What to do and see in Brussels

Are you traveling to Brussels for the event? Here are five things you can do to explore and experience the city during your stay.

1. Explore the historical center

Start at the iconic Grand-Place, renowned for its enchanting beauty and the impressive City of Brussels town hall. Discover the Royal Saint Hubert gallery for shopping, the Cinema Galeries or the Cathedral of Saints Michael and Gudula. Uncover the city’s quirky side with a visit to Manneken-Pis and explore war heroism at Place Saint Jean, featuring statues of Gabrielle Petit and Jacques Brel. End your journey strolling down the vibrant Boulevard Anspach, now a pedestrian zone with the renovated former Stock Exchange building hosting a beer museum and exquisite cafes.

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2. Fall in love with art nouveau

In 1893, architect Victor Horta put the finishing touches to Tassel House, the founding work of the Art Nouveau movement in Brussels. The impressive modernity of its facade and its sumptuous interiors – all in stained glass, mosaics and wrought iron – marked the history of architecture. It initiated a true aesthetic revolution characterised by curved lines, plant motifs, a mastery of light and the use of modern materials such as iron and steel. Art Nouveau was born and spread throughout Europe.

Did you know that there are almost a thousand Art Nouveau buildings in Brussels? 

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3. Taste Brussels

The cosmopolitan and welcoming spirit of the Belgian capital is reflected in its diverse culinary scene. From vibrant and flavourful dishes that align with its sophisticated image to the must-try delights like beers, waffles, chocolate, fried mussels, and fries, Brussels offers a gastronomic experience that caters to every palate.

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4. Explore Brussels' graffiti and comic scene on foot

If you are a comic strip enthusiast, Brussels is your ultimate heaven. Recognised as the comic capital, the city celebrates the ninth art through museums, galleries, festivals, and specialised shops.

A highlight is the renowned comic strip trail featuring iconic characters like Tintin and Lucky Luke. With over 80 murals decorating the city since 1991, enjoy a unique walk to explore Brussels’ diverse atmospheres, and the legacy of these beloved heroes and their creators.

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5. Discover the heart of Europe

Brussels’ European Quarter is home to the European institutions since 1997. Beyond its status as a political hub, the European Quarter is a vibrant neighbourhood where diverse cultures converge.

Learn everything about Europe at the EU Quarter through its museums, guided tours, visitor centers, and a variety of events.

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