Etterbeek Off The Beaten Path

  • History museum rooftop (Gni)
    History museum rooftop (Gni)
    by Norali
  • Roseland ballroom
    Roseland ballroom
    by ptitetoile

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    View from top of the arches

    by Norali Written Dec 10, 2003

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    History museum rooftop (Gni)

    It is possible to visit the top of the arches in Jubelpark / 50aire. We did it during the Brussels meeting on Nov.30.

    This grants you with a nice view on the center of Brussels and the South. From far, you would see most of Brussels landmarks too. Plus, it is free. Entry is in Army and Military history museum. Enter the museum and it's at your left. You will have to pass the little passage in front of the information stand at your right though. Then take the lift till the top. You will be able to see both parts of the arches. Pay attention to deadline: last time to stay on top of the arches is 11.45 am (but you'd be ousted at 11.40am :). So be sure to arrive there at 11.30 am at latest.

    It is nice to see what the urban planners of the past had in mind. The arches were built to celebrate Belgian 50th Independance anniversary. The park in itself was built to liaise the center of the city to the South.
    Click HERE to know more of it.

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    • Historical Travel
    • Arts and Culture
    • Museum Visits

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    Enjoying an evening in the Roseland - Albert Hall

    by ptitetoile Updated Apr 13, 2005
    Roseland ballroom

    The Albert Hall is a wonderful ballroom situated in the heart of Etterbeek in the neighborhood called "La Chasse". For the ones who have the chance to go to a ball or evening there, don't hesitate : it is a wonderful place!

    This big building is Art déco, created by the architect Meuleman in 1932.

    Il est composé de deux salles qui se superposent : le cinéma "Albert Hall" et le ball room "Roseland". Durant un quart de siècle, ces lieux seront parmi les plus animés de la commune. En 1965, l'Albert Hall et le Roseland ferment leurs portes. Les deux salles demeureront closes trente années durant. Rénové depuis peu en salles polyvalentes, le complexe Albert Hall permet tout type de manifestations :
    soirées d'entreprise, réceptions privées, spectacles, théâtre, expositions, conférences, séminaires...

    There took place two balls of the First Tango Festival of Brussels!

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    • Arts and Culture

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