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Free Evening Tour: The Dark Side of Brussels | History & Mystery Tour | By Local Legends

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
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

Welcome to Brussels as you've never experienced it before!
Behind the pristine facades and countless chocolate stores, there lies a dark and bloody past that is rarely discussed. During this evening tour illuminated by lantern light, you'll explore the city's rich history while delving into the tales of revolts, forgotten heroes, executions, and torture techniques.

Get away from the main tourist attractions and immerse yourself for 2 hours in the chilling and tragic history of the capital of Europe. This unique experience will leave you with the best view of the city and memories that will last a lifetime.
Places we visit:

  • Grand Place.
  • Saint Jean Square.
  • Anneessens Tower.
  • Rollebeek Street.
  • Notre Dame du Sablon.
  • Church of Our Blessed Lady of the Sablon.
  • Petit Sablon.
  • Palace of Justice.
  • And much more!

Free Walking Tours are designed for individuals and small groups. Are you traveling in a group bigger than 6 people? Please contact us for possible options!  

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  • 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, at the main square (Grand Place) of Brussels. Find the RED UMBRELLA!

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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Breanne 30 Nov 2023

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
Nadine was an amazing tour guide. She knew the history of Brussels and shared a lot of fun, dark, quirky stories along the way. Would definitely recommend!
Nuha 30 Nov 2023

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
One of the best gurus ever .
Anastasia 29 Nov 2023

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
Stefan was super fun! If you get offended easily - probably inform your guide right away. But I truly enjoyed the time, funny jokes, atmosphere and energy of our fun group. The tour was very informative and super interesting. We got lucky with the weather, no rain!
Nikita 23 Nov 2023

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
Probably the best walking tour I’ve ever done! Usually I get bored learning about history, but the guide (Stephan) was very engaging and funny and I learnt a lot! I saw so many new places and learnt so many things about Brussels (even after being in the city for 2 weeks!). This tour is a great way to learn about the city in a way that’s not boring.
Ricardo 22 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Fun, informative and of the beaten track. Stops and stories told show what defines Belgium: surrealism, sometimes into the absurd. I was really impressed that this was a brand new tour. The delivery was smooth and very well paced.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
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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