15 August 2017 will mark 50 years exactly since the death of the Belgian surrealist artist René Magritte. The town of Knokke-Heist has joined forces with WPG Publishers to celebrate the life and work of the artist with various events during the international Magritte year.
From 30 June until 3 September, you will be immersed in Magritte’s magical world on the beach near the Casino.
- “The Enchanted Realm”, tha largest Magritte artwork in the world (300 m2) in Knokke’s Grand Casino, is exceptionally opening the Magritte Room to the public during the summer months. Start your experience there and enjoy a 15 minute 'sound and light' show.
- The Belfius Magritte Virtual Reality Tour: Step into a large bowler hat, put on VR glasses and enjoy a breath-taking journey as you float through Magritte’s life and paintings. Finally, children can also participate in various creative activities on the beach while their parents enjoy a drink in the Magritte Lounge Bar or make a selfie with his XXL pipe.
- Go discover Knokke-Heist with Magritte thanks to the app. In an hour and a half, starting at the Office of Tourism, you hike through Knokke-Heist. The app is available when you purchase your ticket.
- There will be an exhibition in the fall at the cultural centre Scharpoord, keep your ticket safe till then!