Your Essential Travel Guide To Brussels
Discover Things To Do In Brussels
Cool yet cultured, historic yet hip; the Belgian capital is a city of extremes. Both a medieval masterpiece and a showcase of modern architecture, it’s also the seat of the European Parliament and one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe. The perfect city break destination - whether you love shopping, eating, history or art, you’ll find the best of it in Brussels.
Boasting more than 40 museums, the city is also packed with wonderful cafés and bistros, many with wide outdoor terraces where you can sit and watch the world go by.
For a unique way to explore the historical city centre, catch one of the many Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tours leaving from The Grand Place. These open-top buses offer a guided tour of Brussels' iconic landmarks, allowing you to take in the sights and sounds of the city at your own pace with plenty of photo opportunities along the way.
What to see?
The Grand Place is a must-see example of flamboyant Flemish architecture with its elegant gabled facades, tapering spires and gilded statues. One of the most beautiful pedestrianised squares in the world, Grand Place is lined with restaurants and cafes and is the perfect place to enjoy famous Belgian dish - moules et frites.
If you like shopping, head to Avenue Louise for a roll call of designer shops and trendy boutiques. Alternatively, explore the famous Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert - the world’s first shopping centre, opened in 1847.
One of Belgium’s most eminent museums, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts showcases work by many distinguished Flemish artists including Ruben, Van Dijk and Magritte. The Belgian Comic Strip Centre will tell you all you need to know about Tin Tin, the Smurfs and other comic book favourites.
From day trips outside of the city to sightseeing around the centre, the Brussels Card is the perfect way to experience all that Brussels has to offer.
This comprehensive pass provides access to 49 museums and attractions, as well as an upgraded pass option, offering unlimited free use of public transportation for up to 72 hours.
Save money on admission fees, plus get additional discounts at a variety of bars, restaurants, shops - allowing you to explore more of Brussels' history, art, culture, and sights during your stay, for less!