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Discover Sustainable Brussels

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 22 reviews.Brussel, Belgium

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Experience hosted by Elias

3 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Dutch

What you'll do

Our walking tour starts at the entrance of the greenfield site of Tour & Taxis. This old industrial complex in the lesser-known Canal area of Brussels was falling apart just a decade ago but is now housing some of the capital's most exciting start-ups and citizen initiatives. You'll discover an underground urban farm, citizen gardens, a zero waste shop, urban revitalization, and so much more. And of course... you'll get to taste some local and sustainable beer too!

Looking for answers on how to live life with a smaller footprint? The projects we'll visit are guaranteed to give you new ideas and a fresh perspective. On our walk, you will discover a blend of industrial heritage and urban ecology, in an area that most 'Brusseleirs' (people from Brussels) don't even know about. Elias will show you some of the most inspiring projects of the urban sustainability scene, and you'll get to meet some of their founders too.

Let our tour inspire you to turn your own talents in a motor for positive change while exploring the Belgian capital in a new and fun way!

Note: this tour is the result of a redesign of our original and much-beloved tour, to guarantee the safety of all our participants! We spend a lot of time outside, and the indoor spaces we visit are roomy enough to maintain the distancing rules.
Our walking tour starts at the entrance of the greenfield site of Tour & Taxis. This old industrial complex in the lesser-known Canal area of Brussels was falling apart just a decade ago but is now housing some of the capital's most exciting start-ups and citizen initiatives. You'll discover an underground urban farm, citizen gardens, a zero waste shop, urban revitalization, and so much more. And of course... you'll get to taste some local and su…

Elias's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

What's included

  • Drinks
    Local and ecological beers and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Equipment
    Hand sanitizer & back-up masks (but please bring your own!)
From $22
/ person
Sat, Aug 8
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$22 per person
$22 per person
Sat, Aug 15
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$22 per person
$22 per person
Sat, Aug 22
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$22 per person
$22 per person

Meet your host, Elias

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 22 Reviews
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Hi there! We are Adrian and Elias, a duo with a green heart and passionate about our city. Elias is a climate change blogger and renewable energy engineer, Adrian a zero plastics activist and marine biologist. We love showing locals and visitors to Brussels the many great projects making the life of citizens greener, cleaner, and more enjoyable.

On our walk, we show you initiatives that will inspire you to be part of the change to a more sustainable future: urban farms, zero waste shops, circular economy startups... You'll discover places the tourist office doesn't even know about!
Hi there! We are Adrian and Elias, a duo with a green heart and passionate about our city. Elias is a climate change blogger and renewable energy engineer, Adrian a zero plastics activist and marine biologist. We love showing locals and visitors to Brussels the many great projects making the life of citizens greener, cleaner, and more enjoyable.

On our walk, we show you initiatives that will inspire you to be part of the change to a more sustainable future: urban farms, zero waste s…
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About the organization: BrusselsTogether ASBL



Sustainable Brussels is an initiative under Open Collective Brussels ASBL, a platform for the new generation of associations transparent by design. Our goal is to turn Brussels into a platform for citizen-driven innovation. Sustainable Brussels is driven by local and passionate volunteers, and the lion's share of our income is used to support some of the projects we visit during the tour.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to BrusselsTogether ASBL.

Where you'll be

The upcoming area of Tour & Taxis // The underground urban farm of Permafungi // A citizen garden at Parckfarm // Zero wasters at Be Here // A taste of the future at Brasserie La Source

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 22 reviews.

Viсtoria
December 2019
It was a truely great walk around points of sustainable business. Along with other nice people we have learnt about beautiful projects and products made in Belgium. It was a nice opportunity to learn how to make sustainabe business right from the owners of that business. And of course, nice chat with with juice and cookies kindly provided by Elias made this experience warm and friendly.
It was a truely great walk around points of sustainable business. Along with other nice people we have learnt about beautiful projects and products made in Belgium. It was a nice o…
Liza
December 2019
Elias is a very smart and nice person! We were very happy to see the city with him and to find lots of inspiration! Highly recommend!
Sofie
October 2019
We had a really nice day with Elias! He showed us places that we would have never found by ourselves and told us a lot about them. You can feel that he's very passionate about the topic. We can definitely recommend this tour to everybody! :)
We had a really nice day with Elias! He showed us places that we would have never found by ourselves and told us a lot about them. You can feel that he's very passionate about the…
Jandi
October 2019
Elias’s tour was very unique in showing aspects of Brussels that are sustainable, especially the shops. It was very insightful to see & hear what life in Brussels is like from an environmentalist’s perspective.
Pascale
September 2019
Very unique experience with an excellent guide. Great for tourists and also for locals who wants to know more about the bigger picture of sustainability in the city.
Laura
September 2019
We spent a very interesting and inspiring afternoon with Elias. Would totally recommend the tour for everyone interested in discovering a different aspect of the city and supporting local businesses. Elias is a very friendly and proficient guide. He is passionate about the topic and eagerly sharing his knowledge. We learnt a lot and will definitely return to the places we visited.
We spent a very interesting and inspiring afternoon with Elias. Would totally recommend the tour for everyone interested in discovering a different aspect of the city and supportin…

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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.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

Whether you are a life long environmentalist, or looking into reducing your footprint on the planet for the first time, we set you up for quite some discoveries. We promise: you won't be disappointed!

What to bring

Comfortable shoes for the bumpy pavements of our capital.

A rain jacket when the weather forecast looks dubious... better safe than sorry!