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Brussels: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

1. Brussels: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Uncover the city's hidden gems with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Enjoy the freedom of exploring at your own pace, hopping off at whatever stops catch your eye. See the city's most iconic sights – and maybe even some off-the-beaten-path treasures – with the single red route. Hop on the red route and see top sights including the Palace of Fine Arts, the Sablons quarter, and the European Parliament. Look out at museums including the Train World Museum, Musical Instruments Museum, Horta Museum, and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. Stop at Place Royale and enjoy breathtaking views. Admire Saints-Michel-et-Gudule Cathedral, the Botanical Gardens, and more. Experience the city's authentic side and visit the Marolles neighborhood. This vibrant area offers a mix of old and new, traditional cuisine, vintage shops, and a festive atmosphere. Since 18 March, we propose you a single Red line that allow you to discover even more nice attractions as Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Koekelberg, Trainworld or Manneken-pis.

Brussels 3-Hour Guided Art Nouveau Tour

2. Brussels 3-Hour Guided Art Nouveau Tour

Enjoy a 3-hour guided tour on Art Nouveau architecture and Victor Horta. The tour will be led by a local Brussels guide. Discover the most beautiful and impressive Art Nouveau projects by architects who mastered the art of combining iron, glass, wood and stone into an infinite variety of different forms. The tour starts at the Grand-Place at 10:00. From there you’ll take the tram to the Bailli district, the famous village within the city that has the largest number of Art Nouveau buildings in Brussels. The program ends in front of the Victor Horta Museum. Detailed Itinerary: Old England House (Music Instrument Museum) Hotel Tassel, built by Victor Horta in 1893-1894 Van Rysselberghe House, built by Ocatave Van Rysselberghe in 1912 Hotel Otlet, built by Ocatave Van Rysselberghe and Henry van de Velde from 1894-1898 Hotel Goblet d’Alviella, built by Ocatave Van Rysselberghe in 1882 Hotel Ciamberlani, built by Paul Hankar in 1897 The house of painter René Janssens, built by Paul Hankar in 1898 Architect Armand Van Waesberghe The Beukman house, built by Albert Roosenboom in 1900 The private home of architect Paul Hankar Victor Horta Museum

Brussels: Art Nouveau Pass - Entry to Three Locations

3. Brussels: Art Nouveau Pass - Entry to Three Locations

With the Art nouveau pass you can access three locations or exhibitions from the list below to visit for free. On top of that you will enjoy discounts on guided tours, Art nouveau shops, and brasseries. Art Nouveau Museums & Houses: • Belgian Comic Strip Center: Since the Belgian Comic Strip Center moved, in 1989, into one of Victor Horta’s architectural beauties, it brings together Art Nouveau and Ninth Art. • Hôtel van Eetvelde: The Hôtel van Eetvelde was designed, in the words of Victor Horta himself, as "the most daring plan he had ever done". • Wolfers Frères Stores: Designed by Victor Horta, the Wolfers’ jewelry store was officially inaugurated in 1912. In 1973, the shop furnishings were gifted by the Wolfers family to the Art & History Museum. • Autrique House: The first landmark building by Victor Horta, the Autrique House heralds the birth of Art Nouveau. It also provides a better understanding of the historical and aesthetic interest of classic Brussels mansions. • Cauchie House: This house is one of the most exceptional Art Nouveau masterpieces in Brussels. Built in 1905, it was originally home to Paul Cauchie and Caroline Voet, a couple of artists and decorators. • Hannon House: This house is one of the masterpieces of Art Nouveau in Brussels. Standing at the crossroads of Belgian and French Art Nouveau, it represents a symbolist and dream-like world. • Musical Instruments Museum: A flagship of the Brussels’ Art Nouveau movement, the 'Old England', as it is still called today, is the creation of the architect Paul Saintenoy who was nevertheless not an Art Nouveau specialist. • Horta Museum: The Horta Museum is situated in the home and studio of architect Victor Horta. These buildings were constructed by the architect at the height of Art Nouveau. Art Nouveau Exhibitions: • 14/2 - 15/10/2023 - Back to nature 1900, Brussels City Museum • 9/3/2023 - 14/1/2024 - Privat Livemont. Fleurs à l'affiche!, Autrique House • 17/3 - 13/9/2023 - Style Congo. Heritage and Heresy, CIVA • 23/3/2023 - 8/1/2024 - Victor Horta versus Art nouveau. Horta's vocabulary, Horta Museum 2023 - The LAB-An - Temporary exhibitions during the whole year • 1/6/2023 - 5/6/2024 - Art(s) Nouveau(x) Belge(s), Hanon House • 15/9/2023 - 14/1/2024 - Resonances - Encounter between Art Nouveau and plastic design, Design Museum Brussels • 6/10/2023 > 14/4/2024 - Josef Hoffmann. Beyond Beauty and Modernity, Art & History Museum • 17/10/2023 - 07/1/2024 - Victor Horta and the grammar of Art Nouveau, Horta Museum • 20/10/2023 - 14/1/2024 - Art Nouveau and comics, Brussels Comics Museum • 15/11/2023 - 15/1/2024 - Mode & Art nouveau, Horta Museum Art Nouveau Discounts: • ARAU - Atelier de recherche et d'actions urbaines - 30% off on guided tours • Brasserie Horta - free coffee • Bruxelles Bavard - €3 off on guided tours • City runs - 25% off on guided tours • Bruxelles Bavard - €3 off on guided tours • City runs - 25% off on guided tours • De Ultieme Hallucinatie - Free cocktail • Halles Saint-Géry - Free coffee/soft • Autrique House shop - 10% discount • Cauchie House Shop - €5 off the book 'La maison Cauchie, entre rêve et réalité' • Pro Velo - 30% off on guided tours

Brussels: Fall and Rise of Art-Nouveau Guided Tour

4. Brussels: Fall and Rise of Art-Nouveau Guided Tour

The Brussels region has 19 communes or town halls. Specifically, in Saint-Gilles and Ixelles are several of the most stable houses of Art-Nouveau architecture, created by the most innovative architects of the late nineteenth century. Learn about the most used techniques in the world of Art-Nouveau. What is sgraffito, and how is it different from frescoes?What was Art-Nouveau's first house? Discover the remains of Victor Horta's Maison du Peuple. All this and much more on a three-kilometer route through the outskirts of Brussels, where you can admire some of the most beautiful streets of the Belgian capital.

Brussels: Self-Guided Audio Tour

5. Brussels: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Welcome to the heart of Europe, where history, culture, and innovation converge to create a captivating tapestry of experiences – welcome to Brussels! As you embark on this Brussels Self-Guided Audio Tour, you are about to explore a city that seamlessly blends medieval charm with modern vibrancy. Nestled in the heart of Belgium, Brussels serves as the de facto capital of the European Union, offering a rich tapestry of architectural wonders, culinary delights, and a palpable sense of cosmopolitan energy. This self-guided audio tour invites you to navigate the cobblestone streets and bustling squares at your own pace, unlocking the hidden stories and secrets that have shaped Brussels into the captivating metropolis it is today. From the iconic Atomium to the Grand Place, each location on this tour is a chapter in the city's narrative, revealing the layers of history, art, and multicultural influences that have left an indelible mark. With your personal audio guide, immerse yourself in the narratives behind the medieval structures, indulge in the aromatic world of Belgian chocolates and waffles, and witness the harmonious coexistence of traditional and contemporary elements. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a culinary explorer, or simply someone seeking to unravel the essence of Brussels, this self-guided audio tour promises an enriching and immersive experience. Learn more about the top 19 tourist attractions in Brussels. Its history, culture, myths, architecture, and other important facts are in this audio commentary which starts from the city's central station then the itinerary gradually moves one by one. 1. Brussels Central Station 2. Brussels City Hall 3. Grand-Place 4. Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert 5. St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral 6. Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) 7. Magritte Museum 8. Royal Palace (Palais Royal) 9. Church of Our Lady of Victories at the Sablon (Notre Dame du Sablon) 10. Parlamentarium 11. Museum of Natural Sciences 12. Parc du Cinquantenaire 13. Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History 14. AutoWorld 15. Horta Museum 16. René Magritte Museum (Abstract Art Museum) 17. Serres Royales De Laeken (Royal Greenhouses of Laeken) 18. Mini-Europe 19. Atomium So, put on your headphones, hit play, and let the enchanting tales of Brussels unfold as you traverse its streets, uncovering the city's past, present, and the promise of an exciting future. Welcome to Brussels – a city of stories waiting to be discovered!

Brussels: Art Nouveau Tour

6. Brussels: Art Nouveau Tour

Enjoy a personalized private Art Nouveau tour in Brussels. During this tour, you will visit Victor Horta’s house between 2:00 PM and 5:30 PM and/or a house he designed for his friend Eugène Autrique. Throughout this jam-packed adventure, you will visit several Art Nouveau districts in Brussels, such as sq. Ambiorix, Ixelles ponds and Ixelles Trinité district. Relax knowing that your tour might be adapted to you and to suit your preferences. Don’t hesitate to ask if you want to visit another place for example. It is also possible for you to extend your tour to visit Antwerp's amazing Art Nouveau houses. The itineraries are arranged to suit your needs and preferences.

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it is better to give more time when stopping because 10 min is not feasible. otherwise everything is pleasant. thank you for this great discovery experience

Very informative. Guide excellent. A number of Art Nouveau houses covered. The guide knows his stuff.

Hop on hop off is a great way to easily get an overview of the city in a short time

The driver passed by at one stop and we had to wait 20 minutes for the next one.

ability to see lots of the city in a short period of time