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Les Ateliers des Tanneurs

Located in the heart of Brussels between the Sablon, Place du Jeu de Balle and Brussels-Chapel train station, Les Ateliers des Tanneurs offer its spaces in a beautiful Art Nouveau-style complex. Completely renovated, the architectural complex, jewel of Brussels’ industrial heritage, has several centres: a business centre, the Tanneurs organic market and a restaurant.

The Ateliers des Tanneurs is accessible to people with reduced mobility.

A place full of history

In 1892 Ernest Catteau, the owner of the Brias et Compagnie company, decides to set up his business in the Rue des Tanneurs in the heart of the Marolles, a district in full swing. He bought the buildings of the first modern bakery of the time and set up his business there, supplying the Court with pastries, wines, liqueurs, chocolates, etc.

In 1909, the architect F. Symons designed an Art Nouveau inspired façade, decorated with graffiti evocative of the great European wine centres. The wine trading business flourished and became the Wine Palace, the reference company for wine sales in Belgium.

The premises were unoccupied for a long time and were put up for public sale in 1978. They were used as warehouses for the Palais du Vin until 1996, and were then occupied for a time by a group of artists, before being bought by the CPAS of Brussels.

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Access by public transport

Train: Brussels-South station – Brussels Central Station
Place du Jeu de Balle: bus 27, 48
Sablon: bus 34, 95 – tram 92, 93
Lemonnier: tram 3, 4, 51, 82
Anneessens: tram 3, 4, 32
Brussels-South station: bus 27, 49, 50, 78 – tram 3, 4, 32, 51, 81, 82 – metro: 2, 6
Porte de Hal: bus 27, 48 – tram 3, 4, 51 – metro: 2, 6
Louise: tram 92, 93, 94, 97 – metro: 2, 6
Brussels Central Station: metro: 1, 5

Think green! We encourage attendees to use public transport.


Place du Jeu de Balle (free) from 5pm
Parking Poelaert, access by lift to les Marolles
Near to Brussels-Chapel train station

Venue: Les Ateliers des Tanneurs, Rue des Tanneurs 60A, 1000 Bruxelles

Need a hotel near the venue? We recommend the Park Inn by Radisson Brussels Midi, where we currently have a special rate offered until 7 September.

Please use the information below to secure your room(s) now:

Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson Brussels Midi
Subject: Brain Innovation Days
Include full name and dates, number of persons, payment method

Rates (inclusive of VAT and breakfast): 10.10.2022 = 180€ + 4.24€ city tax, 11.10.2022 rate is 184€ + 4.24€ city tax
Deadline: September 7, 2022

The hotel will provide a credit card authorisation form – payment is taken only when arriving at the hotel, but in case of a no-show, the form must be completed.