Extraordinary Stories

From Charles Kaisin’s ‘Proud to be Belgian’ takeover to the launch of the VIP Lounge, explore this careful curation of images capturing some of the Village’s most extraordinary stories from the past 20 years.

In October 2001, Maasmechelen Village opened its doors for the very first time.

In April 2011, Elizabeth Hurley Beach opened a pop-up boutique in the Village.

Belgian-born and internationally renowned model Anouck Lepère hosted Maasmechelen Village’s 10th anniversary celebrations.

In 2012, Maasmechelen Village hosted a series of events in parallel with the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, which exhibited works by American artist Mark Gonzales and Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman.

In June 2013, Michelin-starred Italian restaurant Antica Corte Pallavicina opened a pop-up, Osteria, in the Village.

In November 2013, Maasmechelen Village opened a permanent VIP Lounge which is used for special occasions.

In March 2015, Terhills Hotel opened next door to the Village, becoming our very first neighbours. Do you recognise the original drawings before building work began.

To celebrate our 1st anniversary, the Village played host to an exclusive Barbie exhibition, which featured a Barbie outfit created specially for Maasmechelen Village.

In 2019, Belgian designer Charles Kaisin took over the Village with his ‘Proud to be Belgian’ installation.

In 2014, the Village hosted a Magritte exhibition, inviting guests to discover the world through the eyes of the surrealist artist.

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