City Events

Hotel Amigo

  • Exhibition

    BRAFA - Brussels Antiques and Fine Arts Fair 2019

    26th January - 3rd February 2019

    In January 2019, Hotel Amigo is delighted to be a partner of the Brafa.

    The Brafa Art Fair (26th January - 3rd February 2019), created in 1956, is one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious art fairs, famous for the high quality fine art, antiques, modern and contemporary art and design it offers. Brafa takes place during the last days of January. The first major art event of the year, it is considered a reliable barometer of the art market.

    We offer preferential rates to Brafa visitors and exhibitors.
    Spend the day at the fair, enjoy the dazzling array of fine art and antiques on offer and if you stay a night in a Deluxe room or Junior Suite you will receive:
    Brussels Art Kit in room
    Breakfast for two
    Box of Belgian chocolates

    Executive room from €379 per night
    Junior suite from €659 per night
    Travel dates: 25th January to 4th February 2019


    For more information please call +32 2 547 47 09 or email mevrard@roccofortehotels.com

    Brafa, Art Fair
    Between Saturday 26th January and Sunday 3rd February 2019
    Avenue du Port 88, 1000 Brussels
    15 minutes’ drive from Hotel Amigo


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  • Exhibition

    Exhibitions at Wiels

    Between 2nd January and 28nd April 2019

    WIELS is the center of contemporary art in Brussels, housed in a magnificent building of the former Wielmans-Ceuppens brewery. It defines itself as an "international laboratory for the creation and diffusion of contemporary art". With no permanent, owned collection the WIELS develops, throughout the year, three types of temporary activities: exhibitions, residencies of artists and activities related to education and meditation.

    Hotel Amigo is proud to include WIELS among its official partners, to offer its clients exhibitions, activities and workshops of renowned contemporary art.

    Benoît Platéus « One Inch Off » - 2nd January until 28th April 2019 This exhibition devoted to Benoît Platéus (b. 1972 in Liège; lives and works in Brussels) is the first to look back at the artist’s work from his earliest photographs to his most recent paintings. Taking a non-linear approach, it includes several previously unseen works and sheds light on the concerns that recur in the artist’s practice despite his use of highly diverse media and techniques.

    Ellen Gallagher with Edgar Cleijne « Liquid Intelligence » - 2nd January until 28th April 2019

    Ellen Gallagher is one of the most remarkable artists working today. In her work she bridges the gap between organic iconographies based on microbiological forms from oceanography, and racialized icons and symbols. She reinterprets both everyday images and black idols from pop culture as she wrangles with American history and culture. With her poetic and playful vocabulary, she explores North American stories and tropes that are also highly topical in current European debates on decolonization, underpinning an ecological consciousness of human existence. Gallagher develops surrealistic iconographies that depict the mythical worlds of Afrofuturism with the legacy of the artist Sun Ra, of subsea life forms and of the 'Black Atlantic' and the Middle Passage, the slave route across the Atlantic Ocean.

    Visit our concierge desk to receive your complimentary ticket and further information.

    WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre
    Between 2nd January and 28nd April 2019
    Av. Van Volxemlaan 354, 1190 Brussels
    Just 10 minutes’ drive from Hotel Amigo


    Wiels Contemporary Art Center

  • Exhibitions

    Exhibitions at BOZAR Art Center

    Throughout 2019

    Throughout the year, enjoy the many exhibitions and events taking place at BOZAR, the centre of the artistic and cultural life of the city. This Palace was built by Victor Horta 1928, icon of Art Nouveau in Brussels.

    Program:
    Theodoor Van Loon «A Caravaggist painter between Rome and Brussels » - 10th October until 13th January 2019
    Theodoor van Loon was one of the first painters from the Southern Netherlands to be deeply influenced by the art of Caravaggio. Like his contemporary Rubens, Van Loon developed a powerful, original style and throughout the whole of his career he remains marked by the Italian masters.

    Beyond Klimt "New horizons in Central Europe 1914 - 1938" - 21st September and 20th January 2019 The end of WWI and the Austro-Hungarian Empire also meant the revival of major developments in the art world. Political and economic shifts led to artistic migrations, new ideas and perspectives and new artistic networks sprang up all over the place. Artists met up in arts centres and international associations and used magazines to communicate across political borders. They believed their artistic identity was more important than their nationality. This exhibition is your chance to take a look at the Central European territories in full transition through the eyes of Gustav Klimt, Josef Capek, Egon Schiele, Oskar Kokoschka, László Moholy-Nagy and 75 other artists.

    Visit our concierge desk to receive your complimentary ticket and further information about the current exhibitions at BOZAR.

    BOZAR, Centre for fine arts

    Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Brussels
    A short walk from Hotel Amigo


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  • Fair

    TEFAF - The European Fine Art Fair Maastricht

    16th March - 24th March 2019

    Hotel Amigo is delighted to be a partner of the TEFAF Hotel Alliance.

    TEFAF Maastricht, (16th-24th March 2019) is universally regarded as the world’s leading art and antiques fair, setting the standard for excellence in the art market. It is truly is an event not to be missed by collectors and museum representatives.

    Spend the day at TEFAF, enjoy the dazzling array of fine art and antiques on offer. End your day in style with fine dining and an overnight stay at Hotel Amigo. To book your room at Hotel Amigo for the TEFAF, please call us at +32 2 547 47 09 or email mevrard@roccofortehotels.com
    TEFAF, The European Fine Art Fair Maastricht
    Between 16th and 24th March 2019
    MECC Maastricht, Forum 100 - 6229 GV Maastricht, The Netherlands
    80 minutes’ drive from Hotel Amigo


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  • Seasonal

    Winter Wonders

    30th November 2018 - 6th January 2019

    The city celebrates the end of the year with a large European Christmas market that spreads through the cobbled streets and squares around Grand Place. The downtown quarters are transformed with fir trees, a Christmas crib, music and special lighting. To add to the festive mood, there will be a ferris wheel on Place Sainte-Catherine and an ice skating rink on the Marché aux Poissons.


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  • Collectible Design

    14th March - 17th March 2019

    Collectible, a new and unique fair dedicated exclusively to 21st century contemporary Collectible design, whose second edition will be held from 14th to 17th March 2019, in the centre of Brussels in the Vanderborght building.

    Conceived as a unifying platform and an exclusive meeting point in the heart of Europe, Collectible brings together renowned international galleries and designers, all at the forefront of creativity, selected by a committee composed of distinguished figures from the world of design.

    The event, which seeks to break with the traditions of conventional fairs, where a certain uniformity is offered, revives the design fair experience by offering visitors an opportunity to immerse themselves in an atmosphere closer to that of an art exhibition, where everything is for sale. By bringing the fair to life in a new and different way, with an emphasis on creativity, Collectible shows that 21st century collectible design is for all art lovers. The presence of cultural institutions, as well as the particular care given to the pedagogical aspects, contribute to its unique format.

    Book with us and get 15% discount with the "BGW19" code and a complimentary ticket to Collectable Design fair.

    For more information about Hotel Amigo's arrangements for the Collectible Design Fair, please call us at +32 2 547 47 09 or email mevrard@roccofortehotels.com


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  • Contemporary art

    Art Brussels

    25th April to 28th April

    The 37th edition of Art Brussels will be held from 25th April to 28th April 2019, at Tour & Taxis, in the heart of Brussels. This beautiful location, with natural, northern daylight enhancing the presentation of the works of art, offers a great atmosphere to galleries and visitors.
    Art Brussels, contemporary since 1968, is one of Europe’s best established art fairs, while always retaining its youthful profile. In line with the interests and curiosities of collectors, Art Brussels encourages galleries to play with the element of surprise.


  • For families

    Salon du Chocolat

    Between 22nd and 24th February

    For the 6th year in a row, the Salon du Chocolat returns to Brussels from 22 to 24 February 2019.
    This year’s theme will be Naturalness along with “Every flavour comes from nature”.
    “Flavour” because it is one of the most basic criteria when choosing a bar or a chocolate. There are many varieties: dark, milk, white, blond … and now ruby. The diversity of flavours is endless:

    from one variety of cocoa to another, from one region to another and according to the art of working the paste.

    “Nature” because “the cocoa bean is” – according to Alexander Van Humboldt – “a phenomenon that Nature has never repeated; at no other time has Nature concentrated such a wealth of valuable nourishment into such a small space as in the cocoa bean”. Today, everything natural, authentic and sustainable has become a major concern for consumers.

    Book with us and let our concierges give you some insights about this great and Belgian event!

    Tour & Taxis – Sheds 3 and 4 - Avenue du Port 86c / 1000 Brussels
    From Friday 22nd February to Sunday 24th February 2019
    Open from 10.00am to 19.00pm on Friday and Saturday, and from 10.00am to 18.00pm on Sunday
    Opening night: Thursday 21st February 2019 at 7.00pm


    Salon du Chocolat