Did you know that the 69 Brussels metro stations form the largest underground art gallery in the capital?


More than 80 works of art adorn the stations, platforms and corridors. Paintings, sculptures, photographs, stained glass windows, all art forms have found their place in the metro over the years. The works have one thing in common: they were all produced by Belgian artists.

It is not possible to mention them all, but here are a few of them just to whet your appetite. While you are waiting at Vandervelde station, Paul De Gobert offers you a step back in time. His acrylic work depicts the station's neighbourhood before it was eaten up by urban development: the Woluwe valley, its hills and a few houses. At La Bourse, Delvaux likes women and different means of transport… In particular, Watermael station can be found in many of his works. For his monumental work at Porte de Hal, François Schuiten imagined a universe directly related to his cartoons, which earned him the Grand Prix at the Angoulême Festival in 2002.

To view all the works of art at Brussels metro stations, visit this page or, even better, buy a one-day pass and admire them in situ