Walking tour

Colonial bank architecture


Colonialism has always served economic interests, whether openly or otherwise, and Belgium is no exception. From this source, a stream of wealth flowed into Belgium from the late 19th to the first half of the 20th century. As the country’s capital, Brussels reaped the rewards of these copious funds, with buildings being put up for civil servants, financiers, businesspeople and engineers.

The legacy of colonialism is also evident in its buildings, whose appearance reflects this very specific chapter in our history. Take a walk through the centre of Brussels and cast a critical eye over these many vestiges of that history.

In cooperation with Once in Brussels.

Practical information

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

Starting point: Urban Contact Point, Monts des Arts/Kunstberg 7, Brussels

Advance booking required. Up to 20 people per tour.