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from Colonial to EU power

Beoordeeld met een 4,97 uit 5 op basis van 139 recensies.Brussel, België

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Ervaring georganiseerd door Elif

3,5 uur
Maximaal 6 personen
Gegeven in het Engels

Wat je gaat doen

We will walk around the European Quarters and other places of power in the center of Brussels. I will help you feel the historic and geographic connections between the earlier Belgian colonial city and today’s EU institutions. We will be mindful of what architecture, statues and public spaces say about influence. I will tell the story of what EU buildings represent politically and how the work there impacts all Europeans. We will also look at the lifestyle of the eurocrats working there.

This is an interactive storytelling tour, and I encourage guests to share their own experiences with the EU institutions.

The tour’s 16 stops will broadly follow the axis of rue de la Loi. They will bring us from the historic Park of Brussels to the EU’s triple center of power: the Commission, Council and Parliament. Along the way, I will reveal a few secrets of the city. The walking tour takes about 3,5 hours.
Note that: we will not enter any EU building: access constraints (badge, wait, advance notice, etc) would distract us from the general story of the tour.
We will walk around the European Quarters and other places of power in the center of Brussels. I will help you feel the historic and geographic connections between the earlier Belgian colonial city and today’s EU institutions. We will be mindful of what architecture, statues and public spaces say about influence. I will tell the story of what EU buildings represent politically and how the work there impacts all Europeans. We will also look at the…

Wat Elif doet voor de veiligheid

Deze host houdt zich aan de aan COVID-19 gerelateerde veiligheids- en schoonmaakrichtlijnen van Airbnb, waaronder het naleven van de richtlijnen voor sociale onthouding, goede hygiënemaatregelen en het controleren of alle deelnemers een mondkapje dragen.
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Dit is je host, Elif

Verhuurt sinds 2018 op Airbnb
  • 139 recensies
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I tell stories through art and politics, I have a background in both: I make documentaries and I’m a political scientist specialized on European Affairs. Brussels is my home for 12 years,I worked most of it for institutions in the EU quarter. I’ve guided ministers and other VIPs around the neighborhood but prefer to show it to real people. Thank you for your nice comments about the tour! I always try to find unique ways of putting pieces together. It is fun helping visitors peek behind the scenes;) I want all to feel what’s going on either through revealing the secrets or examining in detail.
I tell stories through art and politics, I have a background in both: I make documentaries and I’m a political scientist specialized on European Affairs. Brussels is my home for 12 years,I worked most of it for institutions in the EU quarter. I’ve guided ministers and other VIPs around the neighborhood but prefer to show it to real people. Thank you for your nice comments about the tour! I always try to find unique ways of putting pieces together. It is fun helping visitors peek behind the scene…
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Waar je naartoe gaat

We will follow a route along rue de la Loi that specially fits the narrative I will share with you. It mixes very public, but rarely visited places, we will learn the politics such as the Belgian Senate and Berlaymont, with “secret” places that help to tell the real story. We will definitely stay away from Manneken Pis :-)

Beoordeeld met een 4,97 uit 5 op basis van 139 recensies.

Graydon
maart 2020
If you like history and want to learn about Brussels I highly recommend this tour. I had gone on the hop on hop off bus tour before this and we visited a few of the same places. It was much nicer to learn from her and have her insight into things. I didn't realize how close all the stops are. On the bus, it seemed like they were far apart. It does involve a decent amount of walking so be prepared. It is about 10,000 steps. I felt like I underpaid for the tour with all the knowledge I gained.
If you like history and want to learn about Brussels I highly recommend this tour. I had gone on the hop on hop off bus tour before this and we visited a few of the same places. It…
Felix
maart 2020
The tour was amazing! Elif showed me her insightful reading of the city and its history. She took a lot of time to answer all of my questions and make me feel welcome, in spite of the uncomforting weather. I also got a good grasp of the workings of the EU, both in Brussels and internationally. Do the tour, you won't regret it! :)
The tour was amazing! Elif showed me her insightful reading of the city and its history. She took a lot of time to answer all of my questions and make me feel welcome, in spite of…
Lewis
februari 2020
This is a great tour. Elif was charming, warm and friendly and super-knowledgeable. Chances are you will leave with some fresh insight or a different way of looking at Brussels. Highly recommended!
Nicolás
februari 2020
Elif fue fantástica! Realmente transmite su pasión y logra mostrarte su mirada sobre Bruselas y la UE. Es muy sincera en dar su opinión y no evade los temas "picantes". Recomendada 100% ¡Gracias Elif!
Ale
februari 2020
Elif is a wonderful and educated person. She is very prepared and tells you a lot of interesting information and stories about European union and Belgium political system. The tour was wonderful, it was beyond of my expectation. She has a very detailed plan for the tour. Everything was wonderful and I had a great time with Elif and her very positive vibes. Very recommended! Don’t loose that great opportunity if you visit Brussels .
Elif is a wonderful and educated person. She is very prepared and tells you a lot of interesting information and stories about European union and Belgium political system. The tour…
Angela
februari 2020
Elif es muy amable y tiene mucho conocimiento, recomiendo este tour para todos aquellos que estén interesados en política de lo contrario será un poco monótono, el día estuvo muy frío y ella amablemente hizo una parada para que pudiéramos comer, y conversar un poco.
Elif es muy amable y tiene mucho conocimiento, recomiendo este tour para todos aquellos que estén interesados en política de lo contrario será un poco monótono, el día estuvo muy f…

Dingen die je moet weten

Annuleringsvoorwaarden

Elke ervaring kan binnen 24 uur na aankoop, of ten minste zeven dagen voor aanvang, worden geannuleerd met volledige restitutie.

Vereisten voor gasten

Er kunnen maximaal 6 gasten van 9 jaar en ouder deelnemen. Ouders mogen ook kinderen jonger dan twee jaar meenemen.

Meer tips

Be advised that we will walk about 10 km (6 miles). Sometimes there are stairs. If you are tired, you can take a metro everywhere, but you might not be able to catch up with the tour again.

Wat je mee moet nemen

Comfortable walking shoes

Umbrella (depending on Belgian weather)