Brussels is wearing rainbow colours!

Every year in May, during the Pride period, Brussels is immersed in rainbow colours thanks to the work of the RainbowCity.Brussels project. The several initiatives that make up this project help spread the message of diversity, inclusion, and solidarity.


Brussels will be dressed in rainbow colours to encourage:

  • Companies and building managers to partake by adjusting/installing lighting in rainbow colours.
  • Brussels residents to radiate Pride by distributing flags and motivating them to use this flag during the Pride period.
  • Brussels' store owners who are eager to decorate their shop windows in the Pride theme.
  • Authorities to make adjustments in the public space (rainbow pedestrian crossings, traffic lights, public lighting, etc.).
  • Projects to make rainbow colours visible in the streets and in prominent locations in Brussels (temporary lighting installations, stickers, canvases, etc.).

What does Brussels look like when bathed in rainbow colours?

Check our different galleries to find out!

Maps and partners of the past years (2019-2021)

  • Projects and Partners in 2021

    • Public Buildings

    Parlement Fédéral – Federaal Parlement – Flag and Light Installations

    Grand Place – Grote Markt – Light Installations

    Brussels Parlement – Flag

    Flemish Parlement - Flag

    Town Hall City of Brussels – Flag

    Régie Foncière des Batiment de la Ville de Bruxelles – Flag and « Happy Pride » Screen

    Town Hall Commune d’Anderlecht - Flag

    Town Hall Commune d’Auderghem – Flag

    Town Hall Commune Berchem-Ste-Agathe - Flag

    Town Hall Commune de Ganshoren – Flag

    Town Hall Commune de Schaerbeek - Flag

    Town Hall Commune de St-Gilles – Flag

    Town Hall Commune d'Ixelles – Flag

    Palais Egmont - Flag

    Visit.Brussels - Flag


    • Cultural spaces

    Ancienne Belgique – Flag

    Beurschouwburg – Flag and Light Installations

    BOZAR – Flag

    Cabaret Mademoiselle – Rainbow Curtains

    Centre Culturel de Ganshoren - Flag

    The Crazy Circle – Flag

    Halles St-Gery – Light Installation

    KANAL Centre Pompidou – Flag

    Mannekenpis – Special outfit for IDAHOT

    MIMA – Light Installation

    MIM - Light Installation

    La Monnaie / De Munt – Rainbow Columns

    Musée Royal de l'Armée et de l'Histoire Militaire - Flag

    Tour & Taxis – Flag

    WIELS – Flag


    • Mobility

    NMBS/SNCB (Trainbow) – Brussels Central – Flag and Light Installation

    NMBS/SNCB (Trainbow) – Brussels Midi/Zuid – Flag

    NMBS/SNCB (Trainbow) – Brussels North - Flag

    Region of Brussels – Rainbow Crossroads and “same-gender” pedestrian street lights

    City of Brussels – Rainbow Crossroads

    Commune de St-Gilles – Rainbow Crossroads

    Federal Parliament - Rainbow Crossroads

    STIB/MIVB – Rainbow Bus

    STIB/MIV – Bourse Metro station – Light Installation

    Commune d'Etterbeek – Rainbow Crossroads


    • Rainbow Lights Installation

    Screen ICONIC Place de Brouckère – Belgian Pride video

    AXA Belgium

    Belfius Tower

    Fountain Montgomery

    Fountain Simonis (La Cabosse)


    Parti Socialiste

    Université Libre de Bruxelles – Building A

    VRT & RTBF Tower

    European Parliament (Schuman)


    • Rainbow Flags

    Odisee - De Co-Hogeschool

    Thales Alenia Space

    Université Libre de Bruxelles

    Vrije Universiteit Brussel 

    VRT & RTBF

  • Interactive Map 2021

  • Projects and Partners in 2019-2020

    • P & V: Office building - Lighting Adjustments
    • Belfius: Rogier tower - Lighting Adjustments
    • ING: Office building - Lighting Adjustments
    • Axa : Office building - Lighting Adjustments
    • NMBS/SNCB (in collaboration with Trainbow): Central Station Brussels - Lighting Adjustments
    • City of Brussels: Grand-Place Brussels - Lighting Adjustments
    • The Belgian Pride (in collaboration with the City of Brussels): Bourse building - Covering columns with canvases
    • Numerous other organizations: VUB, ULB, Google, AB, Bozar, Halles St-Gery, Tour et Taxis, Beursschouwburg, etc. – Outdoor flags
    • City of Brussels and Brussels Region Mobility: Rainbow pedestrian crossings in the RainbowVillage, Flagey, and the European district
    • The Belgian Pride (in collaboration with the Minister of Mobility in Brussels): Temporary light installation in the Rainbow Village
  • Interactive Map 2019

RainbowCity.Brussels in 2021

In 2021, Pride Events were uncertain, but Pride Month remains. The Belgian Pride absl/vzw still wanted to fill our streets with rainbow, reinforcing the support for the community no matter what. So we called on all our partners to show their support during the month of May by putting on their best Rainbow Colours, and the most support ever since the launch of the project!

In order to give the initiatives the most visibility, the Belgian Pride invested even more of its resources into this year's edition:

  • Organise a communication campaign to spotlight the project and promote the actions and participating locations (through the website www.rainbowcity.brussels and #rainbowcitybrussels).
  • Support and facilitate companies, organizations, and governments that want to take action.
  • Encourage individuals to take their own actions in cooperation with other partners.

Want to become a RainbowCity.Brussels partner?

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