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MyBXL maintenance and telephone accessibility

Due to maintenance works, the External site MyBXL citizen portal will be unavailable from Friday 2 December at 1 pm until Saturday 3 December at 7:30 am. Interruptions are still possible on Saturday 3 December. Due to the move of the services of the City of Brussels to the new Brucity Administrative Centre (on 12 December 2022), the waiting time for a telephone answer may be temporarily longer as well.

 

Visiting the cemeteries of the City of Brussels

A walk through the cemeteries of the City of Brussels (Brussels-Evere, Laeken, Neder-Over-Heembeek and Haren) offers an alternative way to discover the heritage and history of the city.

The City of Brussels provides various aids for visitors. A number of associations or city guides also offer guided tours for groups.

Each cemetery can be visited during opening hours (see practical info). Please respect the peace and tranquillity of the site and its facilities.

The cemeteries of Brussels-Evere and Laeken have an electric cart. Thus, people with reduced mobility can visit the whole site.

Discovery booklets

To help you make the most of your visit, booklets tell you about the history and the monuments at the cemeteries. A booklet on the underground galleries in Laeken Cemetery is also on offer.

Available at the reception desk at the cemeteries of Brussels-Evere and Laeken.

In search of an unusual activity for your children? Discover the history of Brussels and its heritage through our educational adventures (in French, Dutch and English):

Cemetery of Brussels

Trail and quiz for the whole family:

Laeken Cemetery

Educational adventures for 6-8 year-olds and for 9-12 year-olds:

Educational adventure at Laeken cemetery

Each year, the City of Brussels organises 'Spring at the Cemeteries' to enhance the value of its funerary heritage. It is a cultural event started by the French organisation Patrimoine Aurhalpin.

  • 2023: Spring at the Cemeteries at the cemetery of Brussels-Evere. Theme: Art Nouveau.
  • 20 and 21 May 2022: 1st Belgian edition of Spring at the Cemeteries. Location: cemetery of Laeken.