Ganshoren is a peaceful residential commune in the northwest of the Brussels-Capital Region.
Ganshoren leads a peaceful double life, close to the centre of town but with one foot in the coutryside.


Located in the northwest of the Region, this old farming district, long under the protection of Jette, is a peaceful residential commune. Covering an area of 2.5 square kilometres, Ganshoren is bordered by Koekelberg, Berchem-Sainte-Agathe and Jette.

A few farms can still be found just a few strides from Avenue Charles-Quint, the expressway to the coast. Ganshoren marsh, a nature reserve teeming with species of birds, lies at the boundary of Baudouin Park, located in the neighbouring commune. Château de Rivieren is just a little farther.

Facing Koekelberg Basilica, Elisabeth Park stretches 21 hectares, 9 of them in Ganshoren. The park, created by Léopold II, is a long public promenade, with a playground.

Key figures

Statistical overview of the commune of Ganshoren (FR/NL)

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

General contact details of the communal administration

Avenue Charles-Quint 140, 1083 Brussels

Phone: +32 (0)2 465 12 77
Online: (FR/NL)

Police zone 5340 (Brussels-West)

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


Avenue de la Réforme 63, 1083 Brussels
Phone: +32 (0)2 422 57 57
Online: (FR/NL)

Informations updated on 5 January 2021