The know-how of Belgian chocolate-makers is famous all over the world, and of course, being in Brussels, you will want to find out more about it.
The first approach is a walk through the centre to admire the wonderful shop windows of the most famous and popular chocolate-makers and learning who is who.
An optional tasting can be part of the tour and might be necessary to complete your education!
Even better we can guide you in creating your own chocolate at a workshop on the premises of the inventor of the original Belgian pralines. It is held next to the first shop of the famous chocolate-maker Neuhaus, located under the beautiful glass-covered Royal Galleries in the heart of the old city. Participants are invited to make their own delicious chocolates assisted by an experienced Chef Chocolatier. The tradition of caring for people first as pharmacists and then as chocolatiers has been passed down through the generations since the founder Mr. Jean Neuhaus arrived in Belgium more than 160 years ago. The Neuhaus family has always kept people’s well-being at heart.
On an extended tour, your guide can take you to an old chocolate factory now dedicated to exploring the world of cacao in a “chocolate village”. There you will hear all about the history, culture, marketing, tradition, and you can enter a tropical greenhouse that reproduces the conditions where the cacao trees grow.
In the same place, simple or extended workshops are also possible where you can learn how to make all different types of chocolates.
After the visit, you will have the possibility to rest for a while and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate in a cosy atmosphere.
Time: minimum of 3 hours in Brussels or the whole day.
Potential visits to be added to the tour:
The Chocolate Village: https://www.belgianchocolatevillage.be/home/
Other workshops are also possible in the city for bigger groups or team-building activities.