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A visit inside the European quarter – Heritage days

Hosted by the Consul of the Brussels Discovery Group
Culture & Entertainment
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 16 Sep 13:45 - 16:45

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The European quarter is surrounded by green spaces: the squares, the park Cinquantenaire, the park Leopold. During this walk, we will discover beautiful buildings – starting with one being designed by Horta near Square Ambiorix and finishing by the newly renovated Eastman building, now the "House of Europe" - and also some green spaces in between.
We will first visit with a guide the hotel van Protected content , one of Victor Horta’s most accomplished creations. With this building, he confirmed his talent for structuring space, diffusing light and using colored materials. The townhouse was commissioned by Edmond van Eetvelde, an eminent diplomat and advisor to King Léopold II. Horta gave prominence to visible metal structures, previously only used in industrial buildings, and designed an oriel window extending over two floors along the entire length of the façade.
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We will continue with a visit through the European quarter: Square Ambiorix, Square Marguerite, Schuman and park Leopold. In the park we can visit the museum House of European History. This free museum in the beautifully renovated Eastman building takes visitors on a journey along the path of Europe’s history and challenges them to contemplate its future. The permanent exhibition is based on fascinating objects from more than Protected content and collections from across Europe and worldwide.
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Please be in time so that we can visit the hotel all together, if possible, and not in different groups (as the visits start at different hours)

Afterwards we can take a coffee/beer in Place Jourdan or Schuman.

To come to the meeting point you should take:
M 1,5 Maelbeek/Schuman
B 60,63,64 Palmerston
B 59,64 Livinstone
B 29 Waterloo Wilson