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Brussels is a great city to visit. There are lots of lots of things to do, museum to visit, cafes galore etc. It is very easy to travel around the city of take day trip to other cities from Brussels.

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  • History Buff
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker

12 Places

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12 Places

Belgian Comic Strip Center

Points of Interest & Landmarks, Speciality Museums

Parc du Cinquantenaire

Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings

Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

Speciality Museums

Brussels City Tours

Sightseeing Tours, City Tours, Day Trips

Grand Place

Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Horta Museum (Musee Horta)

Speciality Museums

Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History

Military Museums

Place du Grand Sablon

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Atomium

Speciality Museums, Points of Interest & Landmarks

La Maison des Crepes

Restaurants

Manneken Pis

Monuments & Statues

Pillows Grand Hotel Place Rouppe

Hotels

KrishS_Traveler's City Tips

  • The Hop On/Hop Off bus is one of the best ways to see the city.
  • You can purchase a book of 10-transit pass which is good on local trains and buses.
  • Belgian Comic Strip Center
    Points of Interest & Landmarks, Speciality Museums
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    KrishS_Traveler Says:

    One of a kind comic strip museum you won't see anywhere else. The building is beautifully designed by Victor Horta. Lots of comics for hours of enjoyment, my favorite Tin Tin is here, along with the Smurfs,

    Good for
    • Solo
    Tips
    • Short walk from Brussels Metro
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #61 of 414 things to do in Brussels
    • Good for kids 20/04/2019
    • Beautiful Building, not so impressed with the collection 10/04/2019
    • Belgian Comic Strip Center
    Address:
    Rue des Sables 20
    Brussels 1000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 2 219 19 80
    Price range:
    USD 12 - USD 12
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Other:
  • Parc du Cinquantenaire
    Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
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    KrishS_Traveler Says:

    Pack a lunch and plan to stay in this public park for a few hours. It is close to the Schuman and Merode Metro stations and tram services. The Royal Military Museum, Auto World Museum, Cinquantenaire Museum are the biggest museums on site and definitely worth a visit.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Plan to spend a few hours in this park. Go early when its quieter.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #20 of 414 things to do in Brussels
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice park in the centre of Brussels 10/04/2019
    • one of the many oases of calm within the Brussels busyness 03/04/2019
    • Parc du Cinquantenaire
    Address:
    Avenue de la Renaissance
    1000 Brussels, Belgium
    Brussels 1000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 2 513 89 40
    Other:
  • Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)
    Speciality Museums
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    KrishS_Traveler Says:

    This is a the must fun museum I have been to. It is packed with virtually every instrument in the world and you can listen to each instrument if you have time. There are also temporary exhibits. Museum is beautifully designed, very unusual. There is a restaurant on site where you can drop by for lunch or cafe and enjoy a great view of Brussels.

    Good for
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • There are cafes in this area and close to Brussels Metro.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #24 of 414 things to do in Brussels
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • musical oddities o’plenty, very cool 18/04/2019
    • Closes on Mondays so be aware of that 16/04/2019
    • Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)
    Address:
    Rue Montagne de la Cour 2
    Brussels 1000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 2 545 01 30
    Hours:
    Tue - Fri
    9:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Sat - Sun
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Other:
  • Brussels City Tours
    Sightseeing Tours, City Tours, Day Trips
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    KrishS_Traveler Says:

    We used this company to visit other cities on day trips within Belgium. They picked us up from our hotel within the city and returned us to our hotel at the end of the night. For shorter trips, you are dropped off at Brussels City Tours Office and you have to find your way back to your hotel. This was fine by us because we wanted to spend some time in this area. It is jam packed with tourists. This is a nice area to wander around. The tour staff were knowledgeable and very nice.

    Good for
    • History Buff
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Make sure you confirm the hotel you are staying at ahead of time to avoid a late pick up
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #22 of 97 Tours in Brussels
    • Bruges full day tour from Brussels 20/04/2019
    • Booked the Ghent and Bruges on a full-day trip from Brussels 18/04/2019
    • Brussels City Tours
    Address:
    Rue du Marche aux Herbes 82
    Brussels 1000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 484 45 96 11
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Other:
  • Grand Place
    Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    KrishS_Traveler Says:

    This is the most popular square in Brussels. Lots of cafes, stores and tourists in this area. The Town Hall and the Breadhouse building containing the Museum of Brussels are located in this square. This is also a UNESCO World Heritage site, dating back to the 17th century. In mid August every year, a "flower carpet" is set up in the Grand Place for a few days. It is beautiful and very colorful. You can view the flower carpet from outside. However there is a long line up to enter the building to see the flowers inside.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • This area is extremely crowded in the afternoon and evening. We enjoyed dinner outside of the square.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 414 things to do in Brussels
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fabulous scenery! 22/04/2019
    • An Amazing Revelation 22/04/2019
    • Grand Place
    Phone:
    00 32 (0)2 279 43 65
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    Other:
  • Horta Museum (Musee Horta)
    Speciality Museums
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    KrishS_Traveler Says:

    This small museum is dedicated to the life and work of Victor Horta. This is a private house, however its very small so a lot of visitors cannot fit all at the same time. The details of these two house are elegant and beautiful. You will adore this Museum if you are a Horta fan. This is a World Heritage Site,

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Mornings are reserved for group visits. Individual visitors are allowed in from Tues to Sun from 2pm - 5:30 pm. I visited this museum while on the hop on/hop off city bus.
    • Photography is strictly forbidden inside the house.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #27 of 414 things to do in Brussels
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Breathtaking place! 19/04/2019
    • Walked into an Art Nouveau Capsule 11/04/2019
    • Horta Museum (Musee Horta)
    Address:
    Rue Americaine 25
    St-Gilles
    Brussels 1060
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 2 543 04 90
    Other:
  • Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History
    Military Museums
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    KrishS_Traveler Says:

    This large museum is located inside Cinquantenaire Park. War and History buffs will love this museum. Admission is free, however donations are welcome. Staff on site are very forthcoming with information.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Make this a day trip to Parc Cinquantenaire
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #13 of 414 things to do in Brussels
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Full of fascination 20/04/2019
    • Old-fashioned and somewhat dusty collection 07/04/2019
    • Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History
    Address:
    Parc du Cinquantenaire 3
    Jubelpark
    Brussels 1000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 2 737 78 33
    Price range:
    USD 7 - USD 7
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Other:
  • Place du Grand Sablon
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    KrishS_Traveler Says:

    This area is a nice place for walks, window shopping, eating etc. There are antique stores, lots of cafes, boutiques, restaurants etc. This area is very busy during the weekend when the books market is open.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Busy area during the weekend. Lots of restaurants and cafes to eat.
    • Nice area to shop
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #42 of 414 things to do in Brussels
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Hub for the Neigborhood 22/04/2019
    • Great area for restaurants and walking to Grand Place 24/03/2019
    • Place du Grand Sablon
    Address:
    Place du Grand Sablon
    R. de Rollebeek
    Brussels
    Belgium
    Other:
  • Atomium
    Speciality Museums, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    KrishS_Traveler Says:

    The Atomium was built for Expo, 1958 World's Fair. All the spheres are connected to form the shape of a unit cell which is magnified millions of times. Escalators and elevators are located inside so that everyone can enjoy the museum inside. Great view of Brussels at the top. There are other sites in this area to visit. I enjoyed the Planetarium and viewed the Titanic exhibit in the Expo building.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Very busy area, go early if you plan to go to the top of the Atomium.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 414 things to do in Brussels
    • Merely a Photo Stop (for us, at least) 22/04/2019
    • Easter Monday visit 22/04/2019
    • Atomium
    Address:
    Atomium Square
    Laeken
    Brussels 1020
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 2 475 47 75
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Other:
  • La Maison des Crepes
    Restaurants (French, Belgian, European)
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    KrishS_Traveler Says:

    This is my absolute favorite cafe for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I was pleasantly surprise to find Crepe Suzette on the menu. We enjoyed several savory crepes on different days. The cost is reasonable and the food is delicious.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Staff are very nice, pls tip generously. They work very hard.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #775 of 3,334 restaurants in Brussels
    • Pleasant and relaxed 18/04/2019
    • Very rude male waiter.. avoid this place! 14/04/2019
    • La Maison des Crepes
    Address:
    Rue du Midi 13
    Brussels 1000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 475 95 73 68
    Price range:
    USD 7 - USD 22
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Manneken Pis
    Monuments & Statues
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    KrishS_Traveler Says:

    This area to see this little boy is very, very busy. We went early to avoid the crowd and took great photos. He is adorable and I always wanted to visit. Definitely a must on every tourist list. Lots of shopping and cafes in this area to enjoy. I went to his both times I was in Brussels.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Be prepared for crowds.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #58 of 414 things to do in Brussels
    • Just Okay 22/04/2019
    • Dracula Costume 21/04/2019
    • Manneken Pis
    Phone:
    +32 2 279 43 50
    Other:
  • Pillows Grand Hotel Place Rouppe
    Hotels
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    KrishS_Traveler Says:

    This hotel is within walking distance from 2 Metros. It is very clean and modern. It is very close to North African restaurants where we enjoyed fresh and delicious seafood at great prices 3 times during our stay. Hotel staff were very helpful and printed maps for us when we needed help to get to some areas outside of the city. Fairly quite area, but still close enough to the busy areas in Brussels which is perfect. I will definitely stay here again

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • I highly recommend this hotel.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 198 Hotels in Brussels
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great hotel. 21/04/2019
    • Good place to stay in Brussels 19/04/2019
    • Pillows Grand Hotel Place Rouppe
    Address:
    Place Rouppe 17
    Brussels 1000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    011 32 2 899 42 20
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