Walking tour

LGBT – a rainbow community

This tour will take you to the heart of the Saint-Jacques/Sint-Jacob neighbourhood, just a stone’s throw away from the Grand-Place/Grote Markt. With its local shops and numerous bars bearing the rainbow symbol, Saint-Jacques/Sint-Jacob is one of the most vibrant areas in central Brussels. Many-hued façades and colourful flags – whose meaning you will soon find out – all give the district the local colour and unique atmosphere that attract and charm thousands of visitors each day.

Against the backdrop of the multicoloured murals lining Rue de la Chaufferette/Lollepotstraat, you will gain a deeper understanding of the difficulties experienced by the LGBT community and its members’ efforts to fight all kinds of prejudice. Near the stock-exchange building, the Bourse/Beurs – a favourite meeting point for Brussels residents – you will also hear about the community’s many festivals and celebrations, like the veritable explosion of colour that is Brussels Gay Pride, which has become an annual event.

In French only.

In cooperation with E-Guides.

Practical information

Sat. & Sun. at 9:30 and 13:30 (duration: 1 hour 45 minutes).

Starting point: in front of Brussels Town Hall, Grand-Place/Grote Markt, Brussels
Advance booking required: call 0499 21 39 85 or e-mail Up to 20 people per tour.
1 5 Gare Centrale - Centraal Station
3 4 Bourse - Beurs
33 46 48 86 95 Bourse - Beurs
38 63 65 Gare Centrale - Centraal Station