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SightJogging: Atomium, green parks and Belgian history

1. SightJogging: Atomium, green parks and Belgian history

This Sightjogging tour will take you to the different royal parks of Brussels. We will start with a visit to the royal palace of Laeken, where the Belgian king meets other political leaders from all over political world. Your guide will explain the royal history of Belgium as well as giving information about the beautiful parks and monuments in Brussels. For art-lovers, the next stop will be the highlight of the tour, a casting of Rodin’s sculptural masterpiece, the Thinker. Next to this is the church Notre-Dame de Laeken, where our guide will give you plenty of facts and history about this famous landmarks in the area. If we make good time in our tour, we will have the chance to see the crypt where all deceased members of the royal family are buried. We can also take a short walk to an impressive graveyard filled with ornate civil and military graves. From here we will reach the main stop of the tour, the Atomium. This building was created in 1958 for the universal demonstration that occurred in Belgium, but there are plenty more building from this era for us to explore! So, if you are in Brussels, and you would like to take a jog in a green environment and learn about the city while you're at it, this tour is for you!

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Brussels: Kanal and Molenbeek Runnning Tour

2. Brussels: Kanal and Molenbeek Runnning Tour

Your running tour will take you through the canal and Molenbeek area, which in the 19th century used to be an industrial zone but is now turning into an exciting area full of original initiatives. Old industrial heritage is being converted into big-city development initiatives, bottom-up artists' projects, organic markets, and much more. You will begin at the new garage-turned-modern-art museum Kanal. From there you will visit Tour & Taxis Park before running through a 19th-century warehouse, discovering all of the different buildings from the former railway station. You will also discover here the brand-new park that goes all along the former railroad tracks. Following this you will visit the center of Molenbeek, with its lovely communal place (and its hidden piece of art), cosmopolitan population, former factories turned social workplaces, or musea, to name a few examples. The tour then takes you closer to the Kanal. After having looked at the former Bellevue site, you will cross to the other side which is in Brussels again. It is here that you will get to see the last "lead tower" that still exists today in Belgium. Finally, you will come back via the St. Catherine Square, which is home to both some legal and illegal street art.

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Brussels: Running Tour of the Historical Center

3. Brussels: Running Tour of the Historical Center

This Sightjogging tour will take you through the historical center of Brussel, and our guide will provide you with tons of anecdotes and historical facts about the city at the heart of Belgium, and Europe as well. The center of the city is a patchwork of ancient buildings next to new constructions, such as the congress buildings in between century old churches with protecting walls. This variety of grand buildings is so typical throughout Brussels that it does not even strike one as being out of place. Every street and every spot has its own history and mythology. The greatest politicians and writers have taken their time in this city, so why don't you do the same? Our guides love their city and they know everything about it. They will make your tour come alive and make your jog a fun and unforgettable time! History and architectural legends abound! The Old Brussels tour is fully loaded with adventures and memories.

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What people are saying about Brussels

An original way to discover the center of Brussels.

Even for people from Brussels, it's a great way to learn more about the city. The guide was cool. It was a great experience to (re)discover the city this way. And this wasn't too fast nor too slow, just the right running rythme. To be honnest, I think he adapted his rythme to mine. Well, for everyone who like to run and want to discover the history of Brussels, I surely recommand Brussels Sightjogging!

Super, very different!

With the guide, we were only three total. The pacing suited us well and the guide explained a lot. The stopping and going was often a bit stressful. The service that picked us up and dropped us off at the hotel was super. They had water and chocolate for us. The contact went smoothly through emails. We're already back home.

The guide was super nice and knowledgeable. It was very clear that she loves Brussels and knows a lot about the art, history and local stori3s