Laeken.Brussels

I am local

Texte par Thomas Sennesael

Tour d’horizon du quartier dit Bockstael et ses places publiques à investir avec Christophe des architectes Suède 36 (Parc Pte de Ninove, guingettes, …). Comment allons-nous rendre ces espaces attractifs, vivants, habitables et conviviaux? En anglais ça s’appelle placemaking: La Place E. Bockstael, le Parvis Notre-Dame avec leur potentiel évident, la place devant le Palais de Justice de Paix, la place devant la belle école rues Thys-Vanham/Jacobs-Fontaine, le Jardin Station rue Champ de L’Eglise, la rue Laneau… Devant l’école primaire Steyls nous avons rencontré deux habitants qui s’y sont pris par la force de leur propre bonne volonté et contre les résistances en construisant des clôtures autour des arbres. Ils veulent pouvoir s’asseoir sur une belle place et même, être chez eux à la maison sans odeurs d’excréments qui pénètrent le couloir.

Pour une prochaine étape Christophe nous fera part de ses impressions et suggestions.

Pour en savoir plus sur le Quartier Durable Citoyen – Living in the Box

Gisterenavond wandelden we van plein tot pleintje in de wijk geheten Bockstael, met Christophe van Suède 36 architecten (Park Ninoofsepoort, Guingettes, …). Hoe maken we die publieke plekken attractiever en levendiger met ruimte voor contact? In het Engels is er een term voor zo’n proces: placemaking. Het E. Bockstaelplein, de Parvis OLV Van Laken met hun evidente mogelijkheden, het pleintje voor het Vredegerecht, het pleintje voor de mooie Steyls-school (Thys-Vaham/Jacobs-Fontaine), de Jardin Station op de brug van de Kerkeveldstraat, de Laneaustraat…

Voor de basisschool Steyls ontmoetten we twee bewoners die op eigen houtje en tegen de weerstanden in afsluitingen rond bomen hebben gemaakt omdat ze rustig willen kunnen buitenzitten, en ook binnen in huis in de gang geen geur van hondenpoep willen ruiken.

Christophe geeft ons binnenkort zijn suggesties door.

Meer over de participatieve duurzame wijk – Living in the Box

Locations

Les Nuits de Cham $

Les Nuits de Cham $

If you want to eat middle eastern food at great value for money, Nuits de Cham is where you should go to. It is a small snack/restaurant where you can order for take away or be seated in the back.

If you are lucky au bord de l’eau is open in the park down the road and you can eat at the water side whilst having one of the most beautiful views in brussels!

In the meantime,  Nuits de Cham opened a second restaurant in Laeken – Rue Fransman.

 

Location

Rue Marie-Christine 12, Brussel 1020, België
Coordinates: 50.8735306, 4.358358700000053

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Park of Laeken

Park of Laeken

Set between the Royal castle and the Atomium, the Park of Laeken offers magnificent views: from the Dynasty Monument you can see the skyline of Brussels and from the middle of the Park, close to the American Theatre, you can picnic with a view at the Atomium. The park is part of the Royal Trust.

Location

Coordinates: 50.89177288472538, 4.358396530151367

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Nic Nac  $

Nic Nac  $

Nic Nac linked to the cultural center Nekkersdal is nice to go to for lunch and also diner (especially if there is an special activity going on – best check opening hours in the evening).

The restaurant is inside the building- it is not visible from the street. It has a small garden with space for kids to play. Often Nekkersdal organises activities such as concerts or special kids’ nights (which allow the parents to have a drink).

On Saturdays there is a brunch. The concept is great: the food is presented in small plates, all available at 1 euro, all very tasty! When the weather is good you can enjoy the terrace.

Location

Avenue E. Bockstaellaan 107, Laken 1020, België
Coordinates: 50.8733334, 4.346369800000048

+32 488 88 09 66

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Delizia $

Simple & tasty Italian restaurant near the Atomium, where you will be served at a democratic price.

Very nice service.

Delizia is open every day, except Monday, from 10:00-23:00. However they sometimes close early, so you best call in advance.

Location

Coordinates: 50.89038799999999, 4.3429985000000215

02 478 54 69

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Pizzicato 2 $$

Pizzicato 2 $$

Located close to the Atomium and between two parks of the green walk, Pizzicato2 is the right choice for those who seek the classical Italian pizzeria without too many clichés. Pizza, pasta, wine and a large lunchtime buffet including mixed vegetables and salads are served.

Location

Boulevard Emile Bockstael 426, 1020 Bruxelles, Belgium
Coordinates: 50.883973, 4.344256200000018

+32 2 478 40 36

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Oxfam Worldstore

Oxfam Worldstore

Oxfam Worldstore Laeken does not have an own retail space, but offers both food from Oxfam producers and in-house artisanal products. We deliver to our customers each third Thursday of the month. You can become a customer by mail or telephone: laken@oww.be

Place your order:

  • by phone: 02/479 27 66
  • by mail : laken@oww.be
  • online : www.oww-laken.tk

Location

E.Van Ermengemlaan 9, 1020 Brussel
Coordinates: 50.8925457, 4.328017300000056

02 479 27 66

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Florists’ Gardens

Florists’ Gardens

The Florists’ Gardens are certainly among the most beautiful green areas of the Brussels region. Hosting old greenhouses from the time of Leopold II who has initiated this park, the Florist’s Gardens also offer a magnificent view on the city and are a harbor of piece close to one of the most visited attractions of Brussels, the Atomium.

The Florists’ Gardens can be reached via the Sobieski park (close to metro Stuyvenbergh)

Location

Coordinates: 50.8855526, 4.348425199999999

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Mini-Europe

Mini-Europe

Always dreamt of visiting all capitals of Europe? A visit of Mini-Europe will make it possible to discover all of them in less than two hours. You will not only see the most emblematic buildings of each country, but you’ll also be able to learn about the EU and what’s it all about. Plus, you can combine your entry ticket with a ticket to the Atomium. Where else can you take a picture of the symbol of Brussels next to the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben and Piazza del Duomo?

Location

Bruparck
B-1020 Bruxelles (Laeken)
Coordinates: 50.894085, 4.3389369000000215

Visit website

info@minieurope.eu

+32 (0)2/478.05.50

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