Cultural Events

Here are some suggestions from our volunteers re what to do in Brussels: let us know if you want to organise an outing! 

United Nations Cinema (Every month)

The events offer the opportunity for participants to watch premieres of highly acclaimed, award- winning documentaries and engage in interactive discussions with senior UN officials and other personalities. Giving the public a chance to start a conversation concerning important globalissues also raises awareness of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Free entry but reservation needed.

Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique (Monthly)

The museums offer the opportunity to its visitors of engaging in a changing range of activities every month apart from its outstanding new temporary expositions. 

Price: 10e

International Film Festival (June 2018)

In its first edition, the Brussels International Film Festival (BRIFF) is taking over our capital city. From June 20th to 30th 2018 Brussels will be brimming with a bouquet of emotions as the BRIFF takes place at Bozar, Flagey, Cinéma UGC, Cinéma Vendome, Palace, and Cinéma des Galeries. The event will as well include evening open-air screenings along Boulevard Ansbach and at the Mont des Arts, thus offering an urban and cinematographic experience to the festival goers.

Price: 10e

Heritage Days in Brussels 2018 (15 September to 16 September 2018)

30th edition of the Heritage Days (Journées du Patrimoine). A great day to discover the wealth of buildings, institutions and real-estate in Brussels. Every year a specific theme allows to discover Brussels from another point of view. (

Brussels Museums presents Museum Night Fever 2019. (23 February 2019)

Museum Night Fever will again grip Brussels for the 12th time. A total of 27 museums around the city will be taking part with special performances, workshops and other surprises. A free shuttle bus will be available to explore all parts of the capital. The European Parliament will be part of the festivities with a whole host of activities at the Parlamentarium and the House of European History.

Royal Greenhouses of Laeken (21 April to 11 May 2019)

Every spring, the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken are open to the public for 3 weeks. It is an excellent opportunity to see the wonderful architecture of Alphonse Balat, the mentor of Victor Horta, and the many plants in the greenhouses.

Price: 2.5e

The Queen Elisabeth Competition (29 April to 25 May 2019)

This edition of the Queen Elisabeth competition will gather some of the worlds most promising violinists. This competition is open for musicians who have completed their training and who are ready to embark upon an international career. A unique opportunity for those interested on following the latest trends in classical music.

Price: 15e

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