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Things to do in Îlot Sacré, Brussels

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
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 :-) ”
  • 347 locals recommend
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. ”
  • 155 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Stunning 19th-century glazed shopping arcade with, among other things, some fine chocolatiers. Other places to bring the credit card include the Avenue Louise and Avenue du Toison D'Or. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Outdoor Sculpture
“Funny statue in a cosy street with lots of bars (including the Delirium café)”
  • 29 locals recommend
Pub
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“18 min walk: Typical Belgian Beer place. Eat also some cheese. Open every day. PS: read the story why the name is called "sudden death". ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Chocolate Shop
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“If you want to try typical Belgian cuisine with Mussels would be a good choice ! ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“Best alternative cinema in Belgium, great underground bar and great parties!”
  • 27 locals recommend
History Museum
“Less famous as Delirium Café but their beer collection is still very impressive! The bar is located in an old puppet theatre where they still play shows.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Route
“If you want, buy your chocolates here - all major chocolate makers are represented here ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Doner Restaurant
“the butcher's street, a real tourist trap but interesting... it is the longest street in belgium with seafood restaurants”
  • 12 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“One of the nicest art house cinemas in town located next to the Grand Place in Gallery Royal ”
  • 12 locals recommend
History Museum
“Nice museum in the centre of the old town. Cheap entry and enough in there to keep you in for a hour or two. Note they have lots of costumes that the Manneken Pis Sculpture wears which are interesting”
  • 6 locals recommend
Plaza
“C'est un endroit où tout le monde entier aimerait visiter une fois arrivé en Belgique ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Belgian Restaurant
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“This is one of the classic bistros in the centre of Brussels, unusualand very pleasant. The menu is unconventional, the quality of the food very good and the service is efficient.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bookstore
“Tropismes Galerie des Princes 11, 1000 Brussels 02 512 88 52 The best and largest bookstore in Brussels. Located in Galeries Royales, the bookstore opened in 1984 after the space had been used for famous jazz club Blue Note for many years. Its book selection ranges from fiction to non-fiction, art, essays, social sciences, travel and youth.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
“Try the infinite variety of belgian beers, the best in the world. as well as the Delirium, most famous beer bar in the world.”
  • 5 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Pub
“18 min walk: Typical Belgian Beer place. Eat also some cheese. Open every day. PS: read the story why the name is called "sudden death". ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Chocolate Shop
“If you want to try typical Belgian cuisine with Mussels would be a good choice ! ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Belgian Restaurant
“This is one of the classic bistros in the centre of Brussels, unusualand very pleasant. The menu is unconventional, the quality of the food very good and the service is efficient.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The use of fresh, organic, unusual ingredients make each dish individual and totally delicious. Short menu...but it changes every week. Three starters, three mains, three desserts.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Brasserie in a late-17th-century building, offering a Belgian menu, murals & mannequins in costumes.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
“Really cosy, charming, literary style café with a very big choice in the menu”
  • 11 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Brussels' most famous seafood restaurant (2 Michelin stars), run by celebrity chef Yves Mattagne.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Belgian Restaurant
“This is one of the classic bistros in the centre of Brussels, unusualand very pleasant. The menu is unconventional, the quality of the food very good and the service is efficient.”
  • 10 locals recommend

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