Dutch-language culture

In the City of Brussels, there are four Dutch-language community centres, several cultural partners, the Royal Flemish Theatre (KVS) and three City libraries. The Horizon 2020-25 local culture plan, the Culture Platform and the Culture Council are at the centre of the local policy for Dutch-language culture.

Gemeenschapscentrum De Markten

GC De Markten in the centre of Brussels participates in a tolerant city through theatre, concerts, exhibitions, courses, active arts, sports, Dutch-language courses, conversation tables and a socio-artistic project each year.

External site GC De Markten

Gemeenschapscentrum Nohva

GC Nohva (Heembeek-Mutsaard) is the community centre of Neder-Over-Heembeek and the Mutsaard quarter in Laeken. The offer for children is a priority.

External site GC Nohva

Gemeenschapscentrum Nekkersdal

GC Nekkersdal in Laeken wants to be an open house that focuses on cultural participation at the local level. One of its goals is young families through a Brede School (community school) and its after school child care (IBO). Nekkersdal also offers activities in the quarter and through many collaborations.

External site GC Nekkersdal

Gemeenschapscentrum De Linde

GC De Linde is the meeting place for young and old in Haren. It is committed, along with various partners in Brussels, to actively encourage the neighborhood feeling in Haren. There is an auditorium, suitable for smaller shows, and the centre is also the perfect venue for rehearsals and tryouts.

External site GC De Linde

The other Dutch-language cultural partners of the City of Brussels are:


The KVS, the first Flemish Theatre in Brussels, was created in the 19th century. Today it presents itself as the theatre of a diverse city with an eye for the world, and it is the place to be for contemporary theatre, dance and music that has a resonance far beyond Brussels!

External site KVS

The 'Arts Academy' offers training in Dutch outside the normal timetable for all ages, for both enthusiasts as pre-professionals, and this at a dozen locations across the city in the fields of music, theatre, dance and visual arts.

External site Hoofdstedelijke Kunstacademie

The 'Cultuurraad' (Culture Council) is a consultative committee that creates a dialogue between the Dutch-language cultural sector and the City of Brussels:


The 'Cultuurplatform' (Culture Platform) is an open meeting that is organized at least twice a year by the 'Cultuurraad'.

It is accessible to anyone interested in the Brussels cultural sector.

It is primarily a networking moment and an inspiration moment.

The Culture Platform is informed about the local cultural policy of the City. In turn, the platform also steers local cultural policy.


At the start of a new legislature, each (Brussels) municipality writes a new culture policy plan containing the policy for the next 6 years in the field of Dutch-language culture.

Cultuurbeleidsplan (Horizon 2020-25) (PDF, 6.13 MB)

As part of the local culture plan, the City of Brussels holds a call for projects 'Stadsmakers' (City Makers) each year.

External site Project call 'Stadsmakers' 2024