Free tour Art Nouveau Brussels

Guided tour by an expert of the Art Nouveau architecture in Brussels.

Learn everything about the origins and the development of Art Nouveau in Brussels during a guided tour.

Sustainable tourism

Certificate of Excellence 2013-2019

Over 10 years of experience

Recommended by the Brussels Tourist Office

Free tour Art Nouveau Brussels

Description

Learn everything about the origins and the development of Art Nouveau in Brussels during a guided tour. Discover the Bailli neighbourhood where the largest number of Art Nouveau buildings can be found. Visit the Victor Horta museum.

 

This activity is available every Saturday at 10 am in “free tour” system (free payment) and every day with a private guide (you choose the day, the time of departure and the meeting point at your best convenience).

 

Highlights:

  • Learn everything about the origins and the development of Art Nouveau.
  • Discover the most beautiful and impressive Art Nouveau projects by architects who mastered the art of combining iron, glass, wood and stone into an infinite variety of different forms and curves.
  • Visit the house of the architect Victor Horta.

 

Our guarantees:

  • Responsible tourism: This activity respects the codes of responsible and sustainable tourism.
  • We work in partnership with the Brussels Tourism Office.
  • More than 10 years of experience.
  • Certificate of Excellence since 2013.
  • Free (Pay what you want).
  • Professional guides (English-speaking).
  • Quick and easy booking (free cancellation*).

 

What to expect:

The tour starts at Grand Place. Afterwards, we will take the tram until the Bailli district, the famous village in the city with the largest number of Art Nouveau buildings in Brussels. We will collect €2.50 for the tram ride in the beginning of the tour.

 

Program:

  • “Old England House” (Musical Instruments Museum).
  • Hotel Tassel, built by Victor Horta in 1893/1894.
  • Van Rysselberghe House, built by Ocatave Van Rysselberghe in 1912.
  • Hotel Otlet, built by Ocatave Van Rysselberghe and Henry van de Velde from 1894-1898.
  • Hotel Goblet d’Alviella, built by Ocatave Van Rysselberghe in 1882.
  • Hotel Ciamberlani, built by Paul Hankar in 1897.
  • The house of painter René Janssens, built by Paul Hankar in 1898.
  • Architect Armand Van Waesberghe.
  • The Beukman house, built by Albert Roosenboom in 1900.
  • The private home of architect Paul Hankar.
  • Victor Horta Museum.

 

Practical information:

Price:

  • Free tour:
    • Free (pay what you want). Maximum 7 persons per booking. Groups of more than 7 people have a cost of 15€ per person.
  • Private tour:
    • 220€ (from 1 to 25 people maximum, for larger groups, please contact us).

When:

  • Free tour:
    • Every Saturday.
  • Private tour:
    • Every day.

Starting time:

  • Free tour:
    • 10am
  • Private tour:
    • The choice is yours.

Meeting point:

  • Free tour:
    • Grand-Place in front of the City Hall. Find our guides! They hold a white umbrella.
  • Private tour:
    • The choice is yours (The Grand-place of Brussels, your hotel or any other place in the city centre of Brussels).

Duration:

  • 2,5 hours.

Language:

  • English.

Included:

  • Guided tour with an English-speaking guide expert in Art Nouveau.

Not included:

  • The tram or bus tickets.
  • The ticket to the Horta museum (optional).

 

Frequently asked questions:

Size of the group:

To ensure the best service possible, our tours are limited to 25 participants per group. For larger groups, please contact us.

 

Free booking:

We advise you to reserve your place as soon as possible to ensure availability.

You can book up to 2 hours before the beginning of the tour (depending on the availability).

 

How to spot our guides?

That’s easy! Our guides hold a white umbrella with the “Bravo Discovery – Walking tour” logo on it.

 

We are a group:

We suggest, in this case, our private guide service or our Art Nouveau and Art Deco private tour in Brussels. Or send us a message to receive a personalized offer.

 

Information about the museums:

Horta museum – the Museum is open Tuesday to Friday 2pm – 5.30pm. Saturday and Sunday 11 am – 5.30 pm.

 

Do you have more questions?

If you have any further questions or would like to get more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Additional information

Type of activity:

Free tour, Guided tour

When:

Saturday

Time:

10 am

Duration:

2.5 hours

Language:

English

Meeting point:

The Grand-Place of Brussels in front of the City Hall.

Responsible tourism:

This activity respects the codes of responsible and sustainable tourism.

Terms of service

Participation:

  • To ensure your participation, we recommend booking your tour as soon as possible.
  • Free tour:
    • Free price (pay what you want).
    • The number of participants is limited (groups of more than 7 people have a cost of 15 € per person).
    • Participation in the “Free tour Art Nouveau Brussels” is completely voluntary.
    • Without prior booking, our guides reserve the right to refuse participation in the tour depending on the availability.
    • We kindly ask you to be at the meeting point 10 minutes prior to the scheduled starting time.
  • Private tour:
    • Guided tour with a private guide (groups of maximum 25 people).

 

Booking:

  • Free reservation.
  • You can book up to 2 hours before the beginning of the tour (please note that the number of participants is limited to 25 per group).

 

Cancellation:

  • Up to 24 hours prior to the tour: 100% refund.
  • Less than 24 hours prior to the tour: no refund.

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