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Bustling Brussels, the medieval heart of Belgium

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(37 reviews)
City Centre, Brussels, Belgium
45 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Brussels is the city of chocolate and lace, of frites with mayonnaise and beers, and of comics and politics. However, there is so much more to this Belgian capital… Let me take you around the UNESCO World Heritage Site that is the ornate Grand Place, with its collection of medieval buildings and intricate archways. We will see the extravagant Stadhuis (cityhall), the heavily decorated baroque halls of the guilds of Brussels, and just off the square, an interesting little boy with a rather extensive collection of clothes who needs to go to the toilet. As we walk around the fairytale centre, we will discover who Everard t’ Serclaes was and why he has such a shiny monument. We will also take some time to enjoy the tranquility of the Mont des Arts and its a delightful turn of the 19th-century gardens with one of the most magnificent views of the whole city, providing ample opportunity for some remarkable postcards (weather permitting).


Meet Stephan

Stephan

Stephan is a real Dutchie, he was born in Delft (the city of Vermeer), grown up in Gouda (the cheese city), studied in Leiden (city of Rembrandt) and he lived in Rotterdam (the harbour city) before moving to our capital Amsterdam in 2006. After a career in technology as an Online Strategist, he decided to leave behind the corporate world to start guiding visitors of Amsterdam and started his own private tour agency, Amsterdam Experiences. That’s when he discovered that walking and cycling around the city with international visitors is a lot more fun than a desk job! As a guide, Stephan loves to show his virtual guests the hidden gems of Amsterdam through the eyes of a local. He has a passion for telling stories about Dutch history and culture. Stephan is very enthusiastic about the Netherlands and also guides tours in Delft, Utrecht, Rotterdam, Gouda, Leiden and Den Hague. Stephan’s tours cover a wide range of topics, whether that be sensitively tackling difficult subjects, such as Anne Frank and Jewish history of Amsterdam. However, he is equally comfortable being spontaneous, whether visiting goats in a goat farm to riding his orange flowerbike around with the flowerbike man himself. Stephan also now has tours in Belgium, covering Antwerp, Bruges and Ghent. So join him on the bike or by foot, and see the highlights of the Netherlands or even perhaps Belgium.


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Brussels with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Brussels. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Coralee🌞📷🌎 M.

23 August 2021

Great tour and great pictures. It is clear that Stephan always puts 100% into providing a fantastic tour!

Elaine B.

08 August 2021

Stephan always provides a memorable tour. He is well prepared and is very friendly as he answers all questions. He always goes out of his way to provide unique opportunities for postcards.

Adrian H.

05 August 2021

Stephans tours are lighthearted and informative. He loves his own tours and it shows. Great photo opps

Dawn V.

04 August 2021

One of Stephen's best tours! Although his cold is still lingering, I appreciate that he didn't cancel this one night event. The Pride lighting at the church was aspect & Stephan helped us all get some fabulous pictures!!!💛💚💙💜

Jan (West Berkshire UK) B.

03 August 2021

Very beautiful and interesting. Stephan is one of Heygo's best tour guides for sure.


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