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Brussels Heritage Days attracts 25,000 visitors

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Some 25,000 people registered to participate in the 32nd edition of The Brussels Heritage Days, according to its organisers.

“Over the course of a weekend, the Heritage Days give those interested a chance to get a fresh perspective on Brussels, explore places off the beaten track, learn about architectural styles or visit sites that are not generally open to the public,” said Bety Waknine, Head of Urban, in the official programme for the Heritage Days.

The Covid-19 pandemic meant that the thousands of visitors who wanted to take part in the 98 activities on offer had to register in advance.

Nearly 200 guides were involved, as well as 100 hosts and 105 attendants to supervise the whole process.

“One of our goals is to make people discover and use our heritage. Some buildings are open from time to time, but not always. One of our current policies is to attract both the people of Brussels and tourists to show this richness,” said Brussels Secretary of State for Urbanism and Heritage Pascal Smet.

The theme of this year’s Heritage Days in the capital was “Colour”, a colour “that is present everywhere in the city.”

The Brussels Times