Hof ter Musschen bakery
The bakery of the large 15th-century square farmhouse, Hof ter Musschen, is still in use and has been offering traditional baking courses since 2007, organised by the association Le Fournil de Hof ter Musschen (Hof ter Musschen bakery). ‘Baker days’ for the public are held here at least once a month, reviving a very popular tradition that once brought villagers together and boosted community spirit. Everyone brings their own dough to bake and the bread is then put in the pre-heated community oven. People meet around the oven, share the baking and its wonderful scents and, last but not least, sample the bread. You will be able to experience such a public baking session. At the back of the small building, measuring 6 x 4 metres, is a bread oven which was in use until the end of the Second World War. It was completely restored by the Brussels-Capital Region in 2004-2005. (Listed 08/08/1988)
Follow the steps of the baking process, from the heating of the oven (13:30 to 14: 45) to bread being put in the oven (15:00) and the cooked bread being taken out (15: 45). In cooperation with the Commission de l’Environnement de Bruxelles et Environs/Milieu Commissie Brussel en Omgeving (which manages the Hof ter Musschen nature reserve).
Sat. & Sun., 13:00 to 17:00
Avenue Hippocrate/Hippokrateslaan, Woluwe-Saint-Lambert/Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe
By reservation only
Accessible with assistance