Programme

Guided bicycle tour

The Congo seen through the lens of world’s fairs

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The world’s fairs of 1897 and 1910 were opportunities for Leopold II and Belgium to showcase and justify their colonial enterprise in the Congo to the Belgian people and the rest of the world. From Parc du Cinquantenaire/Jubelpark to Parc de Tervuren/Park van Tervuren, revisit the key locations of these exhibitions by bike while taking a critical and contextualised look at the events themselves and the heritage they left behind.

In cooperation with Pro Velo.

Practical information

Sat. & Sun. at 10:00 (FR) and Sat. & Sun. at 10:30 (NL) (duration: 4 hours 30 minutes)

Starting point: under the Cinquantenaire Arcade, Parc du Cinquantenaire/Jubelpark, Brussels-Extensions

Advance booking required. Up to 18 people per tour. The tour will end at the AfricaMuseum in Tervuren, rather than returning to the starting point. The guide will either show you the route back or help you return to Brussels by tram, along with your bike. Bicycle hire is not available.