After Belgium became independent from the Netherlands in 1830, Brussels was dramatically changed by huge public sanitation and modernisation projects. The River Senne disappeared underground and made way for Parisian-style boulevards. A new underground railway line linked to two former terminus stations and cut the city in half. Later, the arrival of the European Institutions and the creation of tertiary-sector districts around Brussels-North and Brussels-Midi stations caused their share of changes to the cityscape. This three-hour coach tour helps participants understand the issues around these changes from the residents’ point of view and offers some unexpected panoramic views of the city.
Brussels is inhabited
Brussels with attitude by coach