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Top attractions 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.

MIM Brussels

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.

Fine Arts Museum Belgium

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.

Centre for Fine Arts

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.

Brussels Town Hall

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.

Ancienne Belgique

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.

Manneken Pis

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.

Planning Your Brussels Visit

Beer lovers rejoice

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.

French fries? Belgian fries!

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).

Good to Know

  • Language
    Dutch, German and French
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
  • Best time to visit
    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

Entertaining and knowledgeable guide made it a great experience

This tour was a great way to understand truly how much beer affects Belgium and it's culture. It's a great way to try some local beers, learn the history of thousands of craft breweries as well as get a taste for traditional flavours. Our guide, Mic, was humerous but most importantly extremely knowledgeable on the history of beer and Brussels. The bar atmosphere and laid back feel allowed our group to meet others from various countries and we had lots of time to chat with the others in our group. It was a great experience! I would recommend it.
Brussels 2.5-Hour Belgian Beer Tasting Experience Reviewed by Olivia, 10/09/2016

A great way to experience traditional belgium waffles

Our guide was fantastic - he was knowledgeable on the history of Brussels as well as waffles and the misconceptions tourists normally encounter. The guide met at a central meeting point then took us to his studio where there was a comfortable and fun feel to the waffle workshop set up. We made the waffles from scratch then enjoyed as many as we could eat, along with a complimentary beverage of our choice. Our guide was very helpful with other things to do around town as well and gave good insights of where to visit, what is overrated, and relative pricing for top attractions.
Brussels: Waffle Making Workshop Reviewed by Olivia, 10/09/2016

This was a very good experience, would recommend to everyone!

It was not my first time in Brussels. I have spent here lots of business trips. However, it was my first guided tour and it was very good experience. Paul was great, he definitely should be an actor. Lots of information, funny and sometimes not stories.
Brussels: Skip-The-Line Free Walking Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 10/08/2016

A good way to see both towns with limited days in the area

I had limited time in Belgium and this tour was great to see two other towns in one day and see the main sights of the towns with a guide and still have free time as well. Very well paced and good information
From Brussels: Ghent and Bruges Day-Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 10/03/2016

Fantastic way to see two beautiful cities

This is a great day trip that gives you a taste of both Gent and Bruges. Our guide, Sarah, was terrific - friendly and knowledgeable. You see enough of both cities to get a feel of what they are about. Take the canal boat tour. It gives a perspective of Bruges that you would not otherwise see.
From Brussels: Ghent and Bruges Day-Tour Reviewed by Sylvia, 09/22/2016

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