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This ‘arts laboratory’ recently moved from its old graffitied central Brussels location to Molenbeek. It hosts art installations and theatre productions, cutting-edge gigs and parties with DJs, and has a daytime veggie-friendly cafe staffed by long-term jobseekers.

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Nearby Brussels attractions


0.49 MILES

On the banks of the Brussels Canal, the engaged and engaging Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art (MIMA) showcases contemporary art with a permanent…

2. Cantillon Brewery

0.51 MILES

Beer lovers shouldn’t miss this unique living brewery-museum. Atmospheric and family run, it’s Brussels’ last operating lambic brewery and still uses much…

3. Sacrifice Mural

0.61 MILES

This raw and unsettling mural is based on Caravaggio's Sacrifice of Isaac, and shows a child about to have his throat cut. The artist, who has also…

4. Zinneke

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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…

5. Au Lion d'Or

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The vaulted 1811 brick, neo-Gothic Au Lion d’Or building bridges a branch of the Senne River.

6. Église Notre-Dame des Riches Claires

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From a public courtyard off Place St-Géry (go through the black steel gates next to the bistro La Lion St Géry), there's a view of Église Notre Dame des…

7. Halles St-Géry

0.81 MILES

In 1881 this superb neo-Renaissance brick-and-wrought-iron meat market was built around a curious pyramidal monument-fountain (itself built to replace a…

8. Cubitus

0.82 MILES

In this mural a tetchy-looking Manneken Pis gazes up at his pediment, from which he has been displaced by a grinning, peeing bear.