BRAFA 2025

BRAFA 2025

Art and Antiques
Brussels, Belgium
26 Jan-02 Feb 2025
Asbl Foire des Antiquaires de Belgique
Brussels Expo
1 year
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One of the most time-honoured and prestigious global art fairs

BRAFA, otherwise known as the Brussels Art Fair, has been successfully running since 1956 and has joined the ranks of the longest-running art and antiques fairs. Its continual growth over its near 70 years proves the strength of its reputation as the top art market in the world. The art fair has many goals – promote global art, educate the public about art and serve as a marketplace for fine art, antiques, modern, and contemporary art. BRAFA is the art market's barometer and tells curators and gallerists about changes in tastes and attitudes. Overall, there are 20 specialities at the art fair. Here is a brief excerpt – classical archaeology, tribal art, pre-Colombian art, Asian art, jewellery, silverware, coins, furniture, and art objects dating from the Middle Ages to today, and old and modern paintings.

BRAFA 2025

BRAFA's 2025 rendition will be hosted at the Brussels Expo between the dates of 26.01.2025 and 02.02.2025. The venue will not feature strict Covid-19 safety measures at this time. This is because of the removal of the related restrictions in recent months. Because of the improving pandemic situation, the government has opted for this alternative.


Book hotels in Brussels, Belgium at top rates and enjoy a stay in the city centre, where you can easily get where you need to be. Trade Fair Trips Ltd are experienced in accommodation for trade shows and have knowledge of all the most affordable hotel rates for BRAFA. You don’t have to spend a small fortune to get a quality hotel close to the Brussels Expo. We service customers at every price point and handle all the details of your business trip. Whether you seek a luxury suite or an economy hostel, we deliver exactly what you need. Trade Fair Trips Ltd is also available when you need to build your fair booth. We have teams on call, who are experienced in booth construction for exhibitions. You can also book a meeting room at Brussels Expo through us ahead of time. Tell us how many seats you require, a time, and what A/V equipment is required.

On foot
On foot:

Not advisable when travelling from Brussels Airport (BRU)

Not advisable when travelling from Brussels Central Station


By car
By car:

10 mins when travelling from Brussels Airport (BRU)

15 mins when travelling from Brussels Central Station

By public transport
By public transport:

55 mins when travelling from Brussels Airport (BRU)

45 mins when travelling from Brussels Central Station




Hotels near BRAFA

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BRAFA 2025 Brussels Thon Hotel EU 8.3 Brussels on request Request
Radisson RED Brussels 8.3 Brussels on request Request
BRAFA 2025 Brussels ibis Gent Centrum Opera Gent on request Request
IBIS Gent Centrum St-Baafs Kathedraal Ghent on request Request
Hotel de Flandre Ghent on request Request
BRAFA 2025 Brussels Hotel & Restaurant Campanile Gent Ghent on request Request
Argus Hotel Brussels 8.5 Brussels on request Request
Yadoya Hotel 5.6 Brussels on request Request
Hilton Garden Inn Brussels City Centre 8.7 Brussels on request Request
NH Brussels Louise 8.6 Brussels on request Request

BRAFA Art Fair is an annual art and antiques fair, which arrives every year in late January in Brussels, Belgium. Recently, the Belgian Antiques Fair Association has changed the season of the event – now BRAFA will run over the course of eight days at the Brussels Expo in mid-June. The art fair is open to art world members and the public. Work hours are set for 11:00 am until 07:00 pm, with the only exception being Thursday, the fifth day, which will end at 10:00 pm. Brussels Expo is one of the most modern exhibition centres in Europe and has a terrific location in Brussels. You can reach it in 15 minutes from the city centre, and there are regular public transport connections from the North and Central train stations. Brussels airport sits just under half an hour away from the exhibition centre. 

  • The reason BRAFA continues to succeed is the fact that organisers perform a rigorous and extensive selection process. All objects have to be verified by an international committee of experts before they can be displayed. This creates a level of trust with art buyers. 
  • You come face to face with over 5000 years of history. Diversity is one of the key concepts of the fair. You get not only to see contemporary and modern art but also rare pieces dating all the way back to the Bronze Age. 
  • No matter who you are, you can sign up for the Brafa Art Tours, which guide you through the rich selection of artworks and give you context and history on the major highlights. 

BRAFA maintains its reputation as one of the top 5 fairs in the art and antique sector, and it is only fitting that its numbers are impressive. 115 galleries from 15 countries, each well-known and respected, occupy the exhibition centre. Roughly 60% of galleries are foreign. They travel from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, and Japan, among others. Together, they display up to 15,000 objects to an audience that goes above 68,000 visitors. As an exhibitor, you will interact with over 100 international experts, who are there in order to verify the authenticity, quality, and condition of the different objects. But most visitors are art lovers, collectors, patrons of Belgian and foreign museums, directors of major museums, and members of cultural and economic circles. Each BRAFA also invites one guest of honour – from a renowned artist to a foreign country’s major cultural institutions.

BRAFA 2022

BRAFA 2022 was held at a new venue, Brussels Expo, from 19.06.2022 to 26.06.2022. The relaunch edition comprised 115 galleries from 15 nations in a face-to-face setting. The event venue did not have strict Covid-19 safety measures because of the improving pandemic situation.

BRAFA 2023

BRAFA 2023 featured 130 exhibiting galleries and 65,000 visitors (65% of the attendees representing a foreign country). The Brussels Expo served as the hosting location for the live trade fair between 29.01.2023 and 05.02.2023. The venue did not feature Covid-19 safety measures because of the country removing its pandemic-related restrictions.

BRAFA 2024

BRAFA 2024 was a live trade fair that was hosted on 21,000 m2 of event space between 28.01.2024 and 04.02.2024. The event featured over 130 exhibitors from 14 countries who displayed their wares to approximately 67,000 visitors. 

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