Brussels has been laying on the banks of the canal for centuries, but the people from Brussels have looked upon this waterway in their city with contempt for a long time. Today, however, the canal has become the place to be. Besides its transport, tourism and ecological function, the canal is also a place to live, to work and to recreate. Numerous urban projects have been completed or are under development. The site of Thurn&Taxis is an example of the evolution that the canal has seen. From railway station and a storage of merchandise, the location has been renovated into a beautiful modern business and commercial complex, respecting the previous architecture.
The renovation of the "Gare Maritime" was recently awarded the ARC2020 architecture prize.
guided tour in Thurn&Taxis. The site of Thurn&Taxis, a historical depot and old customs station, is now a multifunctional location open to all public. These magnificent buildings house offices, shops, restaurants and exhibitions. Explore the development and evolution of this remarkable place in Brussels.12:15:
end of the visit and walk to the canal, accompanied by guide (10 minutes on foot).12:30:
boarding at Sainctelette / av. du Port 6 and departure of the guided boat tour through Brussels and the Northern area. From the water you discover a canal environment in full transformation. In addition to existing historical monuments, new commercial complexes, museums, a cruise terminal, beautiful lofts and recreation areas rise from the ground. We sail through the Green Belt along Grimbergen, Kapelleo/d-Bos and Zemst. Here, nature has the upper hand.16:30:
end of boat trip Sainctelette, Brussels.
For large groups (50 participants or more):
guided tour Thurn&Taxis + guided boat trip (4h): € 30,00 p.p.
The boat is exclusively for your group. Catering can be provided. Possible every day.
For small groups:
guided tour Thurn&Taxis: guide € 110 + boat trip by Waterbus (2h): € 8 p.p.
Departure Waterbus: quai Beco - Brussels at 10:00, 13:00 and 15:00 from Monday to Friday and from 1/05 to 31/10.
Info & reservation: Rivertours: 02 218 54 10 or firstname.lastname@example.org
audio guide Thurn&Taxis for free on your smartphone! http://www.tt-app.be/
Our ships can welcome 20 to 350 guests for a celebration, teambuilding, excursion, seminar...
Each ship has its own atmosphere, setting and arrangement and is equipped with bar, audio and multimedia devices. Sailing can be done from different embarkation points, with or without catering.