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This is not the Brussels you see on postcards. Forget about chocolate, beer and the European Union, and join us to discover a city where street art represents the voice of the people, and where locals battle against gentrification.
We'll take you through the lively Marolles area, into the LGBT district, and across one of the biggest pedestrian zones in Europe to give you a taste of what makes Brussels truly unique. Experience giant murals dedicated to comic books, and street art remembering terror attacks, all while learning about riots, EU demonstrations, and the reality of Belgium's recent "NO" policy on cannabis.
This is the true, hidden Brussels; don't leave town before discovering it with an expert local guide.
On this 2.5-hour walking tour we cover:
  • Gentrification and the Marolles area
  • The LGBT district
  • Locals' artistic remembrance of terror attacks
  • Street art and murals
  • The famous comic book route
  • Europe's second largest pedestrian zone
  • Belgium’s "NO" cannabis policy… and reality
  • Riots and EU demonstrations
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SANDEMANs NEW Europe - Brussels
If you’re looking for an alternative tour of Brussels, this is it.  You and your private guide will spend 2.5 hours walking through the Belgian capital’s lesser known areas, including the LGBT district, comic book route, and Marolles.  Along the way, you’ll hear stories about the city’s riots, EU demonstrations, and the efficacy of the “NO” cannabis policy.
  • Experience a side of Brussels that most tourists miss
  • Explore the LGBT district with your private guide
  • Cover the city’s hidden gems in just 2.5 hours
  • Gain an insider's understanding of the city’s riots and political movements
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Reviewed 4 days ago
A Must Have for everybody!

Me and my friend did the free walking tour with Adelin. It was amazing getting so much Input without being bored. If you want to see and hear the true Brussel you should try it. I also recommend the beer tasting tour and the Pub...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago
2.5 hour walking tour of Brussels

The free guided walking tour with Charlotte was fantastic. Learned much about the History of not only Brussels but Belgium as well. Charlotte was very informative, humorous, and sweet. I've been on other Sandeman's tours where the guide wasn't as engaging or genuinely interested in...More

Thank Dexter--SF
Reviewed 6 days ago
Amazingly informative tour

We did the Free Walking Tour and it was very interesting and informative. Our guide (Peter) was very entertaining and new a lot about Brussels. He had great recommendations of places to eat and drink in the city. This was the BEST thing we did...More

Thank MonaSH45
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Awesome guide Laszlo

Our guide is super fun, the kind of sense of humour that I really enjoy and very knowledgeable about his country. Everybody enjoys his enthusiasm and we learn so much from him. We visited a lot of place and took a break to grab a...More

Thank Ha P
Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent free walking tour

We had a great time on the free walking tour. Maggie was our tour guide and made the experience fantastic because she was so enthusiastic and knew so much history about Brussels, telling us so many interesting stories. Her little dog Jose was also a...More

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