Historical safaris

Leuven, the University Library of the KU Leuven
Leuven, the University Library of the KU Leuven

History is more than reading a book or watching a program on television. At the Belgian Academy of Culture and History we believe history is foremost an experience.

Our historical safaris are therefore more than tourist outings, they aim to bring you a better understanding of Belgium’s past through extensive historical background information before, during and after visits to historical places, museums or monuments. Professional historians will accompany small groups on specially designed excursions, while sharing their expert knowledge. All of our safaris can be booked as private excursions, providing at least 8 people register.


  • Safaris currently available:

Leuven: “The survival of knowledge in times of conflict: the KU Leuven and its library”.

Curious to learn more? Just see here for details.

  • Arriving in Winter 2016:

Brussels: “Belgian Beer Culture Experience”. Details and dates coming soon.

  • As of 2017:

Mechlin: “Women in power”. This tour will highlight the history of the Habsburg women who ruled the Low Countries during the tumultuous 16th and 17th centuries. If you haven’t been to Mechlin yet, this is your chance to discover one of Flanders’ hidden urban gems. You can find details and dates on the website from January 2017.


Would you like to visit a Belgian city or the Belgian countryside? Is there a topic you just have to learn more about? Just ask us to tell you more about it and we will design a special tour, just for you.