Zavelsteen: the stones of Haren


15/09/2018 - 16/09/2018

Zavelsteen: the stones of Haren

Haren’s two listed buildings are living examples of Haren Zavelsteen stone. However, they are far from the only ones and this small piece of history has a lot more to say about Haren. Come and discover the often surprising ways in which some of these stones have been used, how they have survived and how they have left their mark on the village of Haren.
An information stand will be open from 10h00 to 17h00 on Haren’s village square. Maps and old photos and stones will be on display.
Starting at this information stand, you will have the chance to join three tours of the area, led by residents of Haren passionate about their village:
- The first, in the morning, will bring you from Saint Elisabeth’s Church to Castrum farm, passing small farmhouses and vestiges of Haren’s past. It will explore some surprising remnants of this village in the north of Brussels. Its common theme is Haren stone _ Zavelsteen or sandstone – and this will enable you to learn about the history of Haren and its neighbours, through the geology and economic history connected with these stones. The tour will be followed by a visit to Saint Elisabeth’s Church and its recently-restored organ.
- The second walk, in the afternoon, will take you on a wider tour of the village. This will give you an opportunity to enjoy the pathways of Haren and explore the sites of ancient quarries, such as the wasteland of the Keelbeek.
- On Sunday, there will be a cycling tour (to coincide with Car-Free Sunday), which will enable you to see all of Haren’s sites and connect it with its neighbours such as Diegem Lo, Evere and Neder-over-Heembeek, weather permitting.
- A visit to Saint Elisabeth’s Church has also been planned for Saturday and Sunday, from 12h30 to 13h30. 
A detailed map of the walks will also be available for visitors who wish to explore Haren at their own pace.

A partnership between Haren TV, the Comité de Haren and the Fabrique d’Église Sainte-Élisabeth Haren.

Practical information

    • Haren village square
    • Rue de Cortenbach/Kortenbachstraat 11
    • 1130 Brussels
    • Sat. & Sun. from 10h00 to 17h00 (walking tours Sat. at 10h00 and 14h30 and Sun. at 14h30)
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