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Diegem church spire
Brussels Airlines head office in Diegem

Diegem is a town in the municipality of Machelen, Flemish Brabant, Belgium.

Its gothic church, inaugurated in 1543, in the centre of town, has a conspicuous tiered spire.[1]

Diegem train station

The town is served by Diegem railway station, which is situated on the BrusselsLeuven railway line between Haren Zuid and Zaventem stations.

A portion of Brussels Airport is located in Diegem.[2] Diegem's situation just outside the Brussels-Capital Region and close to the R0 (the Brussels orbital motorway) mean it has a large number of business premises.[citation needed]

Its postal code is 1831.


Brussels Airlines has its corporate head office in the b.house on the grounds of Brussels Airport and in Diegem.[2][3] Brussels Airlines formed in 2006 as a result of a merger between SN Brussels and Virgin Express.[4]

The Europe, Middle East, and Africa operations of Chevron Phillips are based in Stockholm Building in Airport Plaza in Diegem.[5]

The 3M company has had a European office at Hermeslaan 7 in Diegem since 1970.[6]


Primary schools in Diegem include Gemeentelijke Basisschool De Fonkel and Parochiale Basisschool.[7] GISO Machelen provides secondary education to Diegem residents.[8][9] Bibliotheek Machelen-Diegem is the public library of the town.[10]


The Superprestige Diegem is a December evening cyclo-cross race held in Diegem, Belgium, which is part of the Superprestige.

Football club Diegem Sport is the town club and plays in the Belgian Third Division.

Sister Cities[edit]

Diegem became sister cities with Northbrook, Illinois, in 1966.[11]


  1. ^ Sainte Catherine's and Saint Cornelius' church (in Diegem)
  2. ^ a b "bedrijf.jpg Archived 24 May 2010 at the Wayback Machine." Machelen. Retrieved on 25 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Corp – Contact Us." Brussels Airlines. Retrieved on 23 October 2009.
  4. ^ "Sabena reborn: SN Brussels-Virgin Express merger 'set to take former Belgian flag carrier brand'." Flight Global. 27 October 2006. Retrieved on 23 October 2009.
  5. ^ "Contact Us." Chevron Phillips. Retrieved on September 6, 2017. "Chevron Phillips Chemical International N.V. Airport Plaza - Stockholm Building Leonardo Da Vincilaan 19 1831 Diegem Belgium"
  6. ^ 3M Europe SA - Company Profile and News Bloomberg, 2021.
  7. ^ "Kleuter- en basisonderwijs." Machelen. Retrieved on September 6, 2017.
  8. ^ "Secundair onderwijs." Machelen. Retrieved on September 6, 2017.
  9. ^ Home. GISO Machelen. Retrieved on September 6, 2017.
  10. ^ Home. Machelen, bibliotheek.be. Retrieved on September 6, 2017.
  11. ^ "Village History".

Coordinates: 50°53′39″N 4°26′08″E / 50.894232°N 4.435623°E / 50.894232; 4.435623