Speaking on VRT radio, Mr Bonte said that "From 9am people that wish to will be able to write a message to Mr Dehaene's family in a book of condolence at Vilvoorde Town Hall."
"If I write something it will be in Jean-Luc's style: very short. I am especially grateful to him for the way in which we were able to work together and for all I learned from him", Mr Bonte added
Mr Dehaene died on Thursday afternoon in Quimper, France. He became unwell during a visit to a biscuit factory and died later in hospital.