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Heritage Days Brussels 2013 (click to zoom)

Heritage Days Brussels: program 2013

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The Heritage Days in Brussels (Journées du patrimoine or Open Monumentendagen) take place on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September 2013. It is the event to discover the wealth of buildings, institutions and Brussels real-estate. The subject of 2013 is 'Brussels, m'as-tu vu?'.

Map of monuments open to the public

A map with the monuments is available at the website of the Heritage Days.

Brussels-centre

Saint-Géry Halls
Saint-Géry Halls (click to zoom) Description: covered market hall (1881)
Address: Place Saint-Gèry 1 - 1000 Brussels [plan]
Open: Saturday and Sunday from 10 am till 6 pm

Beursschouwburg
Description: building in eclectic style from 1885 with Italian-style auditorium from 1947
Address: Rue Auguste Orts 20-28 - 1000 Brussels [plan]
Open: Saturday and Sunday from 2 pm to 6 pm

Greenwich Brussels
Description: cafe from the Belle Epoque in Brussels (1916)
Address: Rue des Chartreux 7 - 1000 Brussels [plan]
Open: Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to midnight

L'Archiduc
Description: L'Archiduc was opened in 1937, since 1953 it is a true jazz temple with Art Deco interior
Address: Rue Antoine Dansaert 6 - 1000 Brussels [plan]
Open: Saturday and Sunday from 2 pm till morning

De Markten - former seat of the Cristalleries du Val Saint-Lambert
Description: monumental building erected in Beaux-Arts style (1911-1914), now a Dutch-language community centre
Address: Rue du Vieux Marché aux Grains 5 - 1000 Brussels [plan]
Open: Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm

La Tentation - Centro Galego de Bruxelas
Description: cultural centre in the building of the famous fabric store
established in 1858 at the Rue de Laeken 28 but which was destroyed by fire in 1987
Address: Rue de Laeken 28 - 1000 Brussels [plan]
Open: Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 2 am

Kaaitheater
Description: former Luna Theatre, built between 1929 and 1932 on the site of an amusement park (style between Art Deco and Modernism)
Address: Place Sainctelette 20 - 1000 Brussels [plan]
Open: Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm

National Theatre
Description: theatre from 2004 with a facade in glass
Address: Boulevard Emile Jacqmain 111-115 - 1000 Brussels [plan]
Open: Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm

Theatre and Hotel Le Plaza
Description: Hotel in Art Deco style, with large cinema in Spanish-American decoration style
Address: Boulevard Adolphe Max 118-126 - 1000 Brussels [plan]
Open: Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm (subject to availability, see Heritage Days website)

Esperance tavern and hotel
Description: tavern with Art Deco facade and interior of the 1930s
Address: Rue Finisterrae 1-9 - 1000 Brussels [plan]
Open: Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 9 pm

North Passage
Description: passage between the Rue Neuve and the Boulevard Adolphe Max with glass roof and Baroque sculptures (1881)
Address: Rue Neuve - 1000 Brussels [plan]

UGC De Brouckère - Grand Eldorado Hall
Description: Eldorado cinema in Art Deco (1931-1932)
Address: Place de Brouckère 38 - 1000 Brussels [plan]
Open: Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Monnaie Theatre
Description: neoclassical theatre from the beginning of the 19th century
Address: Place de la Monnaie - 1000 Brussels [plan]
Open: Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm

Belga Queen Brussels
Description: 18th-century house, a post office in the 19th century, then a bank and now a restaurant with glass arch
Address: Rue du Fossé aux Loups 32 - 1000 Brussels [plan]
Open: Saturday and Sunday from 3 pm to 6 pm

House of the Governor of the National Bank of Belgium
Description: only remnant of a vast complex built between 1860 and 1878 for the National Bank
Address: Rue du Bois Sauvage 10 - 1000 Brussels [plan]
Open: Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm (last admission 5:15 pm)

St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral
Description: cathedral built between the 13th and the end of the 15th century on the site of a Romanesque Collegiate Church, which was incorporated in the floor
Address: Parvis Sainte-Gudule - 1000 Brussels [plan]
Open: Sunday from 3:30 pm to 6 pm

KBC Arenberg - former jeweler Wolfers
Description: former jeweler Wolfers, a work of Victor Horta (early 20th century)
Address: Rue d'Arenberg 11 - 1000 Brussels [plan]
Open: Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm

Royal St. Hubert Galleries
Saint-Hubert Galleries (click to zoom) Description: long gallery of 210 meters to the example of Italian palazzi from the 16th century, opening in 1847
Address: Rue du Marché-aux-Herbes - 1000 Brussels [plan]

Cinéma des Galeries
Description: cinema from 1939 built on the site of a
old 17th-century hotel called Le Canal de Louvain with Provencal-style interior
Address: Galerie de la Reine 26 - 1000 Brussels [plan]
Open: Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm (entry of the hall from 10 am to noon)

Théâtre du Vaudeville
Description: theatre, at the former Flower Market, in Second Empire Style
Address: Galerie de la Reine 13 - 1000 Brussels [plan]
Open: Sunday from 10 am to 8 pm

Galerie Bortier
Description: connection between the Rue de la Madeleine and the Rue Saint-Jean
Address: Rue de la Madeleine and Saint-Jean - 1000 Brussels [plan]

Grand-Place
Description: square that was rebuilt after the devastating bombing of Brussels by French troops in 1695
Address: Grand-Place - 1000 Brussels [plan]

King's House - Museum of the City of Brussels
Description: building in neo-Gothic style (late 19th century), now Museum of the City of Brussels
Address: Grand-Place - 1000 Brussels [plan]
Open: Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm

Restaurant Vincent
Description: the Rotisserie Vincent (1905) is located on the ground floor of a neoclassical building from 1834
Address: Rue des Dominicains 8-10 - 1000 Brussels [plan]
Open: Saturday and Sunday from noon to 2:45 pm

Centre Gallery
Description: gallery with main entrance (coated with Norwegian quartz) at the Rue des Fripiers (1951-1952)
Address: Rue des Fripiers 15-17 - 1000 Brussels [plan]

A la Bécasse
Description: inn in the style of the late 19th century (red and white tiles, solid dark wood furnishings and chandeliers in wrought iron)
Address: Rue de Tabora 11 - 1000 Brussels [plan]
Open: Saturday from 11 am to midnight and Sunday from 11 am to 11 pm

Le Cirio
Description: café-brasserie in an old retail of Italian food specialties (1883)
Address: Rue de la Bourse 18 - 1000 Brussels [plan]
Open: Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to midnight

Ancienne Belgique
Description: concert hall with one of the best acoustics in Europe, originally a hall and later a brasserie, AB since 1931
Address: Boulevard Anspach 110 - 1000 Brussels [plan]
Open: Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 pm

Plattesteen
Description: café-restaurant, with wood-paneled interior,
housed on the ground floor of an apartment building in Art Deco (1932)
Address: Rue du Marché au Charbon 41 - 1000 Brussels [plan]
Open: Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 11 pm

Brussels Parliament
Description: the seat of the Parliament of the Brussels-Capital Region
Address: Rue du Lombard 69 - 1000 Brussels [plan]
Open: Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm

Espace Magh
Description: Neoclassical mansion (late 19th century), cultural centre Espace Magh since 2009, with art-deco interior combined
with influences of the Maghreb culture
Address: Rue du Poinçon 17 - 1000 Brussels [plan]
Open: Saturday from 11 am to 6:30 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm

La fleur en papier doré - Het Goudblommeke in Papier
Description: terraced house from the 17th century, since 1944 a café and venue of the Brussels surrealists like Magritte
Address: Rue des Alexiens 55 - 1000 Brussels [plan]
Open: Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 11 pm

Grand Sablon
Description: trapezoidal square in Brussels with many antique shops and art galleries
Address: Place du Grand Sablon - 1000 Brussels [plan]

Egmont Palace
Description: city palace (originated in the 16th century) with richly decorated salons
Address: Place du Petit Sablon 8 - 1000 Brussels [plan]
Open: Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm (last admission at 4 pm), Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm (last admission at 1 pm)

Great Royal Serment of St. George of the Crossbowmen of Brussels
Description: room in the Church of Saint Jacques-sur-Coudenberg of the Great Royal Serment of St. George of the Crossbowmen of Brussels, an association that goes back to the 13th century and continues the traditions of two medieval guilds of crossbowmen founded in 1381
Address: Impasse du Borgendaal - Rue Royale - 1000 Brussels [plan]
Open: Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm

Belvue Museum - former Hotel Bellevue
Description: Hotel Bellevue was built in 1776 on the first plot of the square that was sold to a private
Address: Place des Palais 7 - 1000 Brussels [plan]
Open: Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm

Coudenberg - Former Palace of Brussels
Description: underground remains of the former Coudenberg Palace, destroyed in 1731 by fire
Address: Place des Palais 7 - 1000 Brussels [plan]
Open: Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm

Museum of Musical Instruments - former Old England department store
MIM Old England Store (click to zoom) Description: Art Nouveau building, a former department store which is now a museum of musical instruments
Address: Rue Montagne de la Cour 2 - 1000 Brussels [plan]
Open: Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm, free access only to the Old England area

Palace of Charles de Lorraine (Royal Library of Belgium)
Description: large palace in Louis XVI style
Address: Place du Musée 1 - 1000 Brussels [plan]
Open: Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm

Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels - Bozar
Bozar (click to zoom) Description: Art Nouveau building by Victor Horta (1928)
Address: Rue Ravenstein 23 - 1000 Brussels [plan]
Open: Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm

Ravenstein gallery
Description: International Style gallery in between the Rue Ravenstein and Cantersteen that connects the upper and lower city (1954-1958)
Address: Rue Ravenstein - Cantersteen - 1000 Brussels [plan]

Royal Salon of the Brussels Central Station
Description: royal salon, typical of the 50s, where the king was waiting for the train or where he could welcome distinguished guests
Address: Cantersteen (opposite Ravenstein gallery) - 1000 Brussels [plan]
Open: Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm

Rue Royale
Description: the Rue Royale is a main street constructed during the Austrian period, driven by Governor Charles of Lorraine (1776)
Address: Rue Royale - 1000 Brussels [plan]

BNP Paribas Fortis
Description: the 'Société Générale des Pays-Bas pour favoriser l'industrie nationale' established its seat close to the Rue Montagne de la Cour in 1822, close to political power
Address: Rue Royale 20 - 1000 Brussels [plan]
Open: Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm (last admission at 5 pm)

Brussels Park and Waux-Hall
Description: Royal Park, built at the end of the 18th century on a former hunting ground, with the music pavilion Waux-Hall [plan]

Cercle Royal Gaulois artistique et littéraire
Description: complex in Louis XVI style with a theatre
and a building with ballroom and reception hall (Waux-Hall)
Address: Rue de la Loi 5 - 1000 Brussels [plan]
Open: Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm

Théâtre Royal du Parc
Description: theatre from 1782 in classical style
Address: Rue de la Loi 3 - 1000 Brussels [plan]
Open: Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm

Academy Palace
Description: the residence of William of Orange was built between 1823 and 1826 with rooms in neoclassic style
Address: Rue Ducale 1 - 1000 Brussels [plan]
Open: Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm

University Foundation
Description: building complex where - since the beginning of the 20s - the University Foundation is located, with Art Deco interior
Address: Rue d'Egmont 11 - 1000 Brussels [plan]
Open: Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm

Concert Noble
Description: state room and salons from 1873
Address: Rue d'Arlon 82 - 1000 Brussels [plan]
Opening: Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm

Solvay Library
Description: building (1902) by the industrialist and patron Ernest Solvay
Address: Leopold Park - Rue Belliard 137 - 1000 Brussels [plan]
Open: Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm

Royal Military Academy
Description: Classicist-style building of the Royal Military Academy (since 1909)
Address: Avenue de la Renaissance 30 - 1000 Brussels [plan]
Open: Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm

Cinquantenaire Park
Cinquantenaire (click to zoom) Description: buildings of the Cinquantenaire, built on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of Belgium (1880), especially from Belgian materials (the Arcade was only finished in 1905)
Address: Parc du Cinquantenaire - 1000 Brussels [plan]

Royal Museum of the Army and Military History
Description: Army Museum in the pavilions of the Cinquantenaire Park
Address: Parc du Cinquantenaire 3 - 1000 Brussels [plan]
Open: Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm

Gardens of the Cambre Abbey
Description: the Cambre Abbey was founded in 1201 in the valley of the Maelbeek, with gardens in French classical style [plan]

Avenue Louise
Description: avenue completed in 1866, linking the city with the Bois de la Cambre
Address: Avenue Louise - 1000 Brussels [plan]

Bois de la Cambre
Description: forest developed in English style (1861)
Address: Bois de la Cambre [plan]

Royal Etrier Belge
Description: the Royal Etrier Belge was founded by the Solvay family, that wanted a horse club for officers, aristocrats and members of the upper classes, designed in 1929 and 1930 in regionalist style (mixture of neo-Flemish Renaissance and Beaux-Arts)
Address: Champ du Vert Chasseur 19 - 1000 Brussels [plan]
Open: Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm

Laeken

Heysel
Description: complex of Heysel Palaces built between 1933 and 1935
for the Universal Exhibition of 1935 [plan]

European School Brussels IV - former Cadet School
Description: European School on the site of the former (military) Cadet School, built in the nineteenth century in Flemish Neo-Renaissance style
Address: Drève Sainte-Anne 86 - 1020 Brussels (Laeken) [plan]
Open: Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm

Bruxelles Royal Yacht Club (BRYC)
Description: water sports club Bruxelles Royal Yacht Club (BRYC), founded in 1906, got a new clubhouse in 1936 with elements from previous boats
Address: Chaussée de Vilvorde 1 - 1020 Brussels (Laeken) [plan]
Open: Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 am to 6 pm

Central information point

The central information point during the weekend will be at the Saint-Géry Halls on the Place Saint-Géry (10 am to 5 pm) [plan].

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