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Electric bicycle tour

Explore the colourful patchwork of Brussels’ past by electric bicycle (fully booked)

Tour northern Brussels by electric bicycle! Rue de la Vierge Noire/Zwarte Lievevrouwstraat, Allée Verte/Groendreef, Withuis, Place de la Maison Rouge/Roodhuisplein, Étangs Noirs/Zwarte Vijvers metro station, Grand Magasin de Blanc/Groot Huis van het Witgoed, Rue du Chien Vert/Groene Hondstraat… these evocative names, and many others, all refer to colours. These place names tell the story of Brussels’ industrial past, the city’s architecture and heritage and its urbanisation and social history. What do they mean? Where do they come from? What do they refer to? Find out on this highly original tour that starts out in central Brussels before heading out to Molenbeek-Saint-Jean/Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, Jette and Laeken/Laken.

In French only.

In cooperation with Once in Brussels.

Practical information

Sat. & Sun. at 9:30 and 14:00 (duration: 3 hours).

Starting point: Rue des Tanneurs/Huidevetterstraat 62 (at the Once in Brussels site, at the back of the courtyard), Brussels

Advance booking required at www.onceinbrussels.be (in the ‘Activities’ dropdown menu, select ‘Strolls by e-bike’ and click on ‘Heritage Days: Explore the colourful patchwork of Brussels’ past by electric bicycle’ to book your place). Up to 12 people per tour. Please bring your identity card, which will be held as security for the electric bicycle you borrow. This activity is not suitable for children (minimum height: 155 cm).

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