Sint-Pietersabdij Campagnebeeld Koers
Gavin Mannion © Jelle Vermeersch

Expo :: Heeren, vertrekt!

Tanned elite athletes, high-tech bikes, colourful jerseys and exuberant fans: road racing in a nutshell. But cycle racing is also all about the excitement, the despair, the fear, the loneliness, the gruelling pain, the suffering, the heady rush of victory, the anger after a defeat…

Sint-Pietersabdij Gent

From 29 February 2020 to 5 April 2021, inclusive

Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Exceptionally open on Monday 28 December! Closed on 24 and 25, and on 31 December and 1 January.

Audioguide included in the entrance ticket / available in NL, FR, ENG.
Calculate an hour and a half for your visit.

Attention: From Monday 4 January 2021 the lift in St. Peter's Abbey is temporarily out of use due to maintenance. Wheelchair users are therefore unable to go upstairs and can therefore temporarily not visit the exhibition 'Heeren, vertrekt! We apologise for any inconvenience.

Gentlemen, take off!

The exhibition 'Heeren, vertrekt! In de kop van de Koers' (Gentlemen, take off! At the head of the race.) is both entertaining and compelling. Learn more about what drives road racers in a surprising setting. Taste the euphoria of victory that Flandrien, Roger Decock, felt in Paris-Nice in 1951, the panic that the legendary doctor Yvan Vanmol must have experienced when Johan Museeuw crashed in Wallers Forest and hold your breath like Corinne Poulidor did when Mathieu van der Poel cracked spectacularly during the most recent World Championships. 

A new inspirience exhibition of Historische Huizen Gent in collaboration with Jelle Vermeersch (journalist-photographer and co-founder of the cycling magazine Bahamontes), Koers (the Museum of Cycle Racing) and Flanders Classics.

The audio guide is included in the admission and is available in Dutch, French and English.


€ 12
Individual price

€ 10
Groups of at least 15 people 
Teachers who show a teacher’s card
Members of the circle of friends In Monte Blandinio 

€ 7
Ghent residents 
Holders of an Uitpas region Ghent
Students aged 19 to 25 years old on presentation of a valid student card 

€ 2
Children from 13 to 18 years old 
Ghent residents aged 19 to 25 years old on presentation of a valid student card 
Holders of an Uitpas region Ghent with right to special rates
Steunpunt Vakantieparticipatie
Fonds voor Vrijetijdsparticipatie

Children up to 12 years old 
Ghent youngsters up to 18 years old
Pupils of primary and secondary schools in Ghent*
Ghent residents on Sunday morning from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and during the Ghent Festivities 
Helpers for persons with a disability
Group supervisors (at least 15 people) 
Members of a guide association recognised by the Flemish Tourist Board (‘Toerisme Vlaanderen’) who show a guide card 
Members of the Flemish Museum Association and of ICOM
Citycard and Museumpas
Press workers who show a valid press card and by appointment

*Free access, but online reservation is required