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Brussels: City Card with STIB Public Transportation

1. Brussels: City Card with STIB Public Transportation

Save time and money in Brussels and get access to 49 museums and attractions. Choose from a 24-hour, 48-hour, or 72-hour Brussels Card and create your own itinerary in the city. Present your card at the ticket desk of any of the participating venues and it will be electronically validated and activated on first use. Benefit from free access to all permanent collections, along with most temporary exhibitions at participating museums (excluding the Old Masters Museum, Natural Sciences Museum, Cinquantenaire Museum, and the Hall Gate). You can visit the same museum as many times as you like.  Avail of discounts on various attractions and tours, along with exclusive offers at shops, restaurants, and bars. Plan your visit with the free booklet you’ll receive when you exchange your voucher and make use of the STIB public transportation network to travel for free. Museums: • AfricaMuseum • Art & History Museum • Art & Marges Museum • Autoworld Brussels • Autrique House • Belgian Chocolate Village • Belgian Comic Strip Center • Belgian Museum of Freemasonry • BELvue Museum • Boghossian Foundation BOZAR (Centre for Fine Arts) • Brussels City Museum • CENTRALE for contemporary art • Charlier Museum • Choco-Story Brussels • CIVA • Coudenberg Palace • Design Museum Brussels • Erasmus House and Old Beguinage • Fashion & Lace Museum • Fin-de-Siècle Museum • Fondation Jacques Brel (permanent exhibition) • GardeRobe MannekenPis • Halle Gate • Jewish Museum of Belgium • KANAL - Centre Pompidou • KBR museum • La Fonderie – Brussels Museum of Industry and Work • Le Botanique Magritte Museum • Maurice Béjart House • Meise Botanic Garden • MIGRATIEMUSEUMMIGRATION MIMA - Millennium Iconoclast • Museum of Art • MOOF (Museum of Original Figurines) • Museum of abstract art • Museum of Medicine • Museum of Natural Sciences • Museum of the Belgian Brewers • Musical Instruments Museum • Old Masters Museum • Planetarium of Brussels • René Magritte Museum • Royal Military Museum • Schaerbeek Beer Museum • Sewer Museum • The Crossbow Guild Museum • Train World WIELS • Experience.brussels: free entrance + free booklet • Koekelberg Basilica: -2€ off the individual entrance fee for the panoramic view (6€) • ARAU (Art Nouveau tours): -30% off the individual ticket price (20€) • Bamko (feminist and decolonial tours): -30% off the individual ticket price • Beer and Chocolate Tour: -10€ off the adult ticket price (80€) • Brussels by Water: -2€ off the adult ticket price (6€) • Brussels City Tours: -15% off the adult ticket price for all tours (Ghent, Bruges, Brussels, Amsterdam, Ypres…) • City Runs: -25% off the tour prices (24€) • L-Tour (rainbow tours): -30% off the individual ticket price (10€) • Town Hall: -50% off the ticket price (7€ adults, 5€ students & pensioners) • Wetsi Art Gallery (female African artists-tours) -25% off the individual ticket price (12€) Shops: • De Biertempel: -25% • Brussels Beer Project: free beer of the month • Librairie Galerie Brüsel: -5% • Elisabeth: -15% • Godiva Manneken Pis: -25% • Planète Chocolat: -20% Restaurants and Bars: • A La Mort Subite: free coffee • Archiduc: -50% on concerts • Les filles: free coffee • Brasserie Horta: free coffee • Restaurant Aux Armes de Bruxelles: -15% off the bill • Restaurant Chez Léon: -15% off the bill • Moeder Lambic: free tapa • Restaurant du MIM: free coffee Alternative Transportation • Electric bike Billy Bike: free ride • Electric scooter Circ: free ride

Brussels Guided Bike Tour: Highlights and Hidden Gems

2. Brussels Guided Bike Tour: Highlights and Hidden Gems

Head out on a bike to discover Brussels' famous landmarks and hidden gems with the help of your local guide. Explore different neighborhoods of the city and see how they are all distinct and unique. Make a stop along the way to sit down and enjoy a drink at one of the cozy terraces in the city.  Hop on your bike for a great introduction to Brussels and its widely diverse neighborhoods. Pedal past the Marolles, the Fish Market, and the Courthouse, but also some less obvious spots that will offer you a surprising view of the city. Make stop around half-way of the tour and put aside your bicycle to have a short break in a cozy bar or terrace with the group. After, continue to discover more of what Brussels has to offer. 

Brussels: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Audio Tour

3. Brussels: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Audio Tour

Solve riddles and find clues on a self-guided scavenger hunt and walking tour through Brussels. Download the app onto your phone and explore Brussels at your own pace, starting and stopping where ever you want. After downloading the app (app link and login info received via email after booking), you'll use the integrated maps to find your way to 10 of the city's top attractions. Along the way, feel free to pause the game for a coffee, lunch, or a break at any time. As you explore, you'll need to work as a team and use logic, imagination, observation, and problem solving to make your way around the city, solving a location-based riddle at each attraction to unlock the next location. Start your tour at the Parc du Cinquantenaire, a well-kept 19th-century urban park featuring flower gardens and fountains, a military museum, and an art museum. Enter the Parlamentarium and learn all about the European Parliament. The Royal Palace will amaze you; it is one of the symbols of Brussels. Then the Royal Museums of Fine Arts await you, don't forget to take pictures of the unique exhibits. The Roman Catholic Chapel Church will leave you speechless with its peaceful beauty. Admire the Carillon of Mont des Arts and its unique architecture. The iconic Manneken-Pis is worth your time to learn its symbolism. Discover La Grand-Place, a huge city square surrounded by elegant historic buildings dating back to the 14th century. Saint Nicholas Church will soothe you with its simplicity while the icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula with their incredible architecture.

Magical Delft and the Keukenhof Estate: Tulips Galore

4. Magical Delft and the Keukenhof Estate: Tulips Galore

From early April to mid-May you will get to visit  Keukenhof, close to Amsterdam, and show you the tulips at their best. This tour has it all: you will enjoy the fragrances and the colors of 7 million flowers as well as the unearthly beauty of historical Delft. After a leisurely drive through the countryside you'll see the vast bulb fields in full blossom as well as the typical windmills. First, you'll visit  Delft which is said to be the most charming town of the Netherlands.  You will marvel at the picturesque canals, the city hall, the Old and the New Church that also houses the underground crypt of the Dutch Royal Family. In your free time, you will most certainly browse through the countless small but cozy Delft arts and crafts shops. After lunch and on the way to the Keukenhof estate you'll hear about the history and importance of tulip growing.  And then for three hours, you enjoy the many gardens and beautiful pavilions which show a great collection of tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, orchids, roses, carnations, irises, lilies and other flowers.

Brussels: Outdoor City Escape Game With Drinks

5. Brussels: Outdoor City Escape Game With Drinks

Want to know what happened last night in Brussels? The game starts & ends in the center of Brussels. Meet with your game master, pick up the gear and download the app that will help you in your quest. With your friends/colleagues and a good sense of adventure, walk about 3 km, discover Brussels, and stop by some bars for refreshments. Solve riddles, unlock free drinks, and continue the hunt. The game lasts about 2h and 30 minutes.

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What people are saying about Brussels

It was so much fun to have the freedom to go and stop as we pleased. It was great, too, to be on one team, so the quick ones could help us slower ones :). And there were lots of interesting things to learn about Brussels that we did not know before.

Our guide Michele was awesome! He gave us a great tour if the city, took us to places we might not have otherwise ventured to, and gave us a good bit of history.

Incredible, a must do. We discover so many things even for a person like me who has lived in Belgium. The bike tour is nice and easy. Good visit !

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This was amazing! What a nice way to visit a city.