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family scavenger hunt

What would Parc du Cinquantenaire/Jubelpark be like without its colonial history?

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The culminating point of the new Avenue de Tervueren/Tervurenlaan, Parc du Cinquantenaire/Jubelpark and its ceremonial buildings were laid out on a remnant of the Sonian Forest known as the Linthout plateau, formerly used for manoeuvres by the Civil Guard. At last, Brussels would have a site fit for a proper national exhibition! Over the years, the park acquired a variety of decorative monuments, some evoking Belgium’s presence in the Congo in no uncertain terms. But what would the park have looked like without the former Belgian colony? With a notebook in one hand and a pencil in the other, get set to explore Parc du Cinquantenaire/Jubelpark through the prism of colonial history.

In cooperation with Once in Brussels.

Practical information

Sat. & Sun. at 10:00, 13:00 and 15:30 (FR) and Sun. at 10:00, 13:00 and 15:30 (NL) (duration: 1 hour 30 minutes)

Starting point: entrance to Parc du Cinquantenaire/Jubelpark (Merode/Merode side), Avenue de l’Yser/IJzerlaan, Brussels-Extensions

Advance booking required. Up to 4 groups of 6 people (adults and children) per scavenger hunt.