Walking tour

Estaminets and cafés. Brussels stories (fully booked)

Starting from Halles Saint-Géry/Sint-Gorikshallen, a walk through the centre of Brussels will reveal how the city’s residents of yesteryear lived and worked… and then recharged their batteries in their favourite cafés and estaminets, taverns or bars. The story of these watering holes will be told from medieval times on. The tour will take in various iconic Brussels cafés, bars and taverns – Taverne Greenwich, L’Archiduc, Le Coq, Café Metteko, Le Falstaff and Le Cirio – as well as Rue des Bouchers/Beenhouwersstraat, Grand-Place/Grote Markt, including La Maison du Cygne, and the Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert/Koninklijke Sint-Hubertusgalerijen.

This walking tour draws its inspiration from the book Estaminets et cafés. Histoires bruxelloises (Estaminets and cafés. Brussels stories).

In cooperation with BruxellesFabriques/Brusselfabriek.

Practical information

Sun. at 13:00 (in English); Sat. at 13:00 and Sun. at 16:30 (in French); Sat. at 16:30 and Sun. at 10:00 (in Dutch) (duration: 2 hours).

Starting point: in front of the main entrance to Halles Saint-Géry/Sint-Gorikshallen, at the corner of Place Saint-Géry/Sint-Goriksplein and Rue de la Grande Île/Groot Eiland, Brussels

Advance booking required. Up to 15 people per tour.

1 5 De Brouckère
3 4 Bourse - Beurs
29 46 66 71 86 88 De Brouckère
33 46 48 86 95 Bourse - Beurs