Guided bicycle tour
On the trail of the Congo Free State
Aside from street names and statues, Brussels bears many other traces of the Congo in its heritage. On this guided tour, you will explore this unique heritage offering an insight into the history of colonisation, from Brussels’ commercial and port areas shaped by food imports such as cocoa and bananas, to the headquarters of the companies that thrived off the back of the former colony, as well as the precious materials incorporated into some of the city’s houses and the buildings of the bodies that underpinned the Congo Free State.
In cooperation with Pro Velo.
Sat. at 13:45 and Sun. at 13:15 (FR) and Sun. at 10:30 (NL) (duration: 3 hours)
Starting point: Pro Velo, Rue de Dublin/Dublinstraat 19, Ixelles/Elsene