Bright Brussels

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Bright Brussels

The yearly light festival Bright Brussels brings light in the cold and dark winter months. All over the city center impressive light installations are set up that shed an original perspective on the daily street architecture. It includes projections on landmarks like the church on Place Saint Catherine and the Church of St. John the Baptist at the Béguinage a bit further, but also completely indedepent installations on various locations.

In 2020, the Bright Brussels itinerary will go from the Halle Gate to Place Poelaert, the Marolles, Sablon and the Royal Palace. The exact itinerary changes every year, so it's best to check the details on the website of Bright Brussels. Of course you could simply follow the crowds as they will surely indicate where there's stuff to see, but you might miss out on the smaller installations which tend to be wrongfully overlooked. They might even be more enjoyable thanks to the abscence of large crowds. To draw up your itinerary, you can use the online interactive map of the installations (which wasn't very user-friendly though, but maybe they'll improve it for 2020) or try to obtain a paper map.

Bright Brussels can get busy over the weekend, so try to visit during the week if you can. It's a great occasion for a stroll through the city center, and the best part is that all of it is free!

Below are some photos the previous editions which will give you an idea of what to expect without spoiling the surprise for the next one!

The best of 2018

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The best of 2019

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Practical Information

  • In 2020, the lightshow takes places from February 13 to February 16.
  • More infore on the website of Bright Brussels.
  • You can ask for a map of the installations in the tourist information center on Koningsstraat 2, 1000 Brussel


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