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Brussels have a strong spirit as a city from the Middle Age to the modern trendy brussels. I try in this guide to help you to plan the best citytrip in Brussels.

Good for
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Foodie
  • LGBT
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Trendsetter
  • Like a Local

18 Places

3 City Tips

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18 Places

Day 1

Grand Place

Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Restaurant de l’Ogenblik

Restaurants

Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert

Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Sites, Shopping Malls

Manneken Pis

Monuments & Statues

Rue Antoine Dansaert

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Restaurant Vincent

Restaurants

Day 2

Place du Grand Sablon

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Place du Jeu de Balle

Neighbourhoods

Quartier Marolles

Neighbourhoods

Wittamer

Restaurants

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

Speciality Museums, Art Museums

Musee Magritte Museum - Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

Art Museums

Avenue Louise

Neighbourhoods

Place du Chatelain

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Day 3

Van Buuren Museum

Art Museums, Speciality Museums

Les Brasseries Georges

Restaurants

Atomium

Speciality Museums, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Ristorante Bocconi

Restaurants

olivierluxurytravel's City Tips

  • The brussels locals talk french and flemish, but as it is an international city no problems to use english
  • The restaurants bills include services in their prices, the tradition is to give a tips only if you are happy with the service
  • The intro, bus, tram Stb car for 10 travels is a good way to discover the city and avoid trafic jams
    Day 1
  • Grand Place
    Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    olivierluxurytravel Says:

    Classified at the Unesco heritage, one of the most beautiful place in the world

    Good for
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Supern biew from the balcony of the Town Hall
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 481 things to do in Brussels
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful square 28/03/2020
    • Go there twice 25/03/2020
    • Grand Place
    Address:
    Grand Place
    Brussels Main Square
    Brussels 1000
    Belgium
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Other:
  • Restaurant de l’Ogenblik
    Restaurants (French, Belgian, European)
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    olivierluxurytravel Says:

    Very traditional and nice Brasserie with traditionnal french and belgian dishes

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • It is in the Les Galeries Saint Hubert so in a unique Brussels spot
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #335 of 3,495 restaurants in Brussels
    • We loved this place! 16/02/2020
    • Delicious food in the galerie 02/02/2020
    • Restaurant de l’Ogenblik
    Address:
    Galerie des Princes 1
    Brussels 1000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 2 511 61 51
    Price range:
    US$0 - US$142
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
  • Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert
    Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Sites, Shopping Malls
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    olivierluxurytravel Says:

    Among the most beatiful gallery in europe with a wonderful XIX century architecture and a unique ambiance with beautiful shops.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #19 of 481 things to do in Brussels
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great for window shopping 25/03/2020
    • As A Minimum, A Must For Window Shopping! 19/03/2020
    • Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert
    Address:
    Galerie du Roi 5
    Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert
    Brussels 1000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 2 545 09 90
    Other:
  • Manneken Pis
    Monuments & Statues
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    olivierluxurytravel Says:

    It is a symbol not to miss but 10 minutes it is ok

    Good for
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • avoid tourist shops, don't buy here so called belgian chocolate that are usually made in China
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #59 of 481 things to do in Brussels
    • It's Not The Size That Matters! 29/03/2020
    • Advertising support 25/03/2020
    • Manneken Pis
    Address:
    46 Rue de l'Etuve
    corner of rue du Chene and rue de l'Etuve
    Brussels 1000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 2 279 43 50
    Other:
  • Rue Antoine Dansaert
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
    olivierluxurytravel Says:

    All belgian fashion creators have a shop here, it is the trendy part of Brussels. Fashion lovers will love it.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Trendsetter
    Tips
    • Visit also the Quai aux Briques dedicated to fish restaurants.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #167 of 481 things to do in Brussels
    • Dull & Boring 23/02/2020
    • Long street ,interesting. 19/05/2019
    • Rue Antoine Dansaert
    Address:
    Rue Antoine Dansaert
    Brussels 1000
    Belgium
  • Restaurant Vincent
    Restaurants (Belgian, Gastropub, Dining bars)
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    olivierluxurytravel Says:

    The very traditionnal belgian restaurant in a very old fashion style, particularly for meat lovers.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Luxury Traveller
    Tips
    • Many tourist wait to have a seat, so it is better to go early.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #529 of 3,495 restaurants in Brussels
    • Below expectations, cannot recommend. 09/03/2020
    • A brussels classic 01/03/2020
    • Restaurant Vincent
    Address:
    Rue des Dominicains 8-10
    Brussels 1000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 2 511 26 07
    Price range:
    US$21 - US$41
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Mon
    12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Wed - Mon
    6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    Wed - Sat
    12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Other:
  • Day 2
  • Place du Grand Sablon
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    olivierluxurytravel Says:

    The classical posh part of Brussels with the best antics shops all around and also the best chocolate belgian makers.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Buy here true belgian chocolates from Neuhaus or Pierre Marcolini among the top world chocolate makers.
    • Note that you got also the shop of Patrick Roger, french chocolotate maker very talentuous.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #46 of 481 things to do in Brussels
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful Old Square 22/02/2020
    • A priceless piece of Brussels 30/12/2019
    • Place du Grand Sablon
    Address:
    Place du Grand Sablon
    R. de Rollebeek
    Brussels
    Belgium
    Other:
  • Place du Jeu de Balle
    Neighbourhoods
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    olivierluxurytravel Says:

    A very popular part of brussels with many locals and also vintage furniture shops. During the weekend you will find the brussels flea market.

    Good for
    • LGBT
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Have a beer in a typical Estaminet
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #101 of 481 things to do in Brussels
    • An Average Flee Market 15/09/2019
    • Intersting to see flood of visitors moving In?out 06/08/2019
    • Place du Jeu de Balle
    Address:
    Place du Jeu de Balle
    Brussels 1000
    Belgium
  • Quartier Marolles
    Neighbourhoods
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    olivierluxurytravel Says:

    Popular streets are Rue Haute and rue Basse, with vintage furniture shops, decoration and trendy shops.

    Good for
    • LGBT
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #83 of 481 things to do in Brussels
    • Memories For Sale 24/02/2020
    • Wanted something unique to bring home 12/10/2019
    • Quartier Marolles
    Other:
  • Wittamer
    Restaurants (Belgian, Cafe)
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    olivierluxurytravel Says:

    The best pastry maker in Brussels, delicious cakes.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Couples
    • Luxury Traveller
    Tips
    • The best is to take away your pastry or if the sun is shining to got it at the terrace. Quite expensive if you don't take away and slow service.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #946 of 3,495 restaurants in Brussels
    • Pastries and More! 18/02/2020
    • Chocolate with class! 25/12/2019
    • Wittamer
    Address:
    Place du Grand Sablon 12-13
    Brussels 1000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 2 512 37 42
    Price range:
    US$14 - US$29
    Hours:
    Sun
    7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
    Mon
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Tue - Sat
    7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Other:
  • Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
    Speciality Museums, Art Museums
    See more photos
    olivierluxurytravel Says:

    Very beautiful collection from Pieter Brueghel father to Art Nouveau.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 481 things to do in Brussels
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Worth a quick tour 25/03/2020
    • Bruegel!! 08/03/2020
    • Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
    Address:
    Rue de la Regence
    Place Royale 1
    Brussels 1000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 2 508 32 11
    Other:
  • Musee Magritte Museum - Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
    Art Museums
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    olivierluxurytravel Says:

    Modern beatiful museum about the most famous surrealism belgian painter.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • From the museum take the very nice Rue de Namur to go to the luxury shops Boulevard de Waterloo and at the end you will find the Place Louise and the famous Avenue Louise
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #44 of 481 things to do in Brussels
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great, but missing the most famous works! 25/03/2020
    • Nice visit 04/03/2020
    • Musee Magritte Museum - Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
    Address:
    Place Royale 1
    Brussels 1000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 2 508 32 11
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Mon - Fri
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Sat
    6:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    Other:
  • Avenue Louise
    Neighbourhoods
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    olivierluxurytravel Says:

    All luxury shops and international brands are here. This is really the business part of Brussels very different of the historic center but nice to see it.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • The luxury brands and shop are Bld de Waterloo, many shops also at the beginning of Avenue Louise
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #64 of 481 things to do in Brussels
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice and big shopping road 23/10/2019
    • Now this is a shopping street 29/05/2019
    • Avenue Louise
    Address:
    Avenue Louise
    Brussels
    Belgium
  • Place du Chatelain
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
    olivierluxurytravel Says:

    A nice part of brussels not far away from Louise avenue. Many restaurants and a trendy ambiance. Many locals like it at least to have a drink in the afternoon or at night.

    Good for
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 14 things to do in Ixelles
    • Lovely area 21/08/2019
    • A lovely way to mix amongst the locals. 04/07/2019
    • Place du Chatelain
    Price range:
    US$20 - US$20
    Hours:
    Mon - Thu
    6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Fri
    6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Sat - Sun
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Day 3
  • Van Buuren Museum
    Art Museums, Speciality Museums
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    olivierluxurytravel Says:

    This is a very nice jewels with art collection in a beautiful Art Deco villa, to visit particularly when the sun shine as the garden is really beautiful. You will need to take a taxi to drop you there.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Phone before to check if it is open before to go there
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 481 things to do in Brussels
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing Art Deco home and gorgeous gardens! 20/10/2019
    • Wonderful mansion & gardens 30/09/2019
    • Van Buuren Museum
    Address:
    Avenue Leo Errera 41
    Leo Errera Laan 41
    Brussels 1180
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 2 343 48 51
    Hours:
    Wed - Mon
    2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Other:
  • Les Brasseries Georges
    Restaurants (Belgian)
    See more photos
    olivierluxurytravel Says:

    In Uccle it is an institution with the best seafood in town, very fresh one. Not a lot tourist, more locals. A posh spot with at summer a very big terracce.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Luxury Traveller
    Tips
    • Make a reservation to be in terracce
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #728 of 3,495 restaurants in Brussels
    • Classic Belgian restaurant. 14/03/2020
    • Very sick after the meal 01/01/2020
    • Les Brasseries Georges
    Address:
    Avenue Winston Churchill 259
    Brussels 1180
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 2 347 21 00
    Price range:
    US$27 - US$270
    Hours:
    Sun - Wed
    12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Thu - Sat
    12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
  • Atomium
    Speciality Museums, Points of Interest & Landmarks
    See more photos
    olivierluxurytravel Says:

    An other symbol of Brussels. You have a wonderful view at the top. Speed lift to see all brussels and make stumming selfies. It is a tourist spot, nothing to do or interesting around.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Take a taxi to got here to avoid to vaste your time.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 481 things to do in Brussels
    • Disappointing 25/03/2020
    • Despite The Four Rating, This Is A Must Visit If In Brussels 19/03/2020
    • Atomium
    Address:
    Atomium Square
    Laeken
    Brussels 1020
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 2 475 47 75
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Other:
  • Ristorante Bocconi
    Restaurants (Italian, Mediterranean, European)
    See more photos
    olivierluxurytravel Says:

    One of the best italian restaurant in Brussels in the Amigo Hotel the most beautiful 5 stars of the city. Not so expensive.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Couples
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Make a reservation and choose the season menu
    • After the dinner enjoy the night life to see the Grand Place at night, it is wonderful
    • Around visit the rue du Marché aux Charbon for it's night ambiance. Many gay bars but also more classical music bar as Salsa bars.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #125 of 3,495 restaurants in Brussels
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Overrated 28/03/2020
    • Amazing Pranza de la Domenica 08/03/2020
    • Ristorante Bocconi
    Address:
    Rue de l'Amigo 1-3
    Brussels 1000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 2 547 47 15
    Price range:
    US$53 - US$79
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    Mon - Fri
    6:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    Mon - Sat
    12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Tue
    7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Wed - Mon
    7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    Sat - Sun
    6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Other:
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