About Essegem ...
GC Essegem is Jette’s community centre, that is there for families, children, inhabitants of Jette and anybody looking for an enjoyable leisure activity in the Dutch language. The centre brings culture closer to people and people closer to each other. It’s the place to be for social, educational and/or artistic activities, often organised in cooperation with partners. The centre also offers space and support to associations and local initiatives to develop their own projects.
Essegem is part of N22, the network of community centres of the Flemish Community Commission (VGC).
Essegem aims to be a cheerful, colourful and warm centre where children and their parents enjoy stopping by. Essegem therefore adapts its activities for families wherever possible. Come along and watch a play together, one Sunday morning a month. Kids can also try out Essegem’s various creative workshops on Wednesday afternoons, Saturdays or during the school holidays.
Every day Essegem welcomes countless language students. There are morning, daytime and evening Dutch classes, at a range of paces and at every level. Essegem has put a lot of effort into this target group and aims a range of activities at them. The Dutch Language House is in-house every Thursday and you can also chat away in Dutch at the Monday afternoon conversation tables.
Essegem gives a home to associations and acts as reception and information point, where you can take advantage of a wide range of information and support. In our newspaper ‘The Jette Gazette’, you can read more about the ins and outs of the neighbourhood, with ten issues every year.
Essegem wants to bring Jette residents together around strong, valuable initiatives, whether organized with local partners or otherwise. Since 2011 Taverne Ter Linden has been serving delicious food and drinks. Essegem also works alongside many partners in projects and activities within the Jette neighbourhood. Every school year we put together a varied cultural programme for Jette’s schools.