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    Monday 25 September, 17 U

    Tai Chi Class at the VUB

    A healthy mind in a healthy body! Enjoy a balanced work-out with the Tai Chi courses of the Confucius Institute at the VUB.

    A healthy mind in a healthy body! Enjoy a balanced work-out with the Tai Chi courses of the Confu...

    Monday 25 September, 17 U - 20 U

    Chinese language courses 2017-2018

    Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you like exploring new parts of the world? If so, the Chinese Language Courses of the Confucius Institute at the VUB may be just the thing for you!

    Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you like exploring new parts of the world? If so, the Chi...

    Friday 24 November, 18 U - 21 U

    Brik & Critical Mass

    Cycle trough the city during the Critical Mass on Friday 24 November.

    Cycle trough the city during the Critical Mass on Friday 24 November.

    Sunday 26 November, 13 U - 12 U

    Emerging Leaders Conference 2017

    Migration and Development - Human Dignity in the refugee crisis

    Migration and Development - Human Dignity in the refugee crisis

    Thursday 30 November, 14 U

    Young people at risk in a globalizing world: Bolivian and Colombian voices

    Open seminar by Prof. Gerrit Loots with fellow - researchers from Bolivia and Colombia. Open to all master's students.

    Open seminar by Prof. Gerrit Loots with fellow - researchers from Bolivia and Colombia. Open to a...

    Thursday 7 December, 18 U

    32nd 'Vrijzinnig Zangfeest'

    The selected student organizations compete at Aula Q with original songs. Who will be the winner of this years 'Vrijzinnig zangfeest'?

    The selected student organizations compete at Aula Q with original songs. Who will be the winner ...

    Sports and fitness

    Moving is fun and healthy, but also decreases study stress and increases your concentration. Enjoy the a various sports offers at the VUB, from fun to competition!

    The fixed offer of UAB Sport

    UAB sport organizes the sports offer for the students of the VUB and the EhB.

    Make use of sports facilities

    Sports Card

    Through the Sportmix you can participate in 25 sports teams weekly

    Sportmix!

    Discover our fitness campaigns at the VUB

    Activities & Events
    LOCATION
    Inkomhal Gebouw L, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Elsene

    TELEPHONE
    +32 2 629 23 11

    E-MAIL
    sportdienst@vub.ac.be

    Take advantage of our extensive VUB sports infrastructure

    Infrastructure

    Extra-beneficial fitness

    Basic Fit

    10 challenging sports competitions for student organisations

    Sports Trophy

    A semester long soccer league for student teams

    Student Futsal League

    Student sports

    Students also organise a lot of sports initiatives themselves. Here you will find some classics of the students sports year.

    VUB-skiing during the course-free week

    12-hour run: Ludicrous relay on the campus

    Strong Student Run: Challenging parcour

    Brussels bucket list

    Brussels has a wide range of sports facilities with clubs and gyms. There are many ways to experience sports during your student time in Brussels. We pick out some of our favorite experiences.

    With 35,000 through the streets of Brussels

    20 km door Brussel

    Enjoy the football games of national teams

    Belgian football

    Sports event at Heizel

    Memorial Van Damme

    The second deepest swimming pool in the world

    Nemo 33

    ARTS AND CULTURE

    Fun places, fascinating people, interesting cultures, new ideas and big events... Belgium's largest student city is offering vast number of cultural and artistic activities. The best way to know Brussels is to go around and choose what you care for. Brussels experience is different for everyone.

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    The cultural centre of the VUB

    KultuurKaffee

    Travelling Arts Festival

    BANG!

    Culture in student life

    Student organisations per interest
    Trefcentrum Y' vzw
    Waverstesteenweg 1077, 1160 Brussels

    TELEPHONE
    +32 2 629 23 26

    E-MAIL
    cultuur@vub.ac.be

    BILL: culture and lifestyle in Belgium and Europe

    The reporters give you great tips on must-sees in your neighborhood. BILL checks out all things culture: movies, theater, comedy, games, fashion, books, expositions… Get discounts in Belgium and Europe thanks to the European Youth card logo on your student card or the BILL-app!

    BENEFITS OF YOUR STUDENT CARD

    EYCA. Dicounts and cultural tips in Belgium and abroad.

    BILL

    Cultural Student Organisations

    Students also express their cultural creativity at the VUB. Join one of the organisations and contribute to the artistic and creative talent of your fellow students during the annual supreme events.

    Musical

    VUB Players

    Classical music with VUB orchestra

    VUB-orkest

    Brussels bucket list

    Brussels is bursting with culture, you can endlessly get lost. We limit ourselves to the minimum "must-do-once" list as a starting point.

    More than 100 museums in Brussels

    Brussels museums

    International culture festival

    KunstenFestivalDesArts

    The most visited cultural destination of Brussels

    Bozar

    A committed theatre place

    KVS

    A modern dance show

    Kaaitheater

    An eccentric performance

    Beursschouwburg

    A real classic opera

    De Munt

    A silent movie with live piano

    Cinematek

    The Brussels Philarmonic and more

    Flagey

    Rocky rock concerts

    Ancienne Belgique

    A popular music festival in summer

    BSF

    Free festival for jazz fans

    Brussels Jazz Week

    The Brussels Animation Film Festival

    Anima

    A retrospective of films that came out during the year

    Be Film Festival

    Enjoy the diversity of cultures in Brussels

    MIXITY.brussels

    Activities in the city

    Brussels is a challenging city, which makes itself known step by step. The best way to discover Brussels is to "smite" yourself and choose what interests you. Brussels is different for everyone. On this page you will find a number of initiatives that can help you create your Brussels.

    News

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    Information about Brussels

    Discovering Brussels, you just have to do it. But maybe the websites of these information tips will help you out.

    Discover the must-see locations and events

    Visit Brussels

    Official event catalogue of Brussels

    Brussels Agenda

    What's hot in Brussels

    Bruzz

    Your student guide in Brussels

    Br(ik

    Information Center of the Flemish Community

    Muntpunt

    Information Center of Brussels Capital Region

    BIP

    What to experience

    To experience Brussels like one of locals and as a student, you can check the websites below.

    Experience Brussels like a local

    Spotted by Locals

    The most popular attraction maps of Brussels

    Use-it

    Newsletters for expats

    The Bulletin

    Free events for empty wallets

    Gratis in Brussel

    Festivals and events

    Overview

    The Brussels youth

    Jeugdhuizen

    Cultural centres of the City of Brussels

    Cultural centres

    A unique journey into the Belgian cuisine

    Tram Experience

    Knowledge and research on Brussels

    The VUB is one of the active institutions in the scientific field of Brussels.

    Research on Brussels

    Brussels Studies Institute

    Reading, detabe and city council

    Brussels Academy

    Brussels bucket list

    Typical Brussels. A lot of things can be experienced in your student city. We are picking out some of them.

    Eccentric procession of the Brussels folk

    Zinnekeparade

    Participate in city life

    Allee du Kaai

    Explore the European quarter

    Parlamentarium

    The beach, urban appetizers and summer bars

    Brussel Bad

    Audio walking tour by Molenbeek

    Foyer

    Try "half en half" drink in an Art Nouveau café

    Le Cirio

    Morning on Place du Jeu de Balle

    Brussels outdoor markets

    Real steamy saucisse tasting

    Fin de Siècle

    The famous flower carpet at the city centre

    Flower carpet

    Taste beers of Brussels

    Rits Café

    The biggest popular ball in Belgium

    Bal National

    Taste the "caracollen" and have fun

    Foire du Midi

    International communities in Brussels

    As one of the most multi-cultural cities in Europe, Brussels hosts a lot of communities for specific nations and cultures.

    Join your expat community in Brussels

    Brussels Expats

    Flemish African House

    KUUMBA

    Spanish institution in Brussels

    Instituto Cervantes

    German culture and language institution

    Goethe-Institut

    Francophone community in Brussels

    Alliance Française de Bruxelles-Europe

    Official Chinese institution of Brussels

    China Cultural Center

    Brussels British Community Association

    BBCA

    Italian culture institution in Brussels

    Instituto Italiano Cultura

    Korean culture, art and history

    Korean Cultural Centre

    Polish culture in Brussels

    Polish Institute

    Cultural and artistic inspiration from Denmark

    Danish Cultural Institute

    Culture service of the Embassy of Hungary

    Hungarian Culture

    Cultures and languages of Scandinavian countries

    Scandinavian Language School

    Culture and arts of Finland

    Finnish Cultural Institute

    An international club with an American heart

    American Club of Brussels

    Events

    Friday 24 November, 18 U - 21 U

    Brik & Critical Mass

    Cycle trough the city during the Critical Mass on Friday 24 November.

    Cycle trough the city during the Critical Mass on Friday 24 November.

    Sunday 26 November, 13 U - 12 U

    Emerging Leaders Conference 2017

    Migration and Development - Human Dignity in the refugee crisis

    Migration and Development - Human Dignity in the refugee crisis

    Tuesday 13 February, 18 U - 22 U

    Redelijk Eigenzinnig / Reason and Engage : Hacking, rethink technology in collaboration

    On Tuesday 13th of February 2018 Redelijk Eigenzinnig / Reason and Engage (VUB) invites Mitch Altman for his lecture <Hacking: rethink technologies in collaboration>.

    On Tuesday 13th of February 2018 Redelijk Eigenzinnig / Reason and Engage (VUB) invites Mitch Alt...

    Tuesday 27 February, 18 U - 21 U

    Redelijk Eigenzinnig / Reason and Engage: REDESIGNING LIFE

    On Tuesday 27th of February 2018 Redelijk Eigenzinnig / Reason and Engage (VUB) proposes several activities to explore and experience scopes and impact of recent advances in the life sciences

    On Tuesday 27th of February 2018 Redelijk Eigenzinnig / Reason and Engage (VUB) proposes several ...

    Tuesday 20 March, 18 U - 22 U

    Redelijk Eigenzinnig / Reason and Engage: Human-centered technologies for movement assistance and rehabilitation

    On Tuesday 20 March 2018 Redelijk Eigenzinnig / Reason and Engage (VUB) invites Robert Riener for his lecture <Human-centered technologies for movement assistance and rehabilitation>.

    On Tuesday 20 March 2018 Redelijk Eigenzinnig / Reason and Engage (VUB) invites Robert Riener for...

    The VUB student folklore and other parties

    Being a student is sometimes a bit of partying. The VUB has a rich tradition of student folklore with St-Vé, the Humanistic Singing Festival, Climbing, Baptism and all kinds of ludic rituals. In addition, you can just go to the legendary TD's, the numerous nice Brussels cafés or dive into some cool Brussels scenes.

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    Stories about student folklore

    The big annual meeting in student life is Saint-Vé, usually 20 November. The founder of the ULB/VUB, Pierre-Théodore Verhaegen, is solemnly commemorated and the students do that through a legendary party in the city. Also the Humanistic Song Festival, early December, is very fun because the Aula Q is converted for a time into a musical festival temple, where the beer per tray and the cava per bottle go over the counter. In addition, there are all kinds of rituals such as invasion, baptism, degeneration and remarkable costume traditions. And parties and singing of course.

    We let some witnesses and experts speak.

    Nightlife on and around the campus

    On the campuses Jette and Etterbeek, students organise parties themselves in the party halls: B.S.G. and B.O.J. They manage their setup within the university's infrastructure. The big TDs, 'thé dansant' to good old tradition, take place in the white party tent. Also around the campuses and in the city of course there are a lot of fun nightlife options, with typical and a-typical student cafés.

    Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus

    On the campus

    • BSG roomThe most legendary student party hall of the VUB is located in the place behind the student restaurant. BSG manages this room itself, student organizations organise the fun.
    • Tent: Party tent behind Aula Q where the bigger TDs take place.

    Around the campus

    • Student bars: Luigi's Café, La Parentèse
    • Party room of ULB: La Jefke
    • Bars at Cimetière d'IxellesEl Café, Hanava Bar, TavernierWaff, Le Gaugain,...
    • Flagey: Café Belga

    Brussels Health Campus

    On the campus

    • Tempus: Student bar on campus where every Monday evening activities are organized.
    • BOJ-hall: This party hall, which is also self-employed by the students, is located between the student houses on the campus.

    Around the campus

    • Cafés: Jette, of course, has several cafes around, but the most famous real student café is 'De Boerkes' (Dieleghemse Steenweg 183, Jette).

    Brussels City Centre

    • Student bars: Rits Café is the student café of the Erasmus School of Brussels. Other popular places are party cafes like Delirium, Celtica, A La Bécasse, etc.

    • Squares and Neighborhoods: Cafés have you everywhere, often in harmony with the neighborhood: the Place du Jeu de Balle counts some popular gems, Luxembourg Square serves as the international area of the European Union. The literal heart of Brussels is the Place Saint-Géry, but the café district in the centre extends all the pedestrian zone to deep on the Rue de Flandre, including Archipelago, Le Coq, Monk, Roskam, Au Daringman, Merloo, Au Laboureur, Bar des Amis, etc. In addition, Saint-Gilles Square is an absolute must for a nightout.

    • Clubs: FuseSpirito, You Night Club, etc.

    Brussels bucket list

    How you spend your night out varies from person to person. The following tips are therefore not "must-do's", but special Brussels places or events that students generally appreciate to have a party.

    The big free student festival at the start

    Brussel Brost

    Colorful festival and parade

    The Belgian Pride

    Vibes and beats from all over the world

    Couleur Café

    DJs, performances and light shows

    Nuit Blanche Brussels

    Exceptional festive atmosphere in winter

    Winter Wonders

    Swing, rock 'n roll, 80s or 90s in an eccentric retro interior design

    Madame Moustache

    DJs and live music in a music café

    Bonnefooi

    The legendary club of Brussels

    Fuse

    KNOWLEDGE, DEBATE AND FILM

    An overview of activities, organisations and communities to improve your general knowledge and feed your interests at the VUB and in the city.

    News

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    Exchange knowledge and expertise

    Crosstalks

    Science for the general public

    Scientific Knowledge Community

    Royal Belgium film archive

    Cinematek

    The film offer in Brussels

    Cinenews

    Human and society, the DNA of the VUB

    "Redelijk Eigenzinnig"

    University Centre for Development Cooperation

    UCOS

    Knowledge, education and debate about Brussels

    Brussels Academy

    Events

    Monday 25 September, 17 U - 20 U

    Chinese language courses 2017-2018

    Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you like exploring new parts of the world? If so, the Chinese Language Courses of the Confucius Institute at the VUB may be just the thing for you!

    Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you like exploring new parts of the world? If so, the Chi...

    Sunday 26 November, 13 U - 12 U

    Emerging Leaders Conference 2017

    Migration and Development - Human Dignity in the refugee crisis

    Migration and Development - Human Dignity in the refugee crisis

    Thursday 30 November, 14 U

    Young people at risk in a globalizing world: Bolivian and Colombian voices

    Open seminar by Prof. Gerrit Loots with fellow - researchers from Bolivia and Colombia. Open to all master's students.

    Open seminar by Prof. Gerrit Loots with fellow - researchers from Bolivia and Colombia. Open to a...

    Thursday 14 December, 18 U

    Deutscher Filmklub: Aimée & Jaguar

    Intriguing film about a forbidden love affair during the Nazi period. With a short introduction and a discussion 'Auf Deutsch'.

    Intriguing film about a forbidden love affair during the Nazi period. With a short introduction a...

    Tuesday 13 February, 18 U - 22 U

    Redelijk Eigenzinnig / Reason and Engage : Hacking, rethink technology in collaboration

    On Tuesday 13th of February 2018 Redelijk Eigenzinnig / Reason and Engage (VUB) invites Mitch Altman for his lecture <Hacking: rethink technologies in collaboration>.

    On Tuesday 13th of February 2018 Redelijk Eigenzinnig / Reason and Engage (VUB) invites Mitch Alt...

    Tuesday 27 February, 18 U - 21 U

    Redelijk Eigenzinnig / Reason and Engage: REDESIGNING LIFE

    On Tuesday 27th of February 2018 Redelijk Eigenzinnig / Reason and Engage (VUB) proposes several activities to explore and experience scopes and impact of recent advances in the life sciences

    On Tuesday 27th of February 2018 Redelijk Eigenzinnig / Reason and Engage (VUB) proposes several ...

    TIME FOR A BREAK!

    With friends or within the city. The ideal place to chill with fellow students is of course the kitchen of a student room. In addition, our campuses and Brussels also offer a lot of 'outdoor' places.

    Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus

    The green amphitheater is the 'chill' spot, especially in the summer. In addition, there are many meeting places and options for cosiness.

    OPINIO


    Opening Hours:
    Workdays 10 AM - 9 PM

    Location: Esplanade

    'T COMPLEX


    Opening hours:
    Weekdays 10 AM - 1 AM
    Telephone: +32 2 629 28 91

    Location: Building L

    Campfire or barbecue

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    Brussels Health Campus

    The location next to one of the most unique natural areas of Brussels makes the campus Jette a chilling place. Students roll out their own sleeves for a cozy glass.

    Countless shades of green next to the campus

    Bois du Laerbeek

    Find nice chill and chat places in Brussels

    Through these sites, you will find a favorite escape spot, a nice cafe or a green area to relax.

    The green corners of Brussels

    Parks and gardens

    Relaxing spots in Brussels

    Spotted by Locals

    Chilling and chatting at best

    Cafés

    Brussels bucket list

    This has to be done during your student time in Brussels.

    Watch the sunset on the Flagey Square

    Flagey

    Walking through the Sonian Forest (Forêt de Soignes)

    Sonian Forest

    Skatepark or basketball court

    Recyclart

    Go beyond time in one of the oldest cafés

    La Fleur en Papier Doré

    Cycling in Brussels

    Mobility Week

    Pedestrian zone and stairs to sit

    Bourse

    Petanque and picnic

    Parc du Cinquantenaire

    Enjoy the breathtaking panorama

    Mont des Arts