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(Competition closed): Explore Schaerbeek and Train World: Join The Bulletin for a free walking tour on Saturday with Brussels Greeters

19:48 28/01/2019
In partnership with visit.brussels

Competition now closed

How well do you know Schaerbeek? Vibrant and multicultural, it's a part of Brussels that is changing fast.

"It’s an under-rated, diverse, friendly commune of hidden gems and great people," one Bulletin reader said of Schaerbeek in our recent series on the different communes of Brussels.

The Bulletin has teamed up with the Brussels Greeters network to organise a free walking tour of the neighbourhood in English this Saturday afternoon (2 February) from 13.30 - including free entry to Train World courtesy of visit.brussels.

Schaerbeek

The Greeters concept was born 25 years ago in New York but has since spread around the world. Now more than 100 volunteers share their love of the different parts of Brussels, with tailor-made tours in a multitude of languages.

Our guides, Luc and Anne, are enthusiastic local residents who are keen to show visitors around - from the broad tree-lined Avenue Huart Hamoir to the town hall and Parc Josaphat, which is routinely voted the best park in Brussels in an annual public poll by Belgian broadcaster RTBF.

Parc Josaphat

The walking tour will finish with a free visit to Train World. A relatively new addition to Brussels’ museum landscape, this is an engaging journey through almost two centuries of train travel, from the early steam engines to the sleek international models that now whisk us around the continent.

Schaerbeek is a natural home for the museum – it’s the oldest station still in its original state and on the oldest stretch of track in the first country in mainland Europe to have a railway. Audio guides and information panels are in four languages, and the splendid scenography of the museum was designed by Belgian comic-strip artist François Schuiten.

Sorry! Entry to this competition is now closed and the winners have been notified by email.

Written by The Bulletin with visit.brussels

Comments

bunburyist

This tour is a great initiative. Next time if you can give a little more headsup (like more than 1 week in advance) that would be great as weekend plans are already set. Have a wonderful tour.

Jan 30, 2019 04:10
Paul McNally

We'll be organising more in the near future. Will keep you posted!

Jan 30, 2019 22:09