Guided bicycle tour

From estaminets to caberdouches – Brussels and its cafés

Estaminets, cafés, laiteries (literally ‘dairies’), buvettes (‘refreshment stalls’), cabarets, brasseries, caberdouches (traditional bars that evolved into small cafés)… – these are all names for a certain kind of Brussels meeting place that never goes out of fashion. From prestigious city-centre cafés to 19th-century rural taverns, from the old laiteries on the outskirts to modern, trendy bars, the story of Brussels can be told through its famed hospitality establishments and hostelries. High time, then, to hop on your bike for a ride linking together major historical landmarks and anecdotes about the Belgian capital’s bars. The tour will end with a convivial drink in one of Brussels’ many cafés (participants will need to pay for their own drinks).

In cooperation with Pro Velo.

Practical information

Sat. at 14:00 and Sun. at 10:30 and 14:30 (in French); Sat. at 14:30 (in Dutch) (duration: 3 hours).

Starting point: Pro Velo, Rue de Londres/Londenstraat 15, Ixelles/Elsene

Advance booking required. Up to 15 people per tour. Bicycles are available for hire (€11 for a standard model or €19 for an electric version). Book in advance by calling 02 502 73 55 (Mon. to Sun., 10:00 to 18:00) or emailing

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