Through the heart of Brussels

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Through the heart of Brussels

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.

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