Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Brussels, Belgium

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Number of sights 12 sights
Distance 4.8 km
Ascend 151 m
Descend 148 m

Explore Brussels in Belgium with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Activities in BrusselsIndividual Sights in Brussels

Sight 1: Fountain of Neptune

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The Fountain of Neptune is a fountain located in Laeken in the Mutsaard district, Belgium. It is a copy of the Fountain of Neptune in Bologna.

Wikipedia: Fontaine de Neptune (Laeken) (FR), Mapillary

596 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 2: American Theater

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The American Theatre is the name used since 1958 for the studios of the Flemish Radio and Television Broadcasting Organisation at the Heysel in Brussels. The complex is made up of the remains of the American pavilion of Expo 58, the 1958 World's Fair in Brussels. Located in the Laeken Osseghem Park on the corner of Madridlaan and Dikkelindelaan. The VRT only stopped broadcasting from the building in 2012.

Wikipedia: Amerikaans Theater (NL)

478 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 3: Château du Belvédère - Kasteel Belvédère

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Château du Belvédère - Kasteel Belvédère

The Belvédère Château is a residence of the Belgian royal family in Laeken, Brussels, which currently houses King Albert II and his wife, Queen Paola.

Wikipedia: Belvédère Château (EN)

102 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 4: Monument to the Dynasty

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The Monument to the Dynasty is a monument erected in Brussels, Belgium, in memory of King Leopold I, first King of the Belgians. The monument is located in Laeken Park, on the Place de la Dynastie/Vorstenhuisplein, on top of a 50-metre-high (160 ft) hill. It completes the monumental axis, which starts from the portal of the Royal Palace of Laeken, and which leads to the monument after crossing the Avenue du Parc Royal/Koninklijk Parklaan via the Avenue de la Dynastie/Vorstenhuislaan.

Wikipedia: Monument to the Dynasty (EN)

337 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 5: Parc de Laeken - Park van Laken

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The Laeken park is a Brussels public park created in the 19th century under the leadership of King Leopold II. In landscaping, it extends over more than 186 ha. It is located opposite the royal castle of Laeken.

Wikipedia: Parc de Laeken (FR)

475 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 6: Villa Schonenberg

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Villa Schönenberg is one of the royal residences in Belgium and is part of the Royal Domain of Laeken and is managed by the Royal Donation.

Wikipedia: Villa Schonenberg (NL)

418 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 7: Fontaine Sainte-Anne - Sint-Annabron

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Fontaine Sainte-Anne - Sint-Annabron

The Saint-Anne's Fountain or Saint-Anne's Fountain is a fountain with a fountain on the southern edge of the Laeken Park in Brussels, on a lowered platform with benches accessible by stairs.

Wikipedia: Sint-Annabron (Laken) (NL)

25 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 8: Chapelle Sainte-Anne - Sint-Annakapel

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The Saint Annacapel is a chapel on the southern edge of the Brussels Park of Laeken used by the Russian Orthodox Church.

Wikipedia: Sint-Annakapel (Laken) (NL)

266 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 9: Royal Palace of Laeken

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The Palace of Laeken or Castle of Laeken is the official residence of the King of the Belgians and the Belgian royal family. It lies in the Brussels-Capital Region, 5 km (3 mi) north of the city centre, in Laeken, and sits in a large private park called the Royal Domain of Laeken.

Wikipedia: Palace of Laeken (EN)

777 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 10: Parc Jean Sobieski - Jan Sobieskipark

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Parc Sobieski is a public garden located in Laeken (Brussels), along Avenue Jean Sobieski.

Wikipedia: Parc Sobieski (FR)

370 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 11: Jardin Colonial - Koloniale Tuin

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Jardin Colonial - Koloniale Tuin

The Colonial Garden of Laeken is an acclimatization garden for plants from the Congo, created at the very beginning of the twentieth century, in Laeken, Belgium, by the botanist Émile Laurent, on the initiative of King Leopold II.

Wikipedia: Jardin colonial de Laeken (FR)

961 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 12: Parc d'Osseghem - Ossegempark

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Parc d'Osseghem is a 17-hectare forest park located on the Heysel plateau in Brussels. It was built between 1927 and 1935, on the initiative of Leopold II, according to the plans of the landscape architect Jules Buyssens, as part of the organisation of the 1935 Universal Exhibition.

Wikipedia: Parc d'Osseghem (FR)

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