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Things to do in Brussels

The variety of things to do in Brussels will make your holiday unforgettable. Whatever your duration on holiday type, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the fascinating culture, extraordinary gastronomy and world-famous beers.

Get more from your getaway by booking one of our carefully selected experiences – it’s easy to tick off Brussels top attractions on a hop-on hop-off tour. Explore further afield on a Bruges express tour from Brussels or at your own pace with our great value car hire, in partnership with Avis. Admire the splendid Art Nouveau architecture and make the most of the city’s free parks, museums and landmarks by day. Then enjoy incredible fine dining and embrace the bustling pub scene by night.

Shopping.

Shopping

Shopping in Brussels needn’t be dedicated solely to fashion, alongside the large Woluwe shopping centre you’ll find colourful markets and divine chocolate shops. Pick up Ghent’s traditional mustard at heritage listed Tierenteyn-Verlent or satisfy every sense with a trip to Gare du Midi Market – try Moroccan crȇpes with cheese, honey and vegetables, washed down with a mint tea.

Sightseeing – culture and history.

Sightseeing – culture and history

Situated in the heart of the city, Grand-Place is considered one of the most beautiful medieval squares in Europe with its ornate buildings that date back to the 17th century. Learn about the Art Nouveau movement at the Horta Museum or be captivated by the hidden treasures of the Museum of Natural Sciences.

Food.

Food

Head to Bar Choc, a chocoholics heaven that serves over 44 different kinds of hot and cold chocolate drinks. Enjoy authentic bistro cuisine at Au Stekerlapatte. Or embrace the unique gastronomic experience at Gin Fish. In the absence of printed menus, diners congregate around the open kitchen to watch the chef prepare dishes from the days freshest market ingredients.

Nightlife.

Nightlife

Start your Belgium beer experience near the Gran-Palace at La Mort Subite – dare you try their homemade concoction ‘Sudden Death’? Hotsy Totsy is a great place for live music – where the rear room doubles as a gallery space for local artists. While Café Belga is ideal for variety, with a DJ on Friday nights and jazz on a Sunday.

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