Factories, waste ground and vegetable gardens: a nature walk in old Molenbeek

16/09/2017 - 17/09/2017

Molenbeek-Saint-Jean/Sint-Jans-Molenbeek is one of the most densely-populated municipalities in the Brussels Region, especially in the historic part. Here as elsewhere, the old quarter of a city rarely contains too many green spaces. However, in this densely built-up area, this guided tour will set out to explore a number of places where the city breathes: a public park, an industrial wasteland, a community garden, as well as private initiatives. These gardens recount the history of an area that was once referred to as “Little Manchester”, a once particularly active industrial municipality, and speak to us of the challenges to be overcome and of local initiatives.

In cooperation with La Fonderie.

Practical information

    • La Fonderie
    • rue Ransfort 27
    • Brussels
    • Saturday and Sunday at 11h00, 13h00 and 14h30 (French) and at 13h30 and 15h00 (Dutch) (duration: 1 hour)
      Please note that bookings are preferred. Call 02/410.99.50 (from Monday to Friday, 9h00 to 17h00). Up to 25 people per tour. On the occasion of Heritage Days, La Fonderie, the Brussels Museum of Industry and Work, will open its doors free of charge from 10h00 to 17h00.
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      Comte de Flandre/Graaf van Vlaanderen
    • B
      Borne/Paal