CONCEPT

Event Concept

The Brussels Art Nouveau & Art Deco (BANAD) Festival is a special event that promotes the Art Nouveau and Art Deco heritage of the Brussels-Capital Region. It takes place every year on the weekends of March.

What makes this festival so special are guided tours through Art Nouveau and Art Deco buildings that are normally not open for visitors. A unique opportunity to (re) discover these hidden architectural gems!

As part of the Festival, we also offer other activities that spotlight the Art Nouveau and Art Deco heritage and complement the guided tours: walking tours as well as bike and bus tours; concerts; seminars; shows; activities for families; an antique market; activities for disabled people; and activities for schools...

The event concept is unique in Europe!

Organisers

The BANAD Festival is organised by Explore.Brussels, a round-table of associations that organise guided tours: ARAU, Arkadia, Brussels Chatterguides and Pro Velo. 

For this event, Explore.Brussels will work together with many different partners on the topic of Art Nouveau and Art Deco in Brussels, Belgium and abroad, in order to offer a programme of guided tours and events that celebrate these two architectural styles.

Ticket sales

 There are several ways to reserve places on the guided tours of interiors:

- Groups can make bookings from September 2018 onwards by clicking on the menu item GROUPS
- Individuals can book one or more packages of pre-booked guided tours at specific times from December 2018 onwards by clicking on the menu item PACKAGES. Please note that the packages cannot be changed after purchase.

- Individuals can also create their own "à la carte" programme of guided tours to their liking. This is possible from February 2019 onwards by visiting the BOOKINGS section of our website www.banad.brussels. You simply buy a pass for the number of tours required (e.g. an 8-tour pass for €32), then book the individual guided tours, specifying the day, time and language. By booking in advance, you can make sure you will be able to join the guided tours at times that suit you, without having to queue at the entrance on that day.

- Individuals who prefer not to book anything in advance can join the queue at the entrance of each building on the day for any remaining free places on the tours, which will be offered at €11 per person (no concessions), subject to availability.


- Friends of Explore.Brussels can book guided tours two weeks before bookings open for the public by emailing the Explore.Brussels team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The most important dates for the different types of bookings will be announced in the "News" section on our homepage, in our newsletters and on social media.

If you choose to create your own "à la carte" programme, you have to specify when you would like to join a guided tour. If you prefer not to do this, you can simply turn up at the entrance of the building on that day and join the queue. If there are any spots left for a guided tour, they will be offered for €11 per person (with some exceptions). So, with a little bit of planning in advance, buying a pass and creating your own programme, you can avoid waiting in a queue on the day of your tour!

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