Guided walks in Brussels
Living in Brussels involves more than just updating your papers and finding accommodation, it also implies trying to understand and experiencing the city, which is why we organise excursions and guided tours to interesting Brussels exhibitions that will broaden your outlook on Brussels.
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Discover Saint-Josse : guided walk
On the afternoon of Sunday 15 of July, we proposed a walk trough Saint-Josse, a microcosmos in Brussels. An English-speaking guide introduced the participants to one of the smallest, poorest but also most diversified and fascinating municipalities in Belgium.
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Did you know that Brussels was already an important diplomatic centre in the 18th century? Back then Charles of Lorraine laid down the basis for diplomatic relations as we know them today. There is even a connection between the Dukes of Burgundy and the European District. In January 2012, we organized a visit through the past and present of 'powerful' Brussels.
We started early with a visit of the palace of Charles of Lorraine, followed by a walk 'from Burgundy to Europe’ by a guide from Brukselbinnenstebuiten. We enjoy lunch in the Europe.Brussels Liaison Office, where you can watch a video with testimonies of the European pioneers in Brussels. And if you still have some energy left, you can visit the Parlamentarium in the afternoon.
English-spoken tour on Saturday 28th January 2012 – from 9.30 am untill 2 pm. The same tour is organized in Dutch on February 25th and in French on March 10th. Price: € 8,00 (lunch included). Don't forget to enroll by calling Brukselbinnenstebuiten at 02/218 38 78 or emailing them on firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Saturday 4 June 2011/A walk through Matonge
Matonge is located right next to the European quarter, but there are huge differences between the two. When you cross Avenue de la Couronne you enter a different world. Would you like to know more about Matonge, a district where more than 100 nationalities live side by side, and which is enlivened by its many African shops and restaurants? Do you fancy making some interesting contacts in the neighbourhood? If so, enrol in our guided walk on Saturday, 4 June 2011. The walk is organised by the Matonge workgroup at the Elzenhof community centre.