The social network for Brussel

The social network for your neighbourhood.
Used by more than 400.000 households in Belgium and Netherlands.

Kaart van Brussel

139 active neighbourhoods in Brussel

Alsemberg-Nord - Globe Anneessenswijk Astridpark Basiliek - Elisabethpark Berckmans - Munthof Boondaal Bosniëwijk Bospark Bosvoorde Centrum Boudewijnpark - Dielegembos Brabantwijk Brugmann - Lepoutre Churchill - Brugmannpark Colignon Dailly wijk Dansaertwijk Delta Dielegem Diesdelle Dieweg Drie Linden Essegem - Magritte wijk Europawijk Evere Centrum Flagey - Malibran wijk Fort Jaco Frans Hospitaal Ganshoren Centrum Georges Henri Goede Lucht - Neerpede Gribaumont - Van Muylderspark Grote Markt Haachtse Steenweg Haren Havenwijk - Tour&Taxis Heembeek Heizel Helmetwijk Hertogin van Brabant Het Rad - Klaverswijk Historisch Centrum - Broek Historisch Molenbeek Hoog Sint-Gillis Hoogte 100 Hospitaal Etterbeek - Elsene Houba - Stuivenberg Industrie Birmingham Industrie Nato Industrie Noord Industrie Zuid Jachtwijk Jette Centrum Josaphat Station Josaphatpark Jourdanwijk Jubelpark Kaaienwijk Kalevoet - Moensberg Kapelleveld Kasteel van Rivieren - Ganshoren Kasteleinswijk Kerkhof Brussel Kerkhof Elsene Kerkhof Sint-Gillis Koekelberg Oost Koningswijk Koninklijk Domein Laken Korenbeek - Hoogveld Kriekenput - Homborch - Verrewinkel Kruidtuin Kuregem Bara Kuregem Dauw Kuregem Veeartsenij Laag Vorst Laarbeekbos - Poelbos Leopold Iii Laan Leopoldpark Louiza - Langehaag Marie-Josepark Marollen Martelaarswijk Matongéwijk Mettewie - Machtens wijk Moliere - Longchamp Montjoie - Langeveld Moortebeek - Peterbos Mutsaard Noordwijk Observatorium - Groeselenberg Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-ter-Sneeuw Ossegem - Karreveld Oud Laken Oost Oud Laken West Oudergem - Putdaal Paduwa Plasky wijk Potaardewijk Reyerswijk Roodebeek - Sterrebeelden Schaarbeek Station - Hamoir Scherdemaal - Vijverswijk Scheutbos Scheutveld Scheutwijk Schuman park Sint-Agatha-Berchem Centrum Sint-Denijs - Neerstalle Sinte-Aleidis - Mooibos Sint-Gillis - Hallepoort Sint-Job Kauwberg Sint-Joost Centrum Sint-Michiel Sint-Pauluswijk Sint-Pieter - Koning Overwinnaarsplein Squares Stalingrad Stokkelwijk Ter Kamerenbos Terdeltwijk Tervurense Poort Transvaal - Prinsenpark ULB - Boondaalwijk Universiteitswijk Van Volxem - Van Haelen Veeweide - Aurore Vijvers Van Elsene Vijverspark Vogelenzang - Erasmus Vogelzangwijk Vossegat - Roosendaal Vredewijk Watermaal Centrum Waversesteenweg-sint-juliaan Weststation Woluwelaan - Bronnenpark Wolvendaelpark Zavel Zonienwoud Zuidstation

Interactions in Brussel

people 26070 Households within reach
comment 45895 messages posted
forum 232780 reactions of citizens

Why was Hoplr founded?

Hoplr is a Belgian initiative that was started from a social vision and conviction. Read more

Hoplr shifts the focus from the individual to the local community. Via Hoplr you get easy access to the social capital in your neighborhood such as material, knowledge, time and infrastructure. We want to use the power of the collective to anticipate the societal challenges of tomorrow such as aging, neighborhood care, inclusion and participation. Only in this way can we evolve towards more livable and sustainable local ecosystems.

No advertising, how?

Hoplr cooperates with local authorities and utility companies in the context of neighborhood-oriented communication and participation. Read more

Hoplr provides licenses to organizations that are active in the public sector. These parties can communicate neighborhood-oriented via a service dashboard. This informs residents of relevant events such as road works or waste collection. External parties do not have access to the neighborhood reports. Hoplr only grants annual licenses to parties with a non-commercial approach.

How does it work?

Every neighbourhood is private Your data is secured and protected in line with European privacy legislation.
Talk to your neighbours Use Hoplr to stay in touch with your neighbours. Post and receive neighbourhood-, group- and private messages.
Never miss a thing from your neighbourhood Share and borrow items, ask for help, stay up to date with neighbourhood alerts and activities.


We have tried to bring the neighbourhood together for years using flyers, posters, events,... with little to no results. The fact that we succeeded through Hoplr proves that this neighbourhood network has a bright future in store. Erik, moderator Heiende (Lokeren)
Our neighbourhood grew quickly. What surprised me the most was the sense of solidarity among the neighbours. Hoplr really does bring people together! Kin Chi Chow, founder Heihoek (Mechelen)
I’m a fan, because this communication tool has a wide perspective and brings better social cohesion. Marc, moderator Boechout Wijken (Boechout)
I want everyone to know that registration is easy and non-committal. Hoplr is a safe, private an ad-free environment. It's really nothing but beneficial for your neighbourhood. Ben, founder Oosterveld (Antwerp)
Hoplr is a bridge between neighbours. It brings people together. A lot of people need that little push to get toghether Lieve, moderator Oud-Centrum (Ostend)

What can you do with Hoplr?


Get to know new neighbours

A neighbourhood where people know each other is a better neighbourhood! Start a group chat to gather people from your building, to go for a run, or to plan a block party.

  • Introduce yourself to your neighbours
  • Complete your profile with your hobbies, pets, profession and interests
  • Consult the list of your neighbours

Organise a neighbourhood activity

Choose an activity to bring your neighbours together. Consult your neighbours and pick a date that works for everyone.

  • Organise a cleanup, game night, walk, yard sale,...
  • Leave the date open, see who's interested and pick a date together
  • Consult the neighbourhood calendar

Borrow items from your neighbours

You're a do-it-yourselfer, but you're missing the material you need? Maybe one of your neighbours can help.

  • Give away items you no longer need
  • Borrow items from someone nearby
  • Make group purchases

Find help for your chores

Looking for a plumber or reliable aid? Your neighbours will be happy to help you with their recommendations.

  • Post a question in your neighbourhood
  • Help an elderly neighbour by posting requests for them
  • Ask your neighbours to lend you a hand

Find a babysitter

  • Quickly reach your neighbours with a message on Hoplr
  • Let your neighbours know that your son or daughter can babysit
  • Make further arrangements in private chat

Receive useful alerts from your city or municipality

Local authorities cannot view conversations going on in the neighbourhood, but they can post messages concerning it (e.g. roadworks, nuisance, security,...).

  • Share ideas or endorse your neighbours' suggestions
  • Closely follow participation projects
  • Cocreate with your neighbours and government

* Local authorities are unable to view your neighbourhood's content

A safe and private neighbourhood network for neighbours


Your data is secured and protected in line with European privacy legislation.

Hoplr is active in Belgium and the Netherlands

400,000 households
1,800 active neighbourhoods
72% is active weekly
100,000 messages & responses / month
On Facebook you talk to friends, you view photos on Instagram, you reach your neighbours on Hoplr.
One way some city councils close the gap between them and the citizen is through Hoplr, a social networking site for neighbourhoods.

What does Hoplr stand for?

1. Community first

Our communities play an essential role and that will never change. That is why, in every decision, every change and every opportunity, the added value for the neighbourhood and its residents is the first thing we consider.

2. Advertising free

We aspire to keep Hoplr free of advertising. Our business model is based on valuable partnerships with local authorities, utility companies and civil society. This way all messages in your neighbourhood remain relevant, interesting and above all free of advertising!

3. Privacy by design

Protecting personal data is our biggest responsibility. Hoplr is therefore fully compliant with the European GDPR privacy legislation. We will never sell personal data.

4. Independent

Hoplr is not associated with any political or other interested party and does not have to account to any external party. We respect each person's opinion and will not express our own; neither explicitly nor implicitly.

5. Social impact

Our dream is that all Hoplr neighbours meet, help and get to know each other in real life. We believe in the power of the collective. That is why we will always organise activities and continue to give tips on social contact outside the platform.

Get to know your neighbourhood with the Hoplr app!

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