Places to visit in Brussels

When you travel to Brussels, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Brussels, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Brussels to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Brussels things to do can include exploring Brussels attractions and visiting the places of interest.

The Grand Place is one of the most delightful squares to be found in Europe and is considered as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Although it was initially built as a merchants market in the 13th century, it is presently known for hosting many concerts and social events. The striking building of Town Hall can be found inside the Grand Place.

This palace is an amazing example of Neo-Classical architecture and remains accessible to the public during the summer. The Belgian king resides in this palace which is his official home. If the Belgian flag is visible fluttering atop the building, it indicates that the king is present in the country.

Right in the middle of the demonstration spaces (with a maximum capacity of 200 people) you will discover the temple of chocolate, with its workshop and own museum that traces back to the extraordinary and fabulous history of cocoa.

Open all year round, this is Brussels’ water fun park, having all the excitement of high-speed slides plus the charm of jacuzzis, solariums, saunas and wavepools. Opening hours change according to the seasons; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. is the regular timing on school holidays and10 a.m.-6 p.mon public holidays and the other days. It remains closed on Mondaysfrom 1/4 to 30/6 and closed on both Mondays and Tuesdays from 1/9 to 31/3.

Andrew's Church in Brussels is a congregation in membership of both the Church of Scotland and the United Protestant Church in Belgium.  In 1900, the first Elders were ordained. A special fund was set up by the Kirk session to raise money for building a church. As a memorial to the Scottish soldiers who had died in Belgium during World War 1, the present church buildings were built in 1925 with a seating capacity of 200 people. The distinctive early 20th century Art Nouveau houses along with the nearby home of the architect Victor Hortamakesthe surrounding area of the church noticeable. The congregation in 2013 was very multinational, representing more than 30 different nationalities. The largest number of people came from the regions ofGhanaand UK.

The National Basilica of the Sacred Heart is a parish churchand a Roman CatholicMinor Basilica in Brussels. Inspired by the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur in Paris,the church was dedicated to theSacred Heart. During the celebrations of the 75th anniversary of Belgian independence,King Leopold II symbolically laid the first stone of the basilica in 1905. The construction was halted by the two World Wars and finished only in 1969.

The Museum of Ancient Art hosts a vast array of paintings, sculptures and drawings that dates back to the 15th century and continues up to the 18th century. It was composed of revolutionary captures and deposits made by France and enriched by the acquisitions, gifts and legacies of many generous patrons. The paintings of the Ancients like Rogier van der Weyden, PetrusChristus, Dirk Bouts, Hans Memling, Jérome Bosch, Bruegel, Pierre-Paul Rubens, Jacob Jordaens, Antoine van Dyckbelonging to the southern Netherlandsforma major part of this collection. The museum also contains an incredible collection of terra cotta “modelli” and many beautiful paintings that represent foreign schools.

The Museum of Musical Instruments features an amalgamation of Neo-Classic and Art Nouveau architectural styles. It houses a collection of more than 7000 instruments and offers visitors with an amazing view of Brussels from the indoor and outdoor MIM restaurant that is situated on the top floor of the museum.

Brussels is filled with numerous lush green parks and gardens. The OsseghemPark is situated within the vicinity of the Atomium. It consists of many ancient trees, a big pond, a path of purple beeches and an open-air theatre better known as the Green Theatre. It can accommodate up to 3000 spectators and are formed by a series of terraces, stone walls and green hedges. The Garden of the Mont des Arts has 9 jets of water situated at its heart. There are other attractive gardens and parks too like Egmont Park, Brussels Park, Colonial Garden, Hallepoort Park.

Tintin and Spirou, are the undeniable forerunners of many generations of comic strip heroes and Brussels is its homeland. The Smurfs, the Daltons, Lucky Luke,Corentin and Blake and Mortimer, only to mention the most famous comics, have made children of all ages all over the world dream, tremble with fear and laugh with mirth. Some great names of the 9th art have been given birth by the Belgian comic strip.Its future looks bright since new talent can be encouraged to grow upon the roots that are deep enough to bank upon. Almost everywhere in Brussels and especially at the (CBBD)Belgian Comic Strip Center, “Speech balloons” are something you will come across, set up in Art Nouveau building. Themed exhibitions are regularly put on by the CBBD. Don’t miss the comic strip trail, leadingyou across the city, upwards, in the company of likeable characters, immortals in giant format on almostfifty city gables.

There are many popular landmarks in Brussels that can be visited while travelling. Cathedral Of St Michael & St Gudule is the national church of Belgium and is a beautiful gothic cathedral. It is considered to be one of the finest instances of Brabant Gothic architecture. The Palace Of Justice is Belgium’s Supreme Court of Law. It was built between 1866 and 1883 by Joseph Poelaert. MannekenPis is another attraction of Brussels that is an astounding example of meticulous craftsmanship and skilled precision.

A trip to Belgium gives you the opportunity touncover the unexpected, the unexplored and the underrated in essence of the hidden gems. The indoor stadiums, theatres, funny clubs, bioscopes along with jaw dropping art and craft will make your visit a truly memorable one.

We will start off with La Mamma.In addition to a terrific Italian wine and grappa list, La Mamma features traditional Italian pasta and meat dishes. Many of their ingredients are imported from Italy and there are always seasonal menu selections. The portions are hearty too and you never quite make it to the scrumptious looking desserts.

The Menu at La Kasbah features tagines, couscous and grilled meats. You might choose to accompany some Moroccan wine with the food. The atmosphere is festive and the service is always friendly.

Jaloa itself offers a fine dining and a wonderful experience if you are looking to splurge. The restaurant seats 25 people and features attractive menus of four, six or nine courses.The Jaloa Brasserie is more cozy and gives youhigh quality food. The menu is a la carte with the exception of a monthly tasting menu.Both the restaurant and brasserie feature seasonal, local ingredients and have hidden terraces you can enjoy, during the warmer months.

If you are looking for a uniquely Brussels foodie experience, you absolutely can’t miss Noordzee. This seafood counter has no seats but that doesn’t stop locals from flocking into this ‘seafood bar’ at lunchtime. The fish soup is incredible and tastes even better on a cold day.

For the best steaks in town, you don’t have to look for any other place beyond the Old Wild Steak House. Get your steak cooked medium or rare, this place ensures you have the best steak serving of your life and share your dining experience with the rest of the world. The place is cozy and old school in its setting but not in food.

 

Must Eat

Steaks and fries

Approximate Cost for Two

Approximately 4500 INR

Address

Rue Henri Maus 45, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Contact

+32 2 513 63 96

Opening Hours

12:00 PM to 12:00 AM

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