Exhibition and activities

Place Saint-Lambert/Sint-Lambertusplein – a new village square

The range of squares that can be found today in the municipality of Woluwe-Saint-Lambert/Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe date back to the urban development of its various village centres starting in the early years of the 20th century. Of these, Place Saint-Lambert/Sint-Lambertusplein is the municipality’s meeting place par excellence. Situated just below the old village square, Place du Sacré-Cœur/Heilig-Hartplein, its origins are surprising. Initially a spillover area resulting from the creation of the terminus of tram 28 in 1925, the square only really came into its own in 1952 when Rue Voot/Vootstraat and the crossroads with Rue Saint-Lambert/Sint-Lambertusstraat were widened. It then became a place that embodied the life and soul of the neighbourhood and the backdrop for many events including the Fêtes Romanes/Romaanse Feesten, the municipality’s trademark Roman festivals, which this square hosted until 2008. The square was completely redesigned in 2016 to make it more pedestrian friendly and a more convivial place to be.

Place Saint-Lambert/Sint-Lambertusplein will form the subject of a small retrospective exhibition, drawing on photographic material collected by the Gemeenschapscentrum Op-Weule, a local community centre, as part of the Cafés Conservés (Preserved Cafés) initiative. Various activities for children are planned on Sunday between 11:00 and 17:00.

In cooperation with the Heritage Promotion Department of the Municipality of Woluwe-Saint-Lambert/Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe and the Gemeenschapscentrum Op-Weule.

Practical information

Sun. from 10:00 to 18:00

Venue: Place Saint-Lambert/Sint-Lambertusplein, Woluwe-Saint-Lambert/Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe
28 Voot