Top sights in Brussels
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.
1. 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.
3. 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.
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.
6. 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.
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Planning Your 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
- Dutch, German and French
- Euro (€)
- Time Zone
- UTC (+01:00)
- Country Code
- 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 tour. If this is your first time visiting Brussels you should start your visit with this tour. Tour guide was knowledgeable of Brussels and its history. Made the tour interactive and fun. Also, suggested places to eat and to see.
It is a short and fun experience. Its a small intro to chocolates and is an active one with only a little bit of theory. It wont make you an expert, it is more about having fun and meeting other people
The Atomium was an amazing experience! Great view of the city, and the staff is also really great. They speak French, English, and Dutch, so anyone can go there and feel comfortable with the service.
A fun and interesting tour of Brussels. :) James knew a lot about the Belgian capital and about Belgium as such. We highly recommend!
Stephon was great. Very knowledgeable and easy going. Great history lesson without the boring parts.