Next weekend (19 & 20 September 2015): Heritage Days + Car Free Sunday = no excuses to stay inside!
During the Heritage Days lots of buildings will open their doors for the public. This year the focus is on offices, ateliers and factories. There are so many places to see that it’s impossible to visit everything. I’m only available one day out of two, so it’s hard to make a choice. I prefer to visit buildings that I’ve never seen before and that have an artistic side. Here’s what I’d like to see:
This is on my wish list for quite some time. In a former warehouse you can visit an exhibition called ‘Man in the Mirror’. During the Heritage Days, there are guided tours and free entrance (usually it’s a €10 fee!).
There is a lot of discussion about this building, whether it is suitable to house Brussels contemporary art collection or not. Make your own judgment after following the guided tour. There’s also a workshop about the future of this building.
RHoK Academy used to be a printing office, and nowadays a school for visual arts.
This used to be the home of a community of artists, and it still is today. Take a guided tour to see all the artists ateliers.
There’s an information desk in the centre of Brussels, at the Halles Saint-Géry, where you can find the whole program.
During the Car Free Sunday I would recommend you to cycle, skate or walk around the Montgommery roundabout 🙂 . It’s feels sooooo good to own this otherwise overcrowded place. Or go see the Street expo ‘Bruxelles en scène’ from photographer Bram Penninckx. There is also a tunnel party at Porte de Namur and a free street party with Onda Sonora! Or take it easy at the Be Chill Festival in front of the Royal Palace (metro Park).