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Etterbeek is the commune adjoining the European neighbourhood.
Etterbeek is a highly urbanised commune adjoining the European neighbourhood in the centre of the Brussels-Capital Region.


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.


Statistical overview of the commune of Etterbeek

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

General contact details of the communal administration

Avenue d’Auderghem 113-115, 1040 Brussels

Phone: +32 (0)2 627 21 11
Fax: +32 (0)2 627 23 50
Online: (FR/NL)

Police zone 5343 (Montgomery)

Etterbeek is part of police zone Montgomery which covers Etterbeek, Woluwe-Saint-Pierre and Woluwe-Saint-Lambert.


Square Docteur Jean Joly 2, 1040 Brussels
Phone: +32 (0)2 627 21 11
Fax: +32 (0)2 646 32 14
Online: (FR/NL)