Visit Brussels like a local is an innovative mobile website that enables tourists to be in the right place at the right time in Brussels. Which bars do locals enjoy most? Where can you party until the early hours? Which events are not to be missed? After all, Brussels has so much more to offer than Manneken Pis and the Grote Markt. There are literally hundreds of places that are worth visiting but that are only known by the real Brusseleirs.

Let the Brussels people guide you with the first tourist guide that keeps being updated in real time by the people of Brussels themselves.

How does it work?

To make this happen, Visit Brussels was able to collaborate with Belgium’s biggest mobile operator Proximus. Using an intelligent algorithm and data, we are able to map the presence of both tourists and inhabitants in a completely anonymous way.

The result.

The result is data designed in color zones on a map that, depending on their size and intensity, let tourists deduce where the local people from Brussels are at any specific time of the day and what are therefore exciting places to be. According to the number of people present, the ranking of the hotspots in the city are constantly updated. It’s a new way for visitors to truly experience Brussels and to be inspired and guided by the locals.

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