Hotbeds of revolutions
The Belgian capital’s streets, squares and buildings keep alive the memory of revolutions past, whether liberation of Brussels from the claws of the Count of Flanders by Everard t’Serclaes in 1356, the protests by residents of the Marolles/Marollen neighbourhood in the Middle Ages or the 1566 Banquet des Gueux (Beggars’ Banquet) in opposition to King Philip II of Spain (the then ruler of what would later become Belgium), not forgetting of course the Belgian Revolution of 1830 that led to the country’s creation. These rallying points served as the catalyst for a series of historical, cultural and social twists and turns. So come and explore this turbulent but fascinating aspect of Brussels’ history!
In cooperation with Itinéraires, sur les Sentiers de l’Histoire.
Sat. & Sun. at 9:00, 11:30 and 14:00 (in French) (duration: 1 hour 30 minutes).
Starting point: in front of the entrance to the Parc du Petit Sablon/Kleine Zavelpark, Rue de la Régence/Regentschapsstraat, Brussels
Advance booking required. Up to 25 people per tour.