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Best things to do in Brussels

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Plaza
“One of the most ancient and authentic places in Brussels - you will love it and do not forget to try some Belgian beers !! and famous Belgian chocolate ! Enjoy your stay in Brussels :-) ”
367local recommendations
Monument / Landmark
“The famous Manneken-Pis remains the emblem of the rebellious spirit of the City of Brussels. His wardrobe counts more than 900 suits.”
162local recommendations
Park
“Have a picnic, read on a bench, watch locals & tourists mix-up, kids play or people run... a must do.”
176local recommendations
Art Museum
“The Magritte Museum presents the largest collection of the renowned Belgian artist René Magritte: 230 works and archives are showcased.”
129local recommendations
Outdoor Gym
“The biggest park Brussels has to offer. It’s a great place to be on a hot day, for doing any kind of exercise or just to hang out, have a pic nic...”
183local recommendations
History Museum
“Beautiful building + restaurant with amazing views over Brussel on top floor”
162local recommendations
Beer Bar
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“A touristy place but you can choose from 3.162 beers. For real. There is no other bar in the world that has more. Don’t attempt to try them all. ”
164local recommendations
Museum
“Typical architecture of Brussels. Visit full home of most famous belgian architect.”
139local recommendations
Plaza
“Each Sunday morning there is a famous flea market, a must see in Brussels :) ”
242local recommendations
Bar
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“Your choice if you want to mingle with locals and travellers alike. Good coffee, good drinks and music :)”
173local recommendations
Monument / Landmark
“One of Brussels main symbols - the more than 100m high structure in the shape of the iron atom was build for the 1958 World Expo in Brussels and supposed to last a year. It is still standing and is the equivalent of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Restaurant with great views on the top floor. Book well in advance.”
117local recommendations
Ice Cream Shop
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“In the middle of the centre, parc is not as beautiful as park van der Vorst or dudenpark, but its nice to have a walk, see all the joggers, and in the summer their is a nice bar! ”
103local recommendations
Shopping Plaza
“The Rue Neuve is a street where you can find a lot of stores, fast-food, cafés and restaurants, you will also find a shopping center named Galeries Ino”
77local recommendations
Friterie
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“Flagey culturel centre has a nice concert agenda, you can get low prices tickets at their shop. The architecture Moderniste of the building worth the visit. Bars et restos, théatre, culture, ponds and naturee, WE street market... For all at any time this point is the focal point of the life in Ixelles.”
157local recommendations
Monument / Landmark
“Emblème de l'exposition internationale de Bruxelles en 1958. Emblem of the international exhibition of Brussels in 1958”
55local recommendations
Art Museum
“The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium hold the most important collection of visual arts of the country. Through paintings, sculptures and drawings, over 20.000 artworks and six museums tell our history, from the 15th to the 21st century.”
54local recommendations