Walking tour

Colours and colour symbolism in religious stained glass: two magnificent examples in Anderlecht

Just a stone’s throw apart in the historic centre of Anderlecht stand Saints-Pierre-et-Guidon/Sint-Pieter-en-Sint-Guido Collegiate Church and Sainte-Anne/Sint-Anna Chapel, each of which is home to a breathtaking collection of monumental stained glasses. The first still has two stained-glass windows from the 15th and 16th centuries in its choir, along with various other pieces produced by Belgian master glassmakers in the 19th century, while the second features translucent concrete canopies dating from 1960. On this tour, you will explore the colours, iconography and symbolism used in these two remarkable collections and learn about the technical aspects of stained-glass art.

In cooperation with Saints-Pierre-et-Guidon/Sint-Pieter-en-Sint-Guido Collegiate Church Administrative Board, Rafaël ASBL/VZW, Klarelijn, the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA) and the Monuments and Sites Department of the Municipality of Anderlecht.

Practical information

Sat. at 14:00 and Sun. at 12:30 and 14:00 (French) and Sun. at 13:30 (Dutch) (duration: 1 hour).

Starting point: in the esplanade in front of Saints-Pierre-et-Guidon/Sint-Pieter-en-Sint-Guido Collegiate Church, Place de la Vaillance/Dapperheidsplein, Anderlecht
Advance booking recommended: call 02 526 83 51 (Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 12:00 and 12:30 to 15:00) or email Up to 20 people per tour.
5 Saint-Guidon - Sint-Guido
81 Saint-Guidon - Sint-Guido
46 49 Saint-Guidon - Sint-Guido
49 Maison d’Érasme - Erasmushuis