In view of the ongoing health crisis and to ensure that the Heritage Days can go ahead as safely and as seamlessly as possible, visits to indoor sites must be booked in advance.
Bookings can be made online from 4 September 2020 on this website. All visits to indoor sites must be booked, except visits to hospitality venues and places of worship (no bookings are required for these two site types). Please note: Pre-booking is also necessary for children, whatever their age.
If you wish to take part in an outdoor activity (such as a walking tour, a guided bicycle tour, a scavenger hunt or a bus tour), please refer to the information provided below the activity listing and, if necessary, book your place by contacting the relevant organisations from 24 August onwards.
Over the years, the Heritage Days have become a highlight of the Brussels cultural events calendar, drawing thousands of visitors from Brussels, Wallonia, Flanders and further afield each September. Over the course of a weekend, the Heritage Days give those interested a chance to get a fresh perspective on Brussels, explore places off the beaten track, learn about architectural styles or visit sites that are not generally open to the public.
This year, the Heritage Days are all about colour. Be it inside buildings, on their façades or in public spaces, colour is a key feature of Brussels’ heritage and can be seen throughout our city, injecting light and life into our everyday surroundings.
urban.brussels has put together an exciting new programme for you this year. There is something here for everyone, whether you simply want to visit a site or are looking for a more interactive experience – there are walking tours, scavenger hunts, bus tours, family activities, guided tours in sign language, and much more besides.
Of course, this event would not be possible without the enthusiastic support of all the site managers, associations, municipal councils and professionals who contributed to this year’s Heritage Days. Despite the unusual circumstances this year, they pulled out all the stops and came up with a host of creative ideas.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank them all for their part in this very special weekend.
Enjoy exploring the colours of Brussels!
Head of Urban