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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.
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).
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 dough, 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.
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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Brussels bar crawl party experience
COVID - no more restrictions, no proof of vaccination needed! 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 & famous Leffe (6.6%) beer to start the night. 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
Chocolate workshop, making chocolates
Discover the wonders of Belgian chocolate and learn how to make these tasty treats at the biggest chocolate store in Brussels. Enjoy a 1-hour workshop with the guidance of expert chocolatiers and have a go at making amazing handmade chocolates yourself. The experience begins with a warm welcome from your guides and a delicious hot chocolate. While you drink, listen to a short but fascinating introduction into the world of Belgian chocolate and learn an array 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. Spend the hour making your very own personalized and tasty mendiants, truffles, lollipops and more. You’ll also taste the ruby chocolate, a newly discovered cocoa bean that is 100% natural but which creates incredibly pink chocolate treats! At the end of the experience, package up your chocolates and take them home with you to share with friends, or enjoy alone! Of course you will not become a true chocolate maker in only one hour but I will share with you a little bit of the magic of my job!
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.
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 Walking and Tasting Tour
We will be taking you to an old local bar and giving you information about the vast beer culture in Belgium. (Believe me, it is like wine tasting in France or Italy) You will get a flight of 4 Belgian beers to taste. Are you a person of sweets? Then we will jump into the land of sugar together, and you will taste fine chocolates and eat Belgian Waffle throughout the tour. Everybody who lives in Belgium (including French) knows very well that fries are from Belgium and not in France. The world knows them as French Fries. This particular tour is focused on changing your idea and never calling the name of French Fries again. Please note tastings are limited to 1 portion/1 glass of each. You may choose not to have them all, but it does not change the price. Please note it takes around 2-2.5 hours, depending on weather conditions. You will see at least 4 famous monuments located within walking distance. We will be giving information about the history of the monuments as well. Other things to note We will try to understand your taste and what you like the most and adjust all the experiences according to yours.

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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.
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, making chocolates
Discover the wonders of Belgian chocolate and learn how to make these tasty treats at the biggest chocolate store in Brussels. Enjoy a 1-hour workshop with the guidance of expert chocolatiers and have a go at making amazing handmade chocolates yourself. The experience begins with a warm welcome from your guides and a delicious hot chocolate. While you drink, listen to a short but fascinating introduction into the world of Belgian chocolate and learn an array 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. Spend the hour making your very own personalized and tasty mendiants, truffles, lollipops and more. You’ll also taste the ruby chocolate, a newly discovered cocoa bean that is 100% natural but which creates incredibly pink chocolate treats! At the end of the experience, package up your chocolates and take them home with you to share with friends, or enjoy alone! Of course you will not become a true chocolate maker in only one hour but I will share with you a little bit of the magic of my job!
Treasure hunt and beer tasting
L'activité se déroule dans le centre historique de Bruxelles et dure au total 3 heures. Tout commence à 14h30 ou 15h au magnifique lieu "Halles Saint-Géry". Un membre de notre belle équipe, ou moi-même, nous vous attendons pour vous expliquer le déroulement du jeu et annoncer la grande catastrophe qui vient de se produire ; Louis Pasteur est à Bruxelles pour rendre visite à son ami qui a mystérieusement disparu! Vous devez l'aider à le retrouver!" Vous allez parcourir les petites rues pavées de Bruxelles, découvrir des petits endroits cachés remplis de charme, mais également les monuments incontournables du centre ville, comme le légendaire Mannekenpis! Muni d'un livret, plusieurs défis sont à relever sur votre route ; challenge photo, énigme et.... dégustation de bière à l'aveugle! Au total, 4 galopins de bière à déguster, dans 4 bars différents, sans tricher! A la fin de votre parcours, on se retrouve pour donner toutes les réponses, et déterminer le grand gagnant du jour! Une manière originale pour découvrir Bruxelles et la bière! Autres remarques - Si le temps est mauvais, pas de panique, le jeu se déroule toujours parfaitement. (Prenez des affaires de pluie, au cas où) - Mettez des chaussures confortables - Il ne faut pas être un grand sportif pour participer. Le jeu dure 3 heures, mais vous vous arrêtez à 4 endroits
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).
Brussels bar crawl party experience
COVID - no more restrictions, no proof of vaccination needed! 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 & famous Leffe (6.6%) beer to start the night. 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
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!
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.
Waffle Making Workshop in Brussels
Workshop in English only (not in French) During this 90-minute workshop you’ll prepare traditional Belgian waffle dough, 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.
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!
Vintage and second-hand tour in the centre of Brussels
We walk the streets of Brussels in search of vintage and second-hand gems. What? This experience is more than a normal tour of Brussels, because it is also an introductory tour of the sustainable fashion industry. In fact, I will guide you through the centre of Brussels and during the tour I will share with you fun facts about the different districts and take you to some of its most special and hidden shops. Where? We will pass through the areas of Les Marolles, Grand Place and St Catherine. At the end of the tour, I will give you a brochure with a list of other vintage and second-hand shops to visit in different parts of Brussels. Why? Fashion is one of the most polluting industries in the world and currently contributes 10% of the annual carbon emissions (more than all international flights and shipping combined). Moreover, faced with cases of underpayment and unsafe working conditions common in the fast fashion industry, discovering vintage and second-hand shops can become a practice to support not only environmental sustainability, but also a human sustainability of social justice. When? Every Saturday and Sunday morning (different dates are available on request). Contact me at grazioliaurora@gmail.com
Brussels Walking and Tasting Tour
We will be taking you to an old local bar and giving you information about the vast beer culture in Belgium. (Believe me, it is like wine tasting in France or Italy) You will get a flight of 4 Belgian beers to taste. Are you a person of sweets? Then we will jump into the land of sugar together, and you will taste fine chocolates and eat Belgian Waffle throughout the tour. Everybody who lives in Belgium (including French) knows very well that fries are from Belgium and not in France. The world knows them as French Fries. This particular tour is focused on changing your idea and never calling the name of French Fries again. Please note tastings are limited to 1 portion/1 glass of each. You may choose not to have them all, but it does not change the price. Please note it takes around 2-2.5 hours, depending on weather conditions. You will see at least 4 famous monuments located within walking distance. We will be giving information about the history of the monuments as well. Other things to note We will try to understand your taste and what you like the most and adjust all the experiences according to yours.
No Diet Club - Brussels from locals :)
All food is included ! After launching our food tours in France (Paris, Nice, Bordeaux, Marseille) as well as London and Amsterdam, we had to come to Brussels. It's also been a very long time since Brussels was on our list and it's done ! As always, we have surrounded locals who know the city by heart to find you the best possible places, far from tourist traps. Get ready for the least touristic tour in Brussels:) On the menu ? The best fries in the area, creamy pastéis de nata, the best Belgian croquettes, incredible halloumi fries and lots of good food. There will not be only Belgian specialties and tastings may vary depending on the season of course Vegetarians are also welcome :) ⇨ IG: @no_diet_club What we're offering : - Many amazing tastings - Too many calories - A selection of what Belgians really eat - A walk outside the touristy neighborhoods - Bad jokes - A great list of recommendations about Brussels - New friends from around the world !
Initiez-vous au modelage céramique
Vous souhaitez vous initier à la technique du modelage et réaliser vos premiers objets ou sculptures en céramique ? Cette séance d’initiation d'une durée de 3h propose la découverte du travail de l’argile avec le bout des doigts et avec quelques outils de modelage. Vous explorerez les techniques du pinching, du colombin et de la plaque et réaliserez vos premiers objets ou sculptures en céramique. Vous apprendrez également des techniques de décor de surface, en creux et reliefs ainsi qu'en couleurs. Les pièces ne pourront pas recevoir de liquide ou de nourriture mais le professeur vous donnera des idées d'objets à réaliser (bijoux, pots pour fleurs, boîte avec couvercle etc...). Vos pièces devront être cuites avant que vous puissiez les récupérer dans un délai de +/- 3 semaines. Cette initiation au modelage peut aussi être envisagé comme une découverte où la production n’est pas un but en soi. L’argile est une matière qui peut être recyclée à l’infini tant qu’elle n’est pas cuite.
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 )
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