Programme

Walking tour

Next stop: colour!

Looking for the most colourful spots in Brussels? Then make sure you visit Simonis, Bockstael, Stuyvenbergh and Roi Baudouin/Koning Boudewijn metro stations, as the Brussels metro system has now become quite an art gallery! In recent years, multiple artists have been commissioned to create special pieces especially for the metro system. Walter Leblanc, Jean Gilbert, Yves Bosquet, Élisabeth Barmarin and Philippe Decelle are just a few of the big names to have contributed so far, and more stations are being decked out with artworks all the time. These stations’ network of corridors and tunnels takes you on a voyage of discovery capturing the many facets of Belgian contemporary painting, with its myriad colours, symbols and meanings. So instead of hurrying through this one-of-a-kind ‘museum’ like the rest of the rush-hour crowd, why not take some time to explore it?

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

Practical information

Sat. & Sun. at 10:00 and 16:00 (French), 13:00 (Dutch) (duration: 2 hours).

Starting point: at the entrance to Simonis metro station, Boulevard Léopold II/Leopold II-laan, Koekelberg
Advance booking required: call 02 537 68 75 (Monday to Friday, 10:00 to 13:00). Up to 25 people per tour.
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