DIFFERENT VISITS FOR A ONE DAY TRIP IN THE FRAME OF THE EXHIBITION
INFO & RESERVATION
Market square, Sablons, Royal quarter … a walk to recount Brussels and her role in the European history.
Since its foundation, Brussels has played a major role in European history and has been influenced by several cultures.
Your guide will let you discover the medieval heart of the city: from Saint Gery square to Saint Catherine quarter, the ancient port where merchants from all over Europe once met; from the breathtaking beautiful Grand Place to the sumptuous Royal Saint Hubert Galleries, one of the oldest passages in Europe where Jean Neuhaus invented our famous Belgian pralines in 1912.
Your guide will tell you many anecdotes about the city and its inhabitants, legends about Manneken Pis, the most famous “Ketje” of Brussels.
You will know why our famous delicious biscuit is called “Pain à la Grecque”, you will learn about the importance of our beers brewed since the Middle-Ages, about chocolate and the must-try dishes of our traditional cuisine (waterzooi, rabbit stewed in beer, endives “au gratin”,…)
Public: everyone, max. 20 persons
Duration: 3h max.
Meeting point: Grand’Place (Market Square), clock of the Town Hall
100,00€ (1h30 max.)
A coach ride to discover the boroughs of Brussels and a stroll in her medieval heart
In this tour, you will discover the boroughs of Brussels, which developed in the 19th century, and where some international exhibitions took place: the Heysel area, the 50th anniversary arch area, and in the University of Brussels area. On the way, you will admire some Art Nouveau and Art Déco architectural treasures.
Further, in the European Parliament quarter, you will understand how European institutions have given Brussels a unique role in contemporary Europe.
The circuit will continue by foot in the medieval heart of the city: from the extraordinary Grand Place to the beautiful St Hubert Royal Galeries where the famous Belgian pralines were invented by Jean Neuhaus. Your guide will recount the legend of the most famous little boy of Brussels: the Manneken Pis. Finally you will hear everything there is to know about “Greek bread”, our beers brewed since the Middle Ages, chocolate, and our most popular dishes (waterzooi, rabbit cooked in beer and Belgian endives covered with a cheese sauce)..
Public : everyone
Coach ride and/or walking tour
Duration : 3h max.
Price : 160€
Price for a 2nd guide if needed (walking part of the combined tour) : 100€
Meeting point : Boulevard Pachéco (Congrès station)
BRUSSELS FOR KIDS
In all of Europe, in towns or villages, the Market Square has always been an important communal meeting point. Around the Town Hall, the heart of Brussels opens up like a book full of tales that we are going to recount.
Down a blind alley, a puppet theater; on the corner over there, a funny dog called “zinneke”; and further on, who is this old lady “Madame Chapeau”?
In days gone by, when people had no running water in their houses, they had to go and bring water from the different fountains in the city, such as Manneken Pis.
In those old times, people would mainly eat bread and were extremely fond of the delicious “brood van de Gracht“ that is now called “Pain à la Grecque” - who knows why?
This is no school lesson where one may yawn of boredom, but an interesting and fun way to discover our past, with games, fairy tales, and chocolate!...
A fun walking tour in the historic center of Brussels
Public: kids from 6 to 12 years old
Meeting point: Grand’Place (Market square), clock of the Town Hall