© S. Malaisse

Ik woon - Burgerinitiatieven

Au bord de l’eau

Located at the canal, around the Monument of Labour, Au bord de l’eau is an initiative of neighbours to brighten up the atmosphere of a part of the canal and connect the various communities living in this area.


© C. HoornaertInitiated as a citizens’ initiative at the Maison de la Création – Site Gare, BookSwapSalon has become a fix venue in the Bockstael area. It recently moved to the headquarters of the Maison de la Création, located at Place Bockstael, to become part of the programme “Dimanche à la Maison“, but its main concept is still the same: exchange of books, coffee and cookies to chat and meet neighbours. BookSwapSalon is also participating at the Fête de la Soupe (25 March 2018) and the Floral Market (6 May 2018). Come along and swap some books!

COOP La(e)

COOP La(e)ken is an association found with the aim of establishing a cooperative supermarket, a cosy bar and an integrated (alternative) bookstore in the Bockstael area. Its members organise biweekly open bars at the GC Nekkersdal.



Th© P. FridrichFarmtruck is the mobile antenna of the Parckfarm. Is is a kind of foodtruck that can be turned into a cinema on wheels, an animation platform or even a cooking workshop.


© P. Fridrich

Initially a network to distribute organic food baskets, Galinette has grown to a market of local producers and alternative “after work” every 3rd Friday of the month (from March to October). The market is entirely set up by volunteers with the support of Parckfarm, where it takes place, and the Ruche Qui dit Oui of Molenbeek.

Kiosque à graines

© Kiosque à graines

A groupe of inhabitants have invested a deserted piece of land belonging to the STIB to learn how to plant and to grow vegetables together. Kiosque à graines, a movable bike-kiosque, was born to go and spread this knowledge among other people living in the Bockstael area and beyond.

Lakense Manden / Les paniers de Laeken

© Les Paniers de LaekenLakense Manden / Les paniers de Laeken is an association of volunteers who distribute baskets with organic seasonal vegetables and fruit.


© P. FridrichBuild up for the festival Parckdesign in 2014, this greenhouse in the center of the then newly opened Tour&Taxis park became so popular that the inhabitants mobilised to make it stay. It stayed and became an important cultural meeting point for locals of all three communes this park is bordering – Molenbeek, Jette and Laeken/Brussels. More and more people from other parts of Brussels discover this area thanks to the events organised at or around the Parckfarm.


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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Faces of Laeken

Oktober 14, 2017

Faces of Laeken

Vrijdag 13 oktober 2017 was Laeken.Brussels aanwezig op de opening van Faces of Laeken, een buiten-tentoonstelling op de muur van het kerkhof van Laken.

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