As every year, Car Free Sunday gives Brussels residents and tourists alike the chance to enjoy the city in a more pleasant way, without traffic jams and pollution. On Sunday 19 September, public transport (STIB and De Lijn) will be completely free and traffic will be banned throughout Brussels from 9.30 am to 7 pm. In the afternoon, market vendors will be able to drive from the Abattoir site to the Ring Road in convoy escorted by police. Those who still need to go to one of the Brussels municipalities have to request permission from their local authorities. Car-free Sunday is part of Mobility Week, which runs from 16 to 22 September all over Europe. You will find more information about alternative means of transport at mobilityweek.brussels.
Reopening of the afterworkparty BOEREMET. Next event on Thursday 23 September from 6:00 till 11:00 P.M. with guest dj Steve FRANX ! Acces is limited to visitors with COVIDSAFE PASS (ID-card must also be presented on request). Another change is the pre-sales ticket at 10 euro/person (including parking and a free drink at the bar). To order your ticket, please click here. When you have a recent PCR or antigen test, or a recovery certificate, it is also possible to get your acces to this event. Be prepared on the arrival to have a smooth entrance!
Although our markets are held all year round, including public holidays, we would like to confirm that you can also shop at the market on Saturday 1 May, Labour Day. Don't forget your mouth mask, keep your distance and disinfect your hands. Make it a fun event and enjoy the rich variety of fresh produce! The market is open from 7 am to 2 pm.
In the Rue Heyvaert, opposite the Abattoir, a huge fire raged in a row house during the night from last Sunday to Monday. The Brussels fire brigade extinguished the fire until late in the afternoon. The two houses affected are said to be on the verge of collapse, which does not make the task of the fire brigade any easier. Unfortunately, among our neighbours, there were not only many injuries but also one death victim. ABATTOIR would like to express its sympathy to the affected families and thanks the emergency services for their enormous efforts. The street and our main entrance are temporarily closed to all traffic. Please avoid the Rue Ropsy Chaudron. The site is currently only accessible via the Quai de l'Industrie 168 (along the canal)