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La Monnaie launches Adamo, an on-demand taxi service

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Facing the challenges of mobility and our desire to reduce the carbon footprint of our activities, La Monnaie is launching Adamo, a pilot project for an on-demand transport service. From the premiere of Der Rosenkavalier until the end of this year, you can book a first-rate shared taxi for your La Monnaie performances, which, through use of advanced algorithms, will group requests, optimise journeys and thus reduce the ecological impact of travel to our performances. The first reservation is free of charge.


The carbon report drawn up by La Monnaie showed that one of the largest sources of its CO2 emissions was the audiences’ transport, a considerable share of whom come to performances by car. The sometimes long distances to cover and very busy roads, the late time at which the performances end and the lack of alternatives when travelling in the evening can explain this trend. In a nutshell, it’s not always possible to use public transport even if it remains an excellent alternative.

Adamo, a project launched by Espaces-Mobilités and in its pilot phase at La Monnaie subsidised by the FPS Mobility and Transport, therefore pursues the following goals:

  • Offer effective alternatives to audiences who usually travel by car
  • Assess the relevance of creating an on-demand, dynamic and collective transport service for the cultural sector

Adamo is a shuttle service provided by upmarket vehicles, upon reservation. Thanks to cutting-edge technological assistance, the service will have the capacity to group trips to optimise journeys and will therefore reduce the impact of travel to performances.


The service will be available for performances that take place at La Monnaie between 28 October (opening night Der Rosenkavalier) and 30 December 2022 (concert Symphony Fantastique) inclusive.


In the pilot phase, Adamo is offering its services in the whole eastern part of the Brussels region and its near outskirts, the areas with the highest density of La Monnaie audiences (See the map). Depending on the results of the pilot phase, the area may be extended.

How do I book?

La Monnaie will send each ticket holder living in the service area an email with access to the booking platform. After registering, users may make a booking for a one-way (outbound or return) or return trip.

What is the price?

The first booking will be free of charge. The next trips will cost €5 per journey per person.

La Monnaie is also delighted to offer a free drink at the opera bar before the start of the performance to any person who has booked a trip via Adamo.


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