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Modern-day Brussels explained

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Experience hosted by Paulina

4 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Polish

What you'll do

This tour will give you an insight into the contemporary socio-economic make-up of Brussels.

Brussels is a city like no other, with locals of various linguistic communities, expats and migrants of various generations, and counting 183 nationalities. It is also a seat of international organisations and companies.

You will discover why they are here and what they do in this city.

We will explore the wonderful and the ugly of living together and how it impacts the city as a whole.

We will also touch upon its history, to understand how this cosmopolitan city came to be, its urban development, the present-day politics with all its complexities and what the drivers of the local economy are.

You will also hear about Brussels’ activist and artists, who push the political debate and fight for change.

This tour helps you discover Brussels as it is in a modern-day and how it came to be.
This tour will give you an insight into the contemporary socio-economic make-up of Brussels.

Brussels is a city like no other, with locals of various linguistic communities, expats and migrants of various generations, and counting 183 nationalities. It is also a seat of international organisations and companies.

You will discover why they are here and what they do in this city.

We will explore the wonderful and t…

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Sun, Oct 25
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
$55 per person
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Mon, Oct 26
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
$55 per person
$55 per person
Tue, Oct 27
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
$55 per person
$55 per person

Meet your host, Paulina

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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Brussels is my passion. I've lived here for the last 10 years and the more I discover it, the more I fall in love with it.

I've dedicated much time to get to know this city inside out, to understanding its complexity and uniqueness.

I have followed many routes and talked to countless people. I have asked questions about neighbourhoods, art and culture, society and history. I am continuously uncovering how things operate here and why. I am fascinated with the depth and richness of this city, and I am probably far from done...

If you want to hear about my Brussels, join me on this trip.
Brussels is my passion. I've lived here for the last 10 years and the more I discover it, the more I fall in love with it.

I've dedicated much time to get to know this city inside out, to understanding its complexity and uniqueness.

I have followed many routes and talked to countless people. I have asked questions about neighbourhoods, art and culture, society and history. I am continuously uncovering how things operate here and why. I am fascinated with the depth and richn…
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Where you'll be

The tour will take you through the EU quarter, historical sites near Cinquantenaire arch and royal Palace, the upper-class neighbourhood of Sablon, former working class neighbourhood of Marolles, a migrant neighbourhood near the Canal and the artistic quarter St.Gilles.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

More tips

Wear comfortable shoes. Brussels streets are full of surprises and we will walk a good deal.

What to bring

comfortable shoes

rain jacket or umbrella