Van Eyck. Rubens. The Flemish surrealists and expressionists. In Flanders, old and modern masters are at home. It is here where they lived and worked. Where they found their inspiration. And it is here where you can still see many of their works - sometimes even in unique places.

Flemish Masters in situ: where art is at home

The Flemish Masters often created their works for a specific location: a church, a monastery, a town hall, a castle, etc. Many of those pieces have since moved to museums, but some can still be viewed at their original location. A unique experience. You stand where the artist must have stood and you see what he saw: the exact spot where his work would come, the lighting, the space around it. You cannot get closer to the essence of a work of art and to the soul of a place.

In Flanders you can still find dozens of paintings, sculptures, altarpieces and other works at the place for which they were originally created or where they have often been for centuries. Sometimes in our famous art cities and sometimes in lesser-known but equally beautiful towns and villages. In the past, they often remained somewhat under the radar, but now we have mapped them for you - literally.

Fortunately, they are easy to get to: after all Flanders is not large and has excellent connections. You can also enjoy cycling and walking here and, thanks to the network of nodes, you can plan the route of your choice.

Discover Flanders and visit our Masters in their ‘homes’ and in our museums. You can find convivial holiday accommodation for the whole family everywhere. And travellers with a disability are especially welcome: in Flanders, we prioritise accessibility.  

More information coming soon

VlaamseMeesters V15
VlaamseMeesters V12