Located just 60 minutes from Brussels, Bokrijk offers a wide variety of monumental heritage, unspoiled natural vegetation and countless recreational opportunities such as the arboretum, bicycle- and hiking trails and the outdoor playground as an oasis for children’s fun. With 120 historic buildings, daily-life objects and activities in a truly idyllic landscape, the open-air museum is Bokrijk’s beating heart.In the scenery of Bokrijk, Bruegel’s paintings will be brought to life. In several indoor and outdoor locations throughout this ‘bruegelian’ landscape, the visitor will discover, see, hear, feel, smell and taste life as it was in Bruegel’s time, yet from a present-day perspective. What’s more, visitors will get the unique opportunity to enter the world of Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Even though Bruegel’s work might be hundreds of years old, it still exhibits humour, symbolism and hidden tales relevant to the visitor today.
The World of Bruegel (Bokrijk)


Bokrijklaan 1
3600 Genk


From Saturday, April 6, 2019
To Sunday, October 20, 2019


+32 (0)2 531 01 44

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