What to do in Brussels

Activities, attractions and tours
La Grand Place featuring a castle, street scenes and a square or plaza

Brussels Attractions

Brussels, the center and capital of Europe, offers so much to tourists that many people find it hard to stay for only a short amount of time. Historical landmarks, beer houses, and art museums are just some of the many things to do in Brussels.

While there are many Brussels excursions to experience during your vacation, the best place to visit when you first touch down is the Rue des Bouchers. Avid shoppers will appreciate the mixture local shopping spots and high end retailers which call the Rue des Bouchers home. Be sure to stop by one of the local coffee shops for a warm cappuccino before you begin your shopping spree.

Because Brussels is also known as a major art city, Expedia recommends tourists visit some the city's many Art Nouveau buildings which were built over one hundred years ago. Located in Brussels' historical district, each one of these structures was designed and built by 19th century artists and architects. Those who are interested in visiting this area would find it wise to take one of the many Brussels tours available.

One of the top tourist places to visit in the city is the Atomium. Built during the 1958 Worlds Fair, tourists can take an escalator all the way to the top of this structure to enjoy beautiful sunset views of this wonderful city and some of the countryside of Belgium. The Atomium is known as one of the best Brussels activities and should not be missed.

For their love of comics, Brussels is also known as the Comic City. People come from all over the world to take tours of the many comic museums, including the famous Belgian Comic Strip Center. This must see attraction will both educate and entertain you at the same time. Read about the unique history of comic strips in Belgium while enjoying some of the many entertaining stories during the tour.

For the adults in your family, don't forget to taste some of Belgium's famous locally brewed beer. Some of the breweries in Brussels have been unchanged in over one hundred years.

The easiest way to enjoy the many attractions in Brussels is to take a guided tour. A map will be needed for those who wish to venture out on their own.


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What to do in Brussels

Free Things to Do in Brussels

A visit to Brussels need not cost a fortune. You can leave your wallet at home if you go to:

MIMA - Chock-full of exhibits and artifacts, this place is a wonderland for hungry minds.

Broussaille - If you'd love to learn more about the artistic and cultural side of the area, organize a visit.

Jeanneke Pis - Architecture connoisseur or not, you're certain to be awed by this landmark's modern-day design.

Brussels City Hall - Roam around this historic place and find out a few secrets from yesteryear.

La Grand Place - See for yourself why locals and travelers alike are enamored by the unique vibe of this place.

Royal Library of Belgium - If you're eager to check out a few of the more important or interesting places in the community, this place is worth visiting.

Notre Dame da la Chapelle - Connect with your spiritual side or simply lose yourself in the tranquil atmosphere at this holy place.

Brussels Park - No matter if you know your lilies from lilacs, you won't struggle to find beauty in this glorious display.

Things to Do in Brussels with Kids

There are lots of outstanding experiences in Brussels that the entire gang will enjoy. These are a few of the most popular family friendly experiences in the area.


 

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