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Sunday 19 August & Sunday 26 August 2012


Since 1958 this pageant is colouring the streets of bruges, every five years in commemoration of the festivities in 1468 on the occasion of the wedding of Charles The Bold, Count of Flanders and Duke of Burgundy with the English Princess Margareth of York.


It was the last glorious event before the inevitable downfall of Bruges wealth. When the city was chosen as cultural capital of Europe in 2002 the pageant was entirely changed with special attention to the battle of the municipal organizations as guilds and corporations against the godly founded authority of ruling sovereigns.

Also the age-old legend of the golden tree is playing a major role in this colorful mass event with giants and floats.


Conception and historical advice : Antoon Viaene (+) and Dr. André Vandewalle
General co-ordination : Etienne Mommerency
Direction : Tony Willems
Choreography : Olivia Geerolf
Musical directors : Luc Delanghe and Mieke De Meyer



Reserved numbered seats available from 1 March 2012:

Grandstands : € 15 p/p
Groups (+ 15 pers.) : € 12 p/p

Benches: € 5 p/p
Groups: Benches: no group reduction

- Online: buy tickets by TicketsBrugge

- In&Uit Brugge
Concertgebouw, ’t Zand 34, 8000 Brugge 050/44.86.86
Open daily from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Smedenstraat - 't Zand - Noordzandstraat - Geldmuntstraat - Kuipersstraat - J. Van Ooststraat - Vlamingstraat - Markt - Wollestraat - Dijver - Guido Gezelleplein - Mariastraat - Simon Stevinplein - Zuidzandstraat - 't Zand

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Don't miss out on this event! See here our photos from 2002




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