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Why does Middelburg need contemporary art?*


10 December 2022, 3 – 4 pm
31 August 2023, 12 – 1 pm
29 February 2024, 1 – 2 pm
28 March 2024, 1 – 2 pm
27 June 2024, 12 – 1 pm
25 July 2024, 12 – 1 pm
29 August 2024, 12 – 1 pm

Vleeshal (Map)

Free Entrance

*and everything you always wanted to know about Vleeshal.

What is contemporary art? Why does Middelburg need art that, at first sight, feels new and unknown? How do artists translate current societal themes into art?

Would you like answers to these or other questions? Come to the Vleeshal and enter into a conversation with Director Roos Gortzak, Assistant Curator Adriënne van der Werf, or Curatorial Assistant Roeliena Aukema during our monthly ‘walk-in’ on Thursday.

Keep an eye on the program of Vleeshal to be kept informed about future dates.



Education is of great importance to Vleeshal. Its educational program accompanying the exhibitions is twofold. Firstly, for each child who visits the exhibition there is an educational assignment available at the counter. This assignment is based on the child's perception of the world. Secondly, Vleeshal organizes educational workshops for both primary school and secondary education. This workshop consists of a receptive part in which the schoolchildren or students view and discuss the exhibition, and a reflective part with a processing assignment.

If you want to book an educational workshop, you can contact us at

Vleeshal is an internationally oriented center for contemporary art, rooted in Zeeland. In Zeeland Focus, Vleeshal highlights regional artists, takes part in and celebrates local contemporary art and culture.