New locations that will boost Brussels in 2022

18 January 2022
Grand Hospice - Institut Pacheco nightlife terrace

Looking for places to shake things up, reinvent the city or get a feel for what's new this year? Then we have some great news for you! There are plenty of exciting new locations that emerged in 2021. Galleries, alternative venues, gourmet food courts... We take a look at these new spots that will be shaking up Brussels’ cultural landscape in 2022 (and beyond!).

 

The most gourmet, the food court at the Gare Maritime

For several weeks now, foodies and gourmands have been flocking to the counters of the brand-new Tour & Taxis Food Market. Installed under the glass roofs of the former Gare Maritime, this gourmet market, steeped in local culture, delights both sweet and savoury palates with 10 restaurants serving diverse flavours and influences. Sandwiches, croquettes, waffles and delicious chips: it’s an ode to the terroir, but it also looks more further afield to include burgers, Japanese-style broth or tasty pastas bursting with sunshine. Yummy!

Rue Picard 11, 1000 Brussels

  

The greenest, the Grand Hospice

A mix of the "pop-up bar and lanterns" spirit, a trendy bar and an urban oasis, the Grand Hospice is one of those new hybrid places that we really love and that make the city more vibrant. The gardens of the former Pacheco Institute, a neoclassical complex with beautiful colonnades and a listed interior park, have become a meeting point for a wide range of social and cultural activities. Chat while having a drink, play pétanque with friends, take a relaxing yoga class or enjoy a healthy break in the countryside, this garden, which is in bloom in the summer and decorated with festive lights in winter, is a must-go!

Rue du Grand Hospice 7, 1000 Brussels

The most arty, Cloud Seven and the collection of Frédéric de Goldschmidt

With his new exhibition space, collector Frédéric de Goldschmidt has taken an unexpected turn while adding another arty asset to the Canal district. A multi-faceted space, Cloud Seven houses an art gallery, co-working options, a bar and a gym all under one roof! Visiting is an opportunity to discover some of the most beautiful pieces of this contemporary art lover's collection in a refined setting. There are works by Fabrice Samyn, colourful weavings by Alighiero Boetti, Louise Bourgeois, Lucio Fontana and a fine selection of emerging artists.

Quai du Commerce 7, 1000 Brussels

  

The most circus-like, UP Circus & Performing Arts

A change of scenery for the Espace Catastrophe performance venue, which changed its premises from the Glacières at Saint Gilles to Molenbeek. With a name that makes you want to get up and move your body, UP Circus & Performing Arts has taken over a huge site, with incredible outdoor spaces, including a giant marquee and equally impressive indoor facilities. Physical training rooms, a documentation centre, a small catering area and even a second-hand store disguised as a "costume library", there are 6,000m² of space open to all possibilities that give a real boost to this contemporary circus.

Rue Osseghem 50 - 1080 Brussels