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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

The tour was great but our guide was very negligent of the group

We got lost from the group and the tour guide was just negligent and didnt even bother looking for us, we lost a boat ride in bruges as a result

From Brussels: Ghent and Bruges Day-Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 09/19/2018

Travelling with the Card is comfortable.

Travelling with Brussel Card is comfortable and safety. We visited lit of museum and use it for a transport. I think its a good way to buy it for your trip.

Brussels Card with STIB Public Transportation Reviewed by Karolína, 08/27/2018

A must-do for exploring all types of Belgian beer.

This was a great last minute booking for us. Our tour guide, Adelin, was extremely knowledgeable about the beer, beer history and the history of the city. I like also that he took us off the beaten path to try some new and different things.

Brussels 2.5-Hour Belgian Beer Tasting Experience Reviewed by Jessica, 08/20/2018

The activity with Albers? As a guide was excellent.

The guide was excellent. He was well informed and seems to love his work. His idea of using earphones is great. He was also very patient and able to give reprimand about being late in a courteous elegant manner.

Great local feel, excellent beers and guide (Sabastian).

We had a wonderful time even though the temperatures were in the high 30's, thanks to our tour guide. The information was not only about the wonderful beers but also a feel for Brussels and Belgium. Sabastian's excitement and love for his city quickly brought the group together like we all know each other before. The whole group shared dinner after the tour and continued the good times. Thanks Sabastian for a great time!

Brussels Beer Tasting Tour Reviewed by jeff, 07/29/2018