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Belgian Beer Tasting & Course

1. Belgian Beer Tasting & Course

Taste some of the finest and some of the most unusual Belgian beers on this interactive 60-minute workshop held in Brussels. You'll make new friends as you learn how to properly taste beer. During the course you’ll have the opportunity to taste at least 5 different Belgian beers. The workshop will cover all the basic topics related to the production of beer, from the brewing processes to the history of brewing and the factors that distinguish the different styles of beer. After the beer tasting workshop, you can join a famous Brussels pub crawl and explore the nightlife of Brussels, at a discounted price.

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Brussels: Express Tour with Belgian Lunch, Chocolate, & Beer

2. Brussels: Express Tour with Belgian Lunch, Chocolate, & Beer

Meet your guide on Grand Place for the start of this 3.5-hour food tour of Brussels, and sample traditional Belgian sweet treats as you learn why the city is so famous for its mouthwatering chocolates, often filled with real cream or alcohol. Then, discover the city’s astonishing range of quality beers and artisan brews. Sample some of the most traditional in one of the oldest taverns in Brussels. Your guide will help unravel some of the mysteries of Belgian beer. Next, get a taste of the local cuisine with tastings of mussels, served with fresh herbs and flavorful vegetables in a stock of butter and white wine. Try some frites served in paper cones with mayonnaise on the side. You can also try other Belgian dishes, such as beef stew, waterzooi, and salmon. Complete your foodie experience with some delicious waffles, topped with whipped cream and strawberries.

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From Brussels: Ghent Full-Day Guided Tour in English

3. From Brussels: Ghent Full-Day Guided Tour in English

Meet your English-speaking guide at 8:30 AM in the center of Brussels and relax on the 60-kilometer journey to Ghent. Explore Ghent and learn the history at sights such as the 13th century Castle of Gerald the Devil, and St. Bavo's Cathedral, where you can see The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb by the Van Eyck brothers.  Hear why Ghent's inhabitants are known as noose-bearers as you visit the Belfry of Ghent and the Town Hall. Go to St. Nicholas’ Church and the Masons’ Guild Hall and see the quay side buildings of the Graslei. Visit medieval Gravensteen castle and enter the pretty Patershol neighborhood. Explore Ghent's trading history at the Great Butchers’ Hall, Old Fish Market and Friday Market. Get 4 hours of free time for lunch and to stroll on your own.

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Brussels: Discover Belgium's Breweries with a Local

4. Brussels: Discover Belgium's Breweries with a Local

Start your day by meeting your guide and group at the designated meeting point. After a brief meet and greet with your friendly guide, you will head off to your first stop of the day. Begin the excitement with a trip to one of the city's most popular chocolate stores. Thanks to this take-away formule, you’ll discover a pallet of aromas and tastes in combination with a high quality beer. Before the tasting can start, you'll explore some of the favourite beers of your fellow group members thanks to some beer windows on the way to your first stop. Discover some of Belgium's proud brewing traditions and find out some of the secrets behind its wide range of delicious beers. Make your first stop at one of the city’s most popular bars, and taste your first beer. Swap thoughts on the flavour and notes, and soak up the convivial spirit as you chat to your guide and group. Trappist or Lambic beers can be enormously surprising when matched with some chocolate or other local delicacies to enjoy the full Belgian beer-and-food experience. From here, move on to other lively beer haunts, including some hidden gems loved by and known only to the locals. You'll be taken to places ranging from the most trendy to most medieval, in order to satisfy every age group on the tour. Over the course of the tour, sample a selection of bigger brands and craftwork brews, tasting a gutsy mix from malty, hoppy, fruity, reddish, and herby beers to sour and triple varieties. Explore the youngest or oldest brewery in town where you can sample craft beers like Lambic or younger styles like Barley wine. In between all the brew kettles, you'll discover how malt and hops find their way into the kettle, followed by the fermentation room stories, where all the magic happens. As you approach the end of your tour, you will venture to the last beer location for the day to try a truly unique, fresh beer. You will also be entertained with stories of the beer queen and king. Your tour will conclude in central Brussels where your guide will say farewell.

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Brussels: Mysteries and Legends Half-Day Walking Tour

5. Brussels: Mysteries and Legends Half-Day Walking Tour

Take a tour of Brussels that gets deep under its skin, exploring its secret societies and hidden symbols. Your private 4-hour walking tour starts at the luxurious Godiva chocolate store before diving into the city’s lesser known attractions and peeking at its famous sights from a new perspective. You will explore the Grand Place, considered by many as the most beautiful square in the world. Discover why it was built the way it was and the significance of the figure seven. Keep a lookout for the Zodiac sign on one of the buildings and learn the history of the city’s Freemasons. You will visit a Freemason’s grave in the Cathedral of St. Michael and search for a legend in its colorful church windows. The tour will take you uptown to the park opposite the Royal Palace to learn the meaning of hidden inscriptions. Hear about the concealed city below the Palace and get to know the founder of the Templars, Godfried of Bouillon. Walk a stretch of the trail of the pilgrims' route to Santiago de Compostela.

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Brussels: Guided Beer Tour

6. Brussels: Guided Beer Tour

Belgians have more than 1,000 kinds of beer! How can you choose for the best variant between all these possibilities? Which type of beer should be tested and why exactly? What is so special about Belgian beer? You can trust local beer guide to tell you all the secrets. On this tour you will get to know the brewing processes behind the varying different types. You will be shocked to learn how many liters are brewed in Belgium each year, and what exactly makes the Belgian beer culture so unique that it has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This tour offers you the latest trends in Brussels' beer bars. You can try four unique beers, and will definitely encounter some new-found favorite brews.

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Brussels: Art Nouveau Tour

7. Brussels: Art Nouveau Tour

Enjoy a personalized private Art Nouveau tour in Brussels. During this tour, you will visit Victor Horta’s house between 2:00 PM and 5:30 PM and/or a house he designed for his friend Eugène Autrique. Throughout this jam-packed adventure, you will visit several Art Nouveau districts in Brussels, such as sq. Ambiorix, Ixelles ponds and Ixelles Trinité district. Relax knowing that your tour might be adapted to you and to suit your preferences. Don’t hesitate to ask if you want to visit another place for example. It is also possible for you to extend your tour to visit Antwerp's amazing Art Nouveau houses. The itineraries are arranged to suit your needs and preferences.

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Brussels: Chocolate and Beer Experience

8. Brussels: Chocolate and Beer Experience

Meet your guide at Grand Place with a brief historical explanation of the guild houses and surroundings. Go to the top chocolate makers and taste unusual flavors, and high-quality cacao beans out of Madagascar, Peru and Vietnam. Discover the city’s astonishing range of quality beers and artisan brews. Sample some of the most traditional top-quality beers that are local and cannot be found outside Belgium. Complete your experience with a delicious waffle, topped with cream and strawberries.

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From Amsterdam: Private Day Trip to Brussels and Antwerp

9. From Amsterdam: Private Day Trip to Brussels and Antwerp

Start with pickup from your hotel in Amsterdam and meet your professional guide. First, drive to Antwerp and visit the second largest harbor in Europe and the hometown of the Flemish baroque painter, Peter Paul Rubens. Explore the historical city center of Antwerp and see the Town Hall, Saint-Paul's Church, and the beautiful Golden Age Guild Houses. Also notable for its striking modern architecture, see the new Palace of Justice, the Museum aan de Stroom, and the new Port House. You may also request free time to take a break for some lunch or to go shopping. Afterward, head to Brussels where you will discover the historic city center and many landmarks such as the Grand Palace, Manneken Pis, and Place de la Bourse Square. Discover the impressive historical architecture that Brussels is known for and learn about the history of the capital city of Belgium. From the city center, drive to Jubilee Park where you can visit the famous Triumphal Arch. Nearby is Brussels' most famous sight called the Atomium, you also have the option to go inside. At the end of the day, your guide will drive you back to the hotel.

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What people are saying about Brussels

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 118 reviews

Great tour! The food was delicious!!! Honestly, if you do the tour in the morning there is no need for breakfast, because you get so much food. We had a beer, did some sightseeing, then went to a restaurant and had a salad with two big shrimp croquettes, a huge pot of mussels, vol-au-vent with fries and an eclair for dessert. You could also get a coffee at the end of the meal. Each course was accompanied by a different beer. Then we did some more sightseeing and ended the tour with two pralines each, which was more than enough after the huge feast xD Our guide was very kind and knowledgeable. He gave us tips for further destinations we wanted to visit and showed us cheap options where we could buy the beers we tried. I can only recommend doing this tour!

Despite bad weather (rain and cold wind) the tour was a nice experience that brought us closer to Ghent. The guide was a real professional who also steered the relatively large group well and conveyed his information spiced with many nice anecdotes in an easy-to-understand, powerful voice in very good English. Very small criticism: speak a little more slowly and calmly forego some information.

It was a fun evening. We learned a lot, got to try nice beer in a chilled and friendly atmosphere. We enjoyed learning about the different techniques and flavours and how to properly test it. I am sure I will now be more aware when enjoying a nice Belgian beer. I am sure there is something for every taste. :)

Excellent tour, accompanied by the guide Mareke, who was able to share with us her beautiful country and the city of Brussels in particular as well as the divinely well-cooked culinary specialties

Bram de reisleider was fantastisch, we hebben ons kostelijk vermaakt en ook nog een boel interessante en leuke feiten over Gent geleerd. Zeker een aanrader!