'de Rand' operates on behalf of the 19 Flemish Rand municipalities, with special emphasis on the six municipalities providing language facilities. ‘de Rand’ is financially assisted by the Flemish Community and the Flemish Brabant province.

The activities ‘de Rand’ undertakes in the ‘Rand in the widest sense’ are different from those in the six municipalities enjoying language facilities, where it offers front-line cultural, youth and sport services. The local authorities are responsible for these tasks in the other 13 municipalities located in the 'Rand', while ‘de Rand’ operates on a companion basis, lending support to the municipalities in the case of ‘language promotion.

Seven community centres

'de Rand' has seven community centres: de Boesdaalhoeve, de Bosuil, de Kam, de Lijsterbes, de Moelie, de Muse and de Zandloper. Six of them are located in municipalities with language facilities. As well as lending their support to local associations, the community centres are involved in organising concerts, films, theatrical performances, …


‘de Rand’ publishes the RandKrant, a monthly magazine for people living in the Flemish Rand.

The six municipalities with language facilities publish a community newspaper to let people know what is going on their area and provide information about the community centres and their cultural programmes, … features scientific and other information about the Flemish Rand.


Language promotion initiatives

The tasks assigned to ‘de Rand’ in terms of language promotion, along with reception and integration services for non-Dutch speakers, include:

  • offering more opportunities for people to learn Dutch
  • helping people learning Dutch to put what they learn into practice
  • organising events for expats
  • ensuring 'clear' channels of communication between Dutch speakers and non-Dutch speakers

For further details

vzw ‘de Rand’, Kaasmarkt 75, 1780 Wemmel
- - T 02 456 97 80