About Anne-Julie V
Lives in Brussels, Belgium
Since Jul 2011
25-34 year old female
I am currently living in Brussels, after travelling around Australia and New-Zealand. Exploring different cultures, tasting new food, breathing in new smells, are some of the reasons why I love to travel. My favorite destinations are San Francisco, Sydney and Venice. Can't wait to go back...
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Speciality Museums
Castles, Historic Sites
Speciality Museums, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Quartier Marolles might be one of the oldest districts in Brussels. Full of colorful markets, food stalls, antiques, and vintage clothing, it's a great place to hunt for treasure — and it will keep kids big and small entertained for a while.
Housed in a beautiful building, the MIM is home to more than 12,000 musical instruments! Explore its galleries, learn all about the history of music, and then head up to the rooftop restaurant for great views, coffee, and landmark-spotting.
Belgium has a great history of well-known comic strips, and the Belgian Centre of Comic Strip Art celebrates them all. Children will love this museum both for its colorful displays and the life-size characters, from Tintin to The Smurfs.
Everybody loves the grandeur and impressive architectural design of royal buildings, which never fail to fire the imagination. The Palais Royal is one such building, but beyond magnificent architecture, it also has wonderful grounds to explore.
If you're visiting Brussels with little ones in tow, Mini-Europe is definitely worth a visit. Here, you'll find all the major European highlights in miniature — just waiting to be explored.
While perhaps not as impressive as the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Brussels' famous landmark, the Atomium, makes for a novel sightseeing stop. Explore its quirky spheres and retro-style interior — complete with interesting museum displays — before heading up the tower for amazing city views.
Dedicated to Belgian cuisine, Cook & Book is a unique eating concept: It's a restaurant, book shop, and boutique all in one. While not great for intimate or gourmet dining, this spot is sure to keep the kids entertained, leaving parents free to relax for a while.