Een processie door de straten van Brugge

Date and time

The Procession of the Holy Blood takes place on Ascension Day every year. In 2023 this will be on Thursday 18th May and in 2024 this will be Thursday 9th May.

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.

Communication image: Hosanna group

To follow Jesus means: to continue loving God in all circumstances of life, even with the risk of death. The same Jesus who is now welcomed with jubilation, will be put to death a few days later. This scene shows the two-facedness of man. ‘Hosanna’ is an angelic song.

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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.

You can order your tickets online from the beginning of March 2023. 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 Markt (Historium, open form 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.).

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
The tickets are delivered by e-mail as an e-ticket. You can print them and take them on paper, or show them digitally on your smartphone. Do you want to receive the tickets at home? Then you pay shipping costs.

Buy your tickets online


The Procession of the Holy Blood follows this route in 2023: Dijver – Gruuthusestraat – Guido Gezelleplein – Mariastraat – Simon Stevinplein – Steenstraat – Zuidzandstraat – ’t Zand – Hauwerstraat – Maagdenstraat – Smedenstraat – ‘t Zand – Noordzandstraat – Geldmuntstraat – Markt.
The plan also highlights the seats (green) and stands (yellow).