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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

Great experience. The workshop started off with Patricia explaining how chocolate is made, how we get different types of it and then offered the different existing types to taste. Then Elisabetta showed how chocolate is being tempered and explained how this process is very important. She showed how to decorate a chocolate and then we started creating delicious bars, small chocolates and truffles. You can take back your creations at home and enjoy them. :) Also, after the workshop I was informed that there was a 20% discount on any kind of chocolate I would like to try from the store and it was a great opportunity for me to get some of their delicious ruby chocolate tablets. Overall, lovely. I would definitely recommend this workshop to chocolate enthusiasts.

Brussels: 1-Hour Belgian Chocolate Workshop Reviewed by Ilektra, 28/09/2020

We had a great time during the workshop. It first start with a small introduction on the chocolat and the different kind of chocolat there is (this was even shorten a bit as my son was so exited to start the doing part). After that the fun start and you will be doing your own chocolat (3 different type of chocolate: a big bar, truffles, and flat ones). The best part is that you keep everything you are creating and can therefore taste your creation peacefully at home.

Brussels: 1-Hour Belgian Chocolate Workshop Reviewed by Pierre-Yves, 14/09/2020

Bike tour was very interesting. The guide was talking a lot interesting facts about Brussels and told some funny stories. Guide asks me what i want to see and what is interesting for me because i was only who taked this tour that day. I very enjoyed and liked this tour and recommend it for everyone. Its the best way to see the city like people who are living there see it. You also can get some tips from the guide.

Brussels: Highlights and Hidden Gems Guided Bike Tour Reviewed by Anonymous, 30/08/2020

Fantastic day out sampling beers and seeing the best spots in Brussels. My guide's knowledge was excellent and obviously knew how to find the right beers for me. Excellent day out.

Brussels Beer Tasting Tour Reviewed by Chris, 07/10/2020

Het meest interessante: de geschiedenis van het ontstaan tot opening expo '58 en de beleving bij deze wereldtentoonstelling. En het panoramisch uitzicht.

Brussels Atomium Admission Ticket Reviewed by Mireille, 07/10/2020