Hidden Belgium: A view from the bridge

Hidden Belgium: A view from the bridge

Most people know the view of Brussels from Place Poelaert, but there is another view that almost no one notices. Stand on the slightly dilapidated Pont du Jubilé and you get a sweeping view of the downtown skyline and the emerging Tour et Taxis district.

From here you see a brand new Brussels neighbourhood. The site of an old rail yard has been turned into a wild urban park, while an abandoned customs warehouse has become a new business centre and food hall.

Derek Blyth’s hidden secret of the day: Derek Blyth is the author of the bestselling “The 500 Hidden Secrets of Belgium”. He picks out one of his favourite hidden secrets for The Brussels Times every day.

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