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Wednesday 20 September 2017
Thursday 21 September 2017
Friday 22 September 2017

Wednesday 20 September 2017

Welcome reception at the City Hall (19h00-21h00)
Address: City hall Bruges, Burg 12, Bruges

Bruges Town Hall dates from 1376 and is one of the oldest in the Low Countries. The Gothic Chamber with its magnificent 19th century frescos and its polychrome vault is a work of art in its own right. The painted figures illustrate the city’s glorious past. However, the Town Hall is also the place from which Bruges has been governed for more than 700 years
During this reception, everybody will have the opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones.

Concert Hall Bruges

Included in the registration fees for delegates and registered accompanying persons


Thursday 21 September 2017

Social Program in Bruges (15h30-18h00)

Do you want to explore Bruges? Do you want to know the secrets of beer or chocolates?
We have four tours organised around a specific theme. Make your choice!

  • Guided walk: A fascinating guided tour of Bruges, the Venice of the North: Hump-backed bridges, span romantic canals, near little cobbled streets lead past richly decorated Patrician Mansions and all around the enveloping atmosphere of a Medieval city-the Church of our Lady, the Burg Square, Chapel of the Holy Blood are just waiting to be discovered. 

  • Boat trip on the picturesque canals of Bruges: A visit to Bruges isn’t complete without a boat trip on its canals. Go aboard and discover the most noteworthy delights of the city from a completely different angle. 

  • The beer experience: At the Bruges Beer Museum you discover the most fascination aspects of beer in a fun and innovative way. You learn about the history of beer, beer types and brewing processes. You can taste, smell and feel every beer ingredient. Which of their properties are beneficial to our health? You interactively learn what role women played in the world of beer, how to combine a gastronomic dish with the right beer and what the history of beer is in your country. After the museum visit you get to taste the different beer types and styles.

Included in the registration fees for delegates and registered accompanying persons.


Friday 22 September 2017

Dinner and party at the Concert Hall Bruges (19h00-01h00)
Address: Het Zand 34, Bruges

The dinner and party will be held on the top floor of the Concert Hall, offering an overview of the beautiful city of Bruges by night.

The Concert Hall in Bruges is rather new. It was built in 2002 close to the historical city. The building located at 't Zand was erected for 'Bruges 2002, Cultural capital of Europe'. The lantern tower itself consists mainly of glass. From there, you have a unique view on Bruges and surroundings, even up to the port of Bruges. Architects Paul Robbrecht and Hilde Daem designed the building. The opinions about the architectural appearance of the building are rather divided. Some locals find it an unwieldy construction that does not fit within the historical framework of the city. Others find that the harmony between modern and historical architecture is a direct hit. Its façades are covered with thousands of red terracotta tiles, 68,000 in total, all baked in Saint Omer in Northern France.

Concert Hall Bruges

Included in the registration fees for delegates and registered accompanying persons.


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