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Cemetery of Haren

The cemetery of Haren, covering about 87 ares, is the smallest cemetery in the City of Brussels. It really looks like a garden.

Please note: since 16 November 2022, the cemetery is open from 9 am to 3:30 pm. More info: 02 702 91 80 or 02 279 34 20.

Tomb of the family of Count Ch. A. vander Noot, marquis of Assche and Wemmel

Tomb of the family of Count Ch. A. vander Noot, marquis of Assche and Wemmel

This monument attracts visitors' attention.

Count Antoine vander Noot, marquis of Assche and Wemmel (1859-1925) was the first member of the family to be buried in the municipal cemetery. The authorities suggested this prominent location. They agreed to the height of four metres instead of the three-metre limit set for this site. The monument calls to mind the porch of a shrine. The family escutcheon surmounted by a cross can be seen in the centre.

Escutcheon of the family of Count Ch. A. vander Noot, marquis of Assche and Wemmel

Monument to soldiers who fell in the two World Wars (1920)

Monument to soldiers who fell in the two World Wars (1920)

"Haren to its heroes

Fleming and Walloon held out their hands to one another

and fought for king and country.

They wanted what was right

and won what they wanted.

They suffered and fought

for people and freedom."

As regards the symbolism, the main side is adorned with a palm representing victory. The soldiers are buried in lawn 6.

Several tomb stones from the old cemetery

They were recovered and placed on the surrounding wall at the rear. They include in particular those of:

  • Jean-Baptiste Van Holsbeeck (1865-1927), Mayor
  • Arthur Maes (1874-1928) doctor and last Mayor of Haren until it was annexed by Brussels
  • municipal councillors such as Vermeiren and Nobels
  • teacher and municipal secretary J.C. Schueremans

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Photos: studio Fifty-Fifty © City of Brussels