Brussels is the capital of Belgium and it goes without saying that it is a very beautiful place. It is difficult to pin point the vibe of this city. It can sometimes appear official and at other times it can appear laid back. So we can say that this place is a mixture of culture and tradition.
There is history in every nook and alleyway that you come across. It is also said to be the administration unit of the EU. This multi layered atmosphere in the city is what makes it special.
This city has a great variety of things that you can see and places that you must visit. A few weeks here will be enough to satisfy you. Don’t visit Brussels if you are on a diet! It has few of the best cuisine.
10 Best Things to Do in Brussels
The 10 best things that you can do in Brussels, Belgium has been listed as follows. Let us not delay any more time and get into it.
1. Grand Place
The Grand Palace is located at the center of the city. It is hidden away but if you enter this place by foot then we are sure that it will take your breath away. It is such beautifully constructed with excellent architecture that is worth mentioning.
There are 6 guild halls surrounding which makes it a even more beautiful place. There are flower markets in the square. If you are interested then you should visit at night.
2. Old England Building
This was built in the last year of the 19th century. Initially it was a department store. Yes, it was. If you don’t believe us, go ask Google. The old building attracts a lot of tourists because of its stunning façade but also because of vast musical museum. This museum especially contains musical instruments.
It has a collection of over 2000 musical instruments. It gives the visitor a chance to listen to many of them too. The halls are packed with musical history. There is also a café on the roof that is a romantic place to be. The setting is just perfect. You can also take panoramic photos of entire Brussels through the roof.
3. Visit Brussel’s Notre Dame Du Sablon
This is a Gothic cathedral. It was built in the 14th century. It was used as a chapel by the Arthur’s guild. It was small at first but with the passage of time its popularity also expanded and it because so popular that they had to expand the chapel too.
The Madonna statue located within was supposed to have great healing powers. A husband and wife allegedly stole the statue. No one knows the exact location of the statue now. Its sad but that is just how it works.
4. Admire Le Botanique
It was the botanical garden of the city historically and it still attracts a lot of tourists to its spot till this day. Don’t forget to include this one in your list of places to visit in Brussels. The greenhouse built in the 19th century has now become a stage of performing arts.
It hosts a lot of people and occasion which makes this place feel like a culture hub rather than a botanical garden. The greenery is still there and if you like plants then you can check out the surrounding gardens. The place is calm and peaceful, a contrast to the city life.
5. See the Palais Royal
The royal family does not stay there anymore. They have shifted to Laeken. But the royal palace in Brussels is still their official residence area. This palace is open to tourists in the summer and then you can visit this beautiful place. I mean come on it is a literal palace, I know you are excited.
The palace is breath taking and beautiful. It is in every way the word ‘royal’. The architecture as well as the design of the palace is what makes it a hot spot for tourists during the months of summer.
6. Musee Royaux Des Beaux Arts
Looking for some top notch art? Well look what we have got here for you. The European nations are said to have produced a lot of artists who in turn have produced a lot of art. Here is where you can find a lot of them. The museum has a collection of both modern and ancient art.
The fall of Icarus is a painting that you will find here. Works of Anthony Van Dyke and Vans Memling are also present here. If you want to truly appreciate the art and the museum then spare a full day for this place. Yes, it deserves that time.
7. Parc Du Cinquantenaire
This is a great place to visit for a number of reasons. It has been around since the time of Leopold II. Whether you want to have a picnic on the grass while taking in the beauty of the architecture or whether you want to appreciate the vast collection of 35,000 artifacts that are present in the museum here.
It is worth a visit because of it’s stunning beauty. I personally love this area a lot and whenever I visit Brussels I make sure that I visit this place at least once.
8. Enjoy a beer tour of Brussels
Well Belgium is known for its beer. So if you are in the capital city of Belgium then do not miss out on this. The Belgiums are very proud of their beer and it has played an important role in the city’s history. Tours are also available where you can go and experience the best pubs in the city.
They also have a special tour where you can go to a brewery and then watch the beer making process. It doesn’t matter if you like to drink beer or not, this tour has a special place in the history of the city. If you do like to drink beer then this is an added bonus for you.
9. Enjoy the nightlife
The nightlife of the city is the best part of Brussels. It is very varied and everyone has a special role to play in it. It does not matter what your tastes or your budgets are you will always find a place for yourself. There are a number of places that you can visit. The night life in Brussels is one of the best ones and we strongly recommend getting a taste of it while you can.
It is located at Heysel park in the west of the city. It is actually a model of an atom that is 100 meters tall. If you are a science geek, you will love this. This sculpture was made in 1958 to celebrate the new age of atoms. It is an accurate representation of the atom. It can take guests to the top in about 20 seconds. There you can enjoy a quick bite to eat or beer to drink for some time.
We hope that this article has been useful for you. Obviously there are so many places that you can go to but we have picked the most famous and the best ones for you.
The place itself is very beautiful and we hope that you have a great time there. If you are planning a trip there or maybe if you are already there and just in search for good advice to visit good places, this article might prove to be just what you needed.
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