Neighbourhood Walk: Old Molenbeek

17 febrero 2022
Vieux Molenbeek - pont - immeuble Vedett - beau temps

Molenbeek is steadily building for the future. The neighbourhood around the canal has become trendy, with cultural players settling in the neighbourhood.

But the local population must also be considered. Molenbeek was once a village in the countryside, which evolved into an industrial suburb, that in turn became the densely populated commune it is today. This commune has spent much effort to restore its urban balance as much as possible.

The stroll takes in former industrial buildings that hark back to the neighbourhood's past like La Fonderie, the MIMA contemporary art museum and the Belvue Hotel. You'll also walk along rue Antoine Dansaert, which is home to countless delicious places to stop for a break like MOK coffee bar, the Walvis brasserie and the Midpoint neighbourhood cafe.

Duration of walk: 2h30
Starting point: Place du Nouveau Marché-aux-grains – metro Sainte-Catherine (lines 1 and 5)

The map for this walk is available in French, Dutch and English. 

In collaboration with Brukselbinnenstebuiten