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Belgian Chocolate Village

© Belgian Chocolate Village

In 2014, the Belgian Chocolate Village took up residence in the former administrative premises of the Victoria biscuit and chocolate factory, one of Belgium’s biggest chocolate manufacturers until the late 1960s.

In 1908, the firm set up a chocolate-making unit that used cocoa beans from the highly lucrative cacao plantations established in the Congo from 1895 onwards.

In 1955, a few years before Congolese independence, a company called Victoria-Aiglon-Parein was founded in the Congo. Its factory in Élisabethville/Elisabethstad (now Lubumbashi) was fitted out with equipment from the Belgian town of Verviers.

The Belgian Chocolate Village is a shrine to the craft of chocolate-making. On this tour, visitors will learn the fascinating history of this precious commodity, from its first discovery in South America and its arrival in Africa through to the modern techniques used to create so many delicious treats which tickle the taste buds of young and old alike! The elegant Salon Belle-Époque will also be open to the public.

Guided tours:
English
Sat. & Sun.: 14:00, 17:00.
French
Sat. & Sun.: 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 14:30, 15:30.
Dutch
Sat. & Sun.: 11:00, 12:00,
15:00, 16:00.
In cooperation with E-Guides.

Guided tours for families in French Belgian Sign Language: Sat. & Sun. at 10:00.
In cooperation with Arts & Culture.

Practical information

Sat. & Sun., 10:00 to 18:00

Rue De Neck/De Neckstraat 20, Koekelberg

Guided tours and by reservation only

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