Cents, residential area of Luxembourg

Cents is one of the 24 districts of Luxembourg City. Cents is a predominantly residential area with the lowest proportion of non-Luxembourg residents in the capital.
It is often compared with the nearby Hamm district.

Neighborhood Population Cents

Number of inhabitants as of January 1, 2022

  • of the population of the City of Luxembourg 5% 5%
  • of foreign population 49% 49%

Number of different nationalities

Cents, a very residential area with a large Luxembourgish population

With a very strong demographic growth in the early 2000s, the Cents district is essentially a district inhabited by Luxembourgers. It remains the only district of the City of Luxembourg with a predominantly Luxembourgish population.

Located in the east of the Luxembourg capital, it forms a complex with the districts of Hamm and Pulvermhüle. Residential, quiet and very green, these are rapidly growing neighborhoods.

Located on both sides of the Rue de Trêves, the historic road between the city of Luxembourg and the city of Trêves in Germany, the Cents district also serves the historic districts of Grund and Clausen.

Rural at the beginning of the century, the neighborhood grew in the 1960s with the development of low-cost housing in the Cité Frommes. The Church of the Holy Spirit was built at the end of the 1970s and is the most recent church in the country.

A convent of Carmelites is installed in Cents. Two communities of nuns are installed on site with a chaplain. A more apostolic and a more contemplative community welcome visitors for prayers or religious ceremonies in the monastery.

A large-scale project plans to build a magnificent structure for pedestrians and cyclists by 2025. This suspended footbridge will link Cents directly to the Weimershof and Neudorfdistricts.

Infrastructures of the Cents district

Bus routes 4, 9, 14, 20, 29, CN1 serve the Cents district at 40 bus stops.

The CFL train to and from Luxembourg stops at the station of Cents/Hamm.

There is a basic elementary school in the Cents neighborhood. Cycle 1 is housed on Rue Léon Kauffman and Rue Tornaco. Cycles 2 to 4 are located on Rue Léon Kauffman. A school foyer welcomes children for extra-curricular activities.

There are several playgrounds and sports fields for soccer and other sports. A tennis club is also available to the residents of this neighborhood, as well as a petanque court.

A social center allows residents to be welcomed for various events and associations.

The FNEL scout chalet is located in Cents, in the immediate vicinity of the National Sports Institute.

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Living in the Cents neighborhood

Style: Family

The neighborhood may present some inconvenience to residents due to the passage of aircraft to and from the nearby Findel Airport.

It should be noted that there are very few rentals available in the Cents neighborhood and rents are high. More information on housing prices for sale or rent in Cents? See our article on real estate prices in Luxembourg.