Etterbeek is a central commune in the Brussels-Capital Region covering 3.1 square kilometres, adjacent to the European neighbourhood and the Cinquantenaire. Etterbeek was almost totally urbanised in the 19th century, and today has a very homogenous look.
Etterbeek accommodated a garrison for more than half a century. The present-day ULB and VUB university campuses are built on the parade ground of the barracks, built between 1875 and 1883.
Close to both the city centre and the Forêt de Soignes (Sonian Forest), Etterbeek is crossed by the prestigious Louis Schmidt and Saint-Michel Boulevards, which provide fast access to the European road network.
Etterbeek can claim the densest education network in the country, and it has plenty of green spaces, including Jean-Félix Hap Park and the Fontenay-sous-Bois gardens. In the busy "La Chasse" neighbourhood, Rue des Tongres and Place Jourdan – home to a highly regarded market – Etterbeek affirms its reputation as a commercial hub.
General contact details of the communal administration
Police zone 5343 (Montgomery)
Etterbeek is part of police zone Montgomery which covers Etterbeek, Woluwe-Saint-Pierre and Woluwe-Saint-Lambert.