CITY WALKS

*This page doesn't show all possibilities. Please contact us for a complete survey.


Our programs are only organized for groups.
Please NO requests for individual participation
!


Please choose one of our programs. In order to get more information, click on the desired program:


Walks with a guide (without drinks, lunch or dinner):

Searching for the first rampart (defence wall)

The hidden traces of the 19th century

Stories about Dutch people in Brussels

Sablon and Marolles


The historical center

The European district

The Royal Galleries St-Hubert - inside & outside! *exclusive



Walks with a guide (with a drink or snacks):



Pubs & Beers - walk & workshop

Chocolates & waffles - the "Sweet" guided walk

The beer tour 'Best of Belgian beers' (city centre)


The great discovery tour of Belgian Chocolate (Brussels City)

'Belgo-Belge' special guided walk in Brussels with a... 'pistolet' at the end!

Discovering the Marolles and the Sablon (and chocolate...)

"Beer & chocolates" guided walk

Medieval walk + visit to the Coudenberg and shooting with the cross bow

A guided walk with snacks and a drink


Walks with a guide (with lunch or dinner):

Gastronomic walk (city centre)

Gastronomic walk (Marolles)

A memorable drink at the Grand'Place !

A morning or afternoon in 'European Brussels'... with lunch

Beer, Food & Music in the city

Walk, ancient games & dinner at Marolles

Marolles & Sablon « walk & savour »

Guided walk, shooting with the cross bow & dinner

Guided walk city center + Lunch or Dinner in a gastronomic restaurant near the Place de Brouckère

The Royal Galleries St-Hubert - inside & outside! *exclusive

 

 

 

 



 

 

Our walks with the guide in Brussels:



- Searching for the first rampart (defence wall)

The first city walls date back to 13th century.
Some remains are still scattered throughout the city; however, you have to know where to look for them since the fortification was not destroyed after the construction of the 2nd rampart... Points of interest along the route: De Brouckère - Fossé aux Loups - Cathedral - Royal Park - Sablon - Saint-Géry - Fish Market.


- The hidden traces of the 19th century
A promenade revealing the glory of the 19th century, from Mont des Arts to magnificent Royal Park and Royal Square all the way to Sablon.


- Stories about Dutch people in Brussels
This walk will take you back in time when prominent Dutch visited Brussels leaving numerous traces all around the city. We will guide you through the city center (including the Grand Place, the Royal Galleries, Mont des Arts and the Royal Park) and share with you a lot of anecdotes.


- Sablon and Marolles
A walk from the 'Our Blessed Lady of the Sablon' church, along the Palace of Justice to the Eglise de la Chapelle. Discover the most authentic and one of the most exclusive neighborhoods of Brussels!


- The historical center
The Royal Galleries St-Hubert, the world famous Grand'Place, Manneken Pis, the Mont des Arts, St-Géry, the former harbour and the Ilot Sacré. But after this walk, you will know too where the best pubs and chocolate makers are !


- The European district
The Council, the European Commission, the European Parliament, etc including a free visit of the 'House of the European History' or the 'Parlamentarium'

Information about these guided walks:


Duration: about 2,5h.
Date & Time: to be agreed
Meeting point: to be agreed

Upon request, all of our walks may be interrupted for up to 30 minutes if you wish to visit a local cafe, market, antique shop, art gallery etc.

........ Back to menu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

Pubs & Beers WALK & WORKSHOP 


The perfect preparation for your own
Brussels' pub crawl !

Date: to agree.
Total duration: + - 2h15

Maximum 25 participants/group & 2 groups simultaneous.

Location: Brussels City centre

The walk: where are the best pubs in town?

Discover where are the most cosy, crazy, classy pubs in the city centre.

The workshop:

- tasting of 4 artisan beers (16 ml glasses)

- what is the difference between monk beers, abbey beers, lagers, amber, different fermentations

- reasons for serving beer in adapted glasses, etc...


Price: on request.  

Back to menu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A relaxed gastronomic walk
in Brussels’ city centre


The original 'walking' dinner, a culinary walk by Sterkmans Events....
stretch your legs, discover the city center, get some fresh air in your lungs and enjoy yourselves!

We organise a real ‘walking’ dinner (or lunch), where you follow a guide around a circuit of landmarks such as Manneken Pis, the Grand’ Place, the Ilot Sacré and the Royal Galleries (3 walks of 30' each).

Stopping off to enjoy
- one traditional beer (at choice) in an old pub,
- a typical local main course (Flemish Stew with fries or other course to agree) + 1 glass of wine, beer or soft in a nice restaurant,
- and as dessert a Brussels waffle + coffee or tea...

A variety of three traditional venues and in between the “courses” your guide’s comments will illustrate the diversity and history of this city and recent developments here.

Date, starting point and timing to agree.

Total duration: 3.5h.
Maximum 5 groups simultaneous

Option (to order together with your reservation):
tasting of an exclusive artisan chocolate during each walk.

Languages: in French, English, German, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, Russian, Spanish or in Dutch.

Price: on request.  

 

Back to menu




 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chocolates & waffles - the ‘SWEET’ guided walk  

Discover by walking:


- the city center (Grande Place/ Manneken Pis/ Royal Galleries St-Hubert/ Ilot Sacré, the Sablon or the former harbour),
-3 different ‘pralines’ from artisan chocolate makers

A guided touristic walk with an accent on chocolate.

Tasting during the walk of ‘pralines’ (chocolates) from 3 different artisan chocolate makers.

At the end of the walk:
one Belgian waffle + one coffee or tea, served in a 'typical' Brussels venue.

Maximum 25p/group.

Timing: 1,5h walk + 0,5h waffle + coffee = 2h total duration.

One language per group
(English, French, Dutch, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, etc)

Point of departure to agree:
f.e. Central Station, Royal Galleries, Place du Grand Sablon, la Tour Noire, Place de Brouckère or your hotel (city center).

Date & hour: to agree.

Price: on request.  

Back to menu

 

 

 









 

“Beer, Food & Music in the city”



Date:
to agree.
Duration: + - 3 hours

Departure: Monday till Friday, between 19h00 and 20h00, to agree
Group: from 15 to 25 people.

Possibility of organizing several groups at the same time.

We organize a walk with live music during the ‘starter’, the main course and the ‘dessert’ in 3 different places in the city center. The theme can be touristic or 'about beer' (to specify with your reservation).

- departure from your hotel, the Central Station or your seminar center (town centre)

- Visited area: Manneken-Pis, the Town square (Grand’Place), the Ilot Sacré and the Royal Galleries Saint-Hubert.

- First stop: 1 Special Belgian Beer + cheese (starter) + live music

- Second Stop: 1 glass of beer, wine, water or soft + a main course prepared with beer + live music

- Third Stop in a tavern to drink another artisan Belgian beer + Live music & end of our program.


Languages: French, English, German, Spanish, Japanese, Greek or in Dutch (to be defined at the time of the reservation).

Price: on request.


.......... Back to menu

 

 

 

 



 








 

'BELGO-BELGE' SPECIAL GUIDED WALK IN BRUSSELS with a... 'pistolet' at the end!


Date:
to agree.

This is a 'very Brussels' guided walk organized by Sterkmans Events. With a very specialized guide and a typical Brussels 'pistolet' (type of sandwich).

THE WALK: (please indicate your preference with your reservation)
a) Mont des Arts - Grand'Place - Royal Galleries or
b) Manneken Pis - Manneken Pis - Royal Galleries.

THE "PISTOLET":
While everyone in Belgium knows the pistolet as a wonderfull little round bread roll, with a slit in the middle, a soft core and a golden crust, it is not known as well abroad… In history, its name comes from its price, a “pistole”, an early type of coin…
But the mystery stays unsolved!

At the end of the walk, you can order a 'pistolet' with:

Prepared beef tartar and gardencress
Cooked ham, gherkin, lettuce
Ardenne ham, orgherkin, lettuce
Gouda, chicory’s lettuce
Tuna and mayo, capers, gardencress
Whithe sausage, mayo mustard
Mince pork meat and pickles
Cream cheese, onions, radish

total duration +- 2h
Price: on request.


.......... Back to menu

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

The Beer Tour - "BEST OF BELGIAN BEERS"

Date: to agree
Duration:
+ - 2h – 2h1/2
Departure:
between 10h and 20h, to agree
Group:
from 5 to 25 people

We organize a themed walk in the city centre devoted to beer.

- departure from your hotel, the Central Station or to agree (town centre)

- 2 Stops in a typical tavern to drink an artisanal Belgian beer. Minimum 8 beers/pub are proposed with introduction of our guide. Individual choice.

Concerning the walk:

- a ‘beer’ themed guided walk: Manneken-Pis, the Town square (Grand’Place) and the Royal Gallery Saint-Hubert. Do you want to know where are the best pubs in town? This is the perfect preparation for your own Brussels’ pub crawl. A relaxed walk will give you a chance to discover the most cosy, crazy, classy, shabby and authentic local pubs and bars.

-or ‘general touristic’.

Minimum 5 pax, maximum 25 pax/ group
Languages: in French, English, Dutch, German, Spanish, Italian, Greek or in Dutch (to be defined at the time of the reservation).

Price: on demand

Back to menu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A GUIDED WALK IN THE CENTER OF BRUSSELS, WITH SNACKS & A DRINK

 

Discover by walking the city center: the Grande Place/ Manneken Pis/ Royal Galleries St-Hubert/ Ilot Sacré, the Sablon, the central lanes, St-Géry, the former harbor...in function of the agreed duration.

Total duration: 2 - 3 h (to agree)
Meeting point: Central Station or in front of the Galerie du Roi.

The guided walk
Places to visit will be agreed depending on the timing and your needs/desires.

On the way:
- A portion of Belgian fries at a fries stand in the city centre.

- A stop at a nice cafe for a beer, soft, water, coffee or tea (participants can choose their drink).

At the end:
- a Belgian waffle with sugar & whipped cream, at one of the Waffles stands.


Maximum size groups -25p per guide.
Languages: French, English, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian or in Dutch (to be defined at the time of the reservation).

Price: on demand

Back to menu

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

A MORNING or AFTERNOON IN 'EUROPEAN BRUSSELS' with lunch

-A guided walk in the European district: the Council, the European Commission, the European Parliament, etc ... (max. 2 hours)

- Free visit of the 'Parlamentarium' (1h )

- Lunch* in a nice 'brasserie' nearby the European Parliament: main course + a glass of wine, Pils, soft or water (1h)
* Lunch is served before the visit to the Parlamentarium and the guided walk or after the guided wald and the visit of the Parlamentarium

We can organize this program every day of the week, except Monday morning.

Languages: English, French, Dutch, Italian, Chinese, Spanish, German, Russian or Serbo-Croatian.

Price: on demand

Possibility to organize a 3-courses lunch at the brasserie or a prestigious space. Price and menu proposal on demand.



...................... Back to menu

 

 



 

 

 

 







 

 

“BRUSSELS IN MEDIEVAL TIMES”: A discovery of 2 places full of history…

Sterkmans Events proposes a guided walk with a chance to discover two places related to the medieval history of the city of Brussels.

Date : to agree.

Proposal timing:

14.00 (or 15:00) : Departure from the Mont des Arts or from the Royal Park and 1th walk

14.45 (or 15:45) : Visit of the Site of the Coudenberg (former palace of Emperor Charles V and of the Dukes of Burgundy)

15.45 (or 16:45) : Second walk.

16h30 (or 17:30) : We will welcome you at one of the oldest belgian corporations, officially recognised in 1213 by the Duke of Brabant and is intimately linked with the earliest history of the town of Brussels.

It acquired a social position, that grew throughout the “Ancien Régime”, in particular because of its founding of the church of Notre-dame au Sablon.
The martial role of the Guild diminished little by little, to give way to peaceful tests of skill, to which important notabilities were invited.
Charles V, the Count of Egmont and the Infanta Isabella came to be installed as ‘Kings of the Shoot’.
In 1853, the Belgian King Leopold the first, donated the Guild a banner and a collar for the King of the Shoot. Since then, the Guild added ‘Royal et Noble’ to its name.
King Albert I, King Leopold III, King Bauduin and King Albert II visited the Guild or accepted the Grand Mastership. King Philip accepted recently.

Program: welcome, introduction, initiation & drink (one beer, coffee, tea or soft drink), contest (in team or individual).

The best shooter receives a souvenir offered by the President of the Guild.

17h30 (or 18:30) : End of our program.

Languages: in French, English or in Dutch (please specify with your booking)   

Price: on demand


......................... Back to menu

 


 

 

 

 






 

 

 

WALK, ANCIENT GAMES & DINNER @ MAROLLES

Date & timing: to agree (total duration = approx. 4h)

The program consists of 3 parts:

A guided walk by foot (1h) During an hour the participants will discover all kinds of picturesque places in the Marolles.

Old TRADITIONNAL GAMES (1h)
Each region in Belgium has his own ‘old games’. The most games were played in the cafés. A supervisor ensures the necessary explanation at the 10 different games and keeps the scores.

The dinner (+- 2h):
Menu : 3 courses, proposal on request. Drinks: 1 artisan beer or glass of wine during the games. 3 Glasses of wine/pp and water during the dinner + 1 coffee or tea after the dessert

Different formulas:
-based on 20 participants and as described

-based on 40 participants (two groups), one group walks during the other group plays with the games

-based on 60 participants (three groups), one or two groups are walking and another group plays with the games

-based on 80 participants (four groups), two groups are walking and the other two group play with the games

Languages: in French, English or in Dutch (please specify with your booking)   

Price: on demand


......................... Back to menu

 

 

 

 

 




 

THE GREAT DISCOVERY TOUR OF BELGIAN CHOCOLATE (Brussels City)

 

Sterkmans Events takes you for a walk with the smell of cocoa! Accompanied by our guide you will discover (by walking) artisanal products of five chocolate-makers, for example Jean-Pierre Darcis, Laurent Gerbaud, Mary, Passion Chocolat, Galler or Pierre Marcolini (includes tasting of one chocolate from each chocolate-maker).

Our guide will give you more information and then we will visit each store or look at their production, if possible.

The walk will take you along the Royal Galleries 'Saint-Hubert', famous Grand'Place, Central Station, and Grand Sablon quarter and meanwhile our guide will be introducing you to the sweet world of chocolate and also provide additional touristic information, if desired.

Maximum 25p/ group
Date & timing : to agree (minimum one week in advance)
Duration : +/- 2 h
It's possible to organise different groups simultaneously.

Languages: French, Dutch, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Japanese or English (please indicate the language with your order)

Price: on request.

................,,,,,....... Back to menu










DISCOVERING THE MAROLLES
and THE SABLON (and chocolate...)


Sterkmans Events proposes a walk with our guide to discover the Sablon and the Marolles district, but also to discover the delicious world of chocolate!

During the walk, you will get a chance to taste the pralines from four different artisan chocolate-makers.

After the Marolles, which is probably the most authentic district of Brussels with its typical cafes, the flea market and the old shops, we will continue towards the Sablon district. We will tell you about its famous church, luxury chocolate shops, etc ...

Starting point: Palais de Justice.
Total duration: 2h

Date & Time: to agree

Minimum 10p, maximum 25p/group.
Languages : in English, French or Dutch.

Price: on request.

 

 

 



.......... Back to menu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Royal Galleries St-Hubert EXCLUSIVE -
inside & outside !


We will organize for you a 'top' visit & walk:

An introduction to the world of the Royal Galleries and their history. Discover the Galerie de la Reine, the Galerie du Roi and the Galerie des Princes.

And last but not least the visit of one of the most exclusive private apartments, home of a famous interior architect!

Date: to agree
Departure between 9:00 et 20:00.
Total duration : +- 2h

Price: on demand

Maximum 18 persons per group.
Languages: English, French or Dutch.

*** It is possible to rent this venue for a workshop, press conference, meeting or private dinner.
Maximum capacity for a seated dinner is 15 participants.

 

.................................. Back to menu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A memorable drink at the Grand'Place !

We organize a special drink in one of the most prestigious houses of the Brussels' Grand'Place.

Our caricaturist is working during the whole duration of the reception and makes quickly ‘portraits’ of the guests.

Drawing after drawing are exposed, commented and admired by the participants.

At the end of the event, the lucky models can take their caricature home, an original and unexpected ‘souvenir’!

Duration: max. 2 hours

During this time, we will serve:

1 Portion Homemade chicken nuggets/pp
1 Belgian fries (one portion/pp)
3 warm appetizers/pp
3 cold appetizers/pp
+ 3 glasses of artisan beer, wine, soft, water, coffee or tea (3 tickets)/pp

This program can be organized with or without guided city walk (duration 1h)

Date & hour: to agree.
Minimum 15 participants.

Price: on demand

.................................. Back to menu

 

 

 

 

 






 

 

GUIDED WALK CITY CENTER + LUNCH or DINNER in a gastronomic restaurant nearby the Place de Brouckère


Discover by walking the city center: the Grande Place/ Manneken Pis/ Royal Galleries St-Hubert/ Ilot Sacré, the Mont des Arts, de Place de Brouckère, the Opera or the former harbor...in function of the agreed duration.

 

A guided walk (1 h minimum, 3 h maximum), followed by a lunch or dinner (duration +- 2h) in a gastronomic restaurant in the city center.

Groups of max. 25p.
Date & point of departure : to agree

Menu:

Escargots Petits gris de Namur, sauce aux fines herbes, gratinés au fromage d'Herve
***
Veau aux champignons, sauce à la bière Jambe de Bois
***
Beignets au fromage de chèvre frais, confiture de myrtilles

+ 2 glasses of wine or beer, mineral water & 1 coffee or tea with the dessert/pp)

Languages: French, English, German, Spanish, Japanese, Italian, Chinese, Dutch a.o.

Minimum 10p, max. 50p.

Price: on request


Back to menu

 

 

 









‘BEER & CHOCOLATES'
GUIDED WALK


Discover by walking:

- the city center (Grande Place/ Manneken Pis/ Royal Galleries St-Hubert/ Ilot Sacré) with a guide.

- during the walk tasting of different ‘pralines’ from artisan chocolate makers

- a Belgian artisan beer (or glass of wine, soft, coffee or tea) in a typical pub.

Maximum 20p/group.

Total duration: 2h.

One language per group: English, French, Dutch, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, etc

Point of departure to agree:
f.e. Central Station, Royal Galleries, la Tour Noire, place de Brouckère or your hotel (city center).

Date & hour: to agree.

Price: on request.

Back to menu

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

MAROLLES & SABLON « WALK & SAVOUR »


An informal culinary walk.

We organize a “walk & savour dinner, where you follow a guide around a circuit of landmarks in the Sablon and the Marolles district. During the walks, your guide’s comments will illustrate the diversity of both districts and  recent developments here. An enjoyable gastronomic experience which provides an excellent networking opportunity after a day of work or study together, while discovering the gastronomy and history of this popular area of Brussels!    

On the program (timing is an example and can be adapted) and under reserve of availability:

18.00 (or 10.30): Welcome at the ‘Grand Sablon’ (or your hotel in this neighborhood) and first walk, with tasting of handmade chocolates.

18.45 (or 11.15): In a very special typical (and artistic) pub :
one special beer or a coffee or soft drink

19.15 (or 11.45): Second walk.

20.00 (or 12.30): In a nice ‘trendy’ restaurant in the heart of the Marolles

MENU : 3 courses, proposal on demand.

Drinks: 3 Glasses of wine, beer or soft/pp + water +
one coffee or tea with the dessert

22.00: end of the program.

Languages: in French, English, German, Japanese, Spanish or in Dutch (one language per group)   

Price: on demand

Back to menu

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

A PLEASANT WALK WITH CULINARY STOPS THROUGH THE MAROLLES


A gastronomic walk in the Brussels' Marolles district.

From the Palais de Justice to the Eglise de la Chapelle, spiced up with interesting facts and pleasant stories.

Discover the Marolles, Brussels' most authentic district with the typical pubs, daily vintage market, old shops and the popular vibe.


Meeting point: in front of the Palais de Justice.

The 3 parts of the program :

- 1st walk (30 minutes) destination Vossenplein and the place to drink an artisan beer, glass of wine, water, soft drink, coffee or tea.

- 2nd walk (45 minutes) crossing the district on the way to the restaurant where a typical course* will be served + one artisan beer, glass of wine, water, soft drink.

- 3th walk (20 minutes), 'terminus dessert' (+ coffee or tea).

*Individual choice between 3-4 courses if one group of max. 20p or the same course (Flemish Stew + fries) if more than 20p in a group (or more than one group).

Date and timing to agree.

Languages: in French, English, German, Japanese, Italian, Chinese, Italian, Russian, Spanish or in Dutch.

Price: on demand.

......... Back to menu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





 

 

A GUIDED WALK, SHOOTING WITH THE
CROSS BOW & DINNER


Date & timing:
to agree (total duration +- 4.5h).

The program is composed of 3 elements:

The guided Walk (1.5h)*

a) From the famous Palais de Justice to the ‘Eglise de la Chapelle’ to discover all the facets of this ‘little village’ at the heart of Belgium’s cosmopolitan capital or

b) From the Royal Galleries, the Grand'Place and Manneken Pis to the Marolles.

SHOOTING WITH THE CROSS-BOW (1h)

We will welcome you in the cellars of one of the oldest Belgian corporations, officially recognised in 1213 by the Duke of Brabant and is intimately linked with the earliest history of the town of Brussels.

It acquired a social position, that grew throughout the “Ancien Régime”, in particular because of its founding of the church of Notre-dame au Sablon.
The martial role of the Guild diminished little by little, to give way to peaceful tests of skill, to which important notabilities were invited.
Charles V, the Count of Egmont and the Infanta Isabella came to be installed as ‘Kings of the Shoot’.
In 1853, the Belgian King Leopold the first, donated the Guild a banner and a collar for the King of the Shoot. Since then, the Guild added ‘Royal et Noble’ to its name.
King Albert I, King Leopold III, King Bauduin and King Albert II visited the Guild or accepted the Grand Mastership. King Philip accepted recently.

Program: welcome, introduction, initiation & drink (one beer, coffee, tea or soft drink), contest (in team or individual).

The best shooter receives a souvenir offered by the President of the Guild.

The Dinner (+- 2h) in a nice restaurant:
Starter, ma
in dish, dessert + ½ bottle of wine and one coffee or tea/participant.

Languages: Dutch, French or English.

Price: on demand



...................... Back to menu

 

 

 



All these packages are the intellectual property of Sterkmans Events bvba-sprl





 

Welcome page

City walks

City games & Team building

Dinners with activities
and animations

Workshops & cultural visits

City-tours by bus