Programme

Walking tour

Colors and flavors around the old port of Brussels (fully booked)

© Alfred de Ville de Goyet

Our public spaces are dotted with reminders of the exploitation of African resources, from street names and statues to commemorative plaques. This tour will focus on buildings and architecture, particularly those linked to the food trade. The consumption of new foodstuffs following Belgium’s colonisation of the Congo led to wholesalers’ warehouses and stores of various kinds springing up all around the old port, with decorative façades referencing the new trade. A discovery walk with tasting.

In cooperation with Collectif 5.

Practical information

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

Starting point: in front of Sainte-Catherine/Sint-Katelijne Church, Place Sainte-Catherine/Sint-Katelijneplein 50, Brussels

Advance booking required. Up to 30 people per tour.