Laeken Cemetery (Brussels, Belgium)

The Laeken cemetery is the oldest of all the cemeteries in Brussels still in function.
Very popular among tourists and residents alike it’s often dubbed as the little brother of the Père-Lachaise cemetery in Paris. The Cimetière de Laeken rose massively in popularity when the Royal family chose the adjacent Notre-Dame de Laeken Church as their burial grounds. Since then it became the final resting place of Belgian’s rich and famous Personalities bringing some outstanding examples of 19th century funerary art. By looking at the titles engraved in the stones one notices profusion of ministers, mayors, advisers, renowned artist or high ranking officers.



Laeken Cemetery
O-L-Vrouwvoorplein 16
1020 Brussels Belgium


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