Programme

Walking tour

How we colour the city

There are so many colours out there! The colours we see in the urban landscape are chosen carefully. They are not there by chance but have been selected for a reason, and they have a story to tell us. Why are red lights red? Why are pharmacies marked with a green cross? Why are the colours of the City of Brussels red and green? Why are the magnificent buildings lining the Grand-Place/Grote Markt decorated in gold?

On this tour, you will learn the secrets and meanings of the colours you see in central Brussels and try to get to the bottom of where and why we use all these colours in streets and on buildings, on walls and signs, in neon and LED lighting on advertising features and façades, and in restaurants. When it is over, you will know all about how colour is used in the city – and maybe the rainbow of colour around you will shine all the brighter for it! This tour is specially designed for children and families.

In Dutch only.

In cooperation with Stapstad.

Practical information

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

Starting point: at the main entrance of Bruxelles-Centrale/Brussel-Centraal station, Carrefour de l’Europe/Europakruispunt, Brussels
Advance booking recommended: email stapstad2014@gmail.com. Up to 20 people per tour.
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1 5 Gare Centrale - Centraal Station
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29 38 63 65 66 71 86 Gare Centrale - Centraal Station