Places to Visit–Brussels, Belgium (Tourist Edition)

 1. Grand Place

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The Grand Place is in the center of Brussels and surrounded by opulent designed halls. These halls include the Town Hall, the King’s/Bread House, and the Houses of the Grand Place. The Bread House is home to the Museum of the City of Brussels which holds the history and folklore of Brussels.

2. Royal Palace of Brussels

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Despite its name, the Royal Palace of Brussels does not house the Royal Belgian family. The Royal Family actually reside in the Royal Palace of Laeken. Instead, this palace is mostly used as a symbol for the royal family.

Visitation is usually open to the public from July 21st till the beginning of September from 10:30 AM–5 PM, except on Mondays (closed).

3. Cinquantenaire


4. Autoworld


Autoworld is a vintage car museum right next to/in Cinquantenaire. This museum has over 250 European and American vintage cars.

  • Prices:
    • Adults: 13 Euros
    • Adults with Groups of 15: 10 Euros
    • Seniors (65+): 11 Euros
    • Disabled/Students: 10 Euros
    • Children (6-11 years): 7 Euros
    • Children (<6 years): Free
    • Audioguide: 2 Euros
  • Opening Hours:
    • April 01–September 30:
      • 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
    • October 1–March 31:
      • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
    • Weekends:
      • 10:00 AM–6:00 PM

5. Manneken Pis


Manneken Pis is one of Brussels most famous and unusual tourist site. Occasionally, the little boy will be dressed up in costumes.

  • Open to the public.
  • Corner of Rue de l’Etuve & Rue du Chene
  • Or a couple of minutes walk from the Grand Place.

6. Jeanneke Pis


Jeanneke-Pis is not as famous and a little more difficult to find unlike her brother. Most people throw coins into the fountain to get their wishes granted, supposedly, these coins are all donated to cancer research.

  • Open to the public.
  • Address:
    • Impasse de la Fidélité 10-12, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

7. Zinneke Pis


The last member of the Pis family, is the dog, Zinneke Pis. This dog, like the sister, can be difficult to find.

  • Open to the public.
  • On the corner of Rue des Chartreaux and Rue de Vieux-Marche.

8. Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula

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  • Opening Hours:
    • Monday–Friday: 7:30 AM–6:00 PM
    • Saturday: 7:30 AM–3:30 PM
    • Sunday: 2:00 PM–6:00 PM

9. Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert


Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert houses luxury boutiques, jewelers, restaurants, chocolate shops, and a Vaudeville Theatre. This is not the most interesting place, but great for those who have the money to spend.

10. Atomium


The Atomium is an important landmark in Brussels. This building was first constructed for the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair. Within each sphere there are exhibit halls and other public spaces, while the top-most sphere has a restaurant with a panoramic view of Brussels.

  • Open everyday: 10 AM–6PM
  • Ticket Cost:
    • Seniors (>65): 13 Euros
    • Adults (18-65): 15 Euros
    • Teens: 8 Euros
    • Kids: Free
    • Students (with IDs): 8 Euros
    • Disabled: 8 Euros
    • Reduced mobility/bus drivers: Free
  • Ticket Cost for Atomium + Mini Europe (+/- Oceade & Planetarium) vary. Click here for more detailed description

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