The new season of cultural activities starts in the beautiful Citizens’ Garden in Brussels. Located right next to the European Parliament, this serene oasis in the heart of the buzzing EU District now offers a chance to get immersed in the peaceful sounds of classical music. A new season of concerts in the Citizens’ Garden starts on May 22nd.
The garden will host a series of concerts during the spring and summer period, offering Brussels public the opportunity to enjoy concerts in a very unique outdoor setting and free of charge. The musical performances will feature renowned artists from Brussels and beyond. This season, the concerts take place from Monday – Thursday at 1pm. The weekly agenda with full line-up is available at the website of the Visit European Parliament.
Citizens’ Garden is located in the grounds of the former residence and studio of the 19th century artist Antoine Wiertz, just 100 metres from the European Parliament’s official entrance. The garden opened to the public for the first time in September 2020 thanks to investment and renovation by the European Parliament. Nowadays, the concerts evoke the soirées and gatherings organised by the 19th century Belgian artist, who modelled the garden on ancient Greece and Rome. This initiative is definitely a wonderful contribution to the revival of Brussels cultural heritage.
To check the timetable of the concerts, consult the Concerts in the Citizens’ Garden page or Facebook. Performances ocassionally have to be postponed due to the weather conditions so be sure to check Visit European Parliament Facebook page with the latest updates.
Discover the EU Quarter: The Citizens’ Garden + visit to the EU Parliament
The garden offers a chance to step into a green sanctuary of the busy European Quarter but visitors should not miss to discover its adjunct Wiertz Museum, a real cultural gem of this neighbourhood. For more inspirations, visit our article about Citizens’ Garden as well as the fascinating story about the painter Antoine Wiertz & his museum. Visitors should also not miss other points of interest in the immediate vicinity – House of European History, Parlamentarium as well as the possibility to visit the Hemicycle of the European Parliament. Visits to all of these institutions are free of charge.