The Area of Dansaert! Part 1 La rue Antoine Dansaert step by step!

Posted on 22.06.2015

Bubbling districts in Brussels

The area of Dansaert is like a microscopic village in our « small » Brussels. The “rue Antoine Dansaert” dates from the beginning of the 19th century.

A little bit of history: From the 19th to the 20th century, the west of the Brussels’ pentagony developed industrially: breweries, printers, paper mills, clothes factories.. In the absence of transportation and because of the difficult working conditions, the workers’ families preferred to live near their work. They were all crowded into a courtyard and in unhealthy alleys. But the health movement of the 19th century brought measures of “urban sanitation” due to the fear of epidemics.

Replace these obscure streets of the workers’ quarters by large avenues, bourgeois buildings, townhouses and apartment buildings. The Dansart quarter has therefore become elegant and very rich compared to its beginnings.

Today it is a hyper trendy and dynamic place. It is here where artistic creation is in full swing. Stylists, designers, jewellers, milliners, gather in this area to offer you unique clothes and of superior quality.

The most popular  street in the area is « Antoine Dansaert »…but it is not the only one ... (next article)! 


La rue Antoine Dansaert 

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Rue Antoine Dansaert 2 - 1000 Bruxelles
T 02 514 79 45

The temple of international design with its spectacular windows.



Rue Dansaert 4, 1000 Bruxelles (from Monday to Saturday from 10h to 19h)
T 02 502 02 77

This is the tea boutique for experts.  One finds there a selection of unique teas. Tea tasting events are organised on appointment.



Rue Antoine Dansaert 6, 1000 Bruxelles.
T 02 512 06 52

The mythic bar of Brussels. The ideal place to listen to jazz music and at the same time to savour one of the many whiskies available at the bar. Each month L’Archiduc brings artists for exceptional live concerts.



Rue Antoine Dansaert 20, 1000 Bruxelles
T 02 502 40 26

For a delicious couscous in a decor of a thousand and one nights.


Passa Porta 

Rue Antoine Dansaert 46, 1000 Bruxelles
T 02 226 04 54

International  centre of  literature in Brussels, multilingual. Organises a number of events, meetings and workshops.



Rue Antoine Dansaert 48, 1OOO Bruxelles
T 02 265 12 17

Chic and sleek clothes shop in the style « American loft ». The plus : they also sell all the furniture which is there…  


Hotel Cafe Pacific 

Rue Antoine Dansaert 57, 1000 Bruxelles
T 02 213 00 80

A 1900s house completely renovated with a fashion ambiance in its tastefully decorated twelve rooms.


Rue Antoine Dansaert 76, 1000 Bruxelles
T O2 290 01 38

A superb place for the store-concept created by a Belgian.  There you’ll discover all men's , women’s and children's fashions and also the favorites of the “house” such as accessories, books and world objects. 


Carine Gilson Lingerie Couture 

Rue Antoine Dansaert 87, 1000 Bruxelles

An « Art Déco » boudoir by the Belgian, Carine Gilson. She offers, exclusively, her line “Lingerie Couture” for top and  bottom in natural silk, mousseline and chantilly lace.



Rue Antoine Dansaert 89, 1000 Bruxelles
T 02 512 41 52

For shoe addicts, the Brussels’ boutique where you can find a very big choice of big shoe designer collections.


Hoet optiek 

Rue Antoine Dansaert 97, 1000 Bruxelles
T 02 511 04 47

This boutique offers a suprising collection of glasses.


La fabrika 

Rue Antoine Dansaert 182, 1000 Bruxelles
T 02 502 33 25

Furniture shop, lamps, accessories, Scandinavian design.


La belle équipe 

Rue Antoine Dansaert 202, 1000 Bruxelles
T 02 502 11 02

Small pizza bar/wine bar