Place Jourdan is very closely linked to its international neighbours, the European institutions. What happens in Europe often has direct repercussions on this Brussels district where expatriates and officials of the nearby institutions work, live and relax. Just a stone's throw from Schuman roundabout, a short walk from the Museum of Natural Sciences and Leopold Park, and a few blocks from place Flagey, place Jourdan sits in the valley of the Maelbeek river, an ancient Brussels waterway. Although the square has sometimes suffered the urban planning torments of real estate pressure due to the expansion of the European institutions, it has now reached beautiful maturity. Completely redeveloped as a friendly and attractive pedestrian square in 2018, today's place Jourdan has finally regained its peaceful character, with water fountains, terraces and Brussels brasseries. Maison Antoine, an institution in itself, has been a constant on the square since 1948, and it's still possible to enjoy a portion of chips with a sauce of your choice until 1 in the morning.
Location: Place Jourdan, 1040 Etterbeek