The Procession of the Holy Blood was created in 1304 as an expression of gratitude and faith. It has formed part of the city of Bruges’ rich history since that time. The Procession of the Holy Blood is included on the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (UNESCO World Heritage).
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The Procession of the Holy Blood takes place annually on Ascension Day. In 2024, the procession will take place on Thursday 9th May from 2.30 pm onwards.
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The Procession of the Holy Blood goes through Bruges’ city centre streets. You can take place anywhere you like along the route. You also can choose to book a place on a bench or stand.
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Were you unable to experience the Procession of the Holy Blood live in the streets of Bruges? Then you can watch it again here, and experience Bruges’ Most Beautiful Day from the front row!
Concise practical information
You can take place anywhere you like along the route. You do not need to buy a ticket and can simply choose your own preferred place. Watching the procession pass by is free.
Would you like to watch the procession pass by from a bench or the stands? Then you will need to purchase a ticket.
The procession will start in the Dijver at 2.30 pm. The passage of the procession will take about an hour and a half at any point along the route. Depending on the route location, the procession could pass by a little earlier or later. The procession will end at 5.30 pm.
|Reserved / numbered seats|
|€ 12,50 p/p
€ 4,50 p/p
|Groups (20+ people), seniors, visitors with a disability and children under 16 years|
|€ 11,00 p/p
€ 3,60 p/p
Tickets for the stands and benches can be purchased online from March 2024 onwards. You also can reach Tourist Info ‘t Zand (Concertgebouw, open from Monday-Saturday: 10.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m. & 2.00-5.00 p.m., Sunday and public holidays: 10.00 a.m.-2.00 p.m.) , Tourist Info Market Place (Historium, open from Monday-Sunday: 10.00 a.m.-5.00 p.m.) or call +32(0)78 15 20 20 (Monday-Friday: 2.00-5.00 p.m.).