Top attractions in Brussels
Top sights 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.
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.
This world-famous museum is actually four museums in one, with a combined collection exceeding 20,000 pieces, including many of the most renowned works of Flemish art.
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.
A marvellous specimen of Gothic architecture, the Brussels Town Hall is just one of the many magnificent buildings that line Brussels' spectacular central square, the Grande Place.
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.
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.
The Parc du Cinquantenaire is a gorgeous historic park east of the city center, ideal for a relaxing day out, featuring stunning architecture as well as the Royal Military Museum.
Legend has it, a young boy's bladder once saved Brussels from destruction. Today, the boy's statue stands atop a fountain, displaying his city-saving abilities to all the world.
The 102-meter-tall structure is a reproduction of an iron crystal unit cell, made of gigantic steel beams and spheres. Climb into the spheres for gorgeous views of the entire city.
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.
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).
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- 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
Great experience. The workshop started off with Patricia explaining how chocolate is made, how we get different types of it and then offered the different existing types to taste. Then Elisabetta showed how chocolate is being tempered and explained how this process is very important. She showed how to decorate a chocolate and then we started creating delicious bars, small chocolates and truffles. You can take back your creations at home and enjoy them. :) Also, after the workshop I was informed that there was a 20% discount on any kind of chocolate I would like to try from the store and it was a great opportunity for me to get some of their delicious ruby chocolate tablets. Overall, lovely. I would definitely recommend this workshop to chocolate enthusiasts.
We had a great time during the workshop. It first start with a small introduction on the chocolat and the different kind of chocolat there is (this was even shorten a bit as my son was so exited to start the doing part). After that the fun start and you will be doing your own chocolat (3 different type of chocolate: a big bar, truffles, and flat ones). The best part is that you keep everything you are creating and can therefore taste your creation peacefully at home.
Bike tour was very interesting. The guide was talking a lot interesting facts about Brussels and told some funny stories. Guide asks me what i want to see and what is interesting for me because i was only who taked this tour that day. I very enjoyed and liked this tour and recommend it for everyone. Its the best way to see the city like people who are living there see it. You also can get some tips from the guide.
The workshop started off with a brief education of where chocolate comes from, followed by tasting 4 samples. They then walked us through creating 3 different types of chocolates, which we decorated ourselves and then got to take with us! Great value for the money; I highly recommend!
Fantastic day out sampling beers and seeing the best spots in Brussels. My guide's knowledge was excellent and obviously knew how to find the right beers for me. Excellent day out.