What does the lively Saint-Jacques Quarter in the heart of Brussels have to offer?


Can you locate the Brussels Saint-Jacques Quarter on the city map? Perhaps. But you probably didn't know about all the gems that are there for the taking. Get a bird's eye view of this dynamic quarter's rich and varied offerings here.

In the middle of the pedestrian zone, roughly between the Sablon Quarter, the Rue Antoine Dansaert and the place Saint-Géry, lies the Saint-Jacques Quarter. Over 1,000 years old but bustling with life. Whether you live here, work or visit, there is always something to see, do and experience nearby. A complete listing is impossible; a tasting will surely convince you.

Zigzag from Manneken Pis or the Grand-Place and dare to get lost in the cosy pedestrian streets all around. You will bounce from one typical façade and comic strip wall to another. Soak up some culture at the Jacques Brel Foundation or learn all about chocolate at the Choco-Story museum. By then it's time for freshly squeezed juice, a vegetarian snack or some vegan street food. Or why not pop into a restaurant serving European, Latin American, Asian or African cuisine before venturing out of some authentic Brussels staminee, beer, wine, whiskey, gin, trendy cocktail, salsa, karaoke or queer bar.

Still got enough energy left in the evening for a jazz club or a stroll past light projections? If not, come back another time for the Zinneke Parade, the Ommegang, the plantation of the Meyboom, the flower carpet, winter fun or numerous other events.