The Brussels Map Circle


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Upcoming Map Circle events

Brussels, Belgium
Organisation: The Brussels Map Circle
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) opens only for Brussels Map Circle active members. All members are encouraged to become Active Member by applying to the President at least three weeks before the meeting.
A personal invitation to this AGM with the agenda and the possibility of proxy vote will be sent out to all Active Members by separate mail at least two weeks before the meeting.
Venue: Map Room / Cartes et Plans / Kaarten en Plannen, KBR (Royal Library of Belgium), Mont des Arts /Kunstberg, 1000 Brussels
Time schedule: 10.00 - 11.45

Brussels, Belgium
Organisation: The Brussels Map Circle
The MAPAF will be organised in close cooperation with the Maps and Plans Department of the Royal Library of Belgium who will show some very interesting items from their collection. On the other hand, every participant is invited to bring along a map, object, book or anything else of cartographic interest from his own collection to be presented and discussed by the present fellow members. Always an excellent occasion to learn more in a convivial atmosphere. If you have the intention to show an item, please let it know to Henri Godts at
  • Public transport: Central Station and metro station Central Station / Centraal Station / Gare Centrale.
  • Public parking: Interparking Albertine-Square.
  • No entrance fee for Members.
  • Entrance fee for non-Members: EUR 5.00.
  • Fees are to be prepaid on our bank account before the MAPAF: IBAN BE52 0682 4754 2209 BIC GKCCBEBB.
  • No cash payments during the event please.
Venue: Map Room / Cartes et Plans / Kaarten en Plannen, KBR (Royal Library of Belgium), Mont des Arts /Kunstberg, 1000 Brussels
Time schedule: 14.00-16.00

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Organisation: The Brussels Map Circle
Your cartographic circle proposes to go to Amsterdam on Saturday 13 May 2023 to see the Open kaart – van atlas tot streetmap exhibition at the Allard Pierson museum.
It will show seven centuries of cartography in Nederland and cast a glance into the future.
The exhibition starts in Amsterdam, where cartography took off in the seventeenth century, and zooms out through Nederland and Europe to the world with special attention to Indonesia, Surinam and the Antilles.
Old and more recent maps will testify to colonial relations and their interpretations, geographical developments, the Netherlands’dealings with water and changing borders. A presentation is dedicated to the future of cartography in collaboration with the Amsterdam-based technology company TomTom.
All the maps, including works by Blaeu, Ortelius, Ptolemaeus and Bos, belong to the cartography collection of the Allard Pierson, one of the most important in Europe.
The Brussels Map Circle will offer the visit to members.
If you wish to register for this visit on Saturday 13 May 2023 in Amsterdam please let it know before Wednesday 15 March 2023 (The deadline for the registration has been extended!) to Marie-Anne Dage, Brussels Map Circle Secretary,
For practical details (communications, parking), see the exhibition web site.
Venue: Allard Pierson, Oude Turfmarkt 127-129, Amsterdam
Contact: Marie-Anne Dage
Time schedule: 14.00-17.00