The Northern Quarter (Quartier Nord (Espace Nord), Noordruimte) is the central business district of Brussels, Belgium. Like La Défense in Paris, the Docklands in London or the Zuidas in Amsterdam, the Northern Quarter consists of a concentrated collection of high-rise buildings where many Belgian and multinational companies have their headquarters.
The Northern Quarter roughly covers the area between Willebroek Quay, railways along Brussels-North railway station and the northern side of the Small Ring (Brussels' inner ring road). The territory is thus split between the municipalities of Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Schaerbeek and the City of Brussels.
The area is characterised by high-rise buildings, most around tall. Over half of the twenty tallest buildings in Belgium are located in the Northern Quarter. The area has around of office space occupied by 40,000 workers. It has an additional 8,000 residents.
The area of what is today the Northern Quart