Top 7 things to do in Brussels

Top 7 things to do in Brussels

Visit of Musée Horta

If you are interested in Art Nouveau this is THE place to see in Brussels. The Musee Horta used to be the private home and office of Victor Horta, one of the founders of the Art Nouveau movement! it has been kept exactly as it was and has been turned into a museum. You can wander around from room to room and get to see how he lived and how his life was. Make sure to check the staircase which is the prettiest part of the house. It’s open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday, and is a super fun activity! The Museum is open Tuesday to Friday from 2 pm till 5.30 pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 11 am till 5.30 pm.

Go see the Atomium at sunset

The Atomium is one of Brussels’ landmarks and was constructed for the first post-war universal world exhibition. You can actually go inside the tubes and walk through the spheres, and at the top you have an amazing panorama over the city of Brussels. The Atomium is the most beautiful during sunset when the spheres turn pink / orange reflecting the light. And if you wait a bit longer after that the lights will be turned on making it even prettier. It’s open every day from 10am till 6pm if you want to go inside.

Visit of Villa Empain

This is another gem in Brussels when it comes to Art Nouveau. It used to be a private house built by the Swiss architect Michel Povak and was commissioned by Baron Louis Empain. Since it’s restoration in 2011 it has been open to the public and it’s a great visit. You can go into every room which has been kept how it was back in the days. They even have a cute café if you want to combine it with lunch! It’s open from Tuesday till Sunday from 11am till 6pm (last entry at 5.15pm).

Discover the Cathedral of St Michael and St Gudula

This Roman Catholic church is one of the most grandiose cathedrals in Brussels and it’s the place where the King and Queen of Belgium got married! It has some of the most beautiful stained glass windows in Belgium. From March till October you can go on an organised guided tour of the tower of the Cathedral which is VERY impressive. You can climb to the very top through a narrow set of stairs, and will be rewarded with a jaw dropping view over Brussels at the end. To book a visit of the tower please contact etkt@skynet.be. Cathedral open from Monday to Friday from 7.30 am till 6pm, on Saturday from 7.30 am till 3.30 pm and on Sunday from 2pm till 6pm.

Wander around Grande Place

If you’re looking for a fun area to walk around this is the place to be. The Grand Place and the little streets around are full of restaurants, bars and shops. It’s one of the most lively areas in Brussels. The Grand Place is considered one of the most beautiful places in Brussels and is known for its decorative and aesthetic wealth. It was even registered on the World Heritage List of the UNESCO!

Follow the Comic Strip route

Brussels is home to many famous comic artists and more than 50 colorful mural paintings can be found around town. You can find a list of all the mural paintings here and a map of where they are located here. If you have a free morning or afternoon this is a super fun activity to do, just get out there and scan the walls for your favorite cartoons!

Have a beer in St Gery

Saint Géry is a lively neighborhood in the center of Brussels. This is our favorite area in Brussels to have drink 😊 There are plenty of little bars and restaurants in the streets, a great place to wander around and have a drink! Try ‘Halles de Saint Géry’ or ‘Mapamundo’ which are two institutions in the area.

Saint Géry neighborhood
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