Evere’s agricultural past


16/09/2017 - 17/09/2017

A municipality in the north east of the Brussels region, Evere was for a long time a small rural village on the outskirts of the city. This walking tour will take you on an exploration of certain sites bearing witness to the municipality’s agricultural past. The route will start at Evere’s Pieter Cnops municipal museum, which safeguards the municipality’s memory. A few hundred metres further on, an old windmill, built in 1841, nestles in a small listed park. It recalls the importance of cereal growing in Evere up to the end of the 19th century. The tour will then finish at the Geuzenberg farmhouse. Located beside the town hall, this building is a unique reminder of the farming activity on the Geuzenberg plateau, a major site of cereal production in Brussels before it was converted to small-scale chicory production until the middle of the 20th century.

In cooperation with Evere Municipal administration.

Practical information

    • Pieter Cnops Municipal Museum
    • rue Édouard Stuckens 11-13
    • 1140 Brussels
    • Saturday and Sunday at 10h30 (French) and at 11h00 (Dutch) (duration: 2 hours)
      Please note that bookings are essential. Call 02/245.37.79 or e-mail mbma-bmmv@evere.brussels. Up to 15 people per tour.
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