Historical Brussels: The Origins of the City

4.16 (163 ratings)
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There is life beyond Grand-Place! Play a city game and explore the streets of Brussels while you solve challenges and learn the fascinating history behind each exciting location. 

Come and discover the origins of the city: its port, nowadays converted into the lively Place Sainte-Catherine; the first city walls, which surrounded the cathedral; the Royal palace, its noble quarters such as the Grand Sablon, plus huge monuments such as the Palais de Justice!

Availability:

  • Can be played on
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

  • During these hours
    Whole day

  • Languages
    English, Spanish

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Highlights

  • Meet Jeanneke, sister of a certain famous child.

  • Enjoy a stunning view of the palace from Poelaert viewpoint.

  • Stroll along the picturesque Mont des Arts.

  • Discover what happened at the Monnaie Opera...

Storyline

The year is 1926 and you are Olympus Peraux, world-famous detective, returning to his homeland of Belgium on a top-secret mission. 

You have been hired by the young Princess Astrid of Sweden, who, with her wedding to Prince Leopold of Belgium fast approaching, has grave concerns about her safety. 

The Princess has received an anonymous threatening letter by carrier pigeon, demanding that she must either cancel her Royal wedding or else be murdered at it!

Can you unmask her enemy and save the day?

Experience's route

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Starting point Porte de Flandre Tram Station
1000 Brussels, Belgium
Finish point Law Courts of Brussels
Place Poelaert 1, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Places you will visit

14

It will take you

130-160 mins

You will walk

5910 steps

Total distance

4.5 km

  • Best during the day
  • Instagrammable
  • Best for couples
  • Recommended activity for families
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Ratings and Reviews

4.16

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MrsLHadfield

01 Apr 2024

Carrie Knapp

17 Feb 2024

Alice Jones

29 Oct 2023

Emmanuel Menvouta

21 Oct 2023
last parts were quite difficult but greatly enjoyed it!

Manon

21 Oct 2023

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