Bollekes Festival: Practical information

Opening hours, toilets, accessibility, ... Find all the practical information related to the Bollekes Festival here.

The Bollekes Festival takes place from Thursday 18 to Sunday 21 August:
Thursday 18/08: 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. 
Friday 19/08: 1 p.m. to 12 a.m. 
Saturday 20/08: 1 p.m. to 12 a.m. 
Sunday 21/08: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The local produce market on Groenplaats closes at 10 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 7 p.m. on Sunday.
The Bollekes Festival locations are: the Market Square, Groenplaats, Handschoenmarkt, Suikerrui, Ernest Van Dijckkaai, Steenplein, Vrijdagmarkt and Sint-Andriesplaats.
The event is free, except for some sections, such as the different themed walks (only in Dutch).
Food and drinks are payable with coupons.  One coupon costs EUR 1.

If you have any questions during the Bollekes Festival, please visit the information booth at Handschoenmarkt. 

Accessibility by foot or by bike

There are bike racks located around the event. Extra bike racks can be found by Steenplein. 
If you have a Velo card, you can return your bike at Steenplein, Groenplaats, Wisselstraat and Ernest Van Dijckkaai. Visit for more information.

Accessibility by public transport

You can reach the Bollekes Festival by tram. Trams 3, 4, 5, 9 and 15 go to Groenplaats. Trams 10 and 11 take you to Melkmarkt and tram 7 to the Meirbrug. 
Buses 180, 181, 182, 183 and 22 stop at Groenplaats.

Accessibility by car

There is free parking at the park & ride car park Linkeroever, Blancefloerlaan and the section of the Scheldt quays by the Cockerill quay.


The toilets, located on Steenplein, Groenplaats and the Market Square, are wheelchair accessible. EUR 0.50/toilet visit. 



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