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Schaerbeek

Schaerbeek, the second most populous commune of the Brussels-Capital Region, is composed of a lot of neighbourhoods, many of which are cosmopolitan and very popular.
Schaerbeek is the second most populous commune of the Brussels-Capital Region after the City of Brussels and the seventh largest by population in Belgium. Schaerbeek’s different neighbourhoods are highly diverse in sociological terms.

Territory

Located in the north-east of the Brussels Agglomeration and covering an area of 8.1 square kilometres, Schaerbeek is a commune that is full of potential in terms of culture, architecture and quality of life. It is composed of a lot of neighbourhoods, many of which are cosmopolitan and very popular. Noteworthy sites include Josaphat Park, the town hall – which was built by Jules-Jacques Van Ysendijck in 1887, the Sainte-Marie royal church, Les Halles, the Maison des Arts, and many very well preserved art nouveau and art deco buildings.

There is a large collection of open-air sculptures in Josaphat Park, which is nestled among tree-lined avenues of townhouses.

Les Halles on Rue Royale Sainte-Marie, a former covered market in the characteristic metallic style of the late 19th century, has been transformed into an activity and artistic centre.

Located halfway between the international centres of NATO and the European Union, Schaerbeek is a fast-moving commune very much on the up.

Key figures

Statistical overview of the commune of Schaerbeek

(Source: Institut Bruxellois de Statistique et d'Analyse - IBSA)

General contact details of the communal administration

Place Colignon, 1030 Brussels

Phone: +32 (0)2 244 75 11
Fax: +32 (0)2 241 30 80
Online: www.schaerbeek.irisnet.be

Police zone 5344

Schaerbeek is part of police zone Schaerbeek - Saint-Josse - Evere.

CPAS

Rue Vifquin 2, 1030 Brussels
Phone: +32 (0)2 240 35 00
Fax: +32 (0)2 240 35 57
Email: info@cpas-schaerbeek.be

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