Jette and its quarries


16/09/2017 - 16/09/2017

Since the Gallo-Roman era and until the 18th century, countless excavations were conducted in the subsoil of north-western Brussels in search of sandstone. This stone was used in a large number of monuments as well in the construction of certain churches in Mechelen. Stone quarrying has left deep marks on the landscape and place names of the region. This walking tour in the area around Laerbeek Wood will offer detailed commentary on the stone quarries and the birth of Jette’s wooded spaces.

In cooperation with Cercle d’Histoire, d’Archéologie et de Folklore du Comté de Jette.

Practical information

    • Ganshoren Cemetery
    • rue au Bois 1
    • 1083 Brussels
    • Saturday at 14h00 (duration: 1 hour 15 minutes)
    • B
      Ganshoren sport