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Visit Brussels to try the best chocolate and beer in the world. The Belgian capital city is also considered the principal city of the European Union. It has all the characteristics of a metropolis, but at the same time is a small tranquil city.
This city offers amazing food, interesting museums, attractions, modern neighbourhoods, charm and history. After a day exploring the city, treat yourself to locally brewed beer, waffles and the world renowned chocolate.

History & heritage

The Grand Place

The central square (Grote Markt) of Brussels, surrounded by opulent guildhalls, the city’s Town Hall and the King’s House, home to Brussels City Museum. The square has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998.

Serres Royales De Laeken

Only open for a few days a year, the royal greenhouses conceal a magnificent collection of tropical plants and flowers.

The Bois de la Cambre

An urban public park on the edge of the Sonian Forest, covering an area of 1.23 square kilometres. This extensive forest park boasts soaring beech trees, lawns, playgrounds, a roller-skating rink and an island on an artificial lake – board the ferry across to dine in the restaurant.

Notre Dame du Sablon

Dominating the Sablon Square, the church was transformed from a chapel into a major gothic church and truly exemplifies the Brabantine gothic style of architecture.

St Michael and St Gudula Cathedral

The cathedral is a medieval Roman Catholic church in central Brussels, consecrated to St. Michael and St. Gudula, the patron saints of the City of Brussels, and is considered to be one of the finest examples of Brabantine Gothic architecture.

Royal Palace of Brussels

Although it’s been more than a century since the Belgian royal family lived in it, the Royal Palace of Brussels remains the headquarters of the Belgian constitutional monarchy, the official palace of the King and Queen of Belgium.

 

Museums

Musée Magritte Museum

Brings together the world’s largest collection of the renowned surrealist artist René Magritte: 230 works and archives are displayed.

Parlamentarium

Interactive films, role playing for school children and an interactive floor map explain to visitors on how the European Parliament operates in the largest Euporean parliamentary visitors’ centre.

Atomium

Located on the Heysel Plateau and originally constructed for the Brussels World’s Fair, the impressive structure now is home to an impressive museum. Venture to the top sphere to done in the restaurant with panoramic views of Brussels.

Architecture & Statues

 

Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert

Wander through a gorgeous glass roofed arcade, lined with cafes, theatres and luxury stores – the place to be seen for the fashionable.

Guild Houses

A number of historic guild houses can be found on the Grand Place, built for trades such as haberdashers, boatmen and bakers. Stunning classic architecture on display, especially at night when the buildings light up and sparkle.

Manneken Pis

The best-known symbol of the people of Brussels embodies Belgian sense of humour and their independence of mind. Jeanneke Pis is a modern fountain and statue in Brussels, which was intended to form a counterpoint to the city’s Manneken Pis.

Stories & breweries

Delirium Café Brussels

Holding a Guinness World Record for the most beers offered with 2004 options for beer lovers to choose from.

Choco Story Brussels

A museum that allows you to discover the world of chocolate, from the cocoa bean to the famous Belgian praline. A tasty journey during which you will sample chocolate dough, cocoa butter and different types of chocolate.

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