Roodebeek: the hamlet, its origins and its heritage


15/09/2018 - 15/09/2018

Roodebeek: the hamlet, its origins and its heritage

Situated between the Avenue Heydenberg/Heydenberglaan and the Place Verheyleweghen/Verheyleweghenplein (the Chaussée de Roodebeek/Roodebeeksteenweg, the Rue d’Octobre/Oktoberstraat, the Avenue du Verseau/Watermanlaan and the Avenue Edouard Speeckaert/Edouard Speeckaertlaan), the hamlet of Roodebeek has many stories to tell…
You will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of unique activities. These are designed to foster social interaction and to develop knowledge, aims espoused by local residents, who are working to preserve their neighbourhood’s place in the collective memory. The activities are as follows:
- A guided tour designed for families and given by local residents, who will take you on an exploration of the “Roodebeek hamlet” neighbourhood and show you a number of unusual places, on Saturday at 10h30 (bilingual French and Dutch) and on Sunday at 10h30 and 15h30 (French) (duration: 1.5 hours).
- Storytelling tour for parents and children (from 8 years of age), Saturday and Sunday at 14h00 (duration: 1 hour). In French only.
- Nesting box workshop, Saturday from 14h30 to 15h30, and insect hotel workshop, Saturday from 16h00 to 17h00 (duration: 45 min.). In French only.
- Drawing workshop for children from 6 to 12 years of age, Sunday only from 14h00 to 16h30 (duration: 2.5 hours). Bring overalls or an apron.
- Exhibition on the history of the neighbourhood with photos, personal accounts, works of art, Saturday and Sunday from 10h00 to 18h00 in Roodebeek pavillion.

A partnership between the Heritage Protection Department of Woluwe-Saint-Lambert/Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe, local residents, The Public Welfare Services of Woluwe-Saint-Lambert/Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe, the Le Gué youth club and the non-profit association La Grande Ourse.

Practical information

    • Starting point for guided tour and storytelling tour: in front of the bandstand in Roodebeek Park
    • Chaussée de Roodebeek/Roodebeeksteenweg 314
    • 1200 Brussels
    • Sat. all day from 12h00 to 18h00. “DIY small instrument making” workshop, Saturday between 15h30 and 17h30 (duration: 30 min.). Videos of personal accounts of local residents, screenings on Sat. at 14h00, 15h00, 16h00 and 17h00
      Please note that bookings are essential. Call 02/761.27.78 or e-mail Up to 20 people per activity (15 children for the drawing workshops).
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