THE MAGRITTE EXPERIENCE: EXPERIENCE MAGRITTE IN A UNIQUE WAY
Fifty years after the death of Belgium’s foremost surrealist painter, 2017 has been declared a special Magritte Hommage Year. With a legacy of over 2,000 works, Magritte ranks alongside Dalí and Miró as one of the most preeminent surrealist artists.
THREE ADVENTURES IN ONE
1. This summer on the beach across from the Grand Casino, an outdoor exhibition is being organised that will give visitors a profound insight into the life and art of Magritte. Upon entering the giant bowler hat visitors will be handed a pair of virtual reality glasses that will take them on an unforgettable three-dimensional journey through the magical world of René Magritte.
Afterwards you can read all about a number of the works that feature in the virtual tour. You can have a chat over drinks in the Magritte lounge and have your picture taken next to a giant pipe (inspired by the painting with the famous ‘Ceci n’est pas une pipe’ caption).
There’s a treasure hunt for the little ones, they can crawl through a world of clouds and colour Magritte’s most famous paintings in the large tent. When they leave they will be given a ‘Magritte diploma’.
2. Right across from the beach, Magritte’s largest painting, ‘The Enchanted Realm’, can be admired in the Knokke Casino. It is only on display during this summer and presents the visitors of the Magritte Experience with a unique opportunity to admire the full-size 300m2 mural during a 15-minute sound and light show.
3. And finally, a very special voyage of discovery of approximately 90 minutes has been laid out in Knokke to discover the city with the help of René Magritte. When purchasing your ticket for the
Magritte Experience you can download the app from the Tourist Office, where the voyage of discovery begins.
OPENING DAYS AND TIMES
From 30 June till 3 September
Open every day between 11 am and 6 pm.
Students/Senior citizens (65+) €12.95
Cardholders Belfius €10.00
Children from 6-18 years old €12.95
Access is free for children under the age of 6.
Family tickets (2 adults + 2 children) €49.95
Cheap combi tickets with the coastal tram and B-Day Trips.
At the Tourist Office of Knokke-Heist, Zeedijk 660.
For online reservations: ticketmaster.be
At the box office on the beach.
Pictures and videos for personal use are allowed at the Magritte Experience.