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The Original Free Tour of Brussels

Your Guru: SANDEMANs Brussels
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4.8
36 ratings
  • Brussels
  • Available in English
  • 2h and 30min

About the Guru

We work with superb local guides in some of the world’s best cities to bring you incredible walking tours, pub crawls and other unmissable experiences! The local expert guides perform the FREE Tour on a tips-only basis, requiring them to provide nothing but the best tour every time, and ensuring that you have an unforgettable experience.

We work with superb local guides in some of the world’s best cities to bring you incredible walking tours, pub crawls and other unmissable experiences! The local expert guides perform the FREE Tour on a tips-only basis, requiring them to provide nothing but the best tour every time, and ensuring that you have an unforgettable experience.

About the Tour

This 2.5-hour Brussels Free Tour will show you all the top attractions in the old city. Local experts will take you to must-see spots such as iconic Grand Place, the Mannekin Pis, and the birthplace of everyone’s favourite comic adventurer, Tintin. Join us as we explore the political capital of Europe the way Brussels was meant to be seen; by walking along ancient royal buildings, through the cobblestone streets, and up the hills to the museum quarter.

Your Brussels Free Tour starts in front of the tower of City Hall on Grand Place/Grote Markt and finishes by Mont des Arts. Navigating this trilingual city can be daunting, even for the most experienced traveler!

From the heart of trade to the centre of politics

Brussels today might be known as the political powerhouse of Europe, but it got its start as a trade capital. 

Despite being occupied by Germany in both World War I and II, the city remained relatively undamaged. After the war, Brussels underwent extensive modernisation and is now home of many international institutions, making it one of the most important cities in Europe. We lead you through the winding streets and discover the sites of the beginnings of the city over 1,500 years ago.

Brussels comic art scene

No other country has produced more comic artists than Belgium – Tintin, Spike and Suzy and the Smurfs are all created by Belgian artists. Get a brief insight into the history of comic art in Brussels and even see your favourite characters painted on the sides of buildings!
 
Highligths:

  • The tower of City Hall on Grand Place/Grote Markt
  • Marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Grand Place and Town Hall
  • Learn about the history of Brussels at the Maison du Roi
  • See the 217 year old Stock Exchange building
  • Window shop at Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert
  • Giggle at the Belgian humour of the Manneken Pis statue
  • Visit the La Monnaie, home to the National Opera of Belgium
  • See the oldest church in Brussels, Saint Nicholas’ Church
  • Find the library and Nation Archives found in the Mont des Arts
  • Discover Brussels’ comic art scene

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: SANDEMANs Red Umbrellas in front of the tower of City Hall, Grand Place

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are not accepted.
Minimum of attendees:
No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is pet-friendly.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (36)

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4.82
Fun
4.76
Expression
4.76
Quality
4.79
Route
4.68
James
07 Aug 2022 Bishop's Stortford
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Travelled in group - Aug 2022

Excellent tour from Tom who was as engaging as he was informative. Very enjoyable.

Anna
01 Aug 2022 Dudenhofen
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Travelled in couple - Jul 2022

Tom is a phenomenal tour-guide, he was very enthusiastic and told us many stories about the city. We learned a lot about Brussels and had fun at the same time! 10/10 highly recommend

Sara
26 Jul 2022 Houston
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Travelled in family - Jul 2022

Laura
24 Jul 2022 Wetzlar
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Travelled alone - Jul 2022

perla
22 Jul 2022 Matan
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Travelled in group - Jul 2022

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!