Saint Nicolas Church
(rue au beurre/boterstraat, behind the Bourse)
The origins of the church date back to the beginning of the Brussels itself, more than 1000 years ago.
There is nothing left of the primitive chapel built here by merchants and believers in honour of their favourite saint: Saint Nicolas, bishop of Myra in Turkey. Only a few reminding of the romanesque church are to be found at the entrance and on a few pillars of the nave.
This small church was heavily damaged during the bombing of the city by the French troops in 1695, and was later rebuild.