Nonsense or fact?
So what is it?
What do you think?
And why are opinions so divided?
Granted, it’s not easy. In the Dansaert area you hear more Dutch than other languages. But Flemish commuters are often only addressed in French when they’re in Brussels. As a result, some of them even speak French to cashiers who can speak Dutch. Not many people in Flanders know that a lot of Brussels residents speak Dutch. And Brussels residents who speak Dutch often find no one to speak Dutch with.
How come? Time to debate the issue!
Jeroen Roppe, Laurence Mettewie and Christian Laporte discuss the perception of Dutch in Brussels.
With video reports and live testimonials.
Ask your question to our speakers and talk at the bar!
We would like to hear from you what to bring to the summit.
Professor of Dutch language and linguistics. University of Namur
Journalist La Libre Belgique
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The —moment suprême— of our City Forum: experts and Brussels residents set to work on the results of the City Forum and formulate ideas for the future.