Visiting north-western Bruxelles by tram - From Simonis to Dikke Beuk

On the 1st of September, King Filip inaugurated tram line 9 and the rebuilt Spiegelplein in Jette. The decision to build a new tram line between the metro station of Simonis and the Academic Hospital in Jette was taken by the regional government as far back as 2003. Even though the line is only 4 kilometres long and the shortest in the district, it took fifteen years before it was finished. Tram line 9 does not only make the hospital more accessible to the inhabitants of Bruxelles, but it also leads along several interesting places. For example the Spiegelplein (officially called:  Queen Astrid Square), that was rebuilt to create space for playing children, terraces, a market, and a big screen to watch matches of the Red Devils. The King Boudewijn Park is one of the green lungs of the city. The abbey of Dielegem played a significant historical role. In the future, tram line 9, which has its own track, will be extended to the Heysel Plateau.

 A Bruksel guide will come with you on the tram, from start till finish, and will step off the tram occasionally to explore the neighbourhoods…

Rue de l’Armistice,13
1081 Koekelberg

Saturday 4 May 2019 from 10am until 6pm