Culture in Brussels

Read more about the specific cultural offers of campus Brussels here.

Culture, relaxation and student life

Sound of sprouts: the music competition for students in Brussels!

Sound of Sprouts is a music competition for Brussels students. All styles are welcome: from pop to rock and from hip-hop to reggae.
Only condition for participation: at least one of your band members is currently studying at VUB, EhB or a Brussels campus of Odisee, LUCA or KU Leuven.

Via vi.be, the organisation selects 6 artists who can perform in two semi-finals. A professional jury will then select 4 artists for the final in the legendary AB. Two chances to play in the most beautiful halls of Brussels!

What can you win in the final?

  • A spot on the Main Stage of Brussels Brost;
  • Recording time in a professional studio;
  • A chance to play at a Stoemp! Brussels Café Concert.

Student associations

Campus Brussels is home to more than 10 student associations. Each has its own values and standards and represents one or more study areas/faculties.

Interested in giving your student life a bit more colour and joining one of the student associations? Check out the overview with information about the associations and a link to their website.

Applications for recognition, subsidies and the corresponding regulations for student clubs should be requested from STUVO+.

STUVO+ goes out

Brussels is Belgium's capital and largest student city. It is only logical that there are good parties in a big city. STUVO+ likes to give students a helping hand in discovering these parties.

Every month, STUVO+ selects a party or festival in Brussels where we provide a discount for students of Odisee and KU Leuven campus Brussels.

Keep an eye on our facebook page to find out which party in Brussels we will be dancing to this month!

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Culture and leisure

Discover culture in Brussels

  • Agenda: what's on in Brussels?
  • Concerts, expo, lectures
  • Museums
  • Theatre, performances, opera
  • Cinema
  • Party

General

Free in Brussels ('Gratis in Brussel')

The Free in Brussels website (Dutch only) offers a daily, ready-to-use overview of everything that's free in the capital. From free concerts, films, parties and festivals to guided tours, exhibitions and lectures.
Agenda 02 An overview (Dutch only) of all the cultural events planned in the 19 Brussels communes.
Paspartoe Paspartoe (Dutch only) is the leisure pass for Brussels. This pass entitles you to take part in numerous cultural and sporting activities at reduced cost. Courses, concerts, theatre shows, etc. Paspartoe is the key to free time in Brussels.
Free weekly cultural diary in your mailbox? Subscribe to the free 02 magazine (Dutch only) and receive the weekly cultural agenda of Brussels in your mailbox.

Concerts - Expo - Lectures

Beursschouwburg

The Bourse theatre in Brussels is a multidisciplinary arts centre. It hosts theatre performances, films, concerts, exhibitions, debates and lectures. The Beursschouwburg is known as a house that offers young and innovative artists a platform. You'll find the big names of tomorrow here. You can make a lot of discoveries, at a low price and in a nice atmosphere.

AB - Ancienne Belgique The AB is the music temple of Brussels. Famous national and international bands are always programmed here.
Botanique Mythical concert hall and exhibition space in the heart of Brussels.
Recyclart Arts centre (website Dutch/French only) with an 'underground' programming. The centre is literally situated under a train station. On the agenda: concerts, parties, expos, films...
The Vaartkapoen VK concerts (website Dutch/French only) focuses on the following music genres: garage rock, punk, reggae, dub, ragga, hip hop, electronica, metal and experimental music. In all these genres they want to offer upcoming international and local talent a first medium-sized stage in Belgium.
Cirque Royal - Royal Circus This former circus (website Dutch/French only) is probably one of the cosiest halls in Brussels. Botanique regularly organises concerts here, but there are also dance spectacles and shows from time to time which are enjoyed by young and old alike.

Museums

Brusselsmuseums.be publishes information on over 100 museums in Brussels.
Some museums are free (always) or free on certain days. Definitely worth a visit!

Theatre/Theatre/Opera

KVS As Brussels city theatre, KVS chooses to be a platform for a wide range of voices and stories from the multilingual and super-diverse capital of Belgium and Europe.
Kaaitheater The Kaaitheater arts centre presents theatre, dance and concerts, with a strong emphasis on innovative work. Much attention is devoted to setting up its own productions and co-productions, with artists and groups from Belgium and abroad.
De Munt The Royal Monnaie Theatre in Brussels, usually referred to simply as La Monnaie, is a concert hall for opera, ballet and classical music.

Cinema

Cinenews.be lists the cinemas and film programmes in Brussels.

Party

An overview of the most popular clubs and party venues in Brussels:
Fuse, Mirano, Bloody Louis, You,Spirito, C12, Zodiak,Madame Moustache