Nature and science in Saint-Josse-ten-Noode/Sint-Joost-ten-Node


17/09/2017 - 17/09/2017

Not far from the wijngaarden and Chemin des Ânes/Ezelsweg, Saint-Josse-ten-Noode/Sint-Joost-ten-Node offers, between the notes of a violinist and a timeless singer, a former observatory, the souvenir of a hydraulic system for pumping water that was key to the capital’s success. The municipality has even named some of its streets in its honour, such as Rue du Moulin/Molenstraat (water mill street) and Rue Hydraulique/Waterkrachtstraat (hydraulic street). This walk will bring to life a past that urban development and population growth has almost made us forget. It will recall the great men of physics and botany, Quetelet and Houzeau de Lehaie. You will be immersed in the artistic world of Madou and the municipality’s workshops before finishing up in the Notre-Dame aux Neiges Quarter with its cold stores.

In cooperation with Itinéraires, sur les Sentiers de l’Histoire.

Practical information

    • in front of the entrance to the Botanical Garden
    • rue Royale 236
    • 1210 Brussels
    • Sunday only at 9h30, 11h30 and 14h00 (duration: 1.5 hours)
      Please note that bookings are essential. Call 02/537.68.75 (from Monday to Friday, 10h00 to 13h00). Up to 25 people per tour. In French only.
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