The Pageant of the Golden Tree once again passes through Bruges’s historic city centre 

From root to crown: discover the story of the Golden Tree on Sunday, 25 August 2024  

The Pageant of the Golden Tree recounts the history of Bruges and the county of Flanders, with the marriage of Margaret of York and Charles the Bold are at the centre of it all.

This marriage later entered the history books as the most spectacular marriage ever to take place in Bruges: from banquets with rare foods to wealthy delegations from all over Europe and the ‘Passage of Arms of the Golden Tree’ – to which the Pageant of the Golden Tree owes its name today.

Meet Margaret, pretend you’re at the most important wedding of the Middle Ages, and delve into the legend of the Golden Tree!

The story


Will you yield to the temptation of the Golden Tree? Work behind the scenes!

The Pageant of the Golden Tree owes its splendour to its numerous contributors. And we are still looking for them! Transform our extras into damsels and knights, unleash your inner handyman as a décor assistant or show off your organisational skills and get everything moving in the right direction.

We still need helping hands for the ‘24 edition. Will you, as a staff member, step into this chronicle?

Register your participation here 

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Discover the route here. 

The Pageant starts and ends at ’t Zand in a procession that covers a good three kilometres. As a true folk festival, we move through the historic centre of Bruges, visiting charming spots along the route. So the city is the perfect setting!

Download the map

Plattegrond Route

Practical info

Plan your visit in advance. We gathered all information on ticket sales, accessibility and accessibility in one handy overview. 

Plan your visit

Combined Shape

Buy tickets for the stands

Even though you can experience the Pageant for free anywhere along the route, you can also reserve a seat in the stands on the Markt. These tickets will be available to order starting on 1 June 2024. Please note: grandstand seats are limited. Unable to get a ticket? No worries; just head further down the route on time so you’re sure to get a good spot.

Order tickets