Last Call for Gaasbeek
20 May 2020 - 30 August 2020
Gaasbeek Castle is on the eve of a major restoration campaign. At the end of august it will be closing its doors and will not be opening them again until 2023. High time to honour this exceptional heritage with a final visit!
Medieval fort. Strategic bastion. Splendid summer residence. Sanctuary for political exiles. Theatre of history. Contemporary museum. All correct - but the castle is, above all, one great Wunderkammer: a colourful collection of unusual objects that amaze, dazzle and carry you off into long-gone times. It is this aspect that we put forward during this final season before closing.
Wander at your own pace through the castle’s corridors and rooms, escape the hubbub of everyday life and allow yourself to be amazed by twelve featured show-pieces. Each with its own story, each as intriguing and unique as the next.
Last Call for Gaasbeek: one last chance for those who want to enjoy the castle in which - for just a moment longer- everything is exactly as it was.
“A place where someone feels all his damned romantic inclinations bubble up.”
““Oh what wit must have graced these walls. What chilling stories lie in wait, seeking the keen eye of the sharp mind of a writer to pry them from between the tapestries. It has been an inspiring visit.”
“I feel like putting on a dress from long-gone times and dancing in the Knight’s Hall.”
“It is amazing; it sets me off dreaming about really weird things!” (H., aged 10)
“From the outside, the castle is magnificent, but when you go inside and see all those different art objects, it becomes a true journey of discovery.”
“As if we stepped into a fairy tale. History really can bewitch you.”