Stone Witnesses

04 July 2021 - 17 October 2021

A heritage walk through the Gaasbeek castle park

Now that Gaasbeek Castle itself is closed for restoration work, we are putting the castle estate in the spotlight: a 49-hectare park in which impressive avenues and footpaths intertwine. But above all, a park that once was a playground for some controversial and eccentric castle owners. At various spots, they erected so-called 'follies': playful, imaginative buildings that had no other function than to amaze those strolling by. We want to introduce you to some special architectural gems that have stood the test of time and which, after thorough restoration, are back to their former glory. Unique stones that bear witness to the taste of their aristocratic creators and to the era in which they emerged. For the first time, you can enter the Baroque pavilion with its sumptuous stucco ceiling, or enjoy the fairytale atmosphere of Saint Gertrude's Chapel. This chapel also features a brand-new stained-glass window, designed by artist Ben Sledsens.

You can explore these structures and their fascinating originators on our heritage walk. You can pick up your visitor's guide in the baroque pavilion or in the Chapel of Saint Gertrude during opening hours. Wander through the park and let yourself be amazed!

Practical info

From July to October 2021
Every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month
Also open on public holidays
July 4, 11, 18 and 21
August 1 and 15
September 5 and 19
October 3 and 17
From 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
Free admission
With visitor's guide available in the baroque pavilion of in the chapel of Saint Gertrude during opening hours
You can download the map of the domain here


Fragment from the stucco ceiling