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Cultural centers

Brussels is a bilingual city where both French and Dutch are spoken. The two linguistic communities each have their own network of cultural centres. That’s why most Brussels communes have two cultural centres – one for each community. But all centres are open to everyone, of course.

The cultural centres run all sorts of cultural and leisure activities for residents, including courses, activities for children and adults, festivals and room hire. They also put together an attractive cultural programme.

For French speakers

  • There are 15 official cultural centers in Brussels (FR)External link.
  • Les Halles de SchaerbeekExternal link (FR) has special status as European cultural centre of the French Community.
  • L’iselpExternal link (FR) the Higher Institute for the Study of the Visual Arts Language, is the perfect place to discover and explore contemporary art in the Federation Wallonia-Brussels, in Belgium and by international artists. In addition to its exhibitions, ISELP also organises conferences, screenings, symposiums, lectures, guided tours, cultural trips and educational activities.

For Dutch speakers

  • n22External link is the network of the 22 Dutch-speaking cultural centres in Brussels.

Student unions for culture

Other ULB cultural circles on the university website www.ulb.beExternal link.

Other communities in Brussels

Brussels is a melting pot of different cultures, so many countries and communities organise cultural activities in Brussels and even have their own cultural centre. A selection of these centres is listed below:

You can contact the embassies of foreign countriesExternal link to find out about their cultural programmes.

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