Central Brussels is heart-shaped. The upper end of the city around the Royal Palace is traditionally the neighbourhood of government buildings and embassies, but also of broad avenues, geometrically laid out squares and stately parks. By contrast, the lower end of the city became a hub of commerce and employment, with its impressive guild houses and countless market squares, and has developed into a tourist attraction. Between the upper and lower city runs the North-South rail link which disfigured the old workingclass neighbourhoods. This ‘Bruksel Walk’ represents a cross-section from the upper to the lower city. We show how the city grew from a modest marshy hamlet into a Burgundian residence, and eventually became the capital of the country, taking in spots such as Place Royale, Mont des Arts and the North-South rail link ; rue du Marché au Charbon and the Ancienne Belgique; the Bourse and the Central Boulevards; Saint Géry and Rue Dansaert; Place du Vieux Marché aux Grains and the docks.
Guided Tour Themes : Historical center - Highlights
Duration : 3.30 hours
Language Spoken : Dutch - English - French - German
Indicative price for a group of maximum 25 people
Additional information : The price for companies is €310; The price for socio-cultural associations is €200.