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.
Sun. at 10:00 and 14:00 (in Dutch) (duration: 2 hours).
Select the time slot that suits you and make your reservation online.