Walking tour

Remembering the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi and their associates

© Alfred de Ville de Goyet

This tour will take in places of remembrance linked to the Tutsi genocide and focal points for support initiatives that resulted in the establishment of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Starting from the memorial to the genocide, it will follow the route of the annual commemorative torchlight procession and end at Galerie Bortier/Bortiergalerij, where the Artemys bookshop hosted the first meetings of Tutsi women survivors.

Belgian colonists stoked disputes between Hutu and Tutsi and thus exacerbated recurring tensions, culminating in the 1994 genocide of the Tutsi and the killings of moderate Hutu and of European and Belgian partners. This post-colonial legacy remains a largely invisible part of Belgian history. Some of the tours will include meetings with eyewitnesses.

In cooperation with L-Tour.

Practical information

Sat. at 13:00 and Sun. at 9:00 (EN), Sat. at 9:00 and 15:00 and Sun. at 11:00 and 13:00 (FR), and Sat. at 11:00 and Sun. at 15:00 (NL) (duration: 1 hour 30 minutes)
Starting point: memorial to the Tutsi genocide in Rwanda, at the roundabout between Avenue Roger Vandendriessche/Roger Vandendriesschelaan and Avenue Jules César/Julius Caesarlaan, Woluwe-Saint-Pierre/Sint-Pieters-Woluwe

Advance booking required. Up to 20 people per tour.