Walking tour

Life stories in the colonial era


The Congo experience was a complex and varied one. As well as politicians, industrialists and soldiers, the colonial years were shaped by many other players.

Brussels is dotted with plaques and statues commemorating explorers, engineers, artists, poets, musicians, scientists, missionaries, medics and adventurers who left their mark on the history of the Congo and of Belgium. As only men were somehow glorified at that time, join us on this tour to find out more about them.

In cooperation with Itinéraires, sur les Sentiers de l’Histoire.

Practical information

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

Starting point: entrance to Ixelles/Elsene Cemetery, Chaussée de Boondael/Boondaalse Steenweg 478, Ixelles/Elsene

Advance booking required. Up to 25 people per tour.