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Travel Guide of Brussels in Belgium by Influencers and Travelers


The City of Brussels is the largest municipality and historical centre of the Brussels-Capital Region, and the capital of Belgium. Besides the strict centre, it also covers the immediate northern outskirts where it borders municipalities in Flanders. It is the administrative centre of the European Union, thus often dubbed, along with the region, the EU's capital city.


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1 - Grand Place

The Grand Place or Grote Markt is the central square of Brussels. It is surrounded by opulent guildhalls and two larger edifices, the city's Town Hall, and the King's House or Breadhouse building containing the Brussels City Museum.

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2 - Manneken Pis

Manneken Pis is a landmark 61 cm bronze fountain sculpture in the centre of Brussels, depicting a naked little boy urinating into the fountain's basin. It was designed by Jérôme Duquesnoy the Elder and put in place in 1618 or 1619. The current statue is a replica which dates from 1965. The original is kept in the Brussels City Museum. Manneken Pis is the best-known symbol of the people of Brussels. It also embodies their sense of humour and their independence of mind.

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3 - Escape Games in Brussels

Let yourself be tempted by an escape game session in Brussels! Located in Brussels, Escape Hunt offers you the exclusive escape game "Monkey Business". Level of difficulty: 2/5 Number of participants: 4 to 6 Welcome to the Cirque Royal! As the direct...

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4 - Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium are a group of art museums in Brussels, Belgium. The Royal Museums contains over 20,000 drawings, sculptures, and paintings, which date from the early 15th century to the present.

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5 - Black Tower

The Black Tower is a medieval tower in Brussels, Belgium. It is one of the best conserved remains of the first fortifications of Brussels, built at the start of the 13th century. It is located behind St. Catherine's Church on Rue de la Vierge Noire/Zwarte Maagdstraat.

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6 - Tours & Sightseeing | Brussels Self-Guided Tours

This handy walking tour app comes ready-loaded with 15 key points of interests across the city, with high-quality visuals, in-depth descriptions, and audio commentary from local experts. Simply download the app and activate your Brussels guide using this ticket. After that, all you need to do is plug in your own headphones and start exploring. The app will feed you real-time cultural content straight into your ears as you approach the city's top landmarks like the Manneken Pis statue, the Grand Place, the Atomium, and more. It works offline too, so you don't need to have an active internet connection – just be sure to download the interactive maps before you set out.

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7 - Atomium

The Atomium is a landmark building in Brussels, originally constructed for the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair. It is located on the Heysel Plateau, where the exhibition took place. It is now a museum.

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8 - Law Courts of Brussels

The Palace of Justice of Brussels or Law Courts of Brussels is the most important court building in Belgium. It is located on Place Poelaert/Poelaertplein in the Marolles/Marollen district of Brussels.

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9 - Virtual Reality in Brussels

Experience a unique virtual reality adventure in the heart of Brussels! Visit Virtual Room, the first collaborative virtual reality room! Located in Brussels, Virtual Room offers you the Press Start adventure, an exclusive VR scenario. Difficulty lev...

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10 - Museums of the Far East

The Museums of the Far East is a complex of three museums in Laeken, City of Brussels, dedicated to Oriental art and culture, specifically that of China and Japan. It is part of the Royal Museums of Art and History. The three museums have been closed since 2013 because of structural weaknesses. Some items from their collections are on public display at the Art & History Museum.

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11 - Chapel Church

The Church of Our Lady of the Chapel, or the Chapel Church is a Roman Catholic church located on the Place de la Chapelle/Kapelleplein in the Marolles/Marollen district of Brussels, Belgium. This site is served by Brussels-Chapel railway station.

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12 - Royal Palace of Brussels

The Royal Palace of Brussels is the official palace of the King and Queen of the Belgians in the centre of the nation's capital Brussels.

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13 - Ancienne Belgique

Ancienne Belgique is a concert hall for contemporary music in Brussels, Belgium. Located in the historic heart of Brussels, it is one of the leading concert venues in Belgium, hosting a wide variety of international and local acts.

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14 - Lion's Mound

   19 km away

The Lion's Mound is a large conical artificial hill located in the municipality of Braine-l'Alleud, Belgium. King William I of the Netherlands ordered its construction in 1820, and it was completed in 1826.

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15 - ZOO Planckendael

   20 km away

Planckendael is a zoo, located on the grounds of Planckendael castle in the village district of Muizen, in Mechelen, Belgium. In 1956 the Royal Zoological Society of Antwerp bought the Planckendael estate in order to acquire a larger space for animals than what they owned: the city zoo in Antwerp.

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16 - Leuven

   25 km away

Leuven or Louvain is the capital and largest city of the province of Flemish Brabant in the Flemish Region of Belgium. It is located about 25 kilometres east of Brussels.

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17 - Boom

   26 km away

Boom is a Belgian town, located in both the arrondissement and province of Antwerp. On 1 January 2006 Boom had a total population of 16,096. The total area is 7.37 km² which gives a population density of 2,185 inhabitants per km². Residents are known as "Boomenaars". Since 2005, Boom has hosted the annual electronic dance music event Tomorrowland.

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18 - Louvain-la-Neuve

   27 km away

Louvain-la-Neuve is a planned city in the municipality of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, situated 30 km southeast of Brussels, in the French-speaking part of the country.

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19 - fietsostrade Antwerpen-Mechelen

   31 km away
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20 - Muur van Geraardsbergen

   34 km away

The Muur van Geraardsbergen is a steep, narrow road with cobblestones in Geraardsbergen, Belgium. It is also known as Kapelmuur, Muur-Kapelmuur or simply Muur.

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21 - Antwerp

   41 km away

Antwerp District coincides with the old city of Antwerp. Since the municipality and contemporary city of Antwerp in the Flemish Region of Belgium was decentralized in 2000, this district level of government steadily increased its administrative powers.

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22 - Antwerpen

   41 km away

Antwerp is a city in Belgium and the capital of Antwerp province in the Flemish Region. With a population of 520,504, it is the most populous city proper in Belgium, and with a metropolitan population of around 1,200,000 people, it is the second-largest metropolitan region after Brussels.

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23 - Guild Houses

   41 km away
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Known for its Manneken Pis, one of the symbols of the city, Brussels is a buzzing city. Around the magnificent Grand Place, the alleys will take you to the local Brussels, with its estaminets, breweries and typical restaurants. Drop by the Royal Galleries Saint-Hubert and discover the chocolate makers. Head to the popular Marolles district, to the Sunday morning flea market. Capital of Europe - it houses several European institutions such as the Parliament and the Commission - and capital of Belgium, Brussels is a city always full of atmosphere and welcoming. You can discover it over a beer, gueuze or lambic, but also on the Grand-Place, on Place Sainte-Catherine, at the French fries stand or on the terraces of the mussel restaurants, and especially between the alleys of the flea market of the Place du Jeu de Balle. You can also read it in comics, of which Brussels is the epicenter. City of Hergé and Schuiten, Tintin, Spirou and Les Cités obscures can be found on the walls of buildings and in the Belgian Comic Strip Center. Brussels is also a green capital, with many parks and gardens, such as the Parc de Bruxelles or the Parc du Cinquantenaire, and even a forest on the edge of the city. A city of culture, Brussels is also home to the famous Atomium, near the Royal Park of Laeken, and the Mont des Arts, which houses the Magritte Museum. Note also that Brussels is the second French-speaking capital in the world, even though it was originally a Dutch-speaking Brabant city, a language that is still used alongside French! A tourist guide dedicated to Brussels will allow you to discover all the mysteries of the city and the best places to visit.













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