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Welcome to the website of the Ommegang Pageant of Brussels!

The government has banned all public gatherings until the 31st of agust to combat COVID-19.

The Ommegang procession – from the Sablon, through the streets of Brussels, to the Grand Place – as well as the festivities in the Park of Brussels will unfortunately not take place this year.

It is with a heavy heart, but with the most complete understanding, that we respect these measures put in place to fight against this pandemic.

Note the dates for the Ommegang 2021: Wednesday June 30 and Friday July 2, 2021.

We are investing all our energy into bringing you an even more exceptional future edition of the Ommegang.

We are working together with Ticketmaster, the Ommegang’s partner for the sale and distribution of tickets for the show, to offer alternatives to those who already have reservations for this year’s show.

The ticket office will contact you shortly by email with 3 Possibilities from which you may choose:

  1. Postpone your ticket (s) and attend the next edition of the Ommegang (30/06/2021 or 2/07/2021); 
  2. Request reimbursement of your ticket(s) if the dates do not suit you;
  3. Support Ommegang during these difficult times by not requesting reimbursement and donating your ticket(s) to the ASBL.

Details will be included in the email from Ticketmaster.

We look forward to seeing you next year in Brussels, and remeber: L’union fait la force. Let us remain united in this test.

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Wednesday, 30 June and Friday, 02 July 2021.

Each year the Ommegang Pageant reveals the interesting, unexpected aspects to the history of Brussels. This impressive procession brings to life many elements in our nation’s folklore and it will enchant you with its magical spectacle arranged around a number of activities.

Some 1400 participants bedecked in dazzling historical costumes re-enact the first official visit of Charles V and his heir, his infant son Philip (the future Philip II of Spain) here in the capital of the Low Countries.

Each year the Ommegang Pageant reveals the interesting, unexpected aspects to the history of Brussels. This impressive procession brings to life many elements in our nation’s folklore and it will enchant you with its magical spectacle arranged around a number of activities.

Some 1400 participants bedecked in dazzling historical costumes re-enact the first official visit of Charles V and his heir, his infant son Philip (the future Philip II of Spain) here in the capital of the Low Countries.

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procession
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of shows and pageantry
1400
players
47
folklore groups

The Renaissance village of the Ommegang
01 to 04 July, from 12:00 to 21:00

The Ommegang Pageant recreates a traditional Renaissance village to share with young and old how people lived during that bygone era, all in a setting full of history and tradition!

Travel back to the Renaissance: the public is welcome to explore this Renaissance village located in the Park Royal in Brussels and discover how the many artisans, living in the same type of surroundings and fashion of that era, practice the secrets of their craft, including acting as surgeons, barbers, working as blacksmiths, or forging iron.
It will also be the spot for a great test of knightly skills with the ever-popular jousting tournaments of the Ommegang, hand-to-hand combat between knights, and the recreation of civilian and military life for a band of mercenaries during the 15th century.
During all the festivities, the Haacht Brewery, the official supplier of the beer “Ommegang”, will be offering tastings of its “Ommegang of Charles Quint”. This top-fermented ale was specially developed for the Ommegang Pageant, and can be found in more than 5000 restaurants, pubs and cafes, the Drinks Car, and in Colruyt and Delhaize.

Opening times: from 12:00 to 21:00

Reservations

Wednesday, 30 June and Friday, 02 July 2021

Our Partners

Russian Center
Russie
Artisans de l’histoire
Visit Brussels
KBC
Police
Lotto
Ommegang Bière
Ville de Bruxelles
Brussels
Paris Match
LaLibre
VivaBruxelles
La Première
Stib
Coudenberg
Hotel Metropole Brussels
Kiwanis
Itineraires
It 3
It 2
Itenario
COCOF
The historical re-enactment of the gala fête on 2 June 1549, organised by the Magistrate of Brussels, and given in honour of the Emperor Charles V “Quint”, his son Phillipe, Infant of Spain and Duke of Brabant, and his sisters, Maria, Queen of Hungary and Eleanore, Queen Dowager of France (widow of Francis I) at the Grand Place of Brussels. Departure of the procession of the Guilds and Serments of the Sablon.
Contact us

+ 32 2 512 19 61

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Where to find us

Rue des Tanneurs, 180
1000 Bruxelles