PINK Brussels 2024

The fantastic singer PINK is coming to Brussels this summer. She is not coming for the flower carpet, nor to eat Belgian waffles (even though she might eat one), but she is coming to sing and dance in front of more than 50,000 people at the King Baudouin Stadium on July 14. Doesn’t that sound like a fantastic excuse to come to Brussels yourself this summer?

There are lots of reasons for you to visit Brussels. Maybe you don’t care much about waffles, but you still love Belgian chocolate. But, if you don’t care about chocolate or sweets, then you probably love Belgian beer. And if you don’t drink Belgian beer, then you might enjoy discovering the character of Tintin who is hidden here and there as you walk around the streets of Brussels. However, those who don’t care about waffles, chocolate, beer, or Tintin, will still want to come to Brussels to be there at the King Baudouin Stadium on July 14 to enjoy the PINK concert.

If you are unable to be there in Brussels, but would love to watch PINK live, then you might want to travel to Amsterdam where she will perform two evenings in a row on July 10 and July 11.

PINK concert in Brussels 2024

Date: July 14, 2024
Location: King Baudouin Stadium
Tickets: Viagogo (a marketplace for tickets on the Internet)

You can easily travel to the stadium using public transportation in Brussels. If you use the metro, travel with line number six to the end station named King Baudouin. There you can leave the metro and walk to the stadium within a few minutes. The stop before King Baudouin is named Heysel. Doesn’t that name sound familiar? You might remember the tragic Heysel Stadium accident in 1985. It was the European Cup Final match between Liverpool and Juventus, and the tragedy happened as a large group of Liverpool fans breached a fence separating them from a neutral section of the stadium where Juventus supporters were seated. This led to a stampede as Juventus fans tried to escape the oncoming Liverpool supporters. As a result, a wall collapsed under the pressure, causing a significant crush. Tragically, 39 people lost their lives, and over 600 were injured as a result of the incident.

If you attend the PINK concert, you are actually visiting the Heysel stadium (renovated, renewed, and made secure). The stadium, however, got its new name (King Baudouin Stadium) in 1995.

We hope you will enjoy your stay in Brussels and the PINK concert. You can read more about what’s happening in Brussel and the most important attractions and activities in the city here in our Brussels Guide.

Brussels Marathon 2024

Are you ready to discover the city of Brussels while running a marathon? Do you have a bucket list on which running a marathon is a task you still haven’t completed? Why not register for the Brussels marathon and combine a beautiful city with an amazing running experience?

The inaugural Brussels Marathon took place on May 14, 2004, marking the beginning of an annual event that has since become a highlight in the international running calendar. A marathon was arranged in Brussels already in 1984, but it didn’t become a permanent and annual event before 2004.

Over the years, the marathon route has undergone some variations, with organizers occasionally tweaking the course to provide participants with fresh and diverse running experiences. While the start and finish lines often remain consistent, the route may incorporate different neighborhoods, landmarks, and scenic areas of Brussels.

One of the unique aspects of the Brussels Marathon is the opportunity it offers runners to take in the city’s rich cultural and historical heritage. Participants are treated to views of iconic landmarks such as the Atomium, the Grand Place, and the European Parliament buildings, creating a captivating backdrop that adds to the event’s allure. The dynamic route ensures that runners challenge themselves physically and enjoy a visually stimulating journey through the heart of Brussels, making the marathon a memorable and culturally enriching experience for all involved.

Brussels Marathon 2024

Date: September 29, 2024

Even though the name of the event is Brussels Marathon, there are other running competitions during the marathon weekend. As a result, it is worth coming to Brussels this weekend, because you can also run other distances such as a half-marathon, or 10k, and there are special running competitions for kids.

If you plan on running the marathon, your goal should be to finish the race within 5 hours because that is the time in which you can run the full distance without worrying about traffic.

What is the route for the Brussels Marathon?

There are changes to the route regularly, so check the official website for 100% updated information. For a long time, the event started near Atomium, but in 2023, the starting point for the running competitions was moved to Place de Brouckère. The finish line for the marathon was at the King Baudouin Stadium. Below you can see a map presenting the 2023 marathon route.

brussels marathon

As you can see from the map, you will see lots of famous Brussels attractions if you decide to run the Brussels marathon.

Are there any good hotels or apartments in central Brussels?

The marathon weekend is extremely busy in Brussels as more than 10,000 people participate in the marathon competitions. You should reserve your hotel room or apartment as quickly as possible. Below you can see a map presenting different accommodation options in Brussels, both cheap and expensive options.


You can zoom out if you want to see even more accommodation options.

Can you recommend some other programs for my trip to Brussels?

Are you coming to Brussels for the first time? You will see a lot during the marathon, but you should return to many of the places to see them in a more relaxed tempo. Atomium is a fantastic attraction that gives you a great view, while Mini-Europa is a wonderful way to see famous buildings and areas from all across Europe in a miniature world. Since you come to run a marathon in Brussels, you are probably fit and taking good care of your health, but after running that long distance, you for serve deserve to eat lots of Belgian chocolate, a tasty waffle, followed by some cold Belgian beer.

If you want to read about ongoing programs, festivals, concerts, or other events in Brussels, take a look at our Brussels calendar.

If you have any comments or questions regarding the Brussels marathon use the comment field below.

Coldplay concerts in Brussels 2017

During the Coldplay tour in 2017 Brussels is one of the cities the band will visit. But, Brussels will not only get one Coldplay concert in 2017, the city will get two Coldplay concerts in 2017.

Coldplay will do a giant tour in 2017 on which they will visit several continents and big cities all around the globe. They will also visit several cities in Europe on their tour and luckily Brussels is on the list.  The two Coldplay concerts in Brussels will be arranged on June 21st and June 22nd and the venue for the concerts is the giant King Baudouin Stadium which has capacity for around 80,000 people. This stadium is not used frequently for concerts, but this summer it will be used for the Coldplay concerts and also for U2 which will perform at the same arena on August 1st in 2017.

Both the Coldplay concerts in Brussels will start at 19.00 and if you want to buy tickets for the events then you can do so using the link further down.

Coldplay concerts in Brussels 2017
Coldplay concerts in Brussels 2017

Coldplay concerts in Brussels 2017

King Baudouin Stadium
June 21st and 22nd, 19.00

Tickets: Viagogo

Do not forget that you can read more about other concerts and events in Brussels here in our Brussels Guide. If you do not actually want to attend a concert, but would much rather discover the treasures and sights in Brussels, read about such and much more as well here in our Brussels Guide!

If you for some reason miss out on the Coldplay concerts in Brussels in June then you could also consider a trip to Paris in July where Coldplay will perform three evenings at Stade de France. You can read more about this and other events in Paris in the Paris Guide.

U2 concert in Brussels

The last U2 concert in Europe during the Joshua Tree tour in 2017 will be arranged in Brussels. Are you going to be there for the U2 concert in Brussels?

The Joshua Tree tour is going to be a fantastic U2 tour in 2017. It starts in Vancouver in May, arrives in Europe on July 8th when they will perform at the Twickenham Stadiun in London and it will reach an end as U2 leaves the stage in Brussels on August 1st. Now, there might be added a plus concert with U2 on August 2nd, but based on the current planning there will be one concert in Brussels at the King Baudouin stadium at August 1st.

There are lots of cities in which a second concert has been added, for example in London, Rome, Paris and Amsterdam, but so far we do not know of such a concert in Brussels. That is why it is important to hurry up so that you will be sure to have a ticket for the last U2 concert in Europe on August 1st in 2017.

The U2 concert in Brussels will start at 18.30. The stadium itself is not frequently used for concerts, but U2 have been there and performed there three times before. In addition to U2 The Rolling Stones, Celine Dion, Madonna, Mylène Farmer, Robbie Williams, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Beyoncé, One Direction and Johnny Hallyday have also performed at the stadium.

Would you like to be there at the U2 concert in Brussels on August 1st? Buy tickets using the link beneath. There you can also find tickets for the rest of the U2 concerts in Europe in 2017.

U2 concert in Brussels in 2017
U2 concert in Brussels in 2017

U2 concert in Brussels in 2017

King Baudouin Stadium
August 1st, 18.30

Tickets: Viagogo

There are lots of other programs worth checking out in Brussels as well while in town. Read more about great programs and famous attractions here in our Brussels Guide!

Beyonce concert in Brussels

Beyonce concert in BrusselsAre you ready for a Beyonce concert in Brussels? On the last day of July in 2016 Beyonce will come to Brussels to perform at the King Baudouin Stadium.

Luckily Beyonce will not travel to Antwerpen to perform there, but instead she will perform in Brussels, meaning that you do not even have to leave the city borders to listen to this fantastic singer. Beyonce is one of the coolest and most popular artists in the world at the moment and not long ago she even performed at the super bowl where she was lucky not to fall and hit herself during some heavy dancing.

If you want to be there at the Beyonce concert in Brussels then you can buy tickets for this performance from WorldTicketShop. There you can also buy tickets for the Beyonce concerts in other European cities like Stockholm, Paris, Amsterdam, Zurich, Glasgow, London and Dublin.

It is a fabulous chance to listen to Beyonce live as it will be an outdoor concert and since it is the last day of July we can probably hope for a fantastic weather, sunshine and lots of happy people as Beyonce stands up to sing on the stage of the King Baudoin Stadium. The concert is supposed to start at 20.00.

While in Brussels do not forget to visit popular attractions such as the Atomium and the Mini-Europa, and if you want to know more about nice hotels in Brussels and get some other ideas for your stay, look around here in the Brussels Guide.