⭐ Stories About Brussels ⭐ No.1 Tour by Local Storytellers

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on August 29, 2019

1️⃣ We are a collective of local storytellers (or if you prefer: tour guides) in Bruges & Brussels. Don't expect a dissertation by a history MA, but engaging stories! 2️⃣ We want to share our personal view on cities with you as true ambassadors of the city 3️⃣ We make sure you will make the most out of your visit to our beautiful cities 💛 We started in December 2018 with a few guides who wanted to do things differently! ❎ No set route or script dictated by a company — No 'getting over with it' - we truly love what we do ✅ Every one of us has their own style & personality ❎ We, of course, won't force you to leave through the gift shop ✌️

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Tell Me Stories About Brussels
What's in a name? Stories... and Brussels. 

This is not just another history tour overloaded with details.
Our goal is to offer a fun experience where you get to know the city through the eyes of a local, with stories about the history, jokes about politics and, of course, not hiding the dark but important role the royal family played in the colonial history of Belgium.

This is why this is the highest rated Free Walking Tour in Brussels:

  • Interesting stories instead of boring information
  • Local storytellers who really know the city
  • Genuine tips & recommendations

Highlights you'll see

  • Grand Place / Grote Markt
  • Manneken Pis
  • Downtown Brussels
  • Royal Galeries
  • Cathedral of St. Michael & St. Gudula
  • Royal Palace
  • Mont des Arts

Stories about

  • Why we don't like the French
  • Brussels from the Early Middle Ages to the Capital of Europe
  • The birthplace of world-famous comics
  • Belgium: 13 million people, 3 languages, 4 regions
  • A world-famous statue of a little pissing boy
  • Belgian Waffles
  • Belgian Chocolate
  • Belgian Fries
  • Belgian Beer

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Grote Markt, 1000 Brussel, Belgium
    Grote Markt, 1000 Brussel, Belgium
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    You'll find your guide on Grand Place holding the YELLOW umbrella with AMBASSADORS on it 💛 There are other companies with yellow umbrellas too, so look for AMBASSADORS!

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Grand Place / Grote Markt

    Meet your storyteller with the yellow umbrella with AMBASSADORS on it. We'll start here with the introduction and show you the Town Hall and the beautiful guild houses.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Manneken Pis

    Probably the most disappointing tourist attraction in the world. Yet it is the icon of Bruges and our local hero!

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Bourse / Beurs (Stock Exchange)

    This temple of finance was erected from 1868 to 1873. It has lost its function as a stock exchange, but will once more become a temple. We'll tell you of what.

  • 4
    Free admission
    Royal Saint-Hubert Galleries

    We'll walk through the oldest shopping arcade in the world and tell you what places inside to walk past and which are the shops not to miss.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Cathedral of Saint Michael and Saint Gudula in Brussels

    We'll get you introduced to Saint Michael as well as to Saint Gudula and the current protectors of the city of Brussels.

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Royal Palace

    We'll pass by the King of the Belgians and share the darkest pages in our history books with you.

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Mont des Arts / Kunstberg (Mount of the Arts)

    Let's finish on a high! A beautiful panoramic view over the Brussels city centre amidst the most impressive museums of Belgium.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Kelly 21 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
We booked this tour a few hours ahead of time since the weather looked good. The group was bigger than I prefer, at 23, but our guide was able to project his voice well. My spouse and I have worked in tourism a long time so we are pretty judgy of guides. Quinten was top notch. He was incredibly funny and charming. I was really impressed how he handled some controversial and sensitive topics. I was also glad he included info about Belgium’s history in the Congo and did so with class. It was also convenient that he accepted card for tips!
Phillip 21 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
This tour is definitely worth doing. Conor was knowledgeable, friendly and well spoken. The tour was well paced, visited lots of interesting places and we learnt a lot about the history of Brussels. We have used Conor’s list of recommended places to eat and drink extensively and we have not been disappointed. Thanks, Conor.
Britta 19 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
We had a great tour with Tom. He is a wonderful guide! Thanks so much!
Cara 19 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
It was a really fun and interesting tour and I would totally recommend it to everybody who wants to get to know Brussels a little bit better. Our guide told us funny stories and legends about the city and also the not so fun history. All in all a great experience.
Sara 19 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Out tour guide Q was a local and had excellent insight into the culture and history of Brussels. The 2h tour was a concise introduction to the city and Q gave some great recommendations for restaurants, chocolatiers, local beer, etc.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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