Neighbourhoods walk: Matongé

Neighbourhoods walk: Matongé

Even though our African quarter is known far beyond the national borders, this ‘quarter’ is actually no more than one street and two galleries. The Chaussée de Wavre is the main axis – the heart, the Ixelles and Porte de Namur galleries are the lungs, and the streets around them are the blood vessels. The many hairdressers, cosmetics shops, 'African fastfood'-restaurants, money transfers, cafés, travel agencies, shops from which tropical fruit and vegetables pop out into the streets, and evangelical churches attract Africans from all over Belgium. But also from the Netherlands, Northern France and Western Germany people flock towards this particular part of Brussels. This quarter is unique. Such a strong concentration of African activities is unparalleled in Europe.  

    • Duration of walk: 2hrs. 
    • Starting point: metro station Trône  

    This walk is available in FR-NL-EN. Tips: to choose the language, click on "view map legend" to select one of them. 

    In collaboration with Brukselbinnenstebuiten