Programme

Scavenger hunt

Brussels – a colourful city!

Anyone visiting Place Royale/Koningsplein or Place des Martyrs/Martelaarsplein would think that Brussels was a ‘white city’. And indeed, in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, when the neoclassical style was all the rage in Brussels, tastes did run to uniformly white façades. However, Brussels has always been a highly colourful city. This walking tour through the city centre concentrates on the colours that have shaped Brussels over the centuries. By looking at the selected examples, you will learn how colour use changes and evolves and why this is the case, and gain an insight into the religious, political and social implications that were – and still are – bound up with the decision to use colours or forego them, or even in the choice of a specific colour.

In Dutch only.

In cooperation with Korei Guided Tours.

Practical information

Sat. & Sun. at 10:30 and 14:00 (duration: 2 hours).

Starting point: at the bottom of the steps in front of Saint-Jacques-sur-Coudenberg/Sint-Jacob-op-de-Koudenberg Church, Place Royale/Koningsplein, Brussels
Advance booking required at www.korei.be. Up to 20 people per tour.
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92 93 Royale - Koning
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27 33 38 71 95 Royale - Koning