Guided bicycle tour

Brussels decolonised

© Pro Velo

Confront the face of the past with the gaze of the present and see Brussels in a whole new light! General Jacques, Major Pétillon, the Monument to the Belgian Pioneers in Congo… more than just street names and monuments, these places are above all reminders of Belgium’s colonial rule in the Congo. Amid ongoing debate about the need to re-contextualise history and issues surrounding the decolonisation of public space, these Brussels landmarks tell a story that is all too often overlooked. Grab your bike, sharpen your critical thinking… and take a cycle ride back in time!

In cooperation with Pro Velo.

Practical information

Sat. at 13:15 and Sun. at 13:45 (FR) and Sat. at 14:15 and Sun. at 10:00 (NL) (duration: 3 hours)

Starting point: Pro Velo, Rue de Dublin/Dublinstraat 19, Ixelles/Elsene

Advance booking required. Up to 18 people per tour. Bicycle hire available (€12.50 – book in advance by calling +32 (0)2 502 73 55 or emailing