Inspirational Visit to Antwerp and Mechelen

Wednesday 7 to Friday 9 December 2022

VISITFLANDERS Convention Bureau is pleased to personally invite and host you for a VIP visit to two special conference destinations that can add to the success of your next event. Antwerp and Mechelen are historic art cities that will amaze your delegates. Not only with the impressive venues where you welcome them, but also with the rich choice for an unforgettable social programme. And both cities have well-developed knowledge hubs and networks across a wide range of industry and academic sectors, which we can help you link in with to further strengthen your events.

On this inspirational visit, VISITFLANDERS Convention Bureau will serve you a taste of the many possibilities. And you can take this quite literally. Because you will also be introduced to the gastronomic delights Flanders has to offer your delegates. Beer and chocolate included.

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A selection of the programme

7 & 8 December: Antwerp

Antwerp, home of  Rubens, the greatest baroque painter in world history.

  • Visit to FMCCA, the convention venue where your delegates walk among lions and elephants.
  • VIP visit to the renowned Royal Museum of Fine Arts. Its highly anticipated reopening is the highlight of the museum year.

  • Presentation about creating memorable experiences at the Handelsbeurs, where the world's first stock exchange took place in 1531.

  • Dinner at Stormkop, a social enterprise turning hospitality training on its head, and recently patronised by King Philip of Belgium.

8 & 9 December: Mechelen

Mechelen is the Flemish city with the largest number of monuments on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

  •    Visit to Hof van Busleyden, the Renaissance city palace where Erasmus and Thomas More were eager guests.

  •    Event at the Predikheren, the conference venue voted one of the most beautiful libraries in the world.

  •    Guided walk through the city, passing dozens of the 336 listed buildings and monuments in the city.

  •    Visit to Conference Centre Lamot, a proud Flanders Heritage Venue located in a former brewery.


Weekend: Antwerp, Bruges, Ghent or Leuven?

VISITFLANDERS Convention Bureau is pleased to offer you the chance to spend the weekend in Antwerp, Bruges, Ghent or Leuven. That way you crown the inspirational visit in the most pleasant way possible: with a weekend to yourself, enjoying the Flemish art city of your choice to the fullest.

Interested? Then tick the box on the registration form to find out more.


Registration form

YES, I would like to apply for one of the limited places on the inspirational visit to Antwerp and Mechelen, from 7 to 9 December 2022.

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PLEASE NOTE: the offer of invitation does not imply automatic acceptance onto the trip. There are only a limited number of places available. After registration, you will be contacted by one of the team at VISITFLANDERS.

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Any questions? We're happy to help!

Our experts are at home in your sector. Wherever your association is headquartered, there is always a Relations Manager in your area who will be happy to tell you more about Flanders' unique assets as a host region for your conference.