Brussels’ giant umbrellas
Brussels is home to numerous covered arcades and passageways. Since the 19th century, these have offered shelter from the elements as people make their way around the city. But they are much more than just ways for pedestrians to get from one location to another: shops, luxury boutiques, cafés, theatres, cinemas, bookshops, displays of curios and even a museum have made them fashionable places to meet and mingle. After sunset, wander through the sumptuous Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert/Koninklijke Sint-Hubertusgalerijen and explore the less well-known Galerie du Centre/Centrumgalerij and Galerie Agora/Agoragalerij in search of clues that will reveal their history, architecture and some surprising anecdotes.
In cooperation with Brussels Chatterguides.
Sat. & Sun. at 19:00 (in French) (duration: 2 hours).
Starting point: at the entrance to Passage du Nord/Noorddoorgang, Boulevard Adolphe Max/Adolphe Maxlaan 1, Brussels
Advance booking required. Up to 25 people per tour.