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'Breathe with Brussels' highlights the city’s best outdoor activities

21:49 02/05/2021

Close to 20 organisations that provide outdoor activities across Brussels have joined together to create the “Breathe with Brussels” campaign – offering an expanded range of outdoor activities for Brussels residents who are staying close to home on weekends and holidays due to the pandemic. 

Breathe with Brussels aims to give people an opportunity to travel locally and take advantage of Brussels’ 20,000 acres of green space which make it the greenest city in Europe.

These organisations are combining their different activities to create new experiences, for instance a bike ride that leads to a visit to Mini-Europe or to a beer tasting at the Basilica, to name just two.

Or it can be as simple as walking or cycling the 67km of the Green Circuit which, while never leaving the city, is made up of fields, meadows, a forest recognised as a Unesco world heritage site, numerous impressive parks, woods, waterways, acres of individual or collective vegetable gardens, and nature reserves of remarkable biodiversity.

A free booklet with maps and cultural information is available at this link.

As the pandemic rules change, the number of combinations of activities will increase and be built and refined from one week to the next throughout the spring and summer.

The current member organisations include Sortilège, Mini-Europe, the Van Buuren Museum, Koekelberg Basilica, the Waterbus, Atomium, European Parliament and Design Museum Brussels.

Other organisations which will join Breathe with Brussels will continue to provide their classic offers but the new combinations will create full days of activities that will feel like mini-holidays.

Written by Richard Harris