A century is a long time! How a village became a city neighbourhood
On 1 April 1921, the Brussels city authorities, faced with the expansion of the city, annexed two villages (Neder-Heembeek and Over-Heembeek) with a view to urbanising and industrialising them. As in many other more recent Brussels neighbourhoods, the modernist style of the 1930s is very much in evidence in Neder-Over-Heembeek. Nevertheless, the municipality’s majestic new church definitely steals the show! New materials like coloured and glazed bricks and pre-stressed concrete created innovative light-and-shade effects, as you will see on this tour.
In cooperation with La Promenade Verte de N-O-Heembeek.
Sat. from 10:00 to 18:00 and Sun. from 12:30 to 18:00 (walking tours, Sat. and Sun. at 15:00 (duration: between 1hour 30 minutes and 2 hours).
Starting point: Saints-Pierre-et-Paul/Sint-Pieter en Paulus Church, Place Peter Benoit/Peter Benoitplein, Brussels-Neder-Over-Heembeek
Up to 20 people per tour.