Skip to content



Under French rule, the farm belonged to the Prince de Ligne. In 1836, the farm passed into the hands of the Count d’Oultremont. In 1896, the Count sold the farm to the Du Pré-Evenepoels. Suzanne Du Pré-Evenepoel built the stables. After her death, the farm was given to her daughter, Henriette Marie Juliette. Henriette Marie Juliette Du Pré was the wife of the notary Adhémar Edouard Prosper Joseph Morren, who was the King’s notary. Their only son, Edmond Morren, inherited the farm in 1943.

Twenty years later, in October 1963, Edmond sold Hof ter Musschen to the Archdiocese of Mechelen-Brussels on the condition that the buyer undertake to allow the tenants (Jules Draeck, his wife Rosalia and Florent Draeck) to live on the farm rent-free for the rest of their lives. Morren also stipulated that the properties sold were to be used for the Université  atholique de Louvain. In May, the archdiocese exchanged Hof ter Musschen with the municipality of Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe. Until 1979, the farm was an agricultural business known for breeding Brabant draft horses.

In 1990, the municipality granted a leasehold to NV SABENA for a period of 40 years. NV SABENA, in return, committed to undertaking the complete renovation of the farmstead, subject to approval from the municipality. Restoration works began in 1993 and were completed one year later. On October 20, 1994, the beautifully renovated farmstead, located on one of the slopes of the Woluwe Valley, was inaugurated,
and NV SABENA established its headquarters there. Since then, Hof ter Musschen has been one of the most beautiful landmarks of the municipality of Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe. Following NV SABENA’s bankruptcy in November 2001, the future of Hof ter Musschen was uncertain.

On December 19, 2006, NV Hof ter Musschen acquired the leasehold from NV SABENA.