Programme

Walking tour

Brussels and its former colonial administrative district (fully booked)

© Arkadia

Belgium’s colonisation of the Congo has left its mark on our public space in the form of statues, monuments, street names, and so on – all reminders of a glorious but, at the same time, painful past. The fact that this colonial empire was run and organised from Brussels can still be seen in many parts of the city’s public realm. This historical walking tour through the capital’s streets will take in little-known locations such as the Norwegian Chalet (housing the offices from which the Congo Free State was administered), the Rubber House, the old headquarters of colonial bank Belgolaise and the former Ministry of the Colonies.

In cooperation with Arkadia and Quartier des Arts/Kunstwijk.

Practical information

Sat. & Sun. at 11:00, 13:30 and 16:00 (FR) and Sat. & Sun. at 10:30 and 13:00 (NL) (duration: 2 hours)

Starting point: Leopold II statue, Place du Trône/Troonplein, Brussels

Advance booking required. Up to 20 people per tour.