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National Day in the Park

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On Sunday 21 July 2013, from 10 am till 11:30 pm, a big popular feast between the Parc de Bruxelles and the Place Poelaert in honour of the National Day.

July 21st is the Belgian National Holiday. Between the Parc de Bruxelles (Warandepark) and the Place Poelaert, numerous activities and free demonstrations will take place. Entrance for the public: only via the Rue Royale and the Place Royale.

Parc de Bruxelles - Warandepark

  • Military camp by the 101st Airborne Division
  • Battle of Waterloo (reconstruction of a bivouac)
  • Prince Laurent Foundation
  • Purveyors to the Court 
  • Events for children: small train, old carousel, sports, circus
  • Bee campaign 
  • Traditional Vietnamese art
  • Concerts at the kiosk
  • Fair of Sint-Lievens-Houtem
  • Dog show
  • Graffiti
  • Minigolf
  • Radio-controlled boats
  • Football with European Futsal Cup promotion and sales of Red Devils shirts
  • Noirauds
  • ...

Place Royale - Koningsplein

  • Experience Brussels! exhibition at Brussels Info Place (BIP)
  • Popular games
  • European village (European Commission with info and events about Europe, 10h-19h)
  • Church of Saint Jacques-sur-Coudenberg
  • Army with helicopter, F-16 flight simulator, climbing tower,...
  • Bozar

Place des Palais - Paleizenplein

  • 17h-18h: military and civil parade
  • 22h30: multimedia show with a video projection (mapping) at the Palais des Académies - Paleis der Academiën in the presence of the royal family
  • 23h: fireworks

Mont de la Cour - Hofberg

Place du Musée - Museumplein

  • Palace of Charles of Lorraine
  • Army

Rue de la Régence - Regentschapsstraat

Sablon - Zavel

  • Concerts (Stage of Nostalgie 12h30-0h)
  • Demonstration of mountainbike trial
  • SIAMU - DBDMH (fire brigade of Brussels)
  • Our Lady of Sablon Church
  • Civil Protection
  • Antique market (10h-21h)
  • Eagle Brothers (American motorcycles and cars)

Place Poelaert - Poelaertplein

  • Police village (local and federal police): events for children, police dogs, Death ride (14h-21h),...
  • Visit of the Law Court (11h-20h)
  • Vivaqua


The feast will end with a gigantic fireworks from the Place des Palais at 11 pm.


In attachment: a map with all the events.


Where : Parc de Bruxelles - Place Poelaert

Address : various places in Brussels (entrance Rue Royale and Place Royale) [plan]

Public transport : metro: lines 1 and 5 (Parc - Park stop), lines 2 and 6 (Louise - Louiza stop), tram: lines 92 and 94 (Royale - Koning, Louise - Louiza stop), train: Brussels Central

Price and reduction : free

Attachment : Plan Fête Nationale - Nationale Feestdag 2013.pdf (PDF, 1,05MB)

Period(s) :
Language of the event: NL FR EN

Public: All

Telephone for information : 02 511 90 00
Website :
E-mail :
Name of the organiser : Syndicat d'Initiative-Bruxelles Promotion

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