Passa Porta Residence

Practical information

  • Capacity: 1 author
  • Duration of residency: 4 to 8 weeks
  • Availability: 44 weeks per year

The Passa Porta apartment is located in the heart of Brussels, within walking distance of central and iconic places in the city, such as the Beurs, Grote Markt, Muntplein and Central Station. Thanks to the many public-transport stops near the apartment, the rest of the city is also easily accessible by public transport.

The picturesque Oude Graanmarkt and the famous Dansaert area form the direct environment of the residency. It is full of pleasant squares, restaurants, cafés and shops.

With its 90 m2, the Passa Porta residence is a spacious apartment. It includes a living area and a workspace, a bedroom, a bathroom and a kitchen. The apartment is fully furnished and is equipped with an Internet connection and a printer.

I remember Passa Porta on a sunny Sunday in Brussels, the freshness of the long and shaded corridor that leads to the books, the authors, the discussions, the light.
Jean-Philippe Toussaint

It was a short journey that took me a great distance: into a favourite city, waiting to be explored at the end of each day’s work; into a three-lined square whose roofline is still imprinted on my memory; into a large and luminous apartment, simple and tasteful, at once both anonymous and my own. I wrote there eagerly and easily – everything contributing to a sense of contained excitement. It was a pleasure but also a privilege to be the guest of an organization so truly devoted to the great and vital conversation between different countries and different cultures.

Alan Hollinghurst