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Historical Walking Tour with chocolate and waffle tastings
Do you plan to visit Brussels but don’t know anything about it ? Most of your friends even wonder why you decided to do so ? Why Brussels ? Well I can give you more than 43 reasons why you should visit this city. A city with soul and an age-old history, Brussels has something to offer for everyone ! Since the laying down of its first foundation stone in 580, Europe has witnessed Brussels’ evolution to power at a lightning speed. It has been the capital of numerous territories – Burgundy, Brabant, the Netherlands, Belgium and now Europe. Today with 159 embassies and 2500 diplomats, Brussels is the world’s second seat of diplomatic relations. Its refined heritage has been coveted and prized by many. But how did this young city acquire such a prominent role so rapidly in Europe since the Middle Ages? Join me as I walk you through the history of this city and tell you stories about its past and its present. During our journey we will visit the most important historical sites of the city, many are part of Unesco’s World Heritage. As we walk through the historical center, I will also introduce you to Belgium’s renowned artisanal and trappist beers, its chocolate making culture and its love affair with waffles. All this and much more packed into a neat 2h30 minutes walk. I guarantee to make you fall in love with Brussels!
Waffle Making Workshop in Brussels
Workshop in English only (not in French) During this 90-minute workshop you’ll prepare traditional Belgian waffle batter (the Brussels type), cook it and decorate it with cream, chocolate and seasonal fruits! No previous cooking experience is necessary, and kids are welcome too. After a short introduction, we’ll go through the recipe, split into teams and start cooking. We provide everything you need: all ingredients, cooking gear, waffle irons, a demonstration, and assistance. Feel free to make the craziest topping combinations and take pictures! Every participant will receive a complimentary drink to enjoy with his/her waffles. Looking forward to meeting you in Brussels, Agathe, Jose, Chau, Harry, Arthur & Titch The Waffle Workshop Team! Other things to note Vegan - Dairy / Gluten free available on request.
Hungry Mary's Brussels Beer & Choco Tour
We will first stop by in various local artisans chocolate shops, where you will try amazing samples. Crunchy hazelnut, dark ganache, salted butter caramel, as well as ginger, tea, coffee, saffron or chili... Forget what you already know, because you’re going to be surprised! Unique to Brussels, the chocolatiers are always experimenting with new flavors, textures and cocoa bean types. The second part is a Belgian Beer tasting session that will take you to bars and taverns around Grand Place. It's a great way to discover small taverns and mix with locals. The places we go to are hidden small gems and are not easy to find at all. Like one of the oldest taverns in town or a small bar/puppet theatre. You will sample beers that are all completely different and all specific to Belgium. Abbey beers, Trappists, Lambics, Krieks, Belgian IPAs, Triple Blonds, Double Browns... you name it! We focus only on local and craft beers. No Leffe or a Stella Artois here ;) During the tour, you will also learn about the city history, discover hidden corners and wander off the beaten path. We want you to experience the real Brussels, away from the tourists traps and the Delirium bar! Other things to note We are looking forward to welcoming you in Brussels, come rain or shine! Get ready for an unforgettable afternoon! MAX 20 PEOPLE. When a group is above 10 people, there will be two guides (one main guide + one assistant guide).
Handmake your own silver ring
You will join me in my workshop in the heart of Old Bruges and learn to handmake your own sterling silver ring. During our time you will have hands on experience of forging, shaping and finishing your own silver ring. First you will choose which finger you would like the ring for, measure your silver and cut to size using a handsaw. Next you will choose from a wide selection of hand stamps to add a custom message onto the inside of the ring. This could be a name, date or your favourite beer! You will learn how to hammer the silver into a ring shape using mallets and a triblet. I will then heat and solder your ring while explaining the process of heating and joining silver together. Next I will show you how to add textures and markings to your ring. This is your unique ring and your time to really show your creative side! The last step will be to choose the finish and polish; this could be highly polished to add some sparkle, a satin finish or even a rough forged look to your ring. Finally you will have your own silver ring to keep, handmade by you in the Heart of Old Bruges, a fabulous and unique way to remember your trip to our magical city. Other things to note No previous experience of jewellery tools or working with silver is needed to enjoy the workshop and make a ring. We will use 925 sterling silver for your ring. We have a safe place to store luggage
Become a Chocolate Sommelier
Are you a chocoholic? Do you also believe that quality local food is the best way to discover a new culture? And that food experiences are best enjoyed in small groups? Our first part will focus on Belgian chocolate culture and on the history and traditions of our beloved hometown. In the sumptuous Royal Galleries, you will discover Belgianness by tasting the best traditional chocolate confectionery of our small kingdom. The second part will be an introduction to fine chocolate sensory analysis in our tasting room. You will learn about the bean-to-bar revolution and the art of tasting craft chocolate like a pro. You will be offered exceptional craft chocolates from very small artisans only known by true connoisseurs :-) Please note that: -This is not a crowded tour but an intimate and exclusive experience (max 6 guests per group) with a local expert. -Due to the limited places, we're often fully booked! Contact us if the dates you wish aren't available/for private experiences. -The experience takes around 2,5hs.

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Historical Walking Tour with chocolate and waffle tastings
Do you plan to visit Brussels but don’t know anything about it ? Most of your friends even wonder why you decided to do so ? Why Brussels ? Well I can give you more than 43 reasons why you should visit this city. A city with soul and an age-old history, Brussels has something to offer for everyone ! Since the laying down of its first foundation stone in 580, Europe has witnessed Brussels’ evolution to power at a lightning speed. It has been the capital of numerous territories – Burgundy, Brabant, the Netherlands, Belgium and now Europe. Today with 159 embassies and 2500 diplomats, Brussels is the world’s second seat of diplomatic relations. Its refined heritage has been coveted and prized by many. But how did this young city acquire such a prominent role so rapidly in Europe since the Middle Ages? Join me as I walk you through the history of this city and tell you stories about its past and its present. During our journey we will visit the most important historical sites of the city, many are part of Unesco’s World Heritage. As we walk through the historical center, I will also introduce you to Belgium’s renowned artisanal and trappist beers, its chocolate making culture and its love affair with waffles. All this and much more packed into a neat 2h30 minutes walk. I guarantee to make you fall in love with Brussels!
Belgian Chocolate Workshop / Hands on Activity
!! Activity in English !! After a short but super useful introduction, we will split into teams of 2 or 3 and start to temper the chocolate - in order to make it shiny and snappy! Each participant will be working with its own mold and will have to make its own chocolate shells (up to 21 per person!) then we will be cooking all together the praline filling ( milk/dark chocolate ganache - vegan & dairy free alternatives are available -) before working on mendiants. You will have the possibility to make from 5 to 15 or even 20 mendiants per person, depending on how motivated you're feeling! Following that step, you will be piping the filling inside your own shells and covering them of nice liquid chocolate, a delish! While we wait for the chocolate to harden, you will be invited to taste some real, good, hot chocolate and ask any question about chocolate making or the city of Brussels. Before each step, there will be a demonstration, so you know exactly what to do and what you have to get to! I usually write down all the recipe on the table, feel free to take a picture of them for your own records. After 2.5h you will have learned some essential chocolate making techniques, master the chocolate crystallizing process and leave the workshop with a nice golden box filled up of 35+ of your very own delicious Belgian chocolates. Whether you decide to share them or no....Enjoy!
Brussels bar crawl party experience
We will all meet on Brussels Grand Place and after a quick intro, we will dive into Brussels nightlife! We start with a chill bar to get to know each other and a free beer. Then the night will continue crescendo with free shots & drinks discounts! This is a great activity for people traveling in groups or alone looking for fun & meeting other travelers! We stay in each venue for about 45 to 60 minutes. Other things to note: - Do not come drunk at the start of the tour. - Do not bring what you don't need. There are many pickpockets in Brussels. Do not bring your passport with you, only ID / driving license if you look under 18. - All bars accept both cards & cash. - You can get food close by but its recommend to eat before the start of the pub crawl
No Diet Club - Best local food in Central Brussels !
All food is included :) This is our second food tour in Brussels ! We love this city because we eat really well :) On this tour we take you to discover the best spots in the city center of Brussels. There are plenty of amazing new spots that we absolutely wanted you to try ! As usual we have surrounded ourselves with locals who know the city by heart to find you some secret places far from the tourist traps In the program ? Best fries cooked in beef fat (vegetarian option if needed), the best homemade fricadelle in Brussels, the famous Liège waffles, fresh fish croquettes, Belgian chocolates and some other surprises ! Tastings may vary depending on the season ☀ Vegetarians are also welcome:) ⇨ IG: @no_diet_club What we offer ✔ - Many tastings - A mix of what Belgians really eat - A walk in the heart of Brussels - Bad jokes - A nice list of recommendations - New friends from all over the world :)
Chocolate workshop, make belgian chocolates and taste a lot
Meet Elisabetta or Patricia, our chocolate makers, discover the wonders of Belgian chocolate and learn how to make these tasty Belgian chocolates with the youngest chocolate maker certified by Belgian Government. The experience begins with a warm welcome from your guides and a delicious cup of hot chocolate (or lemonade during summer time). While you drink, listen to a short but fascinating introduction into the world of Belgian chocolate and learn a lot of chocolate making secrets. After the intro, the real fun begins with a demonstration of chocolate tempering on a marble table. It’s then time to have a go yourself and make your own chocolate treats with the help of expert chocolatiers. Up to 35 participants can join our workshops so be prepared to share a great moment with others and have a lot of fun! Bring good vibes and enjoy making your own chocolates with our chocolate maker. Do you know? 33.7% of the price of your ticket go to our farmers. We only use cacao beans from plantations we have visited and selected for their quality. Our cacao beans have a 100% traceable supply chain from smallholder farmers organized in cooperative farms. Our farmers receive premium payments for quality and certification. Deforestation-free cacao. Certified origins: Congo, Philippines and several other plantations. During the workshop you will use beans from our Haiti farms.
Waffle Making Workshop in Brussels
Workshop in English only (not in French) During this 90-minute workshop you’ll prepare traditional Belgian waffle batter (the Brussels type), cook it and decorate it with cream, chocolate and seasonal fruits! No previous cooking experience is necessary, and kids are welcome too. After a short introduction, we’ll go through the recipe, split into teams and start cooking. We provide everything you need: all ingredients, cooking gear, waffle irons, a demonstration, and assistance. Feel free to make the craziest topping combinations and take pictures! Every participant will receive a complimentary drink to enjoy with his/her waffles. Looking forward to meeting you in Brussels, Agathe, Jose, Chau, Harry, Arthur & Titch The Waffle Workshop Team! Other things to note Vegan - Dairy / Gluten free available on request.
Maak je eigen unieke keramiek
Come and enjoy a ceramics workshop in the picturesque polder village of Houtave A 3 hours workshop to : Make your own 'sea-sculptures' or; Make your own bowl, plate, cup.... We use handbuilding methods, if needed there are plenty of plaster molds available to support your shapes If you like adventure....you can try the electric potterswheel and/or the kickwheel. In the studio I have different colors of stoneware clay available. For those who like bright colours, there are coloured slips you can use. Clay needs to dry and be fired twice in the kiln. That is why you can't take your creations home immediately. I make sure there is a glossy clear glaze applied to your ceramics The work will be ready for collection or I can send the ceramics 2 weeks later. Postage will incur an additional fee depending on approximate size / weight of the pots. Other things to note Come in clothes that can be dirty. We will provide aprons In between, you can relax in the coffee corner, coffe, tea is included.
Photogenic Brussels-Private Photoshoot Tour in Brussels
This is a perfect private Day/Night Urban Portrait Photoshoot for couples, families, friends and solo travelers! I personally really enjoy traveling and photography, so I created this experience to show you my favorite spots in the center of Brussels and make beautiful pictures of you to keep this memory forever. In this one hour shoot, we'll cover at least 4 main tourist attractions (Grand Place, Mont des arts, Palais de Justice & Royal Palace). On average about 5-minute walking between each spot. Don't worry about posing, I'll give you instructions. Don't worry about the weather, Brussels is one of a few cities that still looks great even in rain! And I've gotten a clear umbrella as a prop which can protect you from the rain too. Feel free to request a different time slot if it’s not already provided here. Feel free to bring an extra outfit. Feel free to let me know if you have a special request, I'm happy to customize the experience for you. You can expect to receive all the original pictures (about 150) on the same day and 20 edited OR 10 retouched photos within 3 days after the shoot. Our meeting point is in front of the Starbucks at Grand Place (Grand place 4, 1000 Bruxelles). I'm available for shoots in other Belgian cities too. Check out my IG for more reference photos: photogenicbrussels.
À la rencontre des longues oreilles
Venez découvrir les ânes en pleine nature et dans le respect absolu du bien-être animal. Notre approche tout en douceur et câlins est basée sur le respect mutuel entre les visiteurs et les animaux dans le but de développer une relation de confiance en toute sécurité. Tous nos animaux sont issus de l'adoption à la suite d’abandons ou de maltraitances et chacun a une histoire personnelle émouvante et attachante qui contribue à rendre cette expérience unique et inoubliable. L'expérience débute par la visite de la petite ferme pédagogique, l'occasion pour les visiteurs d'observer les comportements des ânes, des chevaux et des chèvres et d'en apprendre davantage sur leurs besoins fondamentaux spécifiques. Ensuite, après une petite formation sur le soin et la conduite de l'âne, nous partirons sur les chemins de campagne en compagnie de l'âne que chacun aura choisi afin de profiter des bienfaits de la balade-nature avec votre compagnon. De retour à l’écurie, nous terminerons par la présentation de nos savons au lait d’ânesses issus d'un élevage éthique et équitable, l'occasion pour chacun d'emporter un joli souvenir de sa rencontre avec les longues oreilles. NB cette activité est réservée aux adultes et adolescents de + de 14 ans. Cependant si vous désirez participer avec des petits enfants qui montent sur les ânes, vous pouvez réserver un groupe privé pour que j’adapte l’activité.
El Tour De Bruselas Mas Completo y Divertido De La Ciudad
Descubre las maravillas que esconde la ciudad de Bruselas. La visita incluye una degustación de Chocolate Belga Artesano. Nuestra aventura en la deslumbrante Grand Place o Grote Markt que nos deslumbrará con su gran variedad de estilos arquitectónicos. Allí nos encontraremos frente al imponente Ayuntamiento de la ciudad, para luego desplazarnos hacia el famoso “niño meón” o Manneken Pis: La gran estrella de la ciudad. Luego continuamos hacia el barrio del Sablón, para ver la Iglesia de Notre Dame y antiguo lugar de reunión de la aristocracia durante el siglo XIX. Desde allí nos dirigiremos al distrito de la corte real, ubicado en la parte alta de la ciudad. Lugares para visitar: • Gran Plaza de Bruselas. • Arte callejero (Tin Tin). • Monumento a Everard Serclaes. • Niño meando (Manneken Pis). • Muralla Medieval. • Plaza del Sablón. • Iglesia de Notre Dame du Sablon • Palacio de justicia. • Plaza Real. • Palacio de los Reyes. • Museo de la Música y los Instrumentos. • Monte de las Artes.
Hungry Mary's Brussels Beer & Choco Tour
We will first stop by in various local artisans chocolate shops, where you will try amazing samples. Crunchy hazelnut, dark ganache, salted butter caramel, as well as ginger, tea, coffee, saffron or chili... Forget what you already know, because you’re going to be surprised! Unique to Brussels, the chocolatiers are always experimenting with new flavors, textures and cocoa bean types. The second part is a Belgian Beer tasting session that will take you to bars and taverns around Grand Place. It's a great way to discover small taverns and mix with locals. The places we go to are hidden small gems and are not easy to find at all. Like one of the oldest taverns in town or a small bar/puppet theatre. You will sample beers that are all completely different and all specific to Belgium. Abbey beers, Trappists, Lambics, Krieks, Belgian IPAs, Triple Blonds, Double Browns... you name it! We focus only on local and craft beers. No Leffe or a Stella Artois here ;) During the tour, you will also learn about the city history, discover hidden corners and wander off the beaten path. We want you to experience the real Brussels, away from the tourists traps and the Delirium bar! Other things to note We are looking forward to welcoming you in Brussels, come rain or shine! Get ready for an unforgettable afternoon! MAX 20 PEOPLE. When a group is above 10 people, there will be two guides (one main guide + one assistant guide).
Tell Me Stories About Brussels Walking Tour
No boring old-fashioned history tour with a retired teacher but a walk through Brussels with a passionate storyteller! If you want a local to show you around using a mix of humour, stories of Belgium & its history and genuine tips & tricks to get to know Brussels quickly: look no further. Together we have many years of experience in doing exactly that. Starting on the Grote Markt or Grand Place of Brussels we start with the history of Brussels and Belgium. We then take you through downtown Brussels past the iconic places you can't miss: Manneken Pis, Anspach Boulevard, the Brussels Stock Exchange and the Royal Galeries before heading uphill to Brussels Parc an the Royal and Museum district to finish with a fantastic view over the city.
Tell Me Stories About Bruges Walking Tour
This tour is in English. We also run our alternative Bruges at Night Walking Tour. Curious?https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/3925140 No boring old-fashioned history tour with a retired teacher but a walk through medieval Bruges with a passionate storyteller! We want you to get to know the highlights of both our history & heritage and everything there's to experience nowadays. You'll get to see the highlights you can't miss as well as some lesser-known spots. You'll be able to image how life was in the middle ages but we also load you up with recommendations for Bruges these days! Where to grab a delicious Belgian waffle. Which chocolate shops are the best for pralines. We'll share our restaurant recommendations based on your budget. And of course, we'll tell you where to get the finest Belgian beers (at a fair price). We'll cover about 3km. The tour is fully wheelchair and stroller accessible but do keep in mind that Bruges mainly has coble stone streets. This is a Free Walking Tour, which means you only pay a small online booking fee up front. At the end of the tour you can decide for yourself how much the experience is worth to you.
Belgian Beer Tasting in Private Bar
In ENGLISH only (not in French) - we sample 5 beers and talk about beer in general & in Belgium - duration: 75 minutes, you can join the Pub Crawl afterwards if you want to continue the night in style! The whole activity takes place at a private bar in the center of Brussels. The bar was abandoned and after much re-furbishing its now a private venue where I organize this beer experience. After some quick intro and get together, we will learn the proper way to taste a beer then go straight into practice! For each beer, every participant will have the chance to give her / his opinion and we will move on to some more technical details. Every step and technical aspect of the tasting will be illustrated by the tasting of a local Belgian Beer (12cl each, included in the fee). This is not a boring presentation but much more a fun moment to be shared with people you don't know (yet!) and a great way to start the night or end your day. Other things to note This is a beginner level tasting class, suitable for people that "don't like beer" You can combine this experience with the Pub Crawl ( https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/1518361 )
Handmake your own silver ring
You will join me in my workshop in the heart of Old Bruges and learn to handmake your own sterling silver ring. During our time you will have hands on experience of forging, shaping and finishing your own silver ring. First you will choose which finger you would like the ring for, measure your silver and cut to size using a handsaw. Next you will choose from a wide selection of hand stamps to add a custom message onto the inside of the ring. This could be a name, date or your favourite beer! You will learn how to hammer the silver into a ring shape using mallets and a triblet. I will then heat and solder your ring while explaining the process of heating and joining silver together. Next I will show you how to add textures and markings to your ring. This is your unique ring and your time to really show your creative side! The last step will be to choose the finish and polish; this could be highly polished to add some sparkle, a satin finish or even a rough forged look to your ring. Finally you will have your own silver ring to keep, handmade by you in the Heart of Old Bruges, a fabulous and unique way to remember your trip to our magical city. Other things to note No previous experience of jewellery tools or working with silver is needed to enjoy the workshop and make a ring. We will use 925 sterling silver for your ring. We have a safe place to store luggage
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