About us

The originals clothbags from the beachbuilding
Sportimonium opened to the public in 2004. This was the result of many years of groundwork and collecting. It all began with a research project at KU Leuven during the 1970's. The seeds were sown for broad research into sporting history in Belgium and the first objects were collected. The collection is continually being expanded, including through acquisitions of private collections, donations...
Sportimonium wins the Flemish Award for Services to Sports in 2010
2011-2012: Flemish Cultural Heritage Award Sportimonium, Hofstade, was awarded the Flemish Cultural Heritage Award 2011-2012 for its ‘Ludodiversiteit’ (Games Diversity) programme. The Flemish Culture Award is a wonderful recognition of the work started by Professor Roland Renson, which has also been included in the UNESCO register of Best Safeguarding Practices. 2011: Sportimonium officially...
A student worker assist a group at the museum
Student workers, volunteers and interns are active at Sportimonium on a daily basis. These freelancers ensure the daily operating of the museum and assist the full-time museum team with a wide variety of tasks, including: Reception Guiding visitors Supervision Promotional activities Event organisation Recording the collection Archiving ... Are you interested in supporting the museum team on an...