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Choco-Story Brussels: Chocolate Museum Entrance with Tasting

1. Choco-Story Brussels: Chocolate Museum Entrance with Tasting

Journey through the story of chocolate at Choco-Story Brussels, and learn the origins of the precious commodity and its transformation to the finished product. Delve deep in the history of the Aztecs, and discover how cocoa arrived in Europe.  Admire the exhibits of the museum, including illustrations, informative panels and videos that explain the culture of cocoa and how it is turned into chocolate. Watch a demonstration by a master chocolatier on how to make artisanal pralines.  Enjoy several tastings throughout your visit, and benefit from the chance to purchase some chocolates in the gift shop.

Brussels Pub Crawl

2. Brussels Pub Crawl

Experience the diverse and vibrant nightlife scene of Brussels with a fun and friendly guide, and taste some refreshing beers and great cocktails at discounted prices. Party the night away and make new friends from around the world as you crawl from venue to venue over 3 hours. Get a wristband at the start of the night that gets you discounted drinks, including a welcome drink at each venue (beer or shot depending on the venue) and special drink discounts. The night will crescendo from the quietest to the busiest venues, with DJ's every night and the last venue closing at 5 AM.

Brussels: 2.5-Hour Belgian Chocolate Making Workshop

3. Brussels: 2.5-Hour Belgian Chocolate Making Workshop

Learn how to make authentic Belgian chocolates at a 2.5-hour chocolate workshop. Work in small teams to discover how to temper chocolate the proper way to get it crisp and shiny. Prepare your own praline and mendiant chocolates from scratch, including the fillings, and then get some time to socialize with the other participants. Enjoy a complimentary coffee, orange juice, beer or other beverage, and taste the chocolates that you have just made. Take home your very own box of chocolates as a keepsake souvenir of the amazing experience.

Brussels: 1-Hour Belgian Chocolate Workshop

4. Brussels: 1-Hour Belgian Chocolate Workshop

Immerse yourself in the world of chocolate during this chocolate workshop at The Belgian Chocolate Makers in Brussels. Roll up your sleeves and follow alongside a chocolatier to make your own chocolate bar, truffles, and more. Enjoy a hot chocolate or chocolate sorbet while you work. The experience begins with a warm welcome from Elisabetta, your chocolate maker instructor for the day. She'll give you a short introduction into the world of Belgian chocolate so you can take home an array of chocolate making secrets. After the intro, the real fun begins with a demonstration of chocolate tempering on a marble table. It’s then time to have a go yourself and make your own chocolate treats with the help of Elisabetta and her assistants. Make your very own personalized chocolate bar and some tasty mendiants and truffles. As you create, hear about ruby chocolate, a newly discovered cocoa bean that is 100% natural but which creates incredibly pink chocolate treats. During the activity, you'll be offered a delicious cup of hot chocolate during cold days or a chocolate sorbet during warm days. Some leaflets about the cocoa production will also be given, and you can use your 10% discount to shop around the store before leaving. At the end of the experience, pack up your chocolates and take them home with you to share with friends and family (or you can keep your sweet treats all to yourself).

Brussels: 2.5-Hour Chocolate Museum Visit with Workshop

5. Brussels: 2.5-Hour Chocolate Museum Visit with Workshop

Begin your chocolate experience by touring the museum for approximately one and a half hours. Peruse with your audio guide and discover the history of cocoa and chocolate in an interactive and fun way. Enjoy chocolate tastings and watch a demonstration on Belgian's famous artisanal pralines. Afterward, learn to make your own chocolates with the help of a professional chocolate maker. Create mendiant chocolates, personalized chocolate bars, and lollies to take home with you. The chocolate making workshop takes about one hour.  

Brussels 2.5-Hour Belgian Beer Tasting Experience

6. Brussels 2.5-Hour Belgian Beer Tasting Experience

Discover Belgium’s legendary brews in Brussels on this Belgian beer tasting experience. Pass through centuries of history at 2 bars as you sample 4 different beers that will open your mind and palate to a whole new world of beer. Learn all about the intriguing history behind Trappist beers and enjoy one of their powerful ales at the first bar. At stop number 2 experience some of the brews that make Belgian beer so unique.  Let your guide introduce you to what many aficionados consider the world’s greatest and most diverse beer culture, rooted in tradition and nurtured by innovation. In a country whose brews can charm the most adamant beer-abstainer and challenge the seasoned connoisseur, don’t go it alone. Join like-minded fellow travelers on this Belgian beer tasting experience.

Brussels: Beer Tasting Tour with 8 Beers and Snacks

7. Brussels: Beer Tasting Tour with 8 Beers and Snacks

Sample the varied and unique flavors of world-famous Belgian beers on this exciting beer tasting tour of Brussels. Explore the home of some of the most prized premium beers in the world as you sample Gueuze, Chimay, and super-strong Trappist beers. Meet your local beer guide learn about the colorful brewing history, the mysteries of those secret ingredients used to produce unique taste and texture, and how to really drink and savor Belgian beer like a local. Try a glass of eight different brews like Gueuze, Chimay Triple, Adelardus Brune, and Malheur Blonde as cafes that are local hotspots. Take in the atmosphere while enjoy sips of your cold brew. Take sightseeing detours to some of the city's most iconic landmarks such as Saint Catherine fishmarket, Ilot Sacre, and the Royal Puppet Theater. For any true beer connoisseur, this is a day not to be missed.

Brussels: Waffle Making Workshop

8. Brussels: Waffle Making Workshop

Discover the art of the Belgian waffle at a 1.5-hour waffle-making workshop in the center of Brussels. Prepare the waffle dough, bake it, and then decorate your waffles with cream, chocolate, and seasonal fruits. You don't need any previous cooking experience to attend the workshop, and kids are welcome too. After a short introduction, follow the recipe, split into teams. Everything you need is provided: ingredients, take-home recipes, kitchenware, assistance, and demonstrations. Feel free to make crazy topping combinations; cream, chocolate, honey, fruits – the choice is yours. Take photos of your creations, then enjoy them with a complimentary drink.

Brussels Chocolate Tasting Tour

9. Brussels Chocolate Tasting Tour

People come from all over the world to taste the famous Belgian chocolate. Join this 2-hour Brussels Chocolate Tour and visit some of the best chocolate shops in the city. As you walk through the beautiful medieval center of Brussels, gaze into shop windows stacked with pralines, truffles, ganache, and chocolate bars. Stroll through some of Brussels’ most beautiful galleries, including the famous Royal Galleries of Saint Hubert, and discover the exclusive Sablon neighborhood, where you’ll taste a variety of the best Belgian chocolates Brussels has on offer. Discover the secret to making delicious chocolate, learn how chocolate made its way to Belgium, and discover how it has grown to become synonymous with the country’s national identity.

Belgian Beer Tasting & Course

10. Belgian Beer Tasting & Course

Taste some of the finest and some of the most unusual Belgian beers on this interactive 60-minute workshop held in Brussels. You'll make new friends as you learn how to properly taste beer. During the course you’ll have the opportunity to taste at least 5 different Belgian beers. The workshop will cover all the basic topics related to the production of beer, from the brewing processes to the history of brewing and the factors that distinguish the different styles of beer. After the beer tasting workshop, you can join a famous Brussels pub crawl and explore the nightlife of Brussels, at a discounted price.

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What people are saying about Brussels

The chocolate making workshop was great. The staff were lovely and our instructor was brilliant. She was so knowledgeable about the whole process of creating chocolate and made the workshop fun and lighthearted all the way through. She also encouraged us to eat as much chocolate as possible; so what’s not to love?!

This was a great experience. While it took 2.5 hours the time flew by and I wished we had more! The staff were super personable and willing to help and gave us a lot of independence. Had tons of fun, would definitely do again!

It was a lot of fun. Just note you’re not ACTUALLY making chocolate, you’re simply receiving melted chocolate in a piping cone that you then put into a mold and add toppings to. Regardless we had a fun time!

Very interactive and thr pralines were delicious;)

Excellent tour. Great guide, good food, good tour.