What is now the New Grain Market (Nieuwe Graanmarkt / Place du Nouveau Marché aux Grains) was, between the 15th and 18th centuries, the heart of the Jericho convent, a huge Jesuit estate and monastery. When it was abolished in 1783, the city ordered the site to be transformed into a spacious square in classical style. This square was intended to be an alternative to the grain market, which had insufficient space on what is now called the Old Grain Market. Today, the square, with its plane trees and basketball hoops, is rings is one of the liveliest places in the bustling city centre. Nearby is the fashion district, several schools, trendy cafés and social housing towers that are being demolished. Come and discover all the different facets of this constantly evolving district.
Practicalities These guided tours are organised by Brukselbinnenstebuiten, so they take place outside and focus on the neighbourhood around a location in the programme. You can take the tour in French or Dutch and English. As they start at 4:30 pm and end at 6 pm, they can easily be combined with the first session of the concert at the same venue. For organisational reasons, we sell tickets for these two events separately.
Note This tour is organised just before the Alostmen concert at the Brasserie Surréaliste. Click here to buy tickets for this concert and thus combine the two activities.