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.




  • Grand-Place canvas goes to three projects

    Grand-Place canvas goes to three projects

    In September 2015, the City of Brussels made a call for projects for the reuse of the decorative canvas that was used during the renovation of the facades 1 to 7 of the Grand-Place. A selection committee chose three projects: a yurt, garden furniture and bags.

  • 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.