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Walking around Brussels

Fancy a special city walk? Then discover the 'capital' of the European Union on foot. You will be rewarded with imposing buildings of the European Parliament and special attractions such as Manneken Pis. Walk and discover the most beautiful spots of the Belgian capital.
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Walk in Brussels starting from the station

We can offer you a free walking tour in Brussels in Dutch. It starts at Centraal Station and takes you directly past some famous sights. From the Central Station, walk along the Mont des Arts, a slope in the historic centre of Brussels, where you can see the Royal Museums of Fine Arts. Stroll through the extraordinary landscaped gardens and admire the beauty of the church of Saint Jacob on Coudenberg.

Continue past the imposing Royal Palace and then walk in the green oasis of the Park of Brussels, or the Parc de la Warande, the oldest park in Brussels. Ready to discover the urban life of Brussels?

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The route through Brussels regularly alternates imposing architecture with green parks. Enjoy the beautiful historical buildings and pleasant shopping streets. Visit the European quarter or immerse yourself in the culinary world of Brussels. Take a seat in one of the many lively cafés for a locally brewed beer or real Belgian fries. The instructions are in Dutch, but on the last page you will also find a map to help you find your way.
Download the route (in Dutch)

More walks in the centre of Brussels

  • Are you interested in architecture? Then we recommend the walk around the horta museum. In the Saint-Gilles district, you can enjoy many art nouveau gems. Are you a fan of concrete? Then you can walk past 6 buildings which are an example of the architectural style of Brutalism, from the 1960s and 1970s.
    • Many cartoon characters adorn the facades of Brussels buildings. If you want to see them all, on visit.brussel you can find a map with an overview and plan your own walk.
  • The visit.brussels website has more routes through the various districts of Brussels, like:

    • Matongé, the African quarter of Brussels
    • the Marolles, a popular district with many antique shops and a large flea market
    • Street art route in Brussels with the addresses and an overall map.

Visit Brussels by train

Gotten excited about walking around Brussels? In less than two hours you can travel from Amsterdam Central Station directly to the Belgian capital with Thalys. You get off at the centrally located Brussel Zuid/Midi. From this station you can travel to the Central Station within a few minutes, where the first walking route starts.

You can also take Intercity Brussels directly to Brussel Centraal. You do not need to reserve a seat and can take any intercity train on your selected travel day. Great flexibility! This makes travelling by train the ideal way to visit Brussels. The sooner you book, the lower the price.

Walking tours Brussels

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