Practical information

Info points

During the duration of Bruges Triennial, 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

These info points are open daily between 10:00 and 17:00.

How to reach us?

Via train, (shuttle)bus or bicycle taxi? Bruges Triennial 2024 is easily reached via public transport. If you travel by car, you can use one of the car parks outside the centre. If you travel by bike, you can park your bike in one of the bike parkings underneath 't Zand, Markt or Bruges train station (front and back side).

Plan your visit here.

Accessibility

Bruges Triennial is fully committed to accessibility. We provide directions for people with a reduced mobility, audio guides and guided tours for people with visual or hearing impairments. More information on accessibility tools can be found below.

  • Accessible route for people with reduced mobility

    Together with a group of experience experts with limited mobility, TRIBRU has put together a walk around a selection of the artworks.

    The route is three to four kilometres long, connecting four to six installations. Among other things, it describes the state of the surface, thresholds, narrowness and slopes. Toilets and rest areas along the way are also indicated.

    The walk starts at the Bruges Triennial Central info point (In&Uit, 't Zand 34) and runs in a loop that passes by the central train and bus station. It can be joined at any point.

    Download the route description (only available in Dutch) here or pick up your copy at the Central info point (In&Uit, 't Zand 34).

  • Guided tours for people with visual or hearing impairments

    Bruges Triennial, The Mind- and Makerspace by Howest, and the guide association S-wan joined forces with some experience experts to enrich the experience Bruges Triennial 2024: Spaces of Possibility for people with a visual impairment.

    The result is a fascinating walk, accompanied by qualified guides trained by TRIBRU. Listen to their underlying stories, be surprised by the sounds, smells and tastes of the installations, and feel their materials and shapes through objects developed for this purpose. This way, your visit to Bruges Triennial will be a unique experience!

    Read more about the guided tour here.

  • Audio guide for for people with visual impairments

    TRIBRU24 has produced an audio guide to the installations. A narrator allows you to discover them via colours, sizes and shapes and brings the stories behind the artworks to life. Available in Dutch and English.

    Listen to all of them here.

  • Assistance dogs

    Assistance dogs are allowed everywhere.

  • Flemish Sign Language

    TRIBRU24 has translated the texts about the twelve installations into Flemish Sign Language. Only available in Dutch.

    Watch them all here.

  • Accessibility information per installation

    • Bangkok Project Studio – The tower of balance (opposite King Albert I Park)
      The cycle path on the opposite of the Koning Albert I Park is temporarily transformed into a footpath during Bruges Triennial.
    • Mona Hatoum – Full Swing (garden PZ Onzelievevrouw)
      People with reduced mobility will not be able to swing on Mona Hatoum's installation. However, access with assistance is allowed. The stairs leading to the swing do not have a handrail.
    • Ivan Morison – Star of the Sea (Zeebrugge beach)
      Ivan Morison's installation consists of a network of tubes. The diameter of these tubes is limited, making access difficult for people in wheelchairs or with limited mobility.
    • Norell/Rodhe – Raamland (square Sint-Obrechtsstraat)
      Asphalt eyes are provided at the Norell/Rodhe installation to facilitate thresholds. A doorway wide enough has been provided and turning radii for wheelchairs are taken into account. The roads to the facility consist of convex cobblestones, narrow pavements and high thresholds.
    • SO–IL – Common Thread (garden Capuchin Monastery)
      The surface of SO–IL's installation consists of cobblestones.

    The other installations are easily accessible for everybody.


  • Accessible bus stops

    The Central info point of Bruges Triennial 2024 (In&Uit, 't Zand 34) is easily accessible by bus from the train station. The bus stop at the train station is independently accessible for wheelchair users and for people with visual or hearing impairments. The bus stop at 't Zand is wheelchair accessible.

    The installations of Studio Ossidiana (Hof Bladelin, Naaldenstraat 19) and Traumnovelle (Courtyard City Halls, Markt 7) are easily reached by the accessible centre shuttle bus. You can find more information here.

    More info on the accessibility of TRIBRU24's other installations can be found in De Lijn's route planner.

  • Parking spaces for disabled people

    Bruges has reserved free parking spaces for people with disabilities. For this, you need a 'parking card for people with a disability'.

    An overview of the available spaces can be found in the parking guide published by the City of Bruges. The parking places are conveniently indicated on various overview maps.

    Below, you will find the address of the nearest parking spaces for people with a disability for each installation:

    • Iván Argote – Who? (Speelmansrei): Beenhouwerstraat 2
    • Bangkok Project Studio – The tower of balance (opposite King Albert I Park): Boeveriestraat 18 en 48
    • Mariana Castillo Deball – Firesong for the bees, a tree of clay (Sebrechts Park): Korte Lane 12, Beenhouwerstraat 2, Oude Zak 21
    • Mona Hatoum – Full Swing (garden PZ Onzelievevrouw): Edgard De Smedtplantsoen, Magdalenastraat
    • Ivan Morison – Star of the Sea (Zeebrugge beach): Londenstraat opposite Zeedijk
    • Norell/Rodhe – Raamland (square Sint-Obrechtsstraat): Westmeers 54
    • Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo Architects – empty drop (St. John's Hospital Park): Westmeers 54
    • SO–IL – Common Thread (garden Capuchin Monastery): Boeveriestraat 18 en 48
    • Studio Ossidiana – Earthsea Pavilion (Hof Bladelin): Naaldenstraat 20
    • Adrien Tirtiaux – Under the Carpet (Zonnekemeers – Professor Dr. J. Sebrechtsstraat): Professor Dr. J. Sebrechtsstraat
    • Traumnovelle – The Joyful Apocalypse (courtyard City Halls): Philipstockstraat
    • Sumayya Vally – Grains of Paradise (Minnewater Bridge): Professor Dr. J. Sebrechtsstraat

Dogs

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

Toilets

Bruges has a number of public toilets in the proximity of the installations of Bruges Triennial 2024. A complete overview of all public toilets is available here. Some toilets are accessible for people with a disability, others have a changing table.

An overview of adapted toilets for people with a disability can be found here.

Drinking water points

Thirsty from your walk among the installations of Bruges Triennial? There are drinking water fountains in several places in Bruges, where you can refill your drinking bottle for free. Find your drinking water fountain on the website of the City of Bruges.