Flower Carpet

The magnificent flower carpet at Grand Place in Brussels might be one of the biggest reasons why people come to Brussels. The only pity is that we only get to see it for a few days every second year. In other words, if you read this article and the event is approaching, book your flight tickets and prepare, because you will only get a new chance in two years.

The Flower Carpet in Brussels has a blooming history that dates back to 1971. This colorful tradition began as a one-time event, but its immense popularity turned it into a cherished biennial tradition. The brainchild of landscape architect E. Stautemans, the first Flower Carpet adorned the Grand Place in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Brussels’ floral guild. Comprising 100 volunteers and around a million begonias, the floral masterpiece captured the hearts of locals and visitors alike.

Such was its success that the Flower Carpet became a recurring spectacle, turning the Grand Place into a flower village every two years. Each edition features a unique design, often inspired by diverse themes ranging from cultural motifs to global celebrations. The meticulous craftsmanship and artistic flair behind the Flower Carpet have transformed it into a symbol of Brussels’ horticultural and creative prowess, drawing crowds from around the world to witness this ephemeral burst of floral beauty.

Flower Carpet 2025

  • Dates in 2025: not announced yet…
  • Dates in 2023: 11 – 15

There are many other festivals and programs at Grand Place in Brussels you should check out as well. You can read more about all of them in our Brussels Guide.

Would you like to live in a hotel close to Grand Place, an ideal location for exploring Brussels? Use the map below to find a good hotel or apartment in the city center of Brussels.


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Ommegang Festival

If you’re visiting Belgium and someone mentions the Ommegang Festival, it’s like talking about a big, historical party that happens in Brussels. Here’s a simple explanation to help you understand what it’s all about.

The Ommegang Festival is a special event that takes place in Brussels. It’s not just any regular festival; it’s a celebration that brings history to life. Picture this: people dressed in fancy, old-fashioned clothes, as they stepped out of a storybook. That’s what you’ll see at the Ommegang Festival. There’s a grand parade where actors and performers wear traditional costumes from the past. It’s like a colorful history lesson happening right in the streets.

The Ommegang Festival is all about celebrating important moments from a long time ago. The parade tells stories about kings, queens, knights, and other interesting characters from history. It’s like going back in time and seeing the past come alive.

Doesn’t this sound like a fantastic event? Are you ready to celebrate the Ommegang Festival in Brussels? Below you can find the dates for the event this year.

Ommegang Festival 2024

Dates: July 3 and July 5
Location: Grote Markt

Would you like to see a little bit of what the festival is about? Look at the teaser for a previously arranged Ommegang festival below.

This is one of many festivals in Brussels during the summer. Would you like to read about other events, festivals, exhibitions, concerts, and happenings in Brussels? You can find lots of information in our Brussels Guide.

Some pictures from Ommegang.