Guided tours

Over the whole weekend, explore Brussels’ different neighbourhoods and enjoy original experiences. On the programme: urban art, quirky places, local initiatives and much more to discover. 

Theme 1: bikes & green  

  • Brussels Green Express - Pro Velo  
    Brussels is the second greenest city in the world. Get back to nature on a bike trip that combines greenery, architecture and sustainability! (Tour in French)
    8 May from 10:00 to 12:00 / 9 May from 10:00 to 12:00  - Registration (FULL)
  • Cycle through the green Woluwe valley - Brukselbinnenstebuiten  
    On our bike trip in the eastern suburbs of the city, we cycle past delightfully unusual gardens and a series of parks. But we also cross the beautiful garden cities of Logis and Floréal and cycle past the worker houses of Bergoje and Val Duchesse. (Tour in Dutch)
    8 May from 10:00 to 12:00 / 9 May from 10:00 to 12:00 Registration (FULL)  

Theme 2: urban art, street art  

  • Urban art revisited - Itineraries 
    Comic strip murals, works of street art and 'revisited' street signs: the heart of Brussels is brimming with interactions between artistic expression and urban sites. Delve into the world of comics and discover street artists' hidden messages. (Tour in French)
    8 May from 11:00 to 13:00 / 9 May from 11:00 to 13:00 - Registration (FULL)  
  • Street Baz’art in the city centre - Street bazaar  
    Bonom, Oak Oak, Farm Prod, ... how do they enhance the street, what motivates them and what is the history behind the works and the artist? This walk through the canal district takes you to the 'hidden' places and the alleys, and introduces you to a colourful part of the city.  (Tour in Dutch.)
    8 May from 11:00 to 13:00 - Registration (FULL)
  • Street Baz’art Marolles - Street bazaar  
    Over the centuries, Bruegel inspired the Marolles neighbourhood. Today, we can be the contemporary interpretation of his works. The Farm Prod collective has brought colour to the neighbourhood, but there are also other interesting artists such as Le Chat, Jef Aerosol and Bonom. (Tour in Dutch)
    9 May from 11:00 to 13:00 - Registration (FULL)   

Theme 3: interculturality, neighbourhood history and local initiatives 

  • Saint-Gilles a village of 1,000 faces - Alterbrussels  
    Successive migrations have made Saint-Gilles an exceptional melting pot. The commune is still a place of refuge where people are pleased to settle. Many cultural centres and local solidarity initiatives bear witness to this. (Tour in French)
    8 May from 15:00 to 17:00 - Registration (FULL) 
  • Flagey, sgraffiti and azulejos - Itineraries  
    The Flagey neighbourhood perfectly reflects the city's identity: a flagship for intercultural meetings, where waves of Portuguese immigrants arrived on the banks of its lakes in the 20th century. The colours, cuisine, flags and certain aspects of town planning still recall this. (Tour in Dutch)
    8 May from 15:00 to 17:00 - Registration (FULL) 

Theme 4: quirky walks 

  • Saint-Josse according to Joske - Bruxelles Bavard 
    A fierce defender of Brussels folklore who takes on the Beulemans (French Brussels man) like no one else, Joske invites you to light-heartedly discover 'his' Saint-Josse-ten-Noode': history anecdotes and Belgian 'zwanze' (humour). (Tour in French)
    8 May from 14:00 to 15:45 and from 16:30 to 18:15 - Registration (FULL)
  • The LGBT community in Brussels through the years - Korei 
    The guide presents the history of the LGBT community in Brussels. How did this community manage in the last century and what's the situation today? We walk through the streets and past the places we thought we knew, but the guide shows them under a completely different light! (Tour in Dutch)
    8 May from 14:00 to 16:00 / 9 May from 14:00 to 16:00 - Registration (FULL) 

Theme 5: heritage 

  • Garden cities: Logis-Floréal - ARAU 
    The twin garden cities of Le Logis and Floréal are the largest low-cost housing estates planned in Belgium in the interwar period. The garden city movement imported from England combined standardisation and charm, which would be the key to its success. (Tour in French)
    8 May from 13:00 to 15:00 / 9 May from 13:00 to 15:00 - Registration (FULL)
  • Heysel Plateau: tracing back to the 1935 and 1958 World Fairs - Laeken Découverte  
    Discover the remnants of two World Fairs. The Heysel Plateau harbours wonderful testimonies to the development of modern architecture in Brussels: from Palais 5 to the old Comptoir Tuilier de Courtrai pavilion and the Atomium. (Tour in Dutch)
    9 May from 13:00 to 14:30 and 16:00 to 17:30 - Registration (FULL)

Theme 6: sustainability and neighbourhood initiatives  

  • Itineraries through sustainable Brussels - Itineraries 
    Set off to discover Brussels, an innovative city where life is good, and see all the small sustainable and economical initiatives for a greener Brussels: vegetable gardens, urban farms, recycling, anti-waste schemes, etc. (Tour in French)
    8 May from 16:00 to 18:00 - Registration  (FULL)  
  • Neder-Over-Heembeek: changes and surprises in a green neighbourhood that has been forgotten for too long – Bruxelles Bavard 
    A rural walk through parks, meadows, orchards and old vegetable gardens. Here too, there is a tricky balance to maintain between environmental conservation and urban development. The journey ends at Nos Pilifs Farm, with its 5 hectares of nature and agro-ecology. (Tour in Dutch)
    9 May from 15:00 to 16:30 - Registration  (FULL)