Experience the most rebelious neighbourhood in town

Brussels Rebel : Relive the great social struggles that transformed the city.

During a playful and instructive walk, we present you some emblematic places of a neighbourhood that has never bowed to the oppressor and to threats of all kinds.

Let us show you Brussels the Rebel…

Cost : Voluntary – Duration : About 2 hours – Reservation required

Battle of the Marolles (Bataille des Marolles) of 1969, explanations during the visit Brussels 1000 years of struggles of Brussels By Foot (Photo Sonuma)


The “1000 Years of Struggles” tour, that criss-crosses the Marolles district, focuses, in a playful and funny way, on the many different social struggles that took place in this part of the city ; some really old, some more recent…

The tour passes by some of the most important places of the district, alongside discovering several less known alleys and dead ends.

  • Battle of the Marolles, 1969
  • The Mattress War, 1989
  • Palace of Justice, the eternal building site
  • Anecdotes and juicy stories
  • Place du Jeu de Balle and its daily flea market
  • Breathtaking views of the city
Church of the Chapel, meeting point of the visit Brussels 1000 years of struggles of Brssels By Foot


Regular tours in english, dutch and french :
Cost : Voluntary*
Duration : About 2 hours
Group max: 25 people (12 in time of Coronavirus)
Meeting point : On the steps of the Chapelle Church
Place de la Chapelle
1000 Brussels

Private tour on demand in english, french, dutch, spanish

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Group in front of the monument to the living in the Marolles during a visit to Brussels 1000 years of struggles of Brussels By Foot.

* Voluntary cost, what does that mean?

It means that you decide the price you pay, fully aware of different things:
– The experience you’ve just had;
– The professionalism of the guide and the quality of the tour;
– The support you want to give to the project.

What do we do with the money we receive?
– We pay the fixed costs (taxes, advertising, web hosting, …) ;
– We pay ourselves;
– We develop new projects, visits, new activities;
– We drink beers, of course 😉

“Voluntary cost” does not mean “free” ! As sadly we have our bills to pay.

More info on the philosophy of free and conscious pricing here (just in french, sorry)


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