I want to create an easy going tour that shows you touristic as well as some more hidden and unknown places. I don't want to overwhelm you with facts and dates but rather make you familiar with Belgian/Brussels history through stories, anecdotes, legends and so on. By hanging out with a local person you get more acquainted with the mentality of the people and the atmosphere of a city. So whether you only have one day in Brussels or you are looking forward to a rich introduction and exploration: This tour will make a difference! We will check out the city and be in touch with its history. I will take you to the main landmarks and put everything that we see in the proper context. You will get a firm grip around monuments, history and today's situation of Belgium's capital. We will see for example the last remains of the first city wall, some medieval alleys, a 17th century house most people don't know about and much more.
I grew up in the Flemish countryside and studied Art history in Gent and Antwerp. Afterwards I moved to Berlin for 5 years and since 2015 I'm living in Brussels. I love my city and love to share it with everyone so they have a wonderful experience here! Brussels is not what you see, it's what you experience. I will follow your interests and combine them with my insights and inspiration.
I will provide one (craft) beer.
A comprehensive list of local tips about Brussels and other cities in Belgium (bars, restaurants, breweries etc)
We will visit and put into context the major landmarks of Brussels that you are waiting to see in a 2 hour tour. Everyone has different interests so at the start of the tour I will ask you what you already have seen and what you would like to see.
Everything will be in walking distance. Drinks are not included in the price (be aware that some bars don't accept credit cards so bring cash with you).