Saint-Josse-ten-Noode/Sint-Joost-ten-Node Town Hall

A. de Ville de Goyet ©

Nestled beneath the Madou Tower stands Saint-Josse-ten-Noode/Sint-Joost-ten-Node Town Hall with its fine Beaux-Arts façade. The building that originally stood on this site was the home of virtuoso musician Charles de Bériot, who in Paris served as chamber violinist to King Charles X of France, before taking up a similar position for King William I of the Netherlands. He married singer Maria Malibran in 1836 and settled in Saint-Josse-ten-Noode/Sint-Joost-ten-Node from 1849. The building was purchased by the municipal authorities in 1868 and alterations made by architect Léon Govaerts. Gabriel Charle oversaw the interior design. The main entrance, with its elegant wrought-iron canopy, is set in the semicircular central bay of the façade, which culminates in a dome topped with a roof lantern. As attested by a bronze plaque on one of the walls of the entrance hall, the new town hall was inaugurated by mayor Henri Frick on 14 May 1911. In 1967, architect Jean-Pierre Vandenhoutte was tasked with enlarging the town hall by adding an extension on the corner of Rue de l’Alliance/Verbondstraat. As an interface between citizens and the municipal authorities, the building is frequented by many of the area’s residents. (Listed 22/10/1992)

Practical information

Sat., 13:00 to 17:00

Avenue de l’Astronomie/Sterrenkundelaan 13, Saint-Josse-ten-Noode/Sint-Joost-ten-Node

By reservation only

2 6 Madou
29 63 65 66 Madou