Walking Tour

Arts and crafts in Anderlecht – Art Nouveau sgraffiti in the Cureghem / Kuregem neighbourhood (fully booked)


Brussels circa 1900. Anderlecht is becoming both gentrified and industrialised, with the construction of mansion-lined avenues and streets of working-class homes. Today, the municipality remains a little-known showcase for Art Nouveau architecture and craftsmanship, many of its façades decorated with wonderful sgraffiti.

Who were the architects, contractors, artists and property owners who commissioned, designed and built them? What messages were contained in the floral, figurative and textual designs and who were they aimed at?

This walking tour invites you to lift up your eyes and take a fresh look at these once brand-new neighbourhoods that continue to deserve our appreciation today.

In cooperation with the Cauchie House.

Practical information

Sat. at 11:00 (Dutch) and 15:00 (English) & Sun. at 15:00 (French) (duration: 1 hour 30 minutes)

Starting point: Anderlecht Town Hall, Place du Conseil/Raadsplein 1 – Anderlecht

Advance booking required. Up to 15 people per tour.