In 1881 this superb neo-Renaissance brick-and-wrought-iron meat market was built around a curious pyramidal monument-fountain (itself...
Au Lion d'Or
The vaulted 1811 brick, neo-Gothic Au Lion d’Or building bridges a branch of the Senne River.
At this high-ceilinged pub with belle-époque gilt woodwork a recent renovation has restored the gilt and glamour, but the soul – and the...
Macrobiotic, veggie lunch place located above a mustard-yellow ‘bio’ shop. Bright decor with murals adorning the walls.
cnr Rue des Chartreux & Rue du Vieux Marché aux Grains · interesting places nearby
In the old Bruxellois dialect, zinneke means ‘a person of mixed origins’, which sums up the city’s inhabitants to this day. Hence Flemish sculptor Tom Frantzen’s statue of a dog with its leg cocked is a proud mongrel, and has inspired the city’s most exuberant celebration of Brussels’ multifaceted make-up, the Zinneke parade.