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Best things in Brussels are free !

 Breakdance

  • Breakdance training for semi-pro (from 16 yeayrs-old), every Wednesday and Thursday, from 6pm to 10pm.In Dutch.
    GC Pianofabriek (Saint-Gilles)
    Online: www.pianofabriek.be (NL)
  • Discover breakdance with B-boys Ismaëm and Rookie Roc. Every Sunday from 5pm to 7.30pm.
    For kids from 8 years-old. In Dutch.
    GC De Maalbeek (Etterbeek)
    Online: www.demaalbeek.be (NL) 

 Knitting

  • Learn to knit, in a group, while speaking to each other and exchanging ideas. Every Thursday from 7pm to 9pm. In Dutch.
    GC De Linde (Haeren)
    Online: www.gcdelinde.be (NL)
  • 'Café Tricoter', every Thursday from 2pm to 6pm. It's free but you have to bring wool and knitting needels.In Dutch.
    GC Pianofabriek (Saint-Gilles)
    Online: www.pianofabriek.be (NL)
  • Free knitting workshop every Monday at 1.30pm. In Dutch.
    GC De Harmonie (Brussels City)
    Online: www.deharmonie.be (NL/FR)

 Baby massage

A nice moment for your baby and you. Every Thrursday from 1pm to 3pm. In Dutch.
GC Den Dam (Auderghem)
Online: www.gcdendam.be (NL)

 Portuguese dance

Discover Portuguese songs and dances of the last 100 years. Every Friday from 8pm to 10pm. In Dutch.
GC Pianofabriek (Saint-Gilles)
Online: www.pianofabriek.be (NL)

Argentinian tango

Learn the basic of Argentinian tango with Be tango. Different places and different times.
Details on their website.

Online: www.be-tango.com

Free Market

Free market every fourth Saturday of each month, from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm, in the small Quai à la Houille park.
Come along with things you no longer need, or with nothing, and leave with things you will find useful.
Online: 1000bxlentransition.be/marche-gratuit/ (FR)

Public writer

  •  Some Mondays, from 1pm to 3pm, in La Maison des Femmes in Schaerbeek.
    Online: www.schaerbeek.be (FR)
  • The municipaly library of Saint-Josse (rue de la Limite 2) welcomes a public writer.
    In French. Free, but by appointment only.
    Phone: +32 (0)494 73 78 71
  • In the French Library of Berchem-Sainte-Agathe (rue des Soldats 21) also welcomes a public writer every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, from 1 to 3pm.
    In French. By appointment only.
    Phone: +32 (0) 492 56 20 57

 

Get your bike engraved

On the last Thursday of the month, the Maison de la Prévention in Auderghem will engrave your bike free of charge. Advance booking is required.
Maison de la Prévention
Rue Lambin, 1160 Brussels
Phone: +32 (0)2 850 80 06

Second Life Festival

Once a month, vintage market and a chance to discover young Brussels artists. And for the girls: a 1950s-style make-up and hairdressing workshop!
Online: www.secondlifefestival.net (FR)

Energy consultations

  • Eco House (Saint-Gilles)
    Here you will find all sorts of useful information on sustainable development: brochures, workshops, exhibitions, films, etc.
    Online: www.stgilles.irisnet.be (FR/NL)
  • Energy House North
    Free visit to your home by a adviser and help with certain work. In French and Dutch.
    Online: www.maisonenergiehuis.be (FR/NL)
  • Are you paying too much for your gas and electricity? What should you do if you move? Get an answer to these questions at the Be-Face consultations at GC De Harmonie (City of Brussels).
    Free, but advances booking is required. Note: the consultations are in Dutch.
    Online: www.deharmonie.be (FR/NL)

Science Bar Café

Every second Tuesday of the month at 7 pm: a scientificafter-work session at the Ritscafé (City of Brussels)
Online: www.sciencebarbrussel.be (NL)

Café Alzheimer

Every second Wednesday of the month from 2 pm to 4 pm, a Café Alzheimer is organised in Saint-Gilles for patients and their families and friends. Come along for support, a listening ear and advice.
Service des Affaires sociales de Saint-Gilles
Phone: +32 (0)2 536 02 56

Repair Café

On different sites, specialists help you repair your stuff for free. Everything from faulty toasters and rickety chairs legs to broken dolls and loose hems.
Some sessions are dedicated to IT (laptops, smartphones, etc.).
Online: www.repairtogether.be (FR)

Brussels fire station

SIAMU, the Brussels-Capital Region's firefighting and emergency medical assistance service, offers guided tours of the main fire station and some local stations.

90-minutes tours are available for groups of between 10 and 25 people. Advance booking is required. In French and Dutch.

Free in Brussels

A website that lists, in Dutch, all the free exhibitions, readings, festivals, events, concerts, etc in Brussels.

Online: www.gratisinbrussel.be (NL)

Drinking water fountains and free public conveniences

The association "Infirmiers de rue" (Street Nurses) works with people who live on the streets or in a very vulnerable situation. One of the tools created by "Infirmiers de rue" is a map indicating drinking water fountains and free public conveniences.
Although this tool is intended primarily for the homeless, it may prove useful to each one of us.

Infirmiers de rue
Online: www.infirmiersderue.be (FR)

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Theory driving licence

If you think you will have difficulty following conventional lessons with a driving school, the Brusselleer association organises 40 hours of lessons. Only in Dutch.

Online: www.basiseducatie.be/brusselleer (NL)

Needlework

Every Monday and Thursday from 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm (except school holidays). Activities in Dutch and French.

Centre Social Protestant
Online: csp-psc.be (FR/NL)

Public astronomy course

A free public astronomy course is given every year, from October to March, on Wednesdays, from 18.00hrs to 19.00hrs at the University of Brussels.
The course consists of 4 modules of 5 lessons. The level is that of higher secondary education.
The entrance is entirely free, no enrolment is required beforehand.

Phone: +32 (0)2 650 28 34
Email: ajorisse@astro.ulb.ac.be

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Models for hair design / beauty treatment schools

  •  Bischoffsheim Institute (Brussels city) is looking for models for the students "hair and beauty".
    Online: www.brunette.brucity.be (FR)
  •  Jean Louis David Academy is looking for models for its trainees.
    Email: jldbelgique@yahoo.com
  • Toni&Guy salons are looking for models for their trainees to practise on. Send an email and a picture.
    Email: models@toniandguy.be

Broodje Brussel

Broodje Brussel offers you a programme of original activities during your lunch break that you can follow alone or with your colleagues.
Some of these activities are free. In Dutch.

Online: www.broodjebrussel.be

Visueel Festival Visuel

This festival arose from cooperation between the Flemish and French-speaking cultural centres in St.-Agatha-Berchem. Exhibitions, events, street theatre, etc. all free of charge.

Online: www.visueelfestivalvisuel.com (FR/NL)

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