About the exhibition

  • Our exhibition runs from 15 September 2018 up to and including 16 December 2018.
  • We are OPEN EVERY DAY from 9.30 a.m. until 6.00 p.m.
  • On Thursday you can visit our exhibition until 10.00 p.m.

Brouwer’s works are exhibited in a historic building that dates back to the 16th century. The tickets are sold per timeslot to ensure your visit runs as smoothly as possible. Once you enter the exhibition, you can of course stay as long as you wish.

Stadhuis Oudenaarde
Oudenaarde Town Hall

Visit our impressive exhibition at the following address...

MOU - Museum Oudenaarde
Town Hall
9700 Oudenaarde

+32 55 31 72 51


Plan your family visit


Oudenaarde centre or within a radius of 2 km:

‘The 3 MOUseketeers’ exhibition

Help! Adriaen’s’ painting equipment has been stolen! Search for his equipment with the 3 MOUseketeers on an adventurous quest through the museum! (€ 2)

For young fans of art: audio route tailored for children. (€ 2)

Within a radius of 5-10 km

Further than 10 km

We know a few family-friendly establishments where your children can choose from the most delicious dishes:

Bistro Bizarre
Bistro ’t Veer
Brasserie De Flandrien
De Brasserie Centrum Ronde van Vlaanderen
De Hooiopper
Domein De Ghellinck
Restaurant De Schorre
Restaurant l’O

For a list of available accommodation click this link

Plan your group visit

Combine the Adriaen Brouwer exhibition with the tapestry collection in Oudenaarde Town Hall

The Oudenaarde-born painter Adriaen Brouwer left behind a spectacular oeuvre despite his short and turbulent life. Brouwer bridges the 16th century Brueghel tradition and the landscape and genre scenes of the 17th century. He rightly deserves a place among the greatest Flemish Masters. He is relatively unknown by the general public but his works were highly valued by other Masters including Rubens, Rembrandt and Van Dyck.

Oudenaarde’s tapestries afforded it worldwide fame for centuries. The verdures (green tapestries depicting beautiful landscapes) were especially prized. Therefore, it is not surprising that the MOU Museum has a magnificent collection of tapestries on display to the general public. Be sure to combine the unique Adriaen Brouwer exhibition with a visit to admire the tapestries!

Open every day from 9.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. (up to 10.00 p.m. on Thursday)
Maximum 20 persons per guide

2 hours

€60 for the guide plus €8 per person (as of 15 persons)

Charivari: Art route - In the spirit of Adriaen Brouwer

Curator Jan Hoet Jr. invites contemporary artists to create work inspired by Adriaen Brouwer. Brouwer is known for his moralising but humorous view of society: shady figures that smoke, drink, brawl and gamble in a tavern, as well as everyday scenes such as a father changing his son’s nappy. Check out the contemporary art in Oudenaarde’s street scene and don’t forget to visit the art route’s nerve centre, the Church of Our Lady of Pamele. Prepare to be astounded by creations by Thierry De Cordier, Wim Delvoye, Jimmie Durham, Jan Fabre, Kati Heck, Emilio López-Menchero, Matthieu Ronsse, Jean-Christophe Wallaert and Miet Warlop.

Accessible every day
Max. 20 persons per guide

1 hour

€ 40 for the guide + € 6 per person

Classic monuments walk

Oudenaarde, City on the Scheldt, has a wealth of historic monuments to offer. The Town Hall, Church of Our Lady of Pamele, St. Walburga Church, the picturesque Béguinage, stately home of Margaret of Parma, the Boudewijn Tower and the 18th century Vleeshuis are architectural gems. Oudenaarde is home to no fewer than 100 listed monuments. Want to admire these monuments close up accompanied by a knowledgeable guide? If so, the ‘Oudenaarde through the centuries’ city walk is right up your street! Besides architecture the enthusiastic city guide will lead you past the soothing Scheldt and the impressive city park.

The Town Hall, Church of Our Lady of Pamele and St. Walburga Church indisputably steal the show.

Accessible every day
Max. 20 persons per guide

2 hours

€ 60 for the guide 

Visit to Brewery Roman

Oudenaarde’s beer tradition dates back centuries and the characteristic brown beers have a long history. Have you always wanted to know about the craftsmanship behind the brown beers? Well, Brewery Roman is the ideal place to find out! Enjoy a guided tour of the oldest family-run brewery in the country – founded in 1545! This year the focus is on the famous Adriaen Brouwer brown beer, ideal for combining with a visit to Brouwer’s masterpieces exhibited in the MOU.

Guided tour, Roman beer tasting, gift set (for more info see roman.be)

2 hours

€ 8 per person on weekdays (min. 15 persons)
€ 10 per person on saturday (min. 15 persons)

Bus tour through the Flemish Ardennes

The Flemish Ardennes is known for its undulating landscape with alternating panoramas, green hilltops and impressive vistas. The perfect way to explore the most stunning parts of the Flemish Ardennes is on a bus tour. Along the way you will discover charming villages such as Etikhove, Maarke-Kerkem, Schorisse, Nukerke, Louise-Marie and the artists’ village Kwaremont.

Departure and arrival: Markt Oudenaarde. If the bus is > 12 metres there will be a deviation from the usual route. One guide per bus.

2 hours: € 60 for the guide, no planned stops.

3 hours: € 90 for the guide, planned stop to enjoy 'Oudenaardsen Bruinen (Brown Beer)' with an Adriaen Brouwer cake. Price for the stop-off depends on the location.

Plan your school visit

The MOU provides a tailored educational children’s programme for primary schools. Oudenaarde schools benefit from a free guide, but pay €1.50 per person for the Adriaen Brouwer exhibition.

Schools not located in Oudenaarde pay €60 for the guide and €1.50 per person for the exhibition of Brouwer’s masterpieces.

For a tailor-made quote please contact Hilde Avet (hilde.avet@oudenaarde.be). We would be delighted to compile a quotation for you!

Programme for the 2018 Brouwer Year

Overview of all activities during 2018 is only available in Dutch.

discover Ronse

De Hoge Mote is one of the best preserved historic sites in Ronse. The mound or motte after which it is named probably goes back to the Middle Ages, and later evolved into a kind of residence surrounded by water. From the 17th century the Hoge Mote was part of the chapter of St Hermes. The Hoge Mote underwent drastic renovations at the beginning of the 19th century. It was expanded with two wings to house the “Cambier-Robette” textile factory.

Now it houses the new, ambitious reception and experience centre for Ronse and the Flemish Ardennes.

How to get there

By car

From Brussels or Ghent: E17 in the direction of Kortrijk > 1st exit, Zwijnaarde (N60) > after ca 20 minutes take the exit to Oudenaarde.

Free parking? No problem! De Ham, Minderbroederstraat and Achter de Wacht are free car parks.

By coach

Groups may alight in Hoogstraat (MOU side). The coach can then park at one of the car parks provided for this purpose at De Donksite, near the city centre.

By bicycle

The Town Hall is located within walking distance from cycling node No. 96 at the Tour of Flanders Centre (CRVV) on the Flemish Ardennes cycling network. You can also park your bicycle at one of the bicycle parking areas at the museum.

By public transport

Oudenaarde is on the direct Brussels – Kortrijk and Ghent – Ronse train connection. The station is a ten-minute walk from Oudenaarde’s Town Hall.

Click here to buy a NMBS B-Dayticket