Thursday, 22 February 2018
Medieval Market Etterbeek
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Medieval Market of Etterbeek 2018: Weekend Activity to Watch the Folkloristic Characters from the Middle Age in Brussels

18 May 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 20 May 2018 @ 10:00 pm
Parc du Cinquantenaire
Medieval Market of Etterbeek

Medieval Market of Etterbeek

Some Activities Highlight of Medieval Market

For the past 26 years, one of the key events in the Etterbeek municipality is the Medieval Market (Marché Médiéval d’Etterbeek). Participants will have three days of unforgettable memory through the discovery of the Middle Ages, its folklore and its traditions.

The Medieval Market usually happens three days before Pinkstermaandag. Also known as the Whit Monday, or Pentecost Monday, it is a Christian holiday which commemorates the descent of the Holy Ghost upon the disciples of Jesus Christ, according to the New Testament of the Bible.

In this highlight of this 26th edition festival in Brussels, you can see a lot of folkloristic characters and crafts come true right before your eyes like saddler, blacksmith, potter, carpenter, stonecutter, archers and arrows, etc.

There will also be a demonstration of sword fighting by the knights from the company of Armati Peregrini. The Belgian Federation of Medieval Fencing will also be present.

The children can have fun at the rhythm of the animations proposed by “Ludentem” or linger at the stand to see the work of an executioner, the sorcerer or the healer. Children who are up for more adventure can learn to throw the javelin at one of the game booth – Jeux d’Antan.

Throughout the weekend, the musical group “Varius Coloribus” and “Prima Nocta” will take charge of the musical performance. No less than 180 exhibitors from all over Belgium and throughout Europe will present their artisan products.

Mesnie du Maître Dragonnier” will prepare the drink concoction of the 15th century to quench your thirst. Be curious by the taste difference from the medieval time as compared to the modern day. The mentioned activities consist of only a part of all the activities proposed during the 25th Medieval Market of Etterbeek. Be there to witness the knights in shining armour!

Medieval Market of Etterbeek: Artisan at Work (Marché médiéval d'Etterbeek)
Photo: Michel van Reysen / Flick
Food at Medieval Market of Etterbeek
Photo: Michel van Reysen / Flickr

Operating Hours 2018

The event will enchant the public on Cinquantenaire Park (around the fountain) on the three dates:

  • Friday, 18 May:  4 pm to 10 pm
  • Friday, 19 May:  10 am to 10 pm
  • Sunday, 20 May: 10 am to 8 pm

How to go Parc du Cinquantenaire by Train?

The nearest metro station to alight is Bruxelles-Schuman. Walk approximately 6 minutes for 500 metres.

For more things to do in Belgium during summer in Belgium, check out Timeless Monthly Events.

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Hello, my name is MissSJ. I am a Singaporean. I am living with my Belgian partner since July 2016 in a cosmopolitan city, Antwerp. However, I had been travelling to and fro Belgium since 2011 as a tourist. The creation of this blog is to document my new journey in Belgium which I would like to call 'home'. Join me in discovering the fascinating Belgium from the eyes of an expat.

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