Enjoy a unique experience as you combine Belgian conviviality and the diversity of Brussels’ neighbourhoods.

Discover Brussels with a Greeter in one of 12 different languages. These passionate inhabitants will share their Brussels with you during an extraordinary encounter. They welcome you during their free time to help you experience the city the way the locals do and discover their neighbourhoods, their atmospheres and all their favourite places to go and things to do in the Brussels region!

Greeters are volunteer guides

Let the greeters take you on a tour while sharing with you their favourite spots, their top tips, their neighbourhood and their anecdotes. These locals propose completely free, extraordinary and original visits for up to 6 people in a relaxed atmosphere. The visits can be organised in 12 languages and are founded on a principle of exchange. It’s almost as if the Greeters were welcoming family or friends to their city. The Greeters are absolutely not professional guides.

Brussels has mastered the art of a down to earth, warm welcome, thanks to the atmosphere that only its inhabitants know how to create.

Jacques Delors

Become a greeter

  • Would you like to help people discover Brussels in a novel way and volunteer to share what you love about your neighbourhood in a stroll through the city?

  • Do you live in Brussels area?

  • Would you like to meet people from different cultures?

  • Do you like sharing and cultural exchanges?

  • Are you available for atleast 3 hours a month?

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Discover Maria's top tips

Maria is a Spanish expatriate and Greeter, which means that she’s an ambassador for Brussels. She shows her version of Brussels to visitors, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. It’s totally free, she does it solely for the pleasure of sharing her passion for Brussels.

International greeter association

Sociability, sharing, swapping, participatory and sustainable tourism, off the beaten tracks supported by the international greeter association. All members share the same Core Values. We are present in over 15 countries. 

Greeters is a voluntary association. Support it here!

Brussels Greeters: discover the team

The Greeters are a team of 100 Brussels inhabitants, from all walks of life. They welcome you during their free time to help you experience the city the way the locals do and will take you both into the centre of the city and into neighbourhoods that they love in all 19 of the capital’s communes. Each visit is unique, as every Greeter has their own areas of interest that appeal to them. There’s something for everybody: history, Art Nouveau and Art Deco, Europe, street art, green spaces, LGBTQI+, gastronomy, beer, jazz, BD…

The Greeters network is a free service born of participative tourism based on volunteering and the enthusiasm of the locals. It is coordinated by visit.brussels and is a part of its mission to provide discoveries and a warm welcome for visitors.

Frequently asked questions

How can I meet a Greeter?
Around a month prior to your arrival, send us your request by filling in the online form “Book a Greeter” detailing your availability, contact details and interests. The Brussels Greeters network will find an available Greeter and put you in contact with him/her. If you arrange for a tour on the day of your arrival in Brussels, remember to take into consideration any possible travel delay. We advise you to keep half a day between your arrival and the tour.

Staying in Brussels for a long time?
Are you intending to stay in Brussels awhile? We advise you to organize your greet on the second or third day of your stay. You will appreciate the Greeter’s tips much more if you’ve walked around town on your own beforehand.

How much does it cost?
Greeters' services are completely free of charge. Greeters are volunteers who live in the city.

How am I matched with a Greeter?
We will, of course, do our best to find you the perfect Greeter! We always try to match your language choices, but we cannot guarantee a perfect match with your interests.

When and how will I receive information about my Greeter?
You will receive information on your Greeter by email as soon as the tour is confirmed.

Are there routes or guided tours available as well?
No. Each tour with a Greeter is authentic! The tour is meant to be off the beaten track, so it does not include museums, city tours, exhibitions. For these services we recommend professional tour organizations which you can find here

Which other cities have Greeter organizations?
Around the world! Check it here: www.internationalgreeter.org

Do you want more information? 
Contact-us by email: greeters@visit.brussels.

Want to join the team?
Would you like to help people discover Brussels in a novel way and volunteer to share what you love about your neighbourhood in a tour through the city? Do you live in the Brussels area?  Would you like to meet people from different cultures? Do you like swapping and sharing? Are you available for at least 3 hours a month? Then you are in the right place. Click here.

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