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Brussels for senior citizens

Brussels invites senior citizens from around the world to come and discover the city’s cultural treasures and also offers many leisure activities especially for the older generation.
Brussels was the first city in Belgium to be named a World Health Organization Age-friendly City. Brussels invites senior citizens from around the world to come and discover the city’s cultural treasures. Senior citizens living in the Region also have access to a very diverse programme of activities.

Senior citizens first

In Brussels, the over-65s can use all tram, bus and metro services at a low price. On the STIB network (except the NATO-Brussels Airport stretch of services 12 and 21) with the 65+ season ticket, on the TEC network with the 'Horizon+65+' season ticket (FR) and on the network of De Lijn with the 'Omnipas 65+' pass.

Most of the Brussels attractions and museums give reductions to senior citizens (60 and over, sometimes 65 and over). See the web for more information. Don’t forget to take your ID!

Not quite as sprightly as you were 20 years ago? That’s not a problem. We have all the information you need to enjoy Brussels at your own pace.

Senior citizens clubs and activities

Live in Brussels? The different communes in Brussels all run dedicated services for senior citizens. They can help you take care of your administrative formalities and often run special activities. Contact your commune for more details.

Bruxelles Social en ligne (FR/NL) publishes a list of all senior citizens clubs in the Region. You can also search by sector (choose "Senior"), and filter the results by language and commune. Like most cultural matters, activities for senior citizens are also language-specific.

For French speakers

Coordination des Associations de Seniors (CAS) is a body of several senior citizens organisations and pensioner clubs (FR). Most of these organisations have branches in Brussels that arrange cultural, social and sporting activities for their members.

A few examples:

For Dutch speakers

Senior citizens who speak Dutch can contact Brussels Ouderenplatform (BOp) (NL). This senior citizens centre provides practical help (social services, paperwork and so on) and organises social and cultural activities, courses and excursions.

There are several other senior citizens clubs in Brussels for Dutch speakers (NL), be they Christian, socialist, liberal or secular.

Committed to staying in shape? To find sports activities for senior citizens in your favourite discipline (NL), select "Seniorensport" under "Sporttak".

Other organisations that also promote sports for senior citizens include: OKRA-SPORT (NL) (Christian) and S-Sport (NL) (socialist).

More services for senior citizens

See the Senior Citizens page in the Family and Private Life section to find out what Brussels can offer senior citizens.

Who to contact