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Berchem-Sainte-Agathe is a friendly place to live and work.
Berchem-Sainte-Agathe is a friendly place to live. A commune close to the centre of Brussels, but with rural roots, boasting woods, parks and plenty of natural beauty.


Northwest of the city centre, nestled between Ganshoren, Molenbeek-Saint-Jean and Koekelberg, Berchem-Sainte-Agathe is one of the Region’s most compact communes, covering just 295 hectares.

Berchem-Sainte-Agathe is a place of striking contrasts. Not far from Place du Docteur Schweitzer, crossed by the busy Chaussée de Gand, you find the calm of the square of the old church, the oldest part of the commune.

Close to the restored church, now a cultural centre, the picturesque "Allée verte" and Wilder’s wood reflect the continuing rural character of the commune.
But there’s more: a huge farm in the green zone of Zavelenberg is home to heads of cattle that pasture right opposite the Basilix shopping centre every summer.

The famous city garden of the Cité moderne, built in 1922 from a design by architect Victor Bourgeois, is also worth a detour.

Key figures

Statistical overview of the commune of Berchem-Sainte-Agathe (FR/NL)

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

General contact details of the communal administration

Avenue du Roi Albert 33, 1082 Brussels
Phone: +32 (0)2 464 04 11
Online: (FR/NL)

Police zone 5340 (Brussels-West)

Berchem-Sainte-Agathe is part of police zone Brussels-West, which covers the territory of Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Jette, Ganshoren, Berchem-Sainte-Agathe and Koekelberg.


Avenue de Selliers de Moranville 91, 1082 Brussels
Phone: +32 (0)2 482 13 16

Informations updated on 15 December 2020