and lasts until the last person collapses sometime on Wednesday. Everything stops for Carnaval.
Each year this foodie festival takes over the Vrijthof for four days around the last weekend in August. It's touted as the 'largest open-air restaurant in the world'.