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Guided tours

Brussels is a city of contrasts with lots of hidden treasures. With that in mind, it can be a good idea to get yourself a guide to help you explore its secrets. It will certainly give you a new perspective on the city.

Various organisations run guided tours of Brussels, each one showing a particular aspect of Brussels.

Cultural and tourism organisations

  • In the website of you can find suggestions for guided tours in BrusselsExternal link, on foot, by bike, by bus, on a Segway or by boat, or simply with an audio guide.
  • explore.brusselsExternal link is a network of associations that organise top-quality guided tours in the Brussels-Capital Region. Its member associations are ARAUExternal link, ArkadiaExternal link, Brussels ChatterguidesExternal link and Pro VeloExternal link. Explore.Brussels is an information hub for the associations: it combines their programmed guided tours for individuals and their ranges of guided tours for groups and publishes one centralised resource  for individuals and groups looking for guided tours, enabling them to find information more easily than by consulting the individual associations, and ensuring they are offered the full range of themes available at no extra cost and without generating unnecessary competition between the associations. Explore.Brussels and its member associations also develop and promote larger events featuring guided tours of interiors that no single association could develop and promote alone. The annual Brussels Art Nouveau & Art Deco (BANAD) FestivalExternal link is the best-known of these events.

Brussels off the beaten track

An alternative way to discover Brussels with an original approach to tourism: the Greeters
A Greeter is a local volunteer who will show you his city and share his experience as an inhabitant.
The Brussels Greeters will give you their own vision of the city and make you discover their soft spots.

Virtual guided tours

For a sneak preview of what you can expect when you get to Brussels, check out the following virtual tours:

The 'Brussels for young people' page mentions special tours of Brussels for young people and children. logo