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Musical Instrument Museum, Brussels

Musical Instrument Museum, Brussels

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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: City Card with STIB Public Transportation

2. Brussels: City Card with STIB Public Transportation

Save time and money in Brussels and get access to 49 museums and attractions. Choose from a 24-hour, 48-hour, or 72-hour Brussels Card and create your own itinerary in the city. Present your card at the ticket desk of any of the participating venues and it will be electronically validated and activated on first use. Benefit from free access to all permanent collections. You can visit the same museum as many times as you like.  Avail of discounts on various attractions and tours, along with exclusive offers at shops, restaurants, and bars. Plan your visit with the free booklet you’ll receive when you exchange your voucher and make use of the STIB public transportation network to travel for free. Museums: • AfricaMuseum • Art & History Museum • Art & Marges Museum • Autoworld Brussels • Autrique House • Belgian Chocolate Village • Belgian Comic Strip Center • Belgian Beer World • Belgian Museum of Freemasonry • BELvue Museum • BOZAR (Centre for Fine Arts) • Brussels City Museum • CENTRALE for contemporary art • Charlier Museum • Choco-Story Brussels • CIVA • Coudenberg Palace • Design Museum Brussels • Erasmus House and Old Beguinage • Fashion & Lace Museum • Fondation Jacques Brel (permanent exhibition) • GardeRobe MannekenPis • Halle Gate • Jewish Museum of Belgium • La Fonderie – Brussels Museum of Industry and Work • Le Botanique Magritte Museum • Maurice Béjart House • Meise Botanic Garden • MIGRATIEMUSEUMMIGRATION MIMA - Millennium Iconoclast • Museum of Art • MOOF (Museum of Original Figurines) • Museum of abstract art • Museum of Medicine • Museum of Natural Sciences • Museum of the Belgian Brewers • Musical Instruments Museum • Old Masters Museum • Planetarium of Brussels • René Magritte Museum • Royal Military Museum • Schaerbeek Beer Museum • Sewer Museum • The Crossbow Guild Museum • Train World • WIELS Attractions (discounts): Koekelberg Basilica: -2€ off the individual entrance fee for the panoramic view (8€) Mini-Europe : -20%€ off the individual entrance fee (23€) Shops (discounts): De Biertempel - beers store Elisabeth - chocolate store Restaurants and Bars (discounts) Brasserie Horta (Art Nouveau brasserie) Chez Jalou (ice-creams) Chez Léon (belgian food) Les Filles (organic and local food) La Brouette, Restaurant Vincent & T'Kelderke (belgian restaurants) Brussels Beer Project (local beers) Alternative Transportation Electric Scooter and Bike Dott: free ride Guided tours ARAU - Art Nouveau & Art Deco tours Hungy Mary's Beer and Chocolate Tour Boat trip in Brussels with 'Brussels by Water' L-Tour - historical LGBTQI+ tours City Runs: explore the city combining culture & jogging Pro Velo bike tours

Brussels: 49 Museums, Atomium, and Discounts Card

3. Brussels: 49 Museums, Atomium, and Discounts Card

The Brussels Card grants you access to 49 museums with skip-the-line admission to Atomium, the symbol of Brussels, for 24, 48, or 72 hours. Save up to 40% compared to regular admission. Among the included museums are the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium (Old Masters and Magritte Museum), Museum of Chocolate Choco-Story, Belgian Comic Strip Center, all the exhibitions at the Centre for Fine Arts BOZAR, Museum of Natural Sciences, and many more. There’s no need to book in advance. Your Brussels Card is activated when you scan it for the first time in a museum or in the Atomium. From this moment on, it is valid for 24, 48, or 72 hours. Your Brussels Card includes extra dining, drinking, shopping, entertainment, and tour discounts to help you save even more along the way. The Brussels Card includes the following: • Atomium skip-the-line ticket • Access to 49 museums: Belgian Beer World, Magritte Museum, Choco-Story Brussels, Autoworld Brussels, Belgian Comic Strip Center, Museum of the Belgian Brewers, Old Masters Museum+Fin-de-Siècle Museum, BOZAR (Centre for Fine Arts), Brussels City Museum, GardeRobe MannekenPis, Museum of Natural Sciences, Musical Instruments Museum, Royal Military Museum, Fondation Jacques Brel (permanent exhibition), MIMA - Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art, AfricaMuseum, BELvue Museum, Art & History Museum, MOOF (Museum of Original Figurines), Train World, Halle Gate, Meise Botanic Garden, Planetarium of Brussels, CENTRALE for contemporary art, Museum of abstract art + René Magritte Museum, Jewish Museum of Belgium, Belgian Chocolate Village, Fashion & Lace Museum, Le Botanique, Coudenberg Palace, Brussels Design Museum, Art & Marges Museum, Autrique House, Belgian Museum of Freemasonry, Charlier Museum, Erasmus House and Old Beguinage, La Fonderie – Brussels Museum of Industry and Work, Maurice Béjart House, Museum of Medicine, Sewer Museum, The Crossbow Guild Museum, WIELS, Migratie Museum Migration, CIVA and the Schaerbeek Beer Museum • Discounts on attractions:  Enjoy the panoramic view at Koekelberg Basilica and visit Mini-Europe, the only park that allows you to travel across Europe in a matter of hours. • Discounts on guided tours: ARAU - Art Nouveau & Art Deco tours, Hungy Mary's Beer and Chocolate Tour, Boat trip in Brussels with 'Brussels by Water', L-Tour - historical LGBTQI+ tours, City Runs: explore the city combining culture & jogging, Pro Velo bike tours • Discounts on alternative transportation: One ride on the electric bike Dott and one ride on the electric scooter Dott • Discounts in shops: De Biertempel - beers store, Elisabeth - chocolate store • Discounts in restaurants and bars: Brasserie Horta (Art Nouveau brasserie), Chez Jalou (ice-creams), Chez Léon (belgian food), Les Filles (organic and local food), La Brouette, Restaurant Vincent & T'Kelderke (belgian restaurants), Brussels Beer Project

Brussels Card: 24, 48 or 72 Hour Validity

4. Brussels Card: 24, 48 or 72 Hour Validity

Choose from a 24, 48, or 72 hour option and a large variety of popular museums and attractions in Brussels. Visit the same museum as many times as you like with this easy-to-use Brussels Card. You’ll have free access to all permanent collections of the museums. Most of the temporary exhibitions are also included, except at Old Masters Museum, Natural Sciences Museum and Cinquantenaire Museum.  The discounts for the various attractions, tours, shops, restaurants, and bars provided in the booklet you’ll receive when you exchange your voucher are for single use only, but the discounts remain valid even after the Brussels Card has expired. To obtain a discount, you simply need to present the Brussels Card and the corresponding voucher. Museums (Free entry): AfricaMuseum Art & History Museum Art & Marges Museum Autoworld Brussels Autrique House Belgian Beer World Belgian Chocolate Village Belgian Comic Strip Center Belgian Museum of Freemasonry BELvue Museum BOZAR (Centre for Fine Arts) Brussels City Museum CENTRALE for contemporary art Charlier Museum Choco-Story Brussels CIVA Coudenberg Palace Design Museum Brussels Erasmus House and Old Beguinage Fashion & Lace Museum Fondation Jacques Brel (permanent exhibition) GardeRobe MannekenPis Halle Gate Jewish Museum of Belgium La Fonderie – Brussels Museum of Industry and Work Le Botanique Magritte Museum Maurice Béjart House Meise Botanic Garden MIGRATIEMUSEUMMIGRATION MIMA - Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art MOOF (Museum of Original Figurines) Museum of abstract art Museum of Medicine Museum of Natural Sciences Museum of the Belgian Brewers Musical Instruments Museum Old Masters Museum Planetarium of Brussels René Magritte Museum Royal Military Museum Schaerbeek Beer Museum Sewer Museum The Crossbow Guild Museum Train World WIELS Attractions (discounts): Koekelberg Basilica: -2€ off the individual entrance fee for the panoramic view (8€) Mini-Europe : -2,50€ off the individual entrance fee (19€) From 1st February 2024 : Museum of Illusions : -2€ off the ticket price Urban city game Coddy : -40% off WOM - World of Mind : -3€ off the standard ticket price Shops (discounts): De Biertempel - beers store Elisabeth - chocolate store From 1st February 2024 : Hard Rock Café Brussels : -10% off in the store, free drink at the café Restaurants and Bars (discounts) Brasserie Horta (Art Nouveau brasserie) Chez Jalou (ice-creams) Chez Léon (belgian food) Les Filles (organic and local food) La Brouette, Restaurant Vincent & T'Kelderke (belgian restaurants) Brussels Beer Project (local beers) Alternative Transportation Electric Scooter and Bike Dott: free ride Guided tours ARAU - Art Nouveau & Art Deco tours Hungy Mary's Beer and Chocolate Tour Boat trip in Brussels with 'Brussels by Water' L-Tour - historical LGBTQI+ tours City Runs: explore the city combining culture & jogging Pro Velo bike tours

Brussels: Musical Instruments Museum Entry Ticket

5. Brussels: Musical Instruments Museum Entry Ticket

Immerse yourself in the rich history and traditions of a range of musical instruments at the Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) in Brussels. Learn about instruments from all over the world, from African slit drums to Western keyboards, and hear them being played. Enter the MIM located on Brussels' famous Mont des Art (Hill of the Arts) site. Admire its intricate architecture in the Art Nouveau style. Start exploring the museum's four floors of collections, and listen to 300 sound clips on the multimedia device included in your ticket. See an exhibition on the history of musical instruments in Europe, a keyboard collection, a room of traditional instruments from around the world, and an exhibit on electronic instruments. Take the chance to stay for a concert in the museum's neoclassical concert hall.

Brussels: City Card with Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

6. Brussels: City Card with Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

Save time and money on individual entrance to museums and attractions with a Brussels Card, valid for 24, 48 or 72 hours after first activation. Explore at your own pace with access to the hop-on hop-off bus for the duration of your card. Museums: • Art and Marges Museum • Belgian Beer World • AfricaMuseum • Art & History Museum • Autoworld • Autrique House • Belgian Chocolate Village • Belgian Comic Strip Center • BELvue Museum • BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts • Museum of the Belgian Brewers • Le Botanique • Charlier Museum • Choco-Story Brussels • Museum of the City of Brussels • Coudenberg – Former Palace of Brussels • Erasmushouse and Old Beguinage • Belgian Museum of Freemasonry • Halle Gate • Botanic Garden Meise • Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) • Museum of Natural Sciences • Magritte Museum (city center) • René Magritte Museum (Jette) • Old Masters Museum • MOOF • Planetarium of Brussels • WIELS • CENTRALE for contemporary art • La Fonderie - Brussels Museum of Industry and Labour • Museum of Medicine • Royal Military Museum • MIMA - Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art • Sewers Museum • Jewish Museum of Belgium • Fashion and Lace Museum • Train World • Fondation Jacques Brel (permanent exhibition) • Design Museum Brussels • The Guild of the Crossbowmen • Children's Museum • CIVA • GardeRobe MannekenPis • Jewish Museum of Belgium • MigratieMuseumMigration • MIMA - Millenium Iconoclast Museum of Art • Schaerbeek Beer Museum • Sewer Museum • Museum of Fantastic Art Attractions (discounts): Koekelberg Basilica: -2€ off the individual entrance fee for the panoramic view (8€) Mini-Europe : -20% off the individual entrance fee (23 € ticket) Shops (discounts): De Biertempel - beers store Elisabeth - chocolate store Restaurants and Bars (discounts) Brasserie Horta (Art Nouveau brasserie) Chez Jalou (ice-creams) Chez Léon (belgian food) Les Filles (organic and local food) La Brouette, Restaurant Vincent & T'Kelderke (belgian restaurants) Brussels Beer Project (local beers) Alternative Transportation Electric Scooter and Bike Dott: free ride Guided tours ARAU - Art Nouveau & Art Deco tours Hungy Mary's Beer and Chocolate Tour Boat trip in Brussels with 'Brussels by Water' L-Tour - historical LGBTQI+ tours City Runs: explore the city combining culture & jogging Pro Velo bike tours

Brussels: Art Nouveau Pass - Entry to Three Locations

7. 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: Self-Guided Audio Tour

8. 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!

Central Brussels Self-Guided Audio Tour (ENG)

9. Central Brussels Self-Guided Audio Tour (ENG)

Exploring Brussels for the first time? Embark on your inaugural journey through Brussels by strolling through its historic Old Town. This audio guide will lead you to the iconic landmarks and symbols that define the capital of Belgium, with a total of 14 noteworthy stops along the way. Commence your tour at the Royal Quarter of Brussels, beginning with a visit to the royal square, Place Royale—a historic gem in the heart of the city. As you traverse, marvel at the splendid Art Nouveau architecture of the Musical Instruments Museum, formerly a luxurious department store. Pass by the Royal Library, boasting a vast collection of over 6 million books. Continue your exploration with a leisurely walk through the cultural hub of Brussels, the Mont des Arts, where the fascinating history of its creation unfolds. The Market Square, the pulsating heart of Belgium, will unveil its hidden secrets as you admire the architectural wonders of the Town Hall and other structures on the square. Take a glimpse of the House of Bread, now home to the Museum of the City of Brussels, renowned for its extensive collection, including over 500 costumes of the famous Manneken Pis.

A Self-Guided Tour of Brussels: Medieval to Modern Times

10. A Self-Guided Tour of Brussels: Medieval to Modern Times

At the heart of Europe lies Brussels, an international city draped in grandeur, history, and intrigue, where the leaders of the Continent meet. This walking tour traces the city‘s medieval foundations and follows its journey from a wealthy city in the Middle Ages to the largest diplomatic community in the world. Our tour starts at the imposing Royal Palace of Brussels, where you‘ll learn about the Belgian Royal Family and their lineage. You‘ll make your way through the city’s historical centre towards its famous clock, Le Carillon du Mont des Arts, and pass below its thunderous bells. After passing the Black Tower, an ancient structure surrounded by modern buildings, you’ll reach Grand Place, a UNESCO-listed town square surrounded by palaces and ornate guild houses. You‘ll pass through the trendy Sablon neighborhood, lined with cafés and art galleries, en route to our final stop, the Palais du Justice, where you‘ll be able to look back on your journey through medieval Brussels’ long history. Along the way, you‘ll have a chance to: • Learn about the history of the Palace of Coudenberg, which once hosted the most powerful rulers in Europe • Hear about music through the ages at the Musical Instruments Museum • Wander through cobblestone alleys in the city‘s historic centre and discover where an opera performance triggered a revolution • Admire the Royal Palace of Brussels, the former residence of Belgium‘s royal family • Explore traces of the medieval city walls and find the bizarre location of Brussels' former harbor • Giggle at the trickling Mannekin Pis statue, one of Brussels‘ most iconic landmarks and a testament to Belgians‘ quirky sense of humor • Ascend the steps of the imposing Palais du Justice, the city‘s best viewing point

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very useful, I did 48 hours even though the first day was Monday and most of the museums are closed. I took advantage of it for transportation and to go further outside the Pentagon.

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

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