Guided tours in Brussels: our suggestions for summer

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(c) Eric Danhier
Published at 29/06/2021
By Mylène

With the arrival of warmer weather, we're keener than ever for some cultural discoveries! We can't wait to get lost in the greenery of Brussels' parks, rediscover all the facets of the urban landscape (from Art Nouveau to contemporary architecture) or learn more about the history of our neighbourhoods. We can finally take the time to have a look at Brussels from a new angle.

 

Good news! Guided tours are officially open for business! Offering a vast amount of original discoveries and unusual experiences close to home, they invite you to discover the capital's best kept secrets. Whether you're a street art fan, an architecture enthusiast or a lover of green spaces, here are a few of our favourite guided tours this summer, that you can do on foot or on two wheels!

Escape games and out-of-the-ordinary visits

Looking for some excitement? Love legends, spells, spooky walks and other historical or... naughty anecdotes? This year's summer will be colourful and full of adventure, with a series of delightfully out-of-the-ordinary guided!

Out-of-the-ordinary guided tours

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Green guided tours!

Green, airy and above all sustainable... Brussels has 8,000 hectares of parks and gardens! Conscious of this often unknown wealth, the guides take you for outdoor walks off the beaten track and visits that combine nature and sensory stimulation!

Green guided tours

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Local and citizen initiatives

Local, civic-minded and committed guided tours are also a reflection of a changing world! Try a feminist tour of a Brussels neighbourhood, a fun zero-waste tour full of top addresses or the discovery of a sustainable urban farm. Here are a few guided tours that help you rethink the city and imagine it as greener, more sustainable and more inclusive!

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Rediscover all of Brussels’ neighbourhoods

Bruxelles le phare du Kanaal quartier du canal - © visit.brussels - Jean-Paul Remy

Brussels has more than 145 neighbourhoods that, even when you think you know them, still have some surprises up their sleeves! A real patchwork of alleyways, stories and atmospheres and an exceptional playground for countless guided tours!

Neighbourhood guided tours

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Architecture in all its stunning forms!

Hôtel Hannon, Saint Gilles - (c) Jean-Paul Rémy

Do you love urban brownfields, the raw beauty of industrial architecture or fine Art Nouveau lines? Urban explorers are spoiled for choice, between architectural heritage and industrial sites undergoing radical change, Brussels never stops reinventing itself!

Architecture in all its stunning forms!

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