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Brussels have a strong spirit as a city from the Middle Age to the modern trendy brussels. I try in this guide to help you to plan the best citytrip in Brussels.

Good for
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Foodie
  • LGBT
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Trendsetter
  • Like a Local

18 Places

3 City Tips

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18 Places

Day 1

Grand Place

Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Restaurant de l’Ogenblik

Restaurants

Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert

Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Sites, Shopping Malls

Manneken Pis

Monuments & Statues

Rue Antoine Dansaert

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Restaurant Vincent

Restaurants

Day 2

Place du Grand Sablon

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Place du Jeu de Balle

Neighbourhoods

Quartier Marolles

Neighbourhoods

Wittamer

Restaurants

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

Speciality Museums

Musee Magritte Museum - Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

Art Museums

Avenue Louise

Neighbourhoods

Place du Chatelain

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Day 3

Van Buuren Museum

Art Museums, Speciality Museums

Les Brasseries Georges

Restaurants

Atomium

Speciality Museums, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Ristorante Bocconi

Restaurants

Olivier t's City Tips

  • The brussels locals talk french and flemish, but as it is an international city no problems to use english
  • The restaurants bills include services in their prices, the tradition is to give a tips only if you are happy with the service
  • The intro, bus, tram Stb car for 10 travels is a good way to discover the city and avoid trafic jams
    Day 1
  • Grand Place
    Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Olivier t Says:

    Classified at the Unesco heritage, one of the most beautiful place in the world

    Good for
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Supern biew from the balcony of the Town Hall
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 392 things to do in Brussels
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Really cool place to hangout in the summer evenings 12/12/2018
    • A beautiful space with beautiful buildings 12/12/2018
    • Grand Place
    Phone:
    00 32 (0)2 279 43 65
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Other:
  • Restaurant de l’Ogenblik
    Restaurants (French, Belgian, European)
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    Olivier t Says:

    Very traditional and nice Brasserie with traditionnal french and belgian dishes

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • It is in the Les Galeries Saint Hubert so in a unique Brussels spot
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #301 of 3,255 restaurants in Brussels
    • A good lunch 24/11/2018
    • Good food terrible service and very noisy. 07/11/2018
    • Restaurant de l’Ogenblik
    Address:
    Galerie des Princes 1
    Brussels 1000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 2 511 61 51
    Price range:
    US$ 0 - US$ 142
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
  • Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert
    Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Sites, Shopping Malls
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    Olivier t Says:

    Among the most beatiful gallery in europe with a wonderful XIX century architecture and a unique ambiance with beautiful shops.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #25 of 392 things to do in Brussels
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Chocolate shops 10/12/2018
    • One of my favourite place in Brussels 09/12/2018
    • Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert
    Address:
    Galerie du Roi 5
    Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert
    Brussels 1000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 2 545 09 90
    Other:
  • Manneken Pis
    Monuments & Statues
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    Olivier t Says:

    It is a symbol not to miss but 10 minutes it is ok

    Good for
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • avoid tourist shops, don't buy here so called belgian chocolate that are usually made in China
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #61 of 392 things to do in Brussels
    • Dressed up but tiny 11/12/2018
    • Nice area -Bar across street with view 11/12/2018
    • Manneken Pis
    Phone:
    +32 2 279 43 50
    Other:
  • Rue Antoine Dansaert
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
    Olivier t Says:

    All belgian fashion creators have a shop here, it is the trendy part of Brussels. Fashion lovers will love it.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Trendsetter
    Tips
    • Visit also the Quai aux Briques dedicated to fish restaurants.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #132 of 392 things to do in Brussels
    • Great street and some great bars. 07/03/2018
    • Beautiful street 02/12/2017
    • Rue Antoine Dansaert
    Address:
    Rue Antoine Dansaert
    Brussels 1000
    Belgium
  • Restaurant Vincent
    Restaurants (Belgian)
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    Olivier t Says:

    The very traditionnal belgian restaurant in a very old fashion style, particularly for meat lovers.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Luxury Traveller
    Tips
    • Many tourist wait to have a seat, so it is better to go early.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #485 of 3,255 restaurants in Brussels
    • Last time 11/12/2018
    • Wonderful evening 07/12/2018
    • Restaurant Vincent
    Address:
    Rue des Dominicains 8-10
    Brussels 1000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 2 511 26 07
    Price range:
    US$ 40 - US$ 51
    Hours:
    Wed - Mon
    12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • Day 2
  • Place du Grand Sablon
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Olivier t Says:

    The classical posh part of Brussels with the best antics shops all around and also the best chocolate belgian makers.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Buy here true belgian chocolates from Neuhaus or Pierre Marcolini among the top world chocolate makers.
    • Note that you got also the shop of Patrick Roger, french chocolotate maker very talentuous.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #41 of 392 things to do in Brussels
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great place for photo's 11/12/2018
    • Lovely church 04/12/2018
    • Place du Grand Sablon
    Address:
    Place du Grand Sablon
    R. de Rollebeek
    Brussels
    Belgium
    Other:
  • Place du Jeu de Balle
    Neighbourhoods
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    Olivier t Says:

    A very popular part of brussels with many locals and also vintage furniture shops. During the weekend you will find the brussels flea market.

    Good for
    • LGBT
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Have a beer in a typical Estaminet
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #107 of 392 things to do in Brussels
    • Bargains 10/12/2018
    • Total waste of time!! 14/08/2018
    • Place du Jeu de Balle
    Address:
    Place du Jeu de Balle
    Brussels 1000
    Belgium
  • Quartier Marolles
    Neighbourhoods
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    Olivier t Says:

    Popular streets are Rue Haute and rue Basse, with vintage furniture shops, decoration and trendy shops.

    Good for
    • LGBT
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #86 of 392 things to do in Brussels
    • Flea markets 09/12/2018
    • Great place for buying some nontrivial souvenir 21/10/2018
    • Quartier Marolles
    Other:
  • Wittamer
    Restaurants (Belgian, Cafe)
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    Olivier t Says:

    The best pastry maker in Brussels, delicious cakes.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Couples
    • Luxury Traveller
    Tips
    • The best is to take away your pastry or if the sun is shining to got it at the terrace. Quite expensive if you don't take away and slow service.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #813 of 3,255 restaurants in Brussels
    • Fine cakes 02/12/2018
    • Tourist trap!!! Watch out 10/11/2018
    • Wittamer
    Address:
    Place du Grand Sablon 12-13
    Brussels 1000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 2 512 37 42
    Price range:
    US$ 14 - US$ 29
    Hours:
    Sun
    7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
    Mon
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Tue - Sat
    7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Other:
  • Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
    Speciality Museums
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    Olivier t Says:

    Very beautiful collection from Pieter Brueghel father to Art Nouveau.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 392 things to do in Brussels
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Enjoyable way to spend an afternoon 09/12/2018
    • Great museum (once you can find it !) 08/12/2018
    • Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
    Address:
    Rue du Musee 9
    Brussels 1000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 2 508 32 11
    Other:
  • Musee Magritte Museum - Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
    Art Museums
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    Olivier t Says:

    Modern beatiful museum about the most famous surrealism belgian painter.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • From the museum take the very nice Rue de Namur to go to the luxury shops Boulevard de Waterloo and at the end you will find the Place Louise and the famous Avenue Louise
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #36 of 392 things to do in Brussels
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Worth a Visit 10/12/2018
    • Was hoping for more 09/12/2018
    • Musee Magritte Museum - Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
    Address:
    Place Royale 1
    Brussels 1000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 2 508 32 11
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Mon - Fri
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Sat
    6:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    Other:
  • Avenue Louise
    Neighbourhoods
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    Olivier t Says:

    All luxury shops and international brands are here. This is really the business part of Brussels very different of the historic center but nice to see it.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • The luxury brands and shop are Bld de Waterloo, many shops also at the beginning of Avenue Louise
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #63 of 392 things to do in Brussels
    • High end 05/12/2018
    • Best place for shopping.... 27/11/2018
    • Avenue Louise
    Address:
    Avenue Louise
    Brussels
    Belgium
  • Place du Chatelain
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
    Olivier t Says:

    A nice part of brussels not far away from Louise avenue. Many restaurants and a trendy ambiance. Many locals like it at least to have a drink in the afternoon or at night.

    Good for
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 9 things to do in Ixelles
    • Aperitiv location 02/07/2018
    • A gem of a market 04/02/2018
    • Place du Chatelain
  • Day 3
  • Van Buuren Museum
    Art Museums, Speciality Museums
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    Olivier t Says:

    This is a very nice jewels with art collection in a beautiful Art Deco villa, to visit particularly when the sun shine as the garden is really beautiful. You will need to take a taxi to drop you there.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Phone before to check if it is open before to go there
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 392 things to do in Brussels
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful out of the path museum 22/11/2018
    • How a Jewis/American family left their legacy to the Belgian people 02/10/2018
    • Van Buuren Museum
    Address:
    Avenue Leo Errera 41
    Leo Errera Laan 41
    Brussels 1180
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 2 343 48 51
    Hours:
    Wed - Mon
    2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Other:
  • Les Brasseries Georges
    Restaurants (Belgian)
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    Olivier t Says:

    In Uccle it is an institution with the best seafood in town, very fresh one. Not a lot tourist, more locals. A posh spot with at summer a very big terracce.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Luxury Traveller
    Tips
    • Make a reservation to be in terracce
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #727 of 3,255 restaurants in Brussels
    • Parisian buzz 11/11/2018
    • Fantastic oysters 21/10/2018
    • Les Brasseries Georges
    Address:
    Avenue Winston Churchill 259
    Brussels 1180
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 2 347 21 00
    Price range:
    US$ 28 - US$ 285
    Hours:
    Sun - Wed
    12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Thu - Sat
    12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
  • Atomium
    Speciality Museums, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Olivier t Says:

    An other symbol of Brussels. You have a wonderful view at the top. Speed lift to see all brussels and make stumming selfies. It is a tourist spot, nothing to do or interesting around.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Take a taxi to got here to avoid to vaste your time.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 392 things to do in Brussels
    • Worth a visit... but always feel they could make more of the inside space. 11/12/2018
    • Quick trip from city 11/12/2018
    • Atomium
    Address:
    Atomium Square
    Laeken
    Brussels 1020
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 2 475 47 75
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Other:
  • Ristorante Bocconi
    Restaurants (Italian, Mediterranean, European)
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    Olivier t Says:

    One of the best italian restaurant in Brussels in the Amigo Hotel the most beautiful 5 stars of the city. Not so expensive.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Couples
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Make a reservation and choose the season menu
    • After the dinner enjoy the night life to see the Grand Place at night, it is wonderful
    • Around visit the rue du Marché aux Charbon for it's night ambiance. Many gay bars but also more classical music bar as Salsa bars.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #129 of 3,255 restaurants in Brussels
    • Excellent pasta and fine fish 01/12/2018
    • Good food and service 27/11/2018
    • Ristorante Bocconi
    Address:
    Rue de l'Amigo 1-3
    Brussels 1000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 2 547 47 15
    Price range:
    US$ 53 - US$ 79
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    Mon - Fri
    6:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    Sat - Sun
    6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Other:
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