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Top attractions in Brussels

The Belgian capital is one of Europe's lesser-known gems, yet it's fully worth a visit. In addition to some of the best waffles and chocolates worldwide, the city boasts an amazing array of things to see and do. Not convinced? Here's a sample of highlights.

MIM Brussels

The Musical Instruments Museum's incredible collection features over 8,000 musical instruments, allowing visitors to discover—and listen to—the evolution of music across centuries.

Fine Arts Museum Belgium

This world-famous museum is actually four museums in one, with a combined collection exceeding 20,000 pieces, including many of the most renowned works of Flemish art.

Centre for Fine Arts

Also known as the Bozar, this center offers treasures from across the fine arts—painting, architecture, music, and much more. Enthusiasts will probably return for several visits.

Brussels Town Hall

A marvellous specimen of Gothic architecture, the Brussels Town Hall is just one of the many magnificent buildings that line Brussels' spectacular central square, the Grande Place.

Mini-Europe

One of Brussels' most popular attractions for many years now, Mini-Europe features some 350 famous landmarks from across Europe, painstakingly reproduced in miniature scale.

Ancienne Belgique

A world-class concert hall, Ancienne Belgique is renowned for its perfect acoustics. It's been the venue of many historic gigs, including The Cure's infamous 1982 break-up concert.

Cinquantenaire

The Parc du Cinquantenaire is a gorgeous historic park east of the city center, ideal for a relaxing day out, featuring stunning architecture as well as the Royal Military Museum.

Manneken Pis

Legend has it, a young boy's bladder once saved Brussels from destruction. Today, the boy's statue stands atop a fountain, displaying his city-saving abilities to all the world.

Atomium

The 102-meter-tall structure is a reproduction of an iron crystal unit cell, made of gigantic steel beams and spheres. Climb into the spheres for gorgeous views of the entire city.

Planning Your Brussels Visit

Beer lovers rejoice

Belgium is justly famous for its beers. Brussels is ideal for discovering the country's rich brewing history, which spans several centuries—hit up any of the city's many beer halls and discover beer like you've never tasted it before.

French fries? Belgian fries!

As any Belgian will proudly tell you, they are the true inventors of the deep-fried potato. Try out the Belgian fries and decide for yourself whether the much-touted double-frying method is worth all the hype (best enjoyed together with a steaming bowl of clams, which restaurants customarily serve with a bottomless side of fries).

Good to know

  • Language
    Dutch, German and French
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +32
  • Best time to visit
    Spring and fall are the nicest times to visit Brussels, when the weather isn't too chilly, and the summer crowds are not present.

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What people are saying about Brussels

Good way to learn more about Belgian Beer

Tom was a really good guide, providing historical and relevant information about most famous types of Belgian beer.

Brussels 2.5-Hour Belgian Beer Tasting Experience Reviewed by Patricia, 03/19/2019

Relaxed and fast access to the magic + beautiful Atomium

Easy access, thanks to the app pre-selling. And so it was even easier to come in. Thanks for the opportunity Get Your Guide!

Brussels Atomium Admission Ticket Reviewed by Arwed, 03/10/2019

One of the best tours that I have ever been on.

Stephan was fantastic. He is one of the most knowledgeable guides that I have ever known. Having been a teacher, he brought all of his years of study to his guiding job. Thank you Stephan.

From Brussels: Ghent and Bruges Day-Tour Reviewed by Mark, 02/17/2019

great fun, good beer, good information, great entertainment - do it !

Took the 2.5 hours Belgian Beer Tasting Experience on Fri. 01st Feb. with Max as our guide: great evening, great tour, great guide - very knowledgeable and very very entertaining ! Several good beers with perfect balance of background Information and history and lots of fun. Highly can recomend that to anybody who has some interest in beer

Brussels 2.5-Hour Belgian Beer Tasting Experience Reviewed by Norbert, 02/04/2019

Suki was the best guide I could ask for.

She gave me a real taste of Brussels. It was so great seeing it from the perspective of someone who lived there. She showed me all the good bars and restaurants, and even told me where I could get vegan options. She knows so much history too, which is just what I like. To anyone thinking about getting a guide: ask for Suki, you won't regret it.

Brussels 90-Minute Kickstart Tour Reviewed by Mohamad, 01/31/2019