In 2020, we were all set to celebrate the 20th anniversary of De Quaeye Werelt in the shadow of Castle Sterckshof. It was going to be an extra festive edition, with medieval entertainment for the whole family. Then the pandemic happened...

We would not have guessed that again in 2021, it would not be possible to organise De Quaeye Werelt and currently nobody knows what will happen with events in public places that attract thousands of visitors. An added challenge we face is that the location is becoming more and more unsuitable for the size that De Quaeye Werelt has become, and we are finding it harder to provide suitable facilities for all the reenactors that help make this event a success. We will consider other options, but for now, we cannot say what the future has in store for De Quaeye Werelt.

De Quaeye Werelt

Every year in June, a great transformation takes place at ‘Rivierenhof’ in Deurne (near Antwerp). Knights, mercenaries, merchants and craftsmen pitch their tents near Sterckshof castle and invite the people to experience the Middle Ages as it was in 1477.

Free entrance!

With ‘de Quaeye Werelt’ we try to depict this historically important timeframe as accurate as possible. And with success, as since its  first edition in 1999 ‘de Quaeye Werelt’ has become one of the most famous medieval events in the Benelux. Craftsmen and merchants from allover Europe will show their products. Tailors, black smiths, wood carvers, bowmakers, weavers,… every aspect of a common day in life will be portrayed.

The highlight of the event surely is the epic battle which will be fought out by hundreds of re-enactors. Mercenaries, militias, knights, squires and even gunners will play their part in order to relive that day in history.

De Quaeye Werelt


no more editions planned for the time being

Free entrance


the domaines 'Rivierenhof'


Deurne (Antwerp)