Brussels: 2.5-Hour Chocolate Museum Visit with Workshop
- Duration: 2.5 hours
- Optional audio guide
Brussels Card is a must get if your going to Brussels for a day or upto three days. I got mines with public transport allowing travel on STIB MVIB services such as the Metro and Tram which would have cost €7.50 for one day or €18.00 for three days. The card was easy to obtain from the Tourist Information Centre in Grand Place. The staff in there speak English and I was given in English a Brussels Card booklet which contained information on attractions such as a brief guide of the attraction, nearest station, etc and also contained vouchers for discounts at the Atomium and Mini-Europe which I both visited. The Brussels Card came as two A4 sheets of paper with a QR code. The other page had clear instructions with images on how to collect the 3 day transport pass. The Brussels Card I got for 3 days was a life saver was 3 days transport was €18.00 and each attraction varies from €7 to €14 without a Brussels Card.
Overall this was a good experience It was interesting to see all the varying history of chocolate making and its origins However, it was kind of annoying to have to keep scanning the remote they gave you that would tell you about each thing you were at- it was hard to hear the voice on the remote and also, you didn’t know how long it was going to stay talking about that point for and you couldn’t move on and start listening to the next one until the one you were on was finished But, you have to do something involving chocolate when you’re visiting Belgium so I’m glad we did it! (We were there on the Wednesday the 11th of December 2019)
I got the 72 hour pass and it was excellent value for money. I went to 3+ museums each day so really made a saving. The only improvement that could be made is with regards to collecting the public transport pass. The "Go" ticket machines are located at bus stops and this isn't mentioned. It took me about an hour to work this out as I was only told to got to Gare Centrale station and so I naturally tried the ticket machines in there. The easy solution is to have a "Go" machine in the office where you collect the museum pass itself so then is a genuine one stop shop.
Absolutely amazing value for money. Luca was brilliant, very informative and helpful. The chocolate was delicious! Luca also helped us to make some chocolate treats which were amazing.
It was a great experience to see this place. It was my first visit in Brussels, and felt really lucky to get chance to visit just before Christmas. Love it.