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This week's Brussels Alternative City Tours:

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The Brussels Alternative City Tour starts in front of the tower of City Hall on Grand Place/Grote Markt. Just look for the team in red SANDEMANs NEW Europe t-shirts and badges!
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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

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.

 

*Average tour length. The independent guides with whom we work have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites and stories above and lasts this long, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group!

Participation in tours promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe is strictly on a voluntary basis. Neither SANDEMANs NEW Europe, nor the self-employed freelance guides who are the providers of the tours promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe, will be held responsible in any way for injuries to body or property incurred during tours. The tour guides reserve the right to deny participation in any tour, to any person, for any reason. Thank you for your understanding.

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