Bollekesfeest Antwerp 2017 - Crowne Plaza Antwerpen

Bollekesfeest Antwerp 2017

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From 18 to 20 August 2017, the Bollekesfeest takes place again on and around Antwerp’s Grote Markt.

The Bollekesfeest is an urban festival with food and drinks, music performances and lots of activities in the city center of Antwerp. It owes its name to Bolleke De Koninck, the amber-colored beer that has been brewed in Antwerp since 1833. But the Bollekesfeest is not just a beer festival: it’s an ode to the ‘joie the vivre’ that is so typical of Antwerp’s inhabitants. The Grote Markt and its surroundigs are the place to be from 18 to 20 August.


Food, drinks & more

Throughout the weekend, the Bollekesfeest is the place to be to enjoy excellent food and refreshing drinks, together with your friends and family:

  • Regional product market (Groenplaats)
  • Fish and seafood market (Steenplein)
  • Various food stalls: sweets, fish, meat, veggie, cocktails… (Grote Markt, Groenplaats, Suikerrui)
  • Summer drink: free drink for every visitor on Friday 18 August from 4 pm to 5 pm on the Grote Markt
  • Brunch on Sunday 20 August with free entrance for the first 1500 guests (Ernest van Dijckkaai, 11 am)
  • Boulevard 175: discover the specialities of the 175 (!) nationalities that call Antwerp home on Sunday 20 August from 11 am to 8 pm (Ernest van Dijckkaai)

Music & dance

All weekend long, the Bollekesfeest provides live music on several locations:

  • Grote Markt: large main stage with popular music and DJs
  • Steenplein: fun stage with alternative, talented Antwerp musicians
  • Groenplaats: free dance workshops

Bollekesfeest for children

The Bollekesfeest is a family-oriented festival. Here are some tips for families with children:

  • Playing fountain at Steenplein (free)
  • Kids’ village at Steenplein (free)
  • Nanny corner: a quiet spot where parents can prepare bottles and change diapers (Steenplein)

Opening times

• Friday 18 August, 1 pm – midnight
• Saturday 19 August, 11 am – midnight
• Sunday 20 August, 11 am – 8 pm