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Town Hall

Town Hall (Grand Place 1, Brussels) — The first building you notice upon entering the Grand Place is the striking gothic town hall, which dates back to the 13th century. Its beautiful facade features the famous needle-like crooked spire which is 315 feet in height and is topped by the archangel St. Michael. Tours are […]

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Rue de Bouchers

Rue de Bouchers (Brussels) — Known more for the atmospheric charm, Rue de Boucher is a walking thoroughfare abounding with 17th century stepped gables, decorated doorways, cafes and restaurants with lavish pavement displays of seafood, piled high on mounds of ice. This street offers a wide variety of restaurants at various price points. Two of […]

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Royal Palace

Royal Palace (Rue Bréderode 16, Brussels) — The official home of the Belgian king, you will always know if he is in the country when you see the Belgian flag flying on top of the building. The building is a highlight of Neo-Classical architecture and overlooks Brussels Park. The Royal Palace is open to the […]

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Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (Rue Vautier 29, Brussels) — Explore the largest dinosaur museum in Europe on permanent display at the Museum of Natural Sciences starting on October 27. This is a great exhibit for the whole family, with many new dinosaur skeletons to discover and learn about as well as hands-on activities […]

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Place du Grand Sablon

Place du Grand Sablon (Rue de la Régence, Brussels) — this picturesque square is situated on the slope that divides Brussels between the upper and lower halves of the city. Decked out with chic boutiques, al fresco cafes, fashionable restaurants, and trendy bars, the Grand Sablon is most famous for its lively open-air antiques market […]

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Museum Horta

Museum Horta (Brussels) — The former home of Art Nouveau’s best-known architect, Victor Horta, is now the Horta Museum – a showcase of stained glass and subway tile, pale wood and wrought iron, whose every corner seems magically bathed in golden sunlight. Admission: Adult (€8), Seniors & Students (€4), Children (under 6): free. Hours: 2 […]

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Museum of Musical Instruments

Museum of Musical Instruments (Montagne de la Cour 2, Brussels) — The Museum of Musical Instruments is a strikingly beautiful building in Brussels combining the architectural styles of Neo-Classic and Art Nouveau. Housed in the museum is a collection of more than 7000 instruments of varying kinds and origins. On the top floor, the indoor […]

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Museum of Ancient Art

Museum of Ancient Art (Rue de la Régence 3, Brussels) — The Museum of Ancient Art has got a vast collection of paintings, sculptures and drawings from the 15th until 18th century. Built up around a core of revolutionary captures and deposits of the French state, this collection was constantly enriched by the acquisitions, but […]

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Markt

Markt (Intersection of Steenstraat, St-Amandstraat, Vlamingstraat, Philipstockstraat, Breidelstraat, and Wollestraat), Brugge) – this square is the heart of the city of Brugge. This also acts as a major geographic point of reference, from which one can find other local sites.   Markt is dominated by its Belfry, for centuries the city’s foremost edifice and the […]

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Manneken Pis

Manneken Pis (Rue de l’Etuve, Stoofstraat, Brussels) — This famous statue of a little boy peeing in a fountain is a perfect representative of the irreverent Belgian humor. The unique Brussels icon has been amusing visitors on the corner of Rue de L’Etuve & Stroofstraat since 1619. Over time it has become a tradition for […]