Programme

Guided bicycle tour

An encounter with some historic elevators

On this tour you will explore an original piece of Brussels’ heritage, in the form of various historic elevators. Both a means of getting between floors in apartment buildings and an opportunity to meet and chat, these sometimes sophisticated mechanical masterpieces have kept their charm hidden from public view. Thanks to an initiative by Save Our Elevators and Homegrade, more and more are being protected, and they now have their own online heritage inventory. This bicycle tour will take you between three lifts in the Brussels municipalities of Schaerbeek/Schaarbeek, Saint-Gilles/Sint-Gillis and Ixelles/Elsene, giving you the chance to go inside the buildings housing them to explore these hidden gems.

In cooperation with Save Our Elevators and Pro Velo.

Practical information

Sat. at 14:00 and Sun. at 10:00 and 14:00 (in French); Sat. at 10:00 (in Dutch) (duration: 3 hours).

Starting point: in front of Brasserie de Lalaing, Avenue Paul Deschanel/Paul Deschanellaan 10 (ending up at Place Brugmann/Brugmannplein, Ixelles/Elsene), Schaerbeek/Schaarbeek

Advance booking required. Up to 12 people per tour.

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