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Activities for the 20th anniversary of the Port of Brussels


2013-05-14 – The Port of Brussels will be celebrating its 20th anniversary on 1 June 2013: it was in 1993 that the Brussels-Capital Region, itself created in 1989, was entrusted with the management of the Port, following the regionalisation of the waterways in Belgium.

To celebrate the anniversary, the Port is organising a series of activities for the general public at the Béco Dock (Place Sainctelette) from 2 pm to 6 pm.


  • Photography exhibition

Brussels: Left Bank, Right Bank (Jo Struyven)

  • Up in the air

Tightrope walkers – amateurs and professionals (Denis Josselin)

Death ride and rope bridge – general public

Lady Cocktail aerial acrobatics (trapeze & cloth)

  • On the water

Sailing school with Laser Picos

The zodiacs of the Belgian Pneumatic Club

Canal monsters

The barge Fulmar and its puppet show

  • On land

Quai des Matériaux

Nihil Obstat brass band

Initiation into ‘baby’ circus skills

Open-air circus

Quai des Péniches

Alimentation Générale brass band

Initiation into ‘junior’ circus skills


Balloon-sculpting clown (Ray)

  • Refreshments

Barbecue on the K-nal terrace

Snacks on the quayside