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.
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.
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.
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.