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at the Grand Place, Brussels

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Welcome to the website of the Ommegang Pageant of Brussels!

Wednesday, 4 July and Friday, 6 July 2018.

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
4, 5, 6 and 7 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, 4 July and Friday, 6 July 2018

From 4 July to 7 July 2018 – 12:00 to 02:00

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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.
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Rue des Tanneurs, 180
1000 Bruxelles