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Brussels is a wonderful city, easily explored by foot or by one of the many trams. The food and beer is excellent and the people very friendly. Whatever your budget there is plenty to do in the home of the European parliament, from history to chocolate.

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16 Places

Parc de Bruxelles (Warandepark)

Parks, Gardens

Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles)

History Museums, Speciality Museums, Historic Sites, Arenas & Stadiums, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Planete Chocolat

Gift & Speciality Shops

Beer Museum

Speciality Museums

Museum of Costume and Lace

Speciality Museums, History Museums

Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat)

Speciality Museums

Coudenberg - Former Palace of Brussels

Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Manneken Pis

Monuments & Statues

Porte de Hal

Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Sites, History Museums

Grand Place

Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Musee Magritte Museum - Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

Art Museums

Mont des Arts

Points of Interest & Landmarks, Gardens, Fountains, Historic Walking Areas

Town Hall (Hotel de Ville)

Architectural Buildings, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Atomium

Speciality Museums, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Guildhouses

Architectural Buildings

St. Nicholas Church

Sacred & Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites

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    Parc de Bruxelles (Warandepark)
    Parks, Gardens
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    Gee231205x Says:

    This is a wonderful place for everyone in the summer. There is a great mix of open grassy areas and shaded areas to escape the heat. Close to Mont des Artes and the Royal Palace, this little oasis in the city is worth a visit. With a nice mix of tourists and locals it is a place to stop and soak up the atmosphere of Brussels, away from the hustle and bustle of Grand-Place.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #59 of 413 things to do in Brussels
    • Loved it 03/07/2018
    • A parc like many others 03/07/2018
    • Parc de Bruxelles (Warandepark)
    Address:
    Warandepark
    Brussels 1000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 2 279 61 00
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
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    Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles)
    History Museums, Speciality Museums, Historic Sites, Arenas & Stadiums, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Gee231205x Says:

    This is a great place, especially if you want to see a bit more to the history of Brussels. The museum, an imposing looking building on Grand Place has some interesting exhibits. However the main highlight are the costumes for the Mannekin pis. Certainly worth a visit to see how many there are and to admire the work that goes into them.

    Good for
    • Family
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • The windows don't give a great view over Grand Place.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #55 of 413 things to do in Brussels
    • Just a master piece 😍 05/07/2018
    • Interesting history 12/06/2018
    • Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles)
    Address:
    Grand-Place
    Brussels 1000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 2 279 43 50
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
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    Planete Chocolat
    Gift & Speciality Shops
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    Gee231205x Says:

    This is a great little chocolate shop, not far from the Grand-Place so within easy walking distance. It has a nice selection of chocolate to buy, from fancy looking individual ones to novelty shapes such as animals and dinosaurs.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 146 Shopping in Brussels
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Authentic Belgian chocolate experience in Brussels 09/07/2018
    • Yummy! 24/06/2018
    • Planete Chocolat
    Address:
    Rue du Lombard 24
    Brussels 1000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 2 511 07 55
    Price range:
    US$9 - US$9
    Hours:
    Sun - Mon
    11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Tue - Sat
    10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
    Other:
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    Beer Museum
    Speciality Museums
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    Gee231205x Says:

    Well this is a nice little museum tucked away on Grand place. It is not accessible due to stairs down into the building however. Inside there are three rooms. One which is decked out as a historical pub, another which is modern and has displays on the brewing process and a third which is a bar. The bar is where you will be given a free pint, which makes the visit more worthwhile.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    Tips
    • This is included if you purchase a Brussels card from the tourist information centre.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #396 of 413 things to do in Brussels
    • Really interesting 26/06/2018
    • Definitely not worth it 18/06/2018
    • Beer Museum
    Address:
    Grand-Place 10
    Brussels 1000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 2 511 49 87
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$5
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
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    Museum of Costume and Lace
    Speciality Museums, History Museums
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    Gee231205x Says:

    Anyone who has an interest in fashion will enjoy this compact museum. There are great displays of clothing through the ages, including a few by famous designers. You are given an information leaflet detailing the clothing you can see which is helpful if you aren't a fashion buff.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    Tips
    • This is included if you purchase a Brussels card from the tourist information centre
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #106 of 413 things to do in Brussels
    • Gorgeous Lace 31/05/2018
    • Closed until June 26, 2018 25/04/2018
    • Museum of Costume and Lace
    Address:
    Rue de la Violette 6
    Brussels 1000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 2 213 44 50
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
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    Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat)
    Speciality Museums
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    Gee231205x Says:

    A compact museum which has a lot of stairs, so isn't accessible to all. However it details the chocolate making process and runs several chocolate making demonstrations which also include free tasters.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • This is included if you purchase a Brussels card from the tourist information centre
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #161 of 413 things to do in Brussels
    • Truly awful 13/04/2018
    • Not worth it! Do bot go there!!! 28/03/2018
    • Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat)
    Address:
    Rue de la Tete d'Or 9/11
    Brussels 1000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    0032 (0) 514 20 48
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Other:
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    Coudenberg - Former Palace of Brussels
    Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Gee231205x Says:

    Located next to the Royal Palace and in fact going underneath it, these tunnels are fascinating. Worth a visit as the combined ticket allows entry to the museum. Fascinating insight into Brussels as it was. Easily reachable from the city centre, although up quite a steep hill.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #44 of 413 things to do in Brussels
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Hard to find, worth the time! 25/06/2018
    • Great and interesting break from Chocolate and Beer 24/06/2018
    • Coudenberg - Former Palace of Brussels
    Address:
    Place des Palais 7
    Brussels 1000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 2 500 45 54
    Price range:
    US$9 - US$9
    Hours:
    Tue - Fri
    9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Sat - Sun
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Other:
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    Manneken Pis
    Monuments & Statues
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    Gee231205x Says:

    The most famous statue in Brussels. It might be worth investing in a map as the little fellow is slightly tricky to find. Although once stumbled upon you will seemingly keep coming back. Worth seeing, especially if he is dressed up.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    Tips
    • The waffle place on the left of the roads when facing the Grand Place is one of the best in the city.
    • Go early on or later in the day as it can get very busy in this area.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #71 of 413 things to do in Brussels
    • Of course you are going to go! 15/07/2018
    • Just a statue. 15/07/2018
    • Manneken Pis
    Phone:
    +32 2 279 43 50
    Other:
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    Porte de Hal
    Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Sites, History Museums
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    Gee231205x Says:

    Part of the historical old wall of the city. Porte de Hal has an interesting history which can be explored in the exhibits inside. On the roof it has wonderful 360 degree views of the rooftops of the city. There are lifts in the tower which makes it more accesible.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #56 of 413 things to do in Brussels
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Interesting site and history 12/07/2018
    • Interesting 17/06/2018
    • Porte de Hal
    Address:
    150, Boulevard du Midi
    Brussels 1060
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 2 534 15 18
    Hours:
    Tue - Fri
    9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Sat - Sun
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
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    Grand Place
    Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Gee231205x Says:

    A wonderful square full of tourists and locals alike. Grand Place is the place to go, the quintessential image of Brussels. With the wonderful guild houses, the hotel de ville and the city museum it is hard to resist continually snapping pictures. On some days there is a market in the square which is a nice addition.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • The eateries around the square are more expensive than elsewhere in the city.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 413 things to do in Brussels
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Not as Grand as I remember. 15/07/2018
    • Beautiful 15/07/2018
    • Grand Place
    Phone:
    00 32 (0)2 279 43 65
    Other:
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    Musee Magritte Museum - Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
    Art Museums
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    Gee231205x Says:

    A very nice art museum within easy walking distance of the city. Worth a visit for anyone who is into their art.

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #42 of 413 things to do in Brussels
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fantastic Art but unfriendly staff 12/07/2018
    • Fascinating 10/07/2018
    • Musee Magritte Museum - Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
    Address:
    Place Royale 1
    Brussels 1000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 2 508 32 11
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Mon - Fri
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Sat
    6:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    Other:
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    Mont des Arts
    Points of Interest & Landmarks, Gardens, Fountains, Historic Walking Areas
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    Gee231205x Says:

    This is a busy square at the top of the hill. It has some nice views out over the city towards Grand Place when walking down to the landscaped gardens. The square itself is cobbled and has quite a bit of traffic passing through so keep your wits about you. Surrounding the square is a lovely church and several of the cities museums.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #20 of 413 things to do in Brussels
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice 03/07/2018
    • An amazing panoramic view 03/07/2018
    • Mont des Arts
    Other:
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    Town Hall (Hotel de Ville)
    Architectural Buildings, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Gee231205x Says:

    This is one of the buildings that dominates the Brussels skyline. Looking at all the carvings in the walls and the chance of catching a wedding party celebrating outside make it even more interesting. Located on the Grand-Place it can't be missed.

    Good for
    • Must See
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 413 things to do in Brussels
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Just Beautiful 15/07/2018
    • I want to be a mayor here 13/07/2018
    • Town Hall (Hotel de Ville)
    Address:
    Grand-Place, Grote Markt 1
    Grand-Place, Grote Markt
    Brussels 1000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 2 279 23 43
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Wed
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Other:
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    Atomium
    Speciality Museums, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Gee231205x Says:

    Easily reached via public transport from Brussels city centre, particularly the Gare du Midi. This is another building that springs to mind when thinking of Brussels. It seems very popular as the queues are very long.

    Good for
    • Family
    • Friends
    Tips
    • Merchandise featuring the atomium can be brought in the city and might be cheaper than the official shop
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 413 things to do in Brussels
    • A WONDER! 16/07/2018
    • Great 15/07/2018
    • Atomium
    Address:
    Atomium Square
    Laeken
    Brussels 1020
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 2 475 47 75
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Other:
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    Guildhouses
    Architectural Buildings
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    Gee231205x Says:

    Really lovely buildings around the Grand Place they represent old trades of the city. One building has sculptures of the city mayors on it according to our guide so it is worth finding out a bit behind the history of these stunning houses.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 413 things to do in Brussels
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • The Golden Houses 13/07/2018
    • Read history of each gildhouseds 10/07/2018
    • Guildhouses
    Address:
    Grand-Place
    Brussels
    Belgium
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    St. Nicholas Church
    Sacred & Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
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    Gee231205x Says:

    This church only a few minutes walk from the Grand Place is easily overlooked. It is nearly 1,000 years old so has a lot of history. Inside it is very pretty so worth looking at. It is also very quiet inside which is nice with some lovely stained glass.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Hidden Gems
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #64 of 413 things to do in Brussels
    • Beautiful church near the Grote Markt (Grand Place). 02/06/2018
    • More interesting inside 23/05/2018
    • St. Nicholas Church
    Address:
    Grand Place
    Brussels
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 2 267 51 64
    Other:
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