Age: 36 years old
Profession : Translator & copywriter + volunteer Greeter
A keen cyclist since she was 8 years old
Brussels by bike
Every day, Julie uses her bike to go to her co-working space.
When she introduces her visitors to Brussels as a Greeter volunteer guide, her favourite walk is the Green Belt between the Bois de la Cambre and Rouge-Cloître.
Her favourite neighbourhood
Julie has several favourite neighbourhoods to visit depending on her mood. She likes to go downtown, to Watermael-Boitsfort for its village feel or to Saint-Gilles for its lively character. In Watermael-Boitsfort, she loves to walk around Tournay-Solvay Park and then eat a pack of chips on Place Wiener, at the “Le Tram de Boitsfort” chip shop. It's a neighbourhood that's very popular with visitors who call on her, as a Greeter, to discover its bucolic and charming character, especially when the Japanese cherry trees are in bloom
The best view of the city
For Julie, the best panoramic view of the capital is from place Poelaert, at the feet of the Palace of Justice and a stone’s throw from the Marolles.
Brussels, a multicultural city
Brussels is not only a multicultural city on a human scale, it is also full of cultural venues and events. Julie enjoys going to the newly renovated Cinéma Palace, the Muntpunt or attending concerts at the Botanique. She then tops the evening off with a drink at the Winehouse Osteria or Bar du Matin afterwards.