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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
- LanguageDutch, German and French
- CurrencyEuro (€)
- Time ZoneUTC (+01:00)
- Country Code+32
- Best time to visitSpring 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
We were so lucky to find this website. Value for money and excellent tour guide. Louise (adorable, friendly and experienced Dutch lady) was amazing and make us enjoy the tour with her wonderful knowledge and advise. Thank you so much!!!!!!!
The tour is an easy walk from shop to shop. You get to taste chocolates at each shop and have a waffle. Our tour guide, Max, was great!
I went to the Chocolate Museum by myself, learned a lot of details about cocoa´s history and how it reaches our table/stores and due to cringy dialogue within the item (phone like) we are given to listen to the different audio sources throughout the visit I found myself laughing alongside others due to the cringy dialogue. It takes about 30 to 90 minutes depending on how interessed you are on knowing and listening to all the audio prompts and at the end you have some chocolate making session.
The tour is not very long but very tasty. I learned a lot about the history of chocolate in Belgium. I also learned what is the deference between chocolate and excellent chocolate. Adrian, the guide, was funny, interesting, with lots of knowledge.
Our tour guide (Jasmin) was incredibly knowledgable and was a delight to hang out with through-out our day trip. We loved the whole experience and really loved Bruge :)