Brussels' Marols & Flea Market - private tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



City, Local Experience, Shopping, Other


Kid Friendly: Yes. This tour is suitable for families and groups with children and teenagers.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



French (fluent), English (fluent), Dutch (fluent)

where typical characters and artists meet

The ideal start of this walking tour is the lively quarter situated at the Flea Market Square. I will show you how wealthy citizens in the Middle Ages tried to keep all kinds of lower-class people, leprosy sufferers and shabby people outside the city walls.
A religious order was founded here, the so called Maricollen (hence the name, Marollen) to take care of the poor and needy living marginally in society. Lots of typical characters used to live here, who were local heroes once upon a time.
It is a lively neighbourhood where artists hang around and restaurants offer typical Brussels dishes.

Better standards of living are on their way: wealthy people from the Sablon and other quarters are in search of furniture, decoration , artifacts, and will pay the price.
And it's also here that lived the talented Humanist and Renaissance painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder.

I can create a customized tour for you in case you have special requests or if you are more than 10 people.


2 hour walking tour in the Flea Market area called the 'Marols'

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: On the stairs of the 'Palais de Justice' (Place Poelaert 1 | 1000 Brussels)
or at your Hotel

End location: Adaptable to your later activities.

Duration: 2 hours

This tour can be combined with other tours. See the 'Tailored Tour'.


This is a walking tour.

What’s Included

2 hour guided walking tour in the Flea Market area.

What’s Extra

Exept of your personal expences, all is included in this tour.

A Recent Review of this tour

Anneke showed me a whole different part of Brussels, away from the typical tourist zones where you see people from the whole region trade their wares from early in the morning. Along the way you see the diversity of Brussels neighborhoods and the stores they trade in.
Jim Kersey

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