About Discovery of Brussels and Antwerp with focus on Bruegel

In 2019 we celebrated the 450th anniversary of the death of Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525-1569). 

In this 3 days cultural tour we visit Antwerp and Brussels and put the focus on Pieter Bruegel the Elder and his work which we can admire today in the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Brussels and the Museum Mayer van den Bergh in Antwerp. 




Welcome by our guide on arrival at Brussels airport or Brussels train station.

City tour of Brussels by bus covering the main highlights of the Belgian capital:  the Atomium, the Royal Palace of Laeken, the Japanese tower and the Chinese pavilion, the Cinquantenaire Park, the EU-quarter, the Palace of Justice, the Warandepark, the Wetstraat/ Rue de la Loi, the Cathedral of the Saints Michael and Gudule, …
Next we make a stroll through the historical centre and visit the Grand’Place, the statue of Manneken Pis, Place de la Monnaie, Place de la Bourse,…

Lunch (3 course menu) in a restaurant near the Grand’Place 


Visit of the The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. This museum houses the second largest ensemble of Bruegel the Elder paintings in the world. At the Old Masters Museum, you can admire several of his paintings: The Fall of the Rebel Angels (1562), the Winter Landscape with a Bird Trap and Skaters (1565), the Census at Bethlehem (1566) and the Adoration of the Kings. In addition, several copies by his sons and other (anonymous) followers allow you to further explore this brilliant artist’s oeuvre.

Transfer back to the hotel 

Night and dinner (3 course menu)  in Brussels 



Transfer by bus to Antwerp.

Sightseeing tour of Antwerp on foot: Grote Markt with the Brabo fountain and the Renaissance City Hall, Our Lady Cathedral with paintings of Rubens and other Flemish masters, the Square Groenplaats, the Vlaeykensgang (a medieval quarter full of narrow streets and alleys),…   

lunch is served in a historical cave restaurant 


Visit of museum Mayer van den Bergh

One of the most famous paintings of Bruegel is without doubt Dulle Griet (Mad Meg). This fascinating painting takes its name from the woman you can see running to the left at the bottom of the painting, wearing some kind of armor. This apocalyptic painting has kept its secrets well locked up and what it precisely means remains until today a mystery.  


Buffet breakfast

Transfer to Brussels airport or Brussels train station


On request


  • 2 nights during the weekend in Brussels in a superior 3* or 4* hotel 
  • Full board (2 x diner + 1 x lunch) 
  • Entrance fees according program: 
    • Museum of Fine Arts in Brussels
    • Our Lady cathedral in Antwerp
    • Exhibition The Madonna mets Mad Meg in museum Mayer van den Bergh  
  • Transfers and excursions by luxury bus 
  • Guide on day 1 and day 2 
  • City taxes and VAT

A few highlights of the discovery of Brussels and Antwerp with focus on Bruegel

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