Free tour

⭐ 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).

Tour opinions

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Rosa 24 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Quentim was so fun and told us amazing stories about the city. I loved the tour!
Hannah 22 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Omg - this tour was epic. Adler was amazing! Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who wants to learn about the interesting history of Belgium from a local. Adler does an incredible job of sharing both the good and not so good history of Belgium. He was authentic, funny and very helpful with providing recommendations!!
Martha 21 Sep 2023
Los Gatos

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
An excellent guide who was easy to understand, knowledgeable, welcomed questions, and had a good sense of humor.
Graham 20 Sep 2023
Dublin Airport

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Tristan was pretty fly for a white guy. Spreading the knowledge with side portions of stories and humour. No question was out of bounds and no questions went unanswered. Passed on plenty of things to check out after the tour too. Nice job .
Donna 20 Sep 2023

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
We arrived in Grote Place but by 10:30 no red umbrella appeared so we joined Belgo under the yellow umbrella and had a very fun tour with Antonio. Maybe the guide texted me but I had changed to a Belgium SIM card so he possibly could not contact us.
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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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