Woluwe-Saint-Lambert or Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe is one of the nineteen municipalities in the Brussels-Capital Region of Belgium. It is a prosperous residential area, with a mixture of flats and detached, semi-detached and terraced houses, often compared with Uccle, another affluent Brussels municipality, and the 14th or 17th arrondissement in Paris. In common with all of Brussels’ municipalities, it is legally bilingual (French–Dutch).
Woluwe hosts the medical faculties of the University of Louvain (UCLouvain) and its hospital, the Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc on the UCLouvain Brussels Woluwe campus, and several shopping areas, notably the Avenue Georges Henri (Georges Henrilaan) and the Woluwe Shopping Centre.
The Woluwe River flows through the municipality.
- The surroundings of the Woluwe River have been laid out as park areas, such as Woluwe Park (in neighbouring Woluwe-Saint-Pierre) and Park Malou. Older historical buildings, such as the Lindekemale watermill (now a restaurant), the Hof ter Musschen farm (now a seminar centre), and the 16th-century Slot castle (now a chain restaurant), also tend to be found near the river.
- The Saint-Lambert church has a 12th-century Romanesque tower.
- The Marie la Misérable chapel (14th century).
- The municipality’s Art Deco Town Hall, built in the 1930s, is located above the Tomberg metro station.
- The Wolubilis cultural village and theatre, located at Cours Paul Henri Spaak/Henri-Spaak promenade 1 (formerly Avenue Paul Hymanslaan 251), were inaugurated in 2006.
- The neoclassic Château Malou, built in 1776.
Woluwe-Saint-Lambert has many shopping streets around the Tomberg and Gribaumont metro stations. Around Roodebeek station is one of Brussels’ largest shopping centres, the Woluwe Shopping Centre. The shopping centre opened in 1968 and has 2 floors and a surface area of around 97000 m2.
In 1974, following the Leuven crisis, the University of Louvain (UCLouvain) moved its faculties of the Sector of Medical Sciences to the commune, creating Brussels’ second largest campus, UCLouvain Bruxelles Woluwe, with more than 14,000 students. It also founded a new hospital on site, the Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc. The site includes a number of other educational institutions, like the Haute école Léonard de Vinci or the EPHEC.
- European School of Brussels II
- Don Bosco Middle School
- Athenée Royale de Woluwe-Saint-Lambert