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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

Excellent trip. Very well organised with wonderful tour guide.

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!!!!!!!

Antwerp Day Trip from Brussels Reviewed by Gabriel, 05/17/2019

The tour with Max was great- highly recommended!

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!

Brussels Chocolate Tasting Tour Reviewed by Maryellen, 04/27/2019

You will laugh (at the cringy dialogue) while learning about chocolate

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.

Choco-Story Brussels Museum Entrance Reviewed by Bruno, 04/25/2019

Recommended tour and Adrian the guide is super

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.

Brussels Chocolate Tasting Tour Reviewed by Anonymous, 04/21/2019

Amazing experience and place, must visit!

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 :)

From Brussels: Bruges Full-Day Discovery Tour Reviewed by Ahmed, 04/21/2019