History & folklore

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Brussels celebrated its millennium in 1979. The village, which developed on swamps, became the capital of the country and Europe, with an important history, a rich heritage and a beautiful folklore.




  • In memory of 22 March 2016

    In memory of 22 March 2016

    In memory of the victims of the attacks of 22 March 2016, flowers will be laid on behalf of the City of Brussels by the students of the quarter on Friday 20 May (at 8:45 am). At a later stage, the messages that were written on the ground will be immortalized.

  • First World War centenary in Brussels

    First World War centenary in Brussels

    The City of Brussels organizes a number of initiatives to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War (1914-1918): the website '14-18 Brussels at war', an exhibition and a publication mainly focus on daily life in Brussels during the war.