Family activities in the Bruegel era

Categories: Event
Date: 02/03/2019 to 31/03/2019
Time: 10 h 00 - 17 h 00
Location: Center for Fine Arts - BOZAR
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As part of the Bruegel year and alongside its exhibitions “Bernard van Orley” and “The print at the time of Bruegel”, BOZAR offers a program suitable for families.

March 31, kicks off with the Family Day. For the occasion, BOZAR invited participating institutions to the Bruegel year to give an overview of their activities through workshops. A great way to discover the customs, dances, and fascinating works of the master’s era.

Discovery tours will also be organized during Carnival and Easter holidays as well as Saturdays.

During these family activities, BOZAR will exceptionally open to visitors the underpass leading to the Palais du Coudenberg, former Palace of Charles V.

Family Day at the time of Bruegel (from 6 years old)

Throughout the day, parents and children are invited to freely visit the exhibitions Bernard van Orley and the print at the time of Bruegel , they will meet there animators who will decorate their visits with explanations and creative activities.

At the invitation of BOZAR, partner institutions of the year Bruegel will occupy all BOZAR with creative and fun workshops:

Bokrijk: ” Oh my hat, you’re the most beautiful hats”
In the XVI th century, people often wore a hat, usually made of leather or fabric. In our workshop, we make them ourselves, but in paper! Equipped with different types of paper and models, children create themselves a beautiful hat.

Château de Gasbeek: “Dance and play with Bruegel”
Dance like a real princess or a real knight on castle music, choose a game from the games of the Bruegélienne era and dress like in the Middle Ages!

Royal Library of Belgium: ”  Make your own print! »
Choose as a template your favorite Bruegel design and arm yourself with the ink roller! Children and parents will learn how to make a print themselves. 

Dilbeek and Wauw: “Residential towers in the image of the tower of Babel”
Discover the visionary city, inspired by the Tower of Babel. Together, the children build a superb high rise, with hanging gardens and tools. They can even use 3D collages. At the end of the day, discover a sculpture of high-rise buildings, made from all models of children.

Porte de Hal: Free Workshops: “a rommelpot as in the time of Bruegel” and “sings to the sound of rommelpot! »
call  ? Kesako? It’s a friction drum, an old folk instrument that makes you ruby ! It was played at carnival parties and fairs. Go ahead, the children roll up their sleeves and make, in two swings, an instrument that they can also decorate. Bruegel’s paintings serve as a model. Van de liere, van de laere … Singing an old Flemish song accompanied by rommelpot is an art. But with a little help and practice, it’s a breeze!

Coudenberg: ”  WAOUW: chests full of surprises to learn and have fun. » WAOUW, surprise boxes are to be discovered at the Palais du Coudenberg. To find for this the underground passage that will lead in their footsteps. Each chest contains a challenge to make with your family or your friends. These games will discover the ancient palace of Charles V, its construction, its history, the job of archaeologist … in a fun way.

Sunday 31.03.2019 – 10:00> 17:00

8 €

All activities are Pop in – Pop out, without registration. They are accessible without limitation and as long as the program allows.


Discoveries with family (+6)

Visitors can discover the Bernard van Orley exhibition and Bruegel’s print during the discovery tours. This formula, which focuses on intergenerational interaction, makes children and adults happy. They discover the exhibition in the company of a guide with a cart that contains everything you need for a fun visit.

2.03, 6.03 (Carnival holiday), 9.03, 16.03, 23.03, 30.03, 6.04, 10.04 (Easter holidays), 17.04 (Easter holidays), 20.04, 27.04, 04.05, 11.05 & 25.05 from 14.30 to 16.00

8 € (single price for children and adults)

French / Dutch


Bernard van Orley. Brussels and rebirth
20.02 – 26.05.2019
€ 16 (Combiticket: € 22)

Print at the time of Bruegel
27.02 – 23.06.2019
€ 14 (Combiticket: € 22)

Combiticket ‘the century of Bruegel’: € 22