Maelbeek: the influence of a river

16/09/2017 - 17/09/2017

The Maelbeek river formed a valley to the east of Brussels, where the villages of Ixelles/Elsene and Etterbeek began to develop in the Middle Ages. Although, just like the Senne, this river disappeared from view in the 19th century, there are still more traces of it visible than one would think: a road that follows a strange route, a front door that raises a lot of questions, a park featuring an intriguing difference in height with a small, well-hidden tower. These are some of the aspects that you will discover on this walk in search of the lost Maelbeek.

In cooperation with La Fonderie.

Practical information

    • “Etterbeek Gate” (entrance to pedestrianised zone)
    • chaussée de Wavre 309
    • 1040 Brussels
    • Saturday at 13h30 and 15h30 and Sunday at 11h30, 13h30 and 15h30 (duration: 1.5 hours)
      Please note that bookings are preferred. Call 02/410.99.50 (from Monday to Friday, 9h00 to 17h00). Up to 25 people per tour. In French only.
    • B
      Étangs/Vijvers
    • B
      Jourdan