Place Emile Bockstael inauguration

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On Sunday 27 June 2021, from 11 am, at the Place Emile Bockstael.

Thanks to the Bockstael sustainable district contract, the Place Emile Bockstael and its surroundings have been given a different face. It is the end of a one-year project, an investment of 2.6 million euros and a long participatory process with the residents and actors of the neighbourhood. It is now a brand new public space, greener, friendlier and safer for the people of Laeken - Brussels.

On Sunday 27 June, the square will be celebrated with a program of activities open to all: participatory, fun, sports and musical activities to discover with your family or neighbours. The official inauguration will be held at 2 pm. At 3:30 pm, the CyCLO Point Vélo Bockstael will be inaugurated.

  • 11h-18h. Duck fishing, wooden games, make-up, bookswap salon and other creative activities in the Kids zone
  • 11h-18h. Kart & pana with LART
  • 11h-18h. Radio Marie-Christine live on the square: music, testimonials and interviews
  • 11h-17h. Bicycle check-up workshop (Point Vélo Bockstael, CyCLO)
  • 11h30, 12h15 and 13h. Workshop choreography with Impulsion Danse (3x30min)
  • 13h30 and 15h. Fanfare Batuqueria
  • 14h. Speech
  • 14h15. Dance show with Impulsion Danse (with the audience who participated in the workshop) + family photo
  • 15h-18h. Playbox (box with sports games)
  • 15h30. CyCLO Point Vélo Bockstael inauguration
  • 15h30-17h. Guided visit to discover the neighborhood (see Three bike rides)
  • 16h. Circus performance To Bee Queen (Cie Lady Cocktail)
  • 15h-18h. Participatory murals #bockstaelstories with artist Lensk and photographer Géraldine Thomas

Tour 1 - The District Contract: Bockstael and its "flagship project", the opening of a new city park

  • Departure 15h15, duration 45 minutes, maximum 15 people

Tour 2 - "Les Hirond'Elles" (cycling initiation courses for women) shows the treasures of Laeken

  • Departure at 15h30, duration 2 hours, maximum 25 people

Tour 3 - The District Contract: from the Place Emile Bockstael to the canal, from one pocket park to another

  • Departure 16h30, duration 45 minutes, maximum 15 people

Practical information

The departure will take place at the Place Bockstael (near the Cyclo mobile workshop)

  • Tour 1: 15h15
  • Tour 2: 15h30
  • Tour 3: 16h30


The places are limited. To register: send your names, e-mail and telephone by e-mail to:

It's not too late on Sunday 27 June. Then come on site before 1 pm (Cyclo mobile workshop).

Don't have a bicycle? Then report it in advance by e-mail. We will find one with our partner Cyclo.