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.


🗓 RainbowCity.Brussels 2021


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!

  • 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


    • 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

    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

    STIB/MIVB – Rainbow Bus

    STIB/MIV – Bourse Metro station – Light Installation


    • 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


    • Rainbow Flags

    Odisee - De Co-Hogeschool

    Université Libre de Bruxelles

    Vrije Universiteit Brussel 

    VRT & RTBF

  • 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

The project for 2021

In 2021, Pride Events are uncertain, but Pride Month remains. The Belgian Pride absl/vzw is still calling on you to show your support during the month of May by putting on your best Rainbow Colours!

In order to give your initiatives the most visibility, The Belgian Pride will:

  • 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.
  • Develop a system in which Brussels' residents and businesses can easily receive tools and materials to set up an action.

Want to become a RainbowCity.Brussels partner?

Contact us!

🗓 RainbowCity.Brussels 2021

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