Brussels Tourist Attractions

In Belgium, many tourists flock to the City of Brussels and the town of Zaventem. Both destinations offer a variety of activities and attractions for visitors to enjoy.

In Brussels, tourists can explore the historic center, visit the Grand Place, or take in the views from the top of the Atomium.

Zaventem is home to the Brussels Airport, making it a convenient place to stay for those flying into the country. Additionally, Zaventem is home to many shops and restaurants, making it a great place to explore Belgian culture.

For more tourist attractions in the area or anywhere in the region, you can visit

Here are some of the picks.

Brussels: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

A one or two-day hop-on, hop-off bus tour of Brussels is a convenient way to see the city. It's up to you how often you want to hop on and off. Go sightseeing in places like Grand Place, Charles Rogier Square, and Grote Markt.

To begin your voyage of discovery, pick a 1- or 2-day ticket that best suits your schedule. You can jump on and off the blue and red routes to get about town using your ticket. Spend as much time as you like at the places you want to see.

Choose a seat on the open-air deck or the enclosed cabin if you prefer to keep warm. Listen to the recorded narration of the highlights, relax, and enjoy unlimited travel for 24 or 48 hours.

For a closer look at Belgium's national comics center, botanical garden, and St. Michel-and-Gudule Cathedral, hop on a blue bus route. Aside from the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and Laeken's Royal Castle, there are also the Royal Greenhouses on this route.

Visit the Atomium, The Magritte Museum, and Sainte-Catherine Square, as well as Manneken Pis and The Market Place, to get a sense of the grandeur of Paris. Visit the UNESCO-listed Art Nouveau mansions and the city's magnificent City Hall.

Take the red route to the Place Royale for the most incredible perspective of Brussels from the Mont des Arts, then get off at the Place Royale. You can get off at the European Parliament, the Sablons district, or the Palace of Fine Arts if you'd like.

You'll also view the Coudenberg Palace, the Musical Instruments Museum, the Horta Museum, and the Royal Museums.

Brussels: Pub Crawl

It's up to you how often you want to return to the same museum. Your Brussels Card will be validated and activated automatically the first time you use it when you present it at the ticket counter.

Visiting the museum's permanent collections is entirely free of charge. Excluding the Old Masters Museum, the Natural Sciences Museum, and the Cinquantenaire Museum, the majority of touring exhibitions are also featured.

For a limited time, you can save money at various locations by using the coupons found in the booklet you'll receive in exchange for your certificate. Even once the Brussels Card is no longer active, the discounts are still available.

Museums (Free entry):

  • AfricaMuseum
  • Art & History Museum
  • Art & Marges Museum
  • Autoworld Brussels
  • Autrique House
  • Belgian Chocolate Village
  • Belgian Comic Strip Center
  • Belgian Museum of Freemasonry
  • BELvue Museum
  • Boghossian Foundation
  • BOZAR (Centre for Fine Arts)
  • Brussels City Museum
  • CENTRALE for contemporary art
  • Charlier Museum
  • Choco-Story Brussels
  • CIVA
  • Coudenberg Palace
  • Design Museum Brussels
  • Erasmus House and Old Beguinage
  • Fashion & Lace Museum
  • Fin-de-Siècle Museum
  • Fondation Jacques Brel (permanent exhibition)
  • Garde
  • Robe Manneken
  • Pis
  • Halle Gate
  • Jewish Museum of Belgium
  • KANAL - Centre Pompidou
  • KBR museum
  • La Fonderie – Brussels Museum of Industry and Work
  • Le Botanique
  • Magritte Museum
  • Maurice Béjart House
  • Meise Botanic Garden
  • MIMA - Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art
  • MOOF (Museum of Original Figurines)
  • Museum of abstract art
  • Museum of Medicine
  • Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Museum of the Belgian Brewers
  • Musical Instruments Museum
  • Old Masters Museum
  • Planetarium of Brussels
  • René Magritte Museum
  • Royal Military Museum
  • Schaerbeek Beer Museum
  • Sewer Museum
  • The Crossbow Guild Museum
  • Train World

Brussels: 49 Museums, Atomium, and Discounts Card

Access to 49 institutions, including the iconic Atomium, is included in the Brussels Card for 24, 48, or 72 hours. If you purchase your ticket in advance, you can save up to 40%. As well as numerous other museums and galleries in Brussels, the museums covered in the tour include the Royal Belgian Museum of Fine Arts, Magritte, Choco-story, and Belgian Comic Strip Center.

Reservations aren't necessary. The first time you scan it in a museum or the Atomium, your Brussels Card becomes active. It is now suitable for 24 hours, 48 hours, or 72 hours. Using your Brussels Card, you'll be able to take advantage of additional savings at restaurants, bars, shops, entertainment venues, and on tours.

Atomium Entry Ticket

In addition, visitors have access to 49 museums, including the Magritte Museum, Choco-Story Brussels, Autoworld Brussels, Belgium Comic Strip Center, Museum of the Belgian Brewers, Old Masters Museum+Fin de Siècle Museum, BOZAR (Centre for Fine Arts), Brussels City Museum, GardeRobe MannekenPis Museum of Natural Sciences, Musical Instruments Museum, Boghossian Foundation, and the Royal Military Museum.

Mini-Europe, the only park in the world that allows you to journey across Europe in a few hours, is one of the many attractions during your stay.

Discounts on guided excursions: ARAU - Art Nouveau and Art Deco tours, Beer and Chocolate Tour, Boat cruise in Brussels with 'Brussels by Water.' All-inclusive Brussels City Tours and City Runs allow visitors to experience the Belgian capital while simultaneously learning about its history and culture. Visit the Town Hall in Brussels.

Alternative transportation discounts: a Billy Bike electric bike ride and an electric scooter trip.

Discounts in shops: De Biertempel - beer store, Elisabeth - chocolate store, Godiva Manneken Pis - chocolate store, Librairie Galerie Brüsel - bookshop, Planète Chocolat - chocolate store

The following establishments are offering special discounts to members: Archiduc, A La Mort Subite, Aux Armes de Bruxelles, Brasserie Horta, Chez Léon, La Fleur en Papier Doré, Les Filles, MIM Restaurant, Moeder Lambic, and the Brussels Beer Project.

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