Visuel des Nocturnes 2024

02.05.2024 / Nocturnes in museums – Guided tours and concert

The Nocturnes will open your eyes to the treasures waiting for you in Brussels’ museums.

Thursday 02.05.2024
17:00 > 22:00

TICKETS >> on site at the museum the same day or on sale on

Visuel des Nocturnes 2024
Guided tour
The restored beguinage
Length: 30′
18:30 FR
19:00 EN

The Anderlecht beguinage is a remarkable heritage site in Brussels and in Belgium. It is in an exceptional state of preservation, which has revealed in recent years the presence of an old wooden panelled building dating from the beginning of the 15th century, enlarged in the 16th century, then finally preserved in part in the heart of new traditional-style buildings in brick and white stone, erected for the most part at the beginning of the 18th century. The fascinating history of its architecture and the beguinal movement will be told to you.

Nocturnes 2024 - Guided tour beguinage
Behind the scenes
Discover the censored books in the Erasmus House
Length: 20′
18:30 FR
19:00 FR
19:30 FR

Did you know? The Erasmus House’s rare books collection includes a large number of censored books. Pages torn out, text blackened, names erased… most of these mutilations date back to the end of the 16th century and the 17th century, in other words after Erasmus’ death. Erasmus’ controversial ideas became suspect, and even inappropriate, in the context of the religious conflict that divided Europe. But was Erasmus himself a defender of freedom of speech?

Nocturnes - Behind the scenes
Guided tour
The Erasmus House and its gardens
Length: 20′
18:30 ENG
19:00 ENG
19:30 ENG

This house, where Erasmus, the Rotterdam humanist, stayed in 1521, is one of the oldest in Brussels (1450-1515). The museum houses a unique collection of Renaissance furniture, paintings (Bosch, Metsys, van der Weyden), engravings (Holbein, Dürer), and a library rich in thousands of ancient editions. The Medicinal Plant Garden and the Philosophical Garden combine pleasures and knowledge.

Nocturnes Visites guidée - Erasmus House and its gardens
Concert – Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles
Happy Birthday Teleman

On the occasion of the 343th anniversary of the birth of George Philipp Telemann.
Tribute to one of the great baroque composers.
The concert will combine fantasies for solo flute performed by modern flute students and some pieces of chamber music performed on baroque instruments.

Nocturnes 2024 - concer

Image: wallpaper from the Chinese Room in the Hôtel d’Hane Steenhuyse, Ghent

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