The Jean van Caloen Foundation collaborates regularly on special events, which can be either cultural or popular. The castle hosts both large events and small-scale ones, e.g. a symposium about WWI, temporary exhibitions or the Town & Country Fair. Some have now become an annual tradition, such as the arrival of Saint Nicholas, the Easter egg hunt, vintage car parades, a tour of castles in old horse drawn carriages, and the folk festival.
a colloquium called “Loppem 1918: the King, the Great War and the Social Contract”.
On Saturday 27th October at Loppem Castle there’s a colloquium called “Loppem 1918: the King, the Great War and the Social Contract”. It will be held under the direction of professor Sophie De Schaepdrijver. Six historians will elaborate different aspects of the question.
15.08.2018 - 17.08.2018
The liberation 1918-2018
A hundred years ago the allied forces, progressing from the Yser plains, succeeded in liberating the country from 4 years of German occupation. This offensive is commemorated with a re-enactment in which 150 men and 50 horses participate.
Between 15 and 17 August, the military column of the liberation offensive will stay at Loppem Castle.
On Thursday 16 August, between 13 and 18h, the public can see the Belgian, British, French and American 1918 armies together with all their material such as a field-kitchen, an ambulance, a movable headquarters, a British horse ambulance etc.
03.04.2018 - 30.11.2018
an exhibition in the castle on World War I and the village of Loppem.
In july 2018 an exhibition (with catalogue) will open in the castle on World War I and the village of Loppem. The personality of its burgomaster Albert van Caloen will be discussed as well as the residence of King Albert I and Queen Elisabeth and the formation of the Loppem Government.