Frequently asked questions

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About Bruges Triennial

  • What is the Bruges Triennial?

    The Bruges Triennial brings contemporary art and architecture to the city of Bruges, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Every three years, an artistic team invites (inter)national artists and architects to develop and present new, site-specific installations for the city. Starting from a predetermined/overarching theme, they occupy the public space for five months with contemporary creations that prompt you to think about the city, its future and global issues. The Bruges Triennial occupies a unique place in the Belgian arts landscape thanks to these temporary artistic interventions.

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  • What is the theme of the 2024 edition?

    The Bruges Triennial runs from Saturday 13 April to Sunday 1 September 2024, a period of almost five months. Contemporary art and architecture installations can be found in the historic city centre and Zeebrugge. The theme is Spaces of Possibility.

    For this fourth edition, and in the company of twelve artists and architects, the Bruges Triennial holds a mirror up to the slumbering potential of the ever-changing city. How can a historic, UNESCO-protected city – where preservation is essential – deal with concepts such as change and sustainability, and how can contemporary art and architecture create a new framework for these issues? Through their artistic interventions, the artists and architects challenge existing sites, connect different districts and seek out hidden beauty.

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  • What’s on offer during the Bruges Triennial 2024?

    Full programme details can be found here. These are the highlights:

    • Twelve surprising contemporary art and architecture installations. Eleven are sited in Bruges, all within walking or cycling distance of each other. One work is located on the beach at Zeebrugge.
    • Guided tours with a TRIBRU guide for young and old alike.
    • Family activities
    • A calendar of inspiring events
    • A city-wide programme in collaboration with the Cultuurcentrum Brugge, De Republiek, Het Entrepot and Musea Brugge
  • How is the programme compiled?

    The programme is compiled by an artistic team, in dialogue with Brugge Plus and the City of Bruges. For each edition, a curatorial team is appointed to shape the theme and to select the (inter)national artists and architects.

    Bruges Triennial 2024 is curated by Shendy Gardin (b. 1987, Bruges, BE) and Sevie Tsampalla (b. 1977, Kos, GR). They have assembled twelve artists and architects from all over the world for Spaces of Possibility. All the participants have responded to the theme and the city from the unique perspective of their individual practices. Selection criteria include cultural background, diversity, age and artistic quality. The aim is to create a multi-voiced and multifaceted cultural event.

    Discover the programme here.

  • Who is the event for?

    The Bruges Triennial aims to bring a wide audience into contact with contemporary art and architecture in an accessible way. A diverse programme engages young and old, connoisseurs and the curious, and invites you to discover Bruges from a new perspective.

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Practical information

  • What are the dates of the 2024 edition?

    The Bruges Triennial 2024 runs from Saturday 13 April to Sunday 1 September 2024.

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  • Where can I find the 2024 edition?

    The art and architecture installations can be seen 24/7 in the historic centre of Bruges and in Zeebrugge. Download the handy city map here.

  • What are the opening hours?

    Installations that can be entered are open between 10:00 and 18:00. The Joyful Apocalypse by Traumnovelle is an exception. This work closes at 20:00.

  • Where can I find information in Bruges?

    For the duration of the Bruges Triennale 2024, you can visit the following info points for more information:

    • Central info point (In&Uit, 't Zand 34)
    • Market Square (Historium, Markt 1)
    • Bruges Station

    The info points are open daily from 10:00 to 17:00.

  • Are dogs allowed?

    Dogs are not allowed on the installations. However, assistance dogs are allowed.

  • Are bicycles allowed?

    It is not allowed to enter the installations by bicycle.

Guided tours

  • Are there guided tours of the Bruges Triennial for individuals and small groups?

    Yes! Individuals and small groups can join a set tour organised by Visit Bruges: no pre-booking necessary. The TRIBRU24 guides will take you around the installations. They have interesting facts at their fingertips and know all the fascinating stories.

    Full details available here.

  • Are there guided tours of the Bruges Triennial for groups?

    Yes! You can book a variety of group tours.

    Full details available here.

For classes and families

  • Are there guided tours of the Bruges Triennial for schools and families?

    Of course! Learn all about the twelve artists and architects’ dreams via playful assignments on one of our guided tours. Do you know any urban spots with hidden potential? A secret garden, an abandoned square or a neglected patch of greenery?

    Find out more here.

  • Are there educational tools for teachers and leaders?

    Yes. We have produced an inspirational folder (for teachers and leaders) and an art chatterbox (for children aged 6 to 12). These are available free of charge through our channels. From the summer onwards, you can hit the road again with Treasures of Fly. All these tools will get you off to a flying start. They are full of information about the art and architecture installations in the Bruges Triennial 2024.

    Full details available here.


  • Is Bruges Triennial wheelchair accessible or suitable for people with reduced mobility?

    Yes. The Bruges Triennial is committed to accessibility and provides directions for people with reduced mobility, audio guides, explanations in Flemish sign language and guided tours for people with visual or hearing impairments. Full details about these tools and access information can be found here.


  • Who organises TRIBRU?

    The Bruges Triennial is organised by Brugge Plus, on behalf of the City of Bruges.

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  • I still have questions. Who can I ask?

    If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us via email or via telephone +32 78 15 20 20. Lines open Monday to Friday (9:30-17:00).

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