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Brussels history and craft beer tour

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 150 reviews.Brussels, Belgium

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Experience hosted by Roel

2 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

I want to create an easy going tour that shows you touristic as well as some more hidden and unknown places.
I don't want to overwhelm you with facts and dates but rather make you familiar with Belgian/Brussels history through stories, anecdotes, legends and so on.
By hanging out with a local person you get more acquainted with the mentality of the people and the atmosphere of a city.

So whether you only have one day in Brussels or you are looking forward to a rich introduction and exploration: This tour will make a difference! We will check out the city and be in touch with its history. I will take you to the main landmarks and put everything that we see in the proper context. You will get a firm grip around monuments, history and today's situation of Belgium's capital.
We will see for example the last remains of the first city wall, some medieval alleys, a 17th century house most people don't know about and much more.
I want to create an easy going tour that shows you touristic as well as some more hidden and unknown places.
I don't want to overwhelm you with facts and dates but rather make you familiar with Belgian/Brussels history through stories, anecdotes, legends and so on.
By hanging out with a local person you get more acquainted with the mentality of the people and the atmosphere of a city.

So whether you only have one day in Bru…

What's included

  • Drinks
    I will provide one (craft) beer.
  • Equipment
    A comprehensive list of local tips about Brussels and other cities in Belgi...
From £16
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Roel

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 150 Reviews
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I grew up in the Flemish countryside and studied Art history in Gent and Antwerp. Afterwards I moved to Berlin for 5 years and since 2015 I'm living in Brussels.
I love my city and love to share it with everyone so they have a wonderful experience here!
Brussels is not what you see, it's what you experience. I will follow your interests and combine them with my insights and inspiration.
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Where you'll be

We will visit and put into context the major landmarks of Brussels that you are waiting to see in a 2 hour tour.

Everyone has different interests so at the start of the tour I will ask you what you already have seen and what you would like to see.

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 150 reviews.

Alexa
March 2020
Roel’s tour was great! We ended up in Brussels on a whim and booked this at the last minute and it did not disappoint! He really knew his stuff and had a lot of interesting stories. We hit all the big sights and he had great insight about everything. Roel also sent me a long list of recommendations for food and beer which was very helpful since it’s easy to stumble into a tourist trap restaurant. Since the breweries were closed on Tuesday, he brought us bottles of beer and I thought that was really thoughtful. Since we were Americans, he gave us an IPA and it was good! Overall would recommend this tour to anyone, especially if you only have a limited time in Brussels since you will see a lot.
Roel’s tour was great! We ended up in Brussels on a whim and booked this at the last minute and it did not disappoint! He really knew his stuff and had a lot of interesting stories…
Sabrina
March 2020
We booked Roel very last minute and it was great. He is very knowledgable! We were a small group so that was a plus. Roel also gave us great recommendations and insight. The beer at the end was also wonderful.
Melissa
January 2020
My husband enjoyed the tour with Roel. He had deep knowledge about Brussel and craft beer. He even gave my husband a bottle of beer as a gift.
Jason
December 2019
This was an awesome experience - we’d walked around the city on our own and it didn’t compare to having a local explain the history and point out the local spots of interest. Highly recommend!
Courtney
November 2019
Touring Brussels with Roel feels like sightseeing with your very good friend. He is so kind, intelligent, and engaging. I felt so grateful that we chose this experience because it really gave my husband and me a context in which to enjoy Brussels. Roel will tell you about the history and significance of the city, and does it in such a way that makes you interested in learning more. My husband and I the only ones touring with Roel this night, so it felt like we were hanging with a local friend. He showed us some beautiful buildings, streets, and local legends/lore. We have some beautiful photos that we captured of the Palais de Justice that was so awesome to see at night. To cap off the evening, he took us to the coolest local brewery that made us feel at home. The beer was delicious and the company was wonderful! He also gave us some parting gifts -- two bottles of delicious beer that we enjoyed on the train the next day. I still have the bottle caps as mementos! You will be in great company with Roel, you will learn, and you will have fun while doing so! I'm so glad we booked this tour, and would recommend it to anyone who comes to Brussels.
Touring Brussels with Roel feels like sightseeing with your very good friend. He is so kind, intelligent, and engaging. I felt so grateful that we chose this experience because i…
Amber
November 2019
Roel's tour was amazing. He was very knowledgeable and had wonderful stories to go with it. I appreciated learning about Belgian culture in addition to history and modern movements going on around Brussels. He was very dedicated to our interests and answered all questions. I also appreciated his thoughtfulness in bringing along beers for everyone as well as providing an abundance of WONDERFUL recommendations for beer, meals, chocolate, waffels, places to go/things to do. I especially appreciated him showing us the information center with USE-IT maps. those were so useful during our trip, and I would have not found many of the places he showed us, including the palace of justice, the dedication stones in the sidewalks, the murals, neighborhoods, and views of the city. I had a great time and this walking tour was a fantastic start to our stay in Belgium. I would highly recommend this tour.
Roel's tour was amazing. He was very knowledgeable and had wonderful stories to go with it. I appreciated learning about Belgian culture in addition to history and modern movements…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

Everything will be in walking distance.
Drinks are not included in the price (be aware that some bars don't accept credit cards so bring cash with you).