After Belgium became independent from the Netherlands in 1830, Brussels was dramatically changed by huge public sanitation and modernisation projects. The River Senne disappeared underground and made way for Parisian-style boulevards. A new underground railway line linked to two former terminus stations and cut the city in half. Later, the arrival of the European Institutions and the creation of tertiary-sector districts around Brussels-North and Brussels-Midi stations caused their share of changes to the cityscape. This three-hour coach tour helps participants understand the issues around these changes from the residentsâ€™ point of view and offers some unexpected panoramic views of the city.
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