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.
The programme for the opening weekend is only available in dutch
Overview of all activities during the opening weekend
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
For a list of available accommodation click this link
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oudenaarde is on the direct Brussels – Kortrijk and Ghent – Ronse train connection. The station is a ten-minute walk from Oudenaarde’s Town Hall.