Dear Friend of Flanders,

In view of the COVID-19-situation, specific safety measures and additional restrictions are currently in place across Belgium. You will find more detailed information on following website. For the latest travel advice to our country, please consult your local authorities.

If you are travelling to Flanders, Brussels or elsewhere in Belgium for a duration of 48 hours or more, you will need to complete a Passenger Locator Form, within the 48 hours before your arrival in Belgium. 

Take good care of yourself and each other and keep it safe and healthy.  

We hope to welcome you again soon, with twice the heart, love and hospitality. 

Warm regards,

The Hanswijk Cavalcade occupies a special place in Mechelen's rich tradition of processions and pageants. The Hanswijk Cavalcade only takes places once every 25 years, unlike the annual Hanswijk Procession. What distinguishes the cavalcade and makes it special is the large number of horses used as mounts and draught animals.The next cavalcade will take place in 2038, so that's definitely something to look forward to! Another noteworthy event is the 'Ommegang', which traditionally rounds off the Hanswijk Cavalcade. Among the figures making up the Ommegang are a family of giants, Ros Beiaard and Opsinjoorke, which feature on UNESCO's list of intangible cultural heritage.


Grote Markt 1
2800 Mechelen


From Sunday, August 25, 2013
To Sunday, August 25, 2013


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