Top 25 Best things to do in Brussels

The capital of Belgium, Brussels, is a fascinating place with stunning architecture and fascinating history packed into every street and corner. The amazing capital of Europe and one of it's most multicultural and cosmopolitan. Brussels offers it's visitors a fascinating history, architechture, art, food, street markets, nightlife and the best chocolates and beers of the World. 

 

ESSENTIAL POINTS OF BRUSSELS 

Brussels Grand Place

GRAND PLACE

The Grand Place of Brussels is the most astonishing place of the city. Back in the 19th century, the famous french poet Victor Hugo considered this place as  "the most beautiful square in the world". You can get to know the wonderful history of Brussels , its leading role in the Middle Ages and its architecture with our guided tours and Free Tours in Brussels. You shouldn't miss this opportunity!

Brussels Manneken Pis

MANNEKEN PIS

The Manneken Pis (Little Man Pee) is the  best-known symbol of Brussels for many of its inhabitants and it embodies also their sense of humour. A little child very much linked to the history of the Brussels. Come to visit the city's most popular fontain.

Brussels Atomium

ATOMIUM

The Atomium was constructed for the first post-war universal world exhibition (EXPO 58) , it's one of the most important insignias of the Capital of Europe. A must-seeplace for your trip to Brussels. The most beautiful panorama over Brussels and its surroundings.

BRUSSELS PALACES

Brussels Law Courts

PALACE OF JUSTICE

It is a notable landmark of Brussels and offers one of the best panoramic views of the city. It was the world's largest construction during the 19th century. The Palace of Justice or Law Courts of Brussels is the most important court building in Belgium. 

Brussels Royel Palaces

ROYAL PALACE

The best well-known palace in Brussels, located in the heart of the city. This palace used to be the principal residence of the Belgian Monarchs until the 19th Century. Nowadays this outstanding palace is where the Belgian Sovereigns execute their royale functions. The gardens surronding the palace are a must-see during your trip to brussels.

Brussels Palace of Coudenberg

PALACE OF COUDENBERG

There are only some ruins left from the Palace of Coudenberg, which was the main Palace of Brussels at that time. This is the place where King Philip II of Spain was crowned.

Brussels Palace of Laeken

PALACE OF LAEKEN

Impressive palace, the official residence of the Belgian Sovereigns, located in the Laeken neighbourhood and surronded by the botanic garden of Brussels. Located near the atomium at 8 km from the center of Brussels.

BRUSSELS CHURCHES

Brussels Cathedral

BRUSSELS CATHEDRAL

It is the most important religious monument in Brussels. The place where Napoleon Bonaparte was crowened in Brussels in 1804. The Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula is an example of the Brabantine Gothic style. A must-see in the capital of Belgium.

Brussels Basilica os the Sacred Heart

BASILICA OF THE SACRED HEART

It is the world's fifth largest church and the biggest Art Deco construction ever built. The dome is 90 metres high and 167 metres long. This basilica hides many secrets, a Cabaret play is hosted inside the church every Friday and Saturday. Join our Free Tour in Brussels to learn more about religion in Belgium.

Notre Dame du Sablon in Brussels

Notre Dame du Sablon in Brussels (Church of Our Lady of Sablon)

The archers of Brussels built the first chapel in 1304. It is one of the most beautiful Gothic churches in Brussels. A catholic church which was patronised by the nobility and wealthy citizens of Brussels. Join our Brussels Free Tour and get to know the inside of this beatuful church.

Brussels Saint-Catherine

SAINTE-CATHERINE

The trendy neighbourhood of Sainte-Catherine in Brussels has an impressive church that mixes Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance styles. It is a central, non-touristicneighbourhood. Here you will find the most attractive local bars, pubs and restaurants in Brussels.

BRUSSELS PARKS

Brussels The Cinquantenaire Park

THE CINQUANTENAIRE PARK

Located in the European Quarter it is one of the most famous parks in Brussels. It welcomes visitors to the European Institutions as it is in front of the European Comission. It was built to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Belgian independence. In the center of the park you can find the  triumphal arch erected in 1905. This is one of the most popular green areas of the city. Discover the European Quartier with our guided tours in Brussels.

Brussels The Royal Park

THE ROYAL PARK

This park is located in the centre of Brussels, next to the Royal Palace, within a few-minute walk from the Grand Place. This park is very popular among local people in Brussels, it hostess many activities and concerts in the city. During our Free Walking Tour you will be able to walk through the park.

BRUSSELS EUROPEAN AREA

Brussels The European District

THE EUROPEAN DISTRICT

Multiculturalism is the definition of the European district. Brussels is the capital of Europe and this district represents its heart.

Brussels The European Commision

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION

The Berlaymont building is the seat of the European Commission. It has a surface area of 240,000 square metres. 3,000 civil servants work in it. Join European Free Tour and learn more about how do this institutions interact in Brussels.

Brussels The European Parliament

THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

The European Parliament is a symbol of Europe and its capital. A throng of business people at the heart of the European District of Brussels.

OTHER PLACES IN BRUSSELS

Brussels Royal Saint-Hubert Galeries

ROYAL SAINT-HUBERT GALLERIES

They are a symbol of Brussels. They were the first shopping galleries in Europe at that time. These galleries are full of luxury and elegance..

Brussels Mini-Europe

MINI-EUROPE

Park Mini Europe is since 1989 a very popular place. It is located near the Atomium. There are more than 350high quality miniatures.

Brussels Jeanneke Pis

JEANNEKE PIS

This is the female copy of the the Manneken Pis. It has less history and more commercial purposes than the original statue. It’s located in a much visited place of Brussels.

Brussels Place Saint-Gery

PLACE SAINT-GERY

Place Saint Gery has a unique atmosphere in Brussels. It was the very beginning of the city and one of the places where local people enjoy the Brussels nightlife. 

MUSEUMS OF BRUSSELS 

THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS BRUSSELS

THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

A unique place to enjoy the two best known schools of Belgium:the Flemish Primitivesand their Renaissance together with Rubens and Van Dyck's Baroque.

THE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS MUSEUM BRUSSELS

THE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS MUSEUM

Considered to be the best music museum in the world, it is a must for lovers of this art. It has over 7,000 musical instruments and the best panoramic views of Brussels.

MAGRITTE MUSEUM BRUSSELS

MAGRITTE MUSEUM

One of the most representative museums in Brussels. Its rooms offer visitors more than 200 works dedicated to René Magritte, the best known Surrealist painter from Belgium.

HOUSE-MUSEUM VICTOR HORTA BRUSSELS

HOUSE-MUSEUM VICTOR HORTA

It is one of the key works of Art Nouveau, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000. In the article we take a tour around the most important houses and restaurants in the Art Nouveau style in Brussels.

FIN DE SIÈCLE MUSEUM BRUSSELS

FIN DE SIÈCLE MUSEUM

It is a museum dedicated to lovers of culture and art, an enclave that will take visitors througha different Brussels: a meeting place for various creative trends from the late 19th century and early 20th century.

BELVUE MUSEUM BRUSSELS

BELvue MUSEUM

It is a recommended museum for those interested in knowing more about Belgian history. A country with less than two hundred years of history but with lots of things to tell.

CHOCOLATE MUSEUM BRUSSELS

CHOCOLATE MUSEUM

It is the largest chocolate museum in Belgium, ideal for lovers of this succulent delicatessen.