Central Brussels is heartshaped. 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 laidout 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 NorthSouth rail link which disfigured the old workingclass neighbourhoods. This ‘Bruksel Walk’ represents a crosssection 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 NorthSouth rail link ; rue du Marché au Charbon and the Ancienne Belgique ; the Stock Exchange and the Central Boulevards ; SaintGéry 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 : Companies price will be €310 ; non-profit organisations price will be €200.