FROM BUTTERFLY PALACE TO BASTION A surprising walk along the city boulevard

Under the watchful eye of notorious criminal Jan De Lichte, you will learn the origin of the Leien (the city boulevard) and the futuristic court of justice which was built by the architect Sir Richard Rogers.

While strolling along the boulevard, we will meet numerous historical figures, such as: Quinten Matsys, Earl of Hoorn, Jozef Lies, Jan Frans Willems, Graham Bell, the second Queen of the Belgians Maria-Henrietta, and so on.

If open, we will visit the St Michael’s and Peter’s Church. We will also pop into ‘den Bell’, and the old court of justice will not go unnoticed either.

The climax of this walk along the boulevard is our descent into the underground bastion, a remnant of the 16th-century city walls.

A deceptively straight route that is full of surprises!

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Court of Justice – Amerikalei – Britselei – Imperial bastion
Your guide focuses on architecture, history and historic figures.
€ 121
120 minutes
20 persons per guide
Starting point: Bolivarplaats, at the bottom of the steps leading to the Court of Justice.
End: the underground bastion opposite the National Bank building