In the autumn, the Grand Commandery Alden Biesen sets the stage for Stories in the Park, a storytelling afternoon and evening. In the afternoon we welcome children between the ages of 4 and 11 for a custom-tailored storytelling programme. Several professional storytellers take the children on a journey of discovery through the estate’s natural riches. At dusk, the little ones make way for the adults as they travel from one point of light to the next, from story to story and toward the conclusion to a fascinating evening: refreshments, atmospheric music and, naturally… a story.


Storytelling Castle

Storytelling Castle

Storytelling Castle Alden Biesen positions itself as a centre of expertise for the art of storytelling in Flanders and Europe. Under that heading, the Land Commandery is the motor behind a host of activities that put the art of storytelling in the picture: the International Storytelling Festival, Stories in the Park, FEST, Sheherazade and TALES.

International Storytelling Festival

The International Storytelling Festival is a unique multilingual storytelling festival that is very popular in Flemish education circles and among Flemish and Dutch story lovers. A mix of Flemish, Walloon and international storytellers recount their own tales, stories by famous and lesser-known authors as well as traditional tales. All genres are featured and there’s something for every age category.