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Free Historical Tour: The Story of Brussels | By Local Legends

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, French
Quality Verified Registered on March 24, 2020

Legends Free Walking Tours offer free tours, private tours and other fun experiences in Bruges, Brussels, Ghent and Antwerp. From its foundation in 2015, the Legends team has guided tens of thousands of tourists through Flanders thanks to the work of its large team of experienced local tour guides, who strive every day to provide a quality service and maximize the customer satisfaction. For this reason, Legends Free Walking Tours is the best rated tour company on TripAdvisor and has been named the top 20 best experience in Western Europe by Viator.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Explore the vibrant heart of Brussels while learning about the history and legends of the city with an experienced local guide.

By the end of the tour, you'll know more than a local!

Places we visit: 

  • Grand Place. 
  • Manneken Pis.
  • La Bourse.
  • Monnaie. 
  • Galeries Royales St Hubert. 
  • Cathédrale Saint Michel et Gudule. 
  • Royal Park. 
  • Royal Square. 

... and more!

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Grand Place 8, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
    Grand Place 8, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
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    We meet in front of the city hall on the main square (Grand Place). Look out for the guide with the RED UMBRELLA! Remember: if it’s not red, it’s not legendary!

  • 1
    Outside visit
    grand place
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Manneken Pis
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Delirium Cafe
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Place de la Bourse
  • 5
    Outside visit
    La Monnaie De Munt
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Galeries Royales Saint Hubert
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Cathedral of Saint Michael and Saint Gudula in Brussels
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Palais du Coudenberg
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Mont des Arts

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

106 ratings
4.7
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Professionalism
4.75
Fun
4.61
Expression
4.67
Quality
4.68
Route
4.73
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Estenne 18 May 2024
Lyon

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Sébastien a été un très bon guide. Très sympa et à l'écoute ! On est vraiment satisfaits de cette expérience parce qu'on a pu voir et savoir beaucoup de choses qu'on aurait pas remarqué sans lui. Il nous a donné également de bons conseils pour visiter les villes aux alentours de Bruxelles. On recommande vivement ! Merci Sébastien
Rosemary 15 May 2024
Vienna

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Travelled alone - May 2024
May was a great guide. Friendly and professional. Every stop was interesting and insightful. She knew her stuff and was able to answer random questions.
Myoungog 15 May 2024
Seoul

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Travelled alone - May 2024
It is so helpful to understand the monuments around the Grand Place.
Sally 13 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Excellent knowledge. Catered to specific questions. VERY helpful. Interesting historical stories. Well educated in Belgian culture.
Sara 12 May 2024
Delft

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Travelled in group - May 2024
We had visited previously and had a really disappointing experience with another free tour, but our experience with this tour completely turned around our experience of Brussels! Our guide was great, I regret to say we were a few minutes late and didn't catch his name before the tour started, but he provided a great collection of historical and contemporary information in a well organized and cohesive tour. It was interesting and engaging throughout! We had a great time and really enjoyed the experience. Of the free tours available in Brussels, we recommend this one.
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is 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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