Laeken.Brussels

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I am local - General

Since 1921, Laeken forms integral part of the city of Brussels.

A little forgotten for some years, in the shade of the Kings’ Palace, Laeken is today a part of the city in full transition.

Its many assets make it one of the more attractive living zones of the Brussels region.

General

Cosmopolitan + EU + Flanders

With its cultural diversity, Laeken is similar to cities combining complexity and treasures of a world in transition: cosmopolitan, coloured and open. A Flemish street here, a Moroccan quarter there, a little bit further land houses renovated by expats. Everywhere the same will to feel the vibrations of a modern society drawing upon the best of its original culture. From the 19th century, the royal destiny of Laeken transforms this peaceful pesant  village in the outskirts of Brussels into a district with elegant avenues and many parcs and gardens.

General

Green

In awaiting that the royal domain, a real green lung with its 200 hectares, is opened to the public, residents and visitors can benefit of real jewels of landscape architecture. All the domestic nature spaces –  the Colonial Garden,  the Gardens of the Florist of Stuyvenbergh or the Square of the 21st July  – only to cite some – bring the greenery and silence we all need for our well-being.

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Ideal location

Laeken is ideally situated. Between the Heysel and the canal, it offers a double proximity. On the one hand, this part of Brussels breathes the open air, far from the turmoil of the city centre. From here the ring and the airport are easily accessible. On the other hand, moving to the Grand Place, the Avenue Louise, the European district or to the universities takes only a few minutes. Laeken indeed offers a dense transport infrastructure : motorway (A12 / ring), train, subway, tram,  cycle paths.

News

Winter Wonderland Willems

December 16, 2017

Winter Wonderland Willems

Ambiance festive, un peu alternative ce weekend sur la Place Willems : les Winter Pop-ups, événements satellites des Plaisirs d’hiver du centre-ville, se sont installés à Laeken. Certes, on aurait plutôt rêvé d’un Marché de Noël au Parvis Notre Dame, ou encore d’une patinoire sur la Place Bockstael, mais la magie passe aussi par cette petite […]

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Winter pop  – Plaisir d’hiver à La(e)ken

December 12, 2017

Winter pop – Plaisir d’hiver à La(e)ken

Cette année, winter pop sera à Laeken le 15-16-17 décembre 2017: un village itinérant intimiste et chaleureux dans lequel on retrouvera l’atmosphère enjouée des Plaisirs d’Hiver. Plusieurs petites roulottes créeront une ambiance conviviale grâce à de multiples animations pour petits et grands : contes, musique, cirque, échanges culturels avec les acteurs locaux, petite restauration… Laeken.Brussels y sera aussi le 15 […]

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Heraanleg Bockstaelplein / Réaménagement Place Bockstael

November 5, 2017

Heraanleg Bockstaelplein / Réaménagement Place Bockstael

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Faces of Laeken

October 14, 2017

Faces of Laeken

Friday, October 13, 2017 Laeken.Brussels ASBL was present at the opening of Faces of Laeken, an outdoor exhibition on the wall of the Laeken cemetery. Isabelle Vanassche made pictures of locals associated with specific places in Laeken.

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Welcome / Welkom / Bienvenue

June 5, 2017

Welcome / Welkom / Bienvenue

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