Condenast Traveler

engaging way to see the “real” brussels . . . …

Artist Valéry Lippens’s original “sound walks,” D*tours, are an engaging way to see the “real” Brussels. These narrated tours of public and sometimes private places offer interviews with residents, shopkeepers, and cultural figures, such as the Belgian jazz musician Toots Thielemans. The best in English are the walks in the historic Marolles and in the ancient city center around the Grand Place (; $9).