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Your insider tips needed for new alternative guide to Brussels

09:09 19/11/2018

A tour organiser in Brussels that sets out to combat stereotypes about the Belgian capital is looking for your contributions for a new alternative guide to the city.

AlterBrussels is appealing to "Brussels lovers, old and new Zinnekes, expats, migrants and members of the international community" to share their insider tips for the new project.

AlterBrussels is a non-profit that organises small informal tours, introducing tourists and locals to the ordinary human tales behind life in Brussels. All of its tour guides were born outside of Brussels - whether elsewhere in Belgium or with immigrant roots, including former asylum-seekers and expats.

The group's founder Fatima Rochdi said: "This will be not only a guide aiming to promote Brussels as the second more cosmopolitan city worldwide but also promoting us, Brussels' inhabitants and our diversity, as a true unique human immaterial heritage."

The organisation is holding an information session in Brussels on 11 December, at a venue and time to be confirmed, for anyone interested in contributing to the project.

If you would like to get involved, you can also submit your ideas by email - - with details of who you are and the neighbourhood you know the most about.

For more info about AlterBrussels' work, see

Written by The Bulletin