Walking tour

From the Brabançonne to Place du Congrès/Congresplein

Starting from Place Surlet de Chokier/Surlet de Chokierplein, this walk will take in Place de la Liberté/Vrijheidsplein and end up at Place du Congrès/Congresplein. Designed by architect Joseph Poelaert, Place du Congrès/Congresplein is a pivotal location when it comes to the history of Belgium and in particular the early years of the new state. As a symbol of Belgium’s independence, the Congress Column exudes the euphoria that surrounded the country’s birth. The square’s other landmark, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, embodies the sorrow and pain of war, and keeps alive the memory of all the many men and women who sacrificed their lives for the sake of the freedom Belgium enjoys today. Visiting these two monuments – a focus of contemplation at official ceremonies – will provide an opportunity to pause and reflect on our freedoms, as set in stone here. In short, this is a walk through a part of the city that is redolent of Belgian history.

In cooperation with E-Guides.

Practical information

Sun. at 10:00 and 14:00 (in Dutch) (duration: 2 hours).

Starting point: exit of Madou metro station, at the corner of Chaussée de Louvain/Leuvensesteenweg and Rue Scailquin/Scailquinstraat, Saint-Josse-ten-Noode/Sint-Joost-ten-Node
Advance booking required. Up to 20 people per tour.
2 6 Madou
29 63 65 66 Madou