Are you looking for a break in a large, quiet area, mainly reserved for pedestrians and soft mobility? Welcome to Place Jourdan, one of the largest squares in the European Quarter, but also one of the capital’s emblematic places!
The square is named after a 19th century doctor and philanthropist and is the historic centre of commune of Etterbeek. It has recently undergone a complete transformation, turning it into an airy space where people can meet and relax. Freed from car parking in its centre, the square is more convivial, especially on a Sunday, which is market day.
Place Jourdan hosts a number of very inviting terraces, such as that of the Schievelavabo, with its warm welcome and its menu of typical Belgian dishes. Fancy a wine and tapas bar? Make your way to Pepete & Ronron, with its warm, Mediterranean atmosphere. Authentic Brussels brasserie Signature offers its meat and fish specialities. For generous and tasty Syrian street food, head to Mine Madeh! And last but not least, if you're craving chips, you're in luck! The square is home to Friterie Antoine, one of the best chip shops in Brussels, and an institution for over 70 years!