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Eastern Brussels

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The East in the Belgian capital of Brussels comprises the municipalities of Woluwe-Saint-Lambert / Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe, Woluwe-Saint-Pierre / Sint-Pieters-Woluwe, Auderghem / Oudergem and Watermael-Boitsfort / Watermaal-Bosvoorde. This area generally is considered as the richest. Many embassies also are located on this side of Brussels. Mainly residential, with a mixture of housing blocks, quaint neighbourhoods and green areas this place is well-loved by Eurocrats and other professional types. The enormous Wolubilis cultural complex is well worth a visit.

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Map of Brussels/East

Woluwe-Saint-Pierre[edit]

Stoclet palace

Woluwé-Saint-Pierre s mostly a well-to-do residential area, which includes the wide, park-lined, Tervuren Avenue (French: Avenue de Tervueren, Dutch: Tervurenlaan) and the numerous embassies located near the Montgomery Square (Square Montgomery, Montgomeryplein).

  • 1 Bibliotheca Wittockiana, Rue du Bemelstraat 21, +32 2 770-5333. A museum that is dedicated to the art of binding books, with one of the most prestigious bookbinding collections in the world. Quite interesting. A discovery of forgotten discipline. Amazing use of materials, that unexpectedly gives room to innovation. €5, €3 for reduced ticket. Free on the first Sunday of the month..
  • 2 Musée du Transport Urbain Bruxellois-Museum voor het Stedelijk Vervoer te Brussel (Transportation Museum of Brussels), 364 Avenue de Tervuren/Tervurenlaan (Take Metroline 1B (dir. Stockel). Step down at Metro M station Montgomery. There, take Tram 39 (dir. Ban Eik) or 44 (dir. Tervuren) from their terminus. Step down at 6th stop “Depot de Woluwe/Woluwe Remise”. Tram museum is just at your left.), +32 2 515-3108. Open from 1:30PM-7PM on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from the first weekend of April until the first weekend of October. Old trams are regularly used to link the museum to one of Brussels suburbs, Tervuren, through a very nice wooded area. The trip is especially pleasant on a sunny day. From the end station in Tervuren you can go to a nearby old train station that has been converted to a bar and small restaurant named Spoorloos (literally "without tracks"). €8 Adults, €4 Children age 6-11, under 6 free. Brussels Tram Museum on Wikipedia Brussels Tram Museum (Q609692) on Wikidata
  • 3 Woluwe Park, Near Avenue de Tervuren (From center, take a tube (Stockel direction), step down at Montgomery station. Take tram 39 or 44. Step down at 4th station Chien vert. OR, by bus 36 if you take it at Schuman station area.).
  • 4 City Hall of Woluwé-Saint-Pierre, Avenue Charles Thielemans 93. Open for visitors.
  • 5 Saint-Pierre Church, Rue Felix Poels. Erected in 1755 on the site of a much older building and perpendicular to it, with funds from the abbey of Forest. Traces of the older building can still be seen on the left of the current church.
  • 6 Stoclet Palace (Palais Stoclet/Stocletpaleis). Several turn-of-the-century houses and manors can still be seen today, such as the Stoclet Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which was built between 1905 and 1909 on a design by Josef Hoffmann and contains mosaics and paintings by Gustav Klimt. The house is still inhabited by the Stoclet family and is not open to the public. Stoclet Palace on Wikipedia Stoclet Palace (Q239028) on Wikidata

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  • 1 Le Stockel (Cinema Stokkel), Hinnisdaallaan 17-19, +32 2 779 10 79. Local movie theater with a focus on Belgian, French and Hollywood movies. Can be reached by public transport by metro or tram. Beware of the schedule: even non-animated English movies are routinely translated (dubbed) in French, resulting in a very awkward and disappointing experience. Maker sure to get a ticket for the original version (vo) and not the French version (vf).

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Shopping centres[edit]

  • 1 Stokkel, Dumonplein. Large shopping district in the neighboring municipality of Sint-Pieters-Woluwe. Strong focus on fashion but relatively expensive.
  • 2 Woluwe Shopping Center, Sint-Lambertusstraat 200. Mo - Sa 10.00 - 18.00. One of the largest shopping centres of the Brussels agglomeration. Come early, because many shops already start closing up as early as 18:00.

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  • 1 Mykonos, J.F. Debeckerstraat 160, +32 2 762 44 29. Greek restaurant with authentic atmosphere: fitting decorations, garments, and an occasional live band playing traditional Greek music. Advisable for couples seeking a romantic dinner, not suitable for kids. Decent portions, mid-range in price. Their grilled lamb is famous in the wide region.

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