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Monuments

Monument to Labor

The Monument to Labour a by the famous Belgian sculptor Constantin Meunier is located at the canal to reflect the workers daily life in the port of Brussels, with shippings coming from the former coal mines in Charleroi.

The art work represents four stone bas-reliefs: IndustryThe MineHarvest, and the Harbour, four bronze statues: The SowerThe SmithThe Miner, and the Ancestor; and a bronze group, Maternity.

 

Monuments

The Dynasty Monument

This monument, which is also known as the Leopold monument, is dedicated to the first King of Belgium Leopold I and commissioned by his son Leopold II.

It shows the King looking over to the Royal Castle, surrounded by nine columns, arranged in a circle.

The columns represent what were then the nine provinces of Belgium.

Each column has a statue depicting that province.

Monuments

The Thinker

One of the attractions of the Laeken cemetery is an original bronze of Thinker by Auguste Rodin, a testimony of the sculptor’s stay in Brussels and his connections to the Belgian artists’ community.

Greenhouse of Laeken

Every spring, the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken are open to the public for approximately 3 weeks, generally from the second half of April until the beginning of May.

Besides the exceptional collection of flowers and rare plants you can then discover the impressive glass greenhouses with metal frames designed by Victor Horta’s teacher Alphonse Balat.

More info on the website of the Royal Family.

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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