Bricks, stone, concrete, gilding… and fun for all the family! (fully booked)
We’ve come a long way from the first mud huts to the concrete skyscrapers of today! New inventions, safety requirements and even soil properties have led to construction materials changing over time. The colours that dominate the cityscape have changed too. Gabled redbrick houses made way for white-clad classical buildings, and then blue limestone walls came into vogue, followed by façades sporting grey metal in abundance. The palette of colours on display from the Grand-Place/Grote Markt to the Sablon/Zavel and the Royal Quarter tells us a great deal about Brussels’ development. This treasure hunt for young and old will fill you in about various Brussels buildings, the periods they were built in, their architecture and, of course, their colours.
In French only.
In cooperation with Once in Brussels.
Sat. & Sun. at 10:00 and 14:30 (duration: 2 hours).
Starting point: in front of Saint-Nicolas/Sint-Niklaas Church, Rue au Beurre/Boterstraat, Brussels
Advance booking required at www.onceinbrussels.be (in the ‘Activities’ dropdown menu, select ‘Fun activities’ and click on ‘Heritage Days: Bricks, stone, concrete, gilding… and fun for all the family!’ to book your place). Up to 24 people per tour.