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Walks - Best things in Brussels are free !

District of the Flemish Parliament

With this map, discover the district of "Notre-Dame-des-Neiges" around the Flemish Parliament.
Free to download. Paper version on site or to order (2 euro). In Dutch.
Online: www.dekrachtvanjestem.be/actueel/op-wandel-door-de-o-l-v-ter-sneeuw-wijk (NL)

Laeken Cemetery

This is a listed site whose origins date back to the Middel Ages. It is the oldest cemetery in Brussels ths is still in use and is set out around a church.
A new brochure published by the City of Brussels details history, the many gravestones and the fauna and flora to be found here.
Downloadable from the website or available on request fron Eco-Advice department.
Phone: +32 (0)2 279 33 10
Email: ecoconseil@brucity.be
Online: www.brussels.be

CCN Vogelzangbeek CBN

The Commission for the Conservation, Management and Developement of Nature in the Vogelzangbeek Valley organises guided walks on the flora and fauna in this nature reserve.
Full programme on the website.Online: users.edpnet.be/ccnvogelzangcbn/ (FR/NL)

 Mapping the municipalities

The Direction des Monuments et Sites publishes walking maps of each Brussels municipality. All offer one or more walks for uncovering the urban and historical heritage.
Already published: Anderlecht, Auderghem, Berchem-Sainte-Agathe, Etterbeek, Evere, Forest, Haren, Ixelles, Jette, Koekelberg, Neder-over-Heembeek, Molenbeek, Saint-Gilles, Saint-Josse, Schaerbeek, Uccle, Watermael-Boitsfort, Woluwe-Saint-Lambert and Woluwe-Saint-Pierre.
Available on request from the Direction, from the reception desk at Halles Saint-Géry or by downloading.Online: www.patrimoine.brussels (FR/NL)

Royal parks walk

This walk takes in green sites lining the Royal Palace at Laeken: Jardins du Fleuriste, Square du 21 Juillet and the orientally inspired gardens of the Japanse Tower and the Chinese Pavilion.Online: Site web : www.environnement.brussels

Brussels deserves a Gueuze

30-40-minute walk from Grand Place to Cantillon brewery in Anderlecht, with various historical and picturesque stops on the way. Available fro download free of charge on the brewery's website. In French and Dutch.Online: www.cantillon.be

12 nature walks in Brussels

The City of Brussel's Cellule Eco-Conseil organises 12 walks through the commune's green spaces on weekends between March and Octobre. All walks are free, but advance registration is required. Duration: 90 minutes. In French and Dutch.

Cellule Eco-Conseil
Phone: +32 (0)2 279 33 10
Email: ecoconseil@brucity.be

Coordination Senne

Coordination Senne publishes free topographical guides (En quête de nos cours d'eau) at its website to help you explore the Brussels-Capital Region's waterways, including the Woluwe valley by bike, Pede Valley in Anderlecht, the Molenbeek in Jette and Ganshoren and the Vogelzangbeek Valley in Anderlecht.

Coordination Senne
Online: www.coordinationsenne.be (FR/NL)

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Walking and cycling itineraries

Several communes and associations offer walking and cycling maps for download on their website.
 

  •  Walks to discover Uccle: the Environement administration publishes 3 brochures to discover all hidden secrets of the commune.
    Online: www.uccle.be (FR/NL)
  • Tourist in Saint-Josse: download a brochure, map and mp3 sound file free of charge from the commune's official website. Just click to the Documents sections (in French and in Dutch).
    Online: www.stjosse.irisnet.be (FR/NL)
  • There is a series of compact guides in French and Dutch you can dowload or order for free from Anderlecht's tourism department. They cover various themes, including different neihbourhoods, the singer Jacques Brel, the poet Maurice Carême, etc.Online: www.anderlecht.be (FR/NL)
  • City of Brussels: audio tour narrated by children from the Quais neighbourhood/ In French and Dutch.Online: www.bruxelles.be/4955
  • Three tours by bike or on foot, departing from the Basilica of Koekelberg - Art Deco, Parks and The Three Mountains of Brussels. Also in English.Online: www.basilicakoekelberg.be
  • City of Brussels: waking maps for exploring the city from various perspectives. In French and Dutch.
    Online: www.bruxelles.be
  • Schaerbeek: a host of different walks for download. In French and Dutch.
    Online: www.schaerbeek.irisnet.be
  • Woluwe-Saint-Lambert: download "Woluwe à 2 roues", featuring a nature and a heritage bike trail. In French and Dutch.
    Online: www.dynamic-tamtam.be (FR/NL)

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Bee walk

Parks and gardens of Brussels

asbl Tournesol offers free guided tours of Tournay-Solvay Park, Massart Garden, Forest of Soignes... In French and Dutch.Online: www.tournesol-zonnebloem.be (FR/NL)

UiTinBrussel

Twenty or so free Brussels itineraries, including the EU district, the Marolles, Tour et Taxis, Matongé, Schaerbeek, the region's theatres and more. In Dutch.
Online: www.uitinbrussel.be (NL)

Watermael-Boitsfort Ornithological Commission (COWB)

Free nature ramble on the first Sunday of every month. Departs from Boitsfort/Bosvoorde lake. In French.Online: www.cowb.be (FR)

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Moeraske nature reserve

You can enter Moeraske nature reserve from any of the surrounding paths. CEBE runs regularly free guided toursOnline: www.cebe.be (FR)

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