Greeters and heritage

Good ideas from Patrick, a heritage-oriented Greeter from Woluwe

"I'm keen on history, architecture and heritage and I use my free time to slake my thirst for knowledge. I live in Woluwe and I spend my time in the east of Brussels. The Tram Museum is particularly dear to me, as is the Parc du Cinquantenaire. That doesn't stop me from going to the centre of the city to go to exhibitions or to go up to the roof of the Albertine to enjoy the atmosphere of the communal kitchen garden. I also like Heysel as I can take a walk amid the greenery or in the Laeken cemetery. I read a lot of books on history and the monarchy and I keep up my languages by reading original texts. I am a real fan of aviation and have been bitten by the travel bug, both on land and by air. I volunteer with the homeless and at a clinic, and I also give classes to a person with reduced mobility and run errands for a food bank. "

  • Trainworld

    This is a museum showcasing trains and the most beautiful original items in Belgian Railway's historical collection. The man behind the scenography of Trainworld is none other than François Schuiten, the famous cartoonist from Schaerbeek. A must see!

    Adress : Place Princesse Elisabeth 5, 1030 Schaerbeek

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  • Bibliotheca Wittockiana

    This museum in Woluwe-Saint-Pierre Is the only museum in the world dedicated to bookbinding. Throughout the year you can view temporary exhibitions on bookbinding and book art. It is even possible to visit the site and to hire rooms privately or professionally.

    Adress : Rue du Bemel 23, 1150 Brussels

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  • The Sewers museum

    If you would like to take an unusual journey through the hidden parts of Brussels, why not visit the Sewers Museum? Here you will discover why and how the sewers were built and find out all about the Brussels sewer system.

    Adress : Pavillons d’Octroi - Porte d’Anderlecht , 1000 Brussels 

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  • To take a walk with Patrick and other Greeters,  here