Markets, fairs, carnivals and circuses

All dates of the various markets and fairs and flea markets including Sand Festivals flea markets.


Website: www.brugge.be/internet/nl/Economie_Werk/Markten_foren_en_circussen/index.htm

Car free Centre of Bruges on Sunday 15 September 2013

Hotel Asiris Brugge (Bruges) | Hotel Asiris Brugge (Bruges) | Car free Centre of Bruges on Sunday 15 September 2013

The whole center of the city of Bruges is car free on sunday 16/09/2012 between 10am and 6pm.

There are no cars allowed - only people on foot or on bycicle are allowed.

A lot af activities and animation will be going on all over the centre of Bruges !


Website: www.brugge.be/internet/nl/Mobiliteit/autoloze_zondag.htm

KookEet (28+29+30/09/2013) Annual

Bruges has a long tradition of gastronomy. In total, Bruges has 14 Michelin stars thanks to restaurants as De Karmeliet***, Hertog Jan***, De Jonkman**, Danny Horseele**, A’Qi*, Sans Cravate*, Den Gouden Harynck* and De Herborist*. So it is justified when we say Bruges is the Eldorado for connoisseurs. 9 of those 14 stars are represented at Kookeet.

At the end of September the third edition of Kookeet will take place. This year we have changed locations from the Markt square to ‘t Zand square so we can ensure a better service towards our visitors. But we haven’t changed the concept. Star chef Geert Van Hecke of De karmeliet*** is still the godfather of Kookeet and in cooperation with top chef Patrick Devos and quality chocolate maker Dominique Persoone, he will guard the quality of the event. The 29 participating Bruges chefs are, without exception, all part of the culinary elite, with one or several Michelin stars, a Bib Gourmand mention or a high score with Gault & Millau. They will give you the chance to taste some very exquisite hors d’oeuvre.

In the stylish tent village on ‘t Zand square you will be able to choose from a wide range of culinary hors d’oeuvres. There will also be a special tent with cooking demonstrations by the participating top chefs. Come and enjoy the atmosphere, discover some culinary novelties, but above all let us surprise you with a wide range of fine cooking at democratic prices.

Participating restaurants 2013

De Karmeliet *** – Hertog Jan *** – De Jonkman ** – Sans Cravate * – Chez Bru* – Aneth – Assiette Blanche – Bhavani - Bistro Refter – Chez Olivier – De Mangerie – De Visscherie – Den Dyver – Den Gouden Karpel – D’s Deldycke Traiteurs – Goffin – Guillaume – Kok au Vin – La Tâche – Lieven – Patisserie Academie – Patisserie Servaas Van Mullem – Patrick Devos – Rock-Fort – ‘t Zwaantje – Tanuki – Tête Presseé – The Chocolate Line – Traiteur Geers – Zeno

BEER FESTIVAL (01+02/02/2014)

Departure of The Tour Of Flanders in Bruges on sunday 06/04/2014 at 9.45 am

Hotel Asiris Brugge (Bruges) | Hotel Asiris Brugge (Bruges) | Departure of The Tour Of Flanders in Bruges on sunday 06/04/2014 at 9.45 am
Website: www.rvv.be

Procession of The Holy Blood (29/05/2014 at 2.30 pm)

Hotel Asiris Brugge (Bruges) | Hotel Asiris Brugge (Bruges) | Procession of The Holy Blood (29/05/2014 at 2.30 pm)

The great procession of the Holy Blood held each Ascension Day, when the bishop of Bruges carry the relic of the Holy Blood through the streets of the city. The procession culminates with the veneration of the relic, which is a fragment of cloth with trace of the coagulated blood of Jesus Christ wiped from his body by Joseph of Arimathea.

According to legend, the cloth was brought to Brugge during the Second Crusade by a Duke of Flanders.
It is more likely, however, that the cloth was brought by Baldwin of Flanders ( later the first emperor of the Latin Empire ) from Constantinople during the Fourth Crusade, organized by Doge Enrico Dandolo of Venice and Marquis Boniface of Montferrat, when the city was sacked.

The relic is kept in a rock-crystal vial, which itself is inside a small glass cylinder adorned with a golden crown at each end. Normally it is exposed only on Fridays at a certain time in the Basilica of St. Basil on the Burg Square.


Adress: Burg 13, 8000 Brugge,
This church is located in the Burg square near the Town Hall.




Website: www.holyblood.com/

1/4 TRIATLON In Bruges (annual) 21/06/2014

Brugge Tripel Dagen (19/07 - 21/07) comes back every year

Three day music festival on the Market of Bruges with apotheosis "Flanders sings" on our national holiday 21th July.


Website: www.bruggetripeldagen.be/

ANTIQUES AND BYGONES FAIR - ZANDFEESTEN (30/06+04/08+22/09/2013)

Cactus Festival (annual) 11 july 2014 (fri) - 13 july 2014 (sun)

Hotel Asiris Brugge (Bruges) | Hotel Asiris Brugge (Bruges) | Cactus Festival (annual) 11 july 2014 (fri) - 13 july 2014 (sun) Three day music festival which takes place in the Minnewaterpark in Bruges.
Website: www.cactusfestival.be/

Klinkers (annual) 26 july untill 10 august 2013

Hotel Asiris Brugge (Bruges) | Hotel Asiris Brugge (Bruges) | Klinkers (annual)  26 july untill 10 august 2013

A cultural summer happening in the historical city centre of Bruges.


Website: www.klinkers-brugge.be/

FLANDERS FESTIVAL (ANNUAL) from 31/07-07/08/2014