Molenbeek: behind an iron door, a hive of youth activity

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15/09/2018 - 16/09/2018

Molenbeek: behind an iron door, a hive of youth activity

Along the canal, in “Little Manchester”, the old industrial buildings are long gone, or have been put to new use, having been given a second or third lease of life. This is how the former Mandarine Napoléon distillery escaped destruction. It was in this distillery that thousands of litres of the famous beverage, invented by a Belgian and much-loved by the emperor, were once produced.
After a remarkable renovation process, the non-profit association JES has taken up residence on the premises. This association, which operates in Antwerp, Ghent and Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, specialises in activities for young people. These activities involve: leisure (sport and adventure, parks and public spaces, art, music, multimedia, training volunteers, training leaders and instructors, group accommodation); training and return to work (vocational training, collaborations with partners in different sectors); well-being and social engagement (outreach work, representing young people before the authorities, etc.).
During these tours, you will explore this splendid building, where past and present have equal standing.

A partnership between E-Guides and JES.

Practical information

    • JES
    • Rue des Ateliers/Werkhuizenstraat 3-5
    • 1080 Brussels
    • Sat. & Sun. from 10h00 to 16h00 (guided tours throughout the day in groups of 25 people)
      Please note that bookings are essential. Call 0499/21.39.85 or e-mail info@e-guides.be. 
    • M
      Yser/IJzer/Ribaucourt
    • T
      Sainctelette
    • B
      Ribaucourt
    • B
      Yser/IJzer