Optimism and creativity in Molenbeek

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15/09/2018 - 16/09/2018

Optimism and creativity in Molenbeek

Molenbeek-Saint-Jean/Sint-Jans-Molenbeek is definitely worth a visit. For a number of years the local authorities, as well as numerous associations, have worked incredibly hard to turn their municipality into a pleasant place to live. Numerous renovations and enhancement projects have been carried out and many young people are beginning to settle in the area. This walking tour through the historical centre of the municipality will showcase some of the associations working to ensure the wellbeing of long-term residents and/or new arrivals. With its social inclusion initiatives, free training, community restaurants and new passive housing based on the principle of housing first, Molenbeek is overflowing with attractive features. You will see an incubator for computer “whizz-kids”, which helps to prepare its students for the job market, and visit JES, a multifunctional space installed in the former Mandarine Napoléon distillery. In short, you will discover a dynamic municipality that is definitely on the up!

A partnership between E-Guides and JES.

Practical information

    • in front of the town hall in Molenbeek-Saint-Jean/Sint-Jans-Molenbeek
    • Rue Comte de Flandre/Graaf van Vlaanderenstraat 20
    • 1080 Brussels
    • Sat. & Sun. at 09h30 and 13h30 (French) and Sat. & Sun. at 10h00 and 14h00 (Dutch) (duration: 2 hours)
      Please note that bookings are essential. Call 0499/21.39.85 or e-mail info@e-guides.be. Up to 25 people per tour.
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      Comte de Flandre/Graaf van Vlaanderen
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      Compte de Flandre/Graaf van Vlaanderen