30 Tourist Attractions & Best Hotels in Brussels, Belgium
Brussels, officially the Brussels-Capital Region, is a region of Belgium comprising 19 municipalities, including the City of Brussels, which is the de jure capital of Belgium.
30 Tourist Attractions
1. Grand Place:
4. Royal Palace of Brussels:
5. Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium:
6. Belgian Comic Strip Center:
7. Musical Instrument Museum:
8. Museum of the City of Brussels:
9. Palais de Justice:
11. Horta Museum:
12. Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate:
13. Museum of Natural Sciences:
14. BELvue Museum:
15. Halle Gate:
16. Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History:
17. Gaasbeek Castle:
18. Museums of the Far East:
19. Royal Museum for Central Africa:
21. Train World:
22. Cauchie House:
23. Brussels Museum of the Gueuze:
24. Museum of Costume and Lace:
25. Fin-de-Siècle Museum:
26. Temple of Human Passions:
27. Jeanneke Pis:
28. Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert:
29. Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula:
Best Hotels in Brussels
1. PULLMAN BRUSSELS CENTRE MIDI:
A 3-minute walk from train and metro services, this upscale hotel lies 1.8 km from the elegant Grand Place square in downtown Brussels.
Modern rooms feature tea and coffeemaking facilities, plus Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars and rainfall showers. Some provide city views. Upgraded rooms add Nespresso machines, Bose iPod docks and complimentary minibars, while suites include separate living rooms. Room service is available 24/7.
Amenities include a refined, lavishly furnished international restaurant, and a vibrant bar with a wine wall. There’s a business center, a wood-paneled sauna and a fitness room. Parking is offered for a fee.
Address: Place Victor Horta 1, 1060 Bruxelles, Belgium
2. Novotel Brussels Off Grand Place Hotel:
A 3-minute walk from both Gare Centrale train station and the iconic Grand Place square, this modern hotel is a 9-minute walk from the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.
Polished rooms feature Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars and desks. Upgraded rooms have Nespresso machines and stereo systems, and suites add separate living rooms. Room service is available 24/7.
Dining options include a bright restaurant with terrace seating, as well as a low-key bar serving light bites. There’s also a fitness room and an indoor playground. Parking is offered for a fee.
Address: Rue du Marché aux Herbes 120, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
3. Warwick Brussels – Grand Place:
Set in the city center, this upscale hotel in a brick-accented building is a 2-minute walk from Bruxelles Central train station. It’s also 300 m from landmark La Grand-Place.
The stylish rooms have flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and minibars, plus tea and coffeemaking facilities. Room service is on offer 24/7. Suites add separate living areas, some with city views. There are 2 upgraded suites with added amenities; 1 has a furnished rooftop terrace. Kids age 11 and under stay at no cost with an adult.
A full breakfast buffet (fee) is offered. Other amenities include a restaurant with Victorian decor and a piano bar, plus a gym and a sauna.
Address: Rue Duquesnoy 5, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
4. Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Brussels:
A 4-minute walk from De Brouckere metro station and La Monnaie De Munt opera house, this upscale hotel with an art deco style facade is also 1.1 km from the Royal Palace of Brussels.
Contemporary rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, desks, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Upgraded rooms and suites have Nespresso coffeemakers and access to a club lounge for complimentary breakfast, while suites also have living areas.
There’s an acclaimed seafood restaurant and a relaxed atrium eatery nestled beneath a 12th-century wall. Other amenities include a gym, a sauna and massage services (fee), plus a business center and 18 meeting rooms.
Address: Rue du Fossé aux Loups 47, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
5. NH Collection Brussels Grand Sablon:
Surrounded by the antique shops and restaurants of the Place du Grand Sablon, this elegant hotel is a 9-minute walk from the monumental Grand Place and the iconic Manneken Pis statue.
Rooms range from refined to contemporary in style, and feature tea and coffeemakers, desks and minibars. They also offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Upgraded rooms overlook the square, and suites add living rooms and whirlpool tubs. Room service is available.
A free breakfast buffet is provided. Other amenities include an Italian bistro and an informal lobby bar. Parking is available for a fee.
Address: Rue Bodenbroek 2, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
6. Sofitel Brussels Le Louise:
A 2-minute walk from a metro station, this lavish hotel designed by Antoine Pinto is 12 minutes’ walk from Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium and 1 km from the iconic Manneken Pis statue.
Chic rooms feature flat-screens, free Wi-Fi and minibars, as well as tea and coffeemaking facilities and designer toiletries. Upgraded rooms add Nespresso machines, seating areas and garden views, while suites offer lounges and complimentary minibars; some have whirlpool tubs and steam rooms. Room service is available 24/7.
There’s a sophisticated international restaurant with a terrace, as well as a stylish bar and a fitness room.
Address: Avenue de la Toison d’Or 40, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium
7. Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel:
Offering covered access to Brussels Airport’s terminals, this contemporary hotel is a 2-minute walk from Bruxelles-National-Aéroport train station and 15 km from Downtown.
Featuring vibrant artwork and soundproof windows, the sophisticated rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and desks. Club level rooms provide access to a lounge with complimentary breakfast, afternoon appetizers and drinks, while suites add separate living areas. Room service is available 24/7.
There’s a sleek restaurant and a lobby lounge, as well as a 24/7 fitness center and a day spa. Also available are 23 meeting rooms and a business center, plus parking (fee).
8. Hotel Park Inn by Radisson Brussels Midi:
A 2-minute walk from Brussel-Zuid/Bruxelles-Midi train station, this relaxed, modern hotel is also 2 km from both the iconic Manneken Pis fountain and the Grand Place square.
Bright, modern rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemaking equipment. Room service is available. Kids age 11 and under stay at no cost in their parents’ room.
A breakfast buffet is available for a surcharge. Amenities include an informal, contemporary bar and grill restaurant with a terrace in the courtyard, and a fitness room on the 7th floor with city views. There are also 5 meeting rooms. Underground parking is available (fees may apply).
Address: Place Marcel Broodthaers 3, 1060 Bruxelles, Belgium
9. The Hotel Brussels:
A 2-minute walk from a metro station, this modern high-rise hotel is 10 minutes by foot from the Magritte Museum and 15 minutes’ walk from the iconic Manneken Pis statue.
Sleek rooms with window seats and scenic city views feature flat-screens and Nespresso machines, plus free minibars and Wi-Fi. Upgraded rooms and plush suites add access to the 24th-floor club lounge with complimentary breakfast, drinks and snacks.
Amenities include an acclaimed restaurant, a chic bar, and a lounge serving afternoon tea, in addition to a 23rd-floor spa with a sauna, a steam room and a fitness room. There are also 12 meeting rooms and a ballroom.
Address: Boulevard de Waterloo 38, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
10. Hilton Brussels Grand Place:
Overlooking Gare Centrale train station, this sophisticated hotel is a 7-minute walk from Manneken Pis’ iconic fountain and an 8-minute walk from the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.
Contemporary rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars and desks, as well as tea and coffeemaking equipment. Some rooms have conservative decor. Upgraded rooms add living areas with pull-out sofas. Luxe suites and club rooms add access to a lounge with free breakfast, as well as snacks and drinks throughout the day.
There’s a high-end restaurant, a chic cocktail lounge and a 24-hour fitness room, plus a 24/7 business center.
Address: Carrefour de l’Europe 3, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
11. Steigenberger Wiltcher’s:
Set among the upscale shops of Avenue Louise, this regal, high-end hotel is 1.3 km from the Royal Museums of Fine Arts. It’s also 1.5 km from the Royal Palace of Brussels.
The chic, contemporary rooms come with flat-screen TVs and limited free Wi-Fi. They also have sitting areas and Nespresso machines. Suites add free minibars; some offer kitchens, butler service and membership at a nearby health club.
Buffet breakfast is available for a fee. Other amenities include a stylish restaurant with a fireplace, a swanky bar, a terrace cafe and a cigar bar. There’s also a gym.
Address: Avenue Louise 71, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium
12. NH Brussels EU Berlaymont:
Adjacent to the Berlaymont building, the headquarters of the European Commission, this unassuming modern hotel is 1 km from Brussels-Luxembourg railway station and 3 km from the Mannekin Pis statue.
Featuring neutral decor and light wood furniture, the low-key rooms and suites offer free Wi-Fi, minibars, cable TV and tea and coffeemaking equipment. Suites add garden views, separate living rooms and en suite whirlpool tubs. Room service is available.
Breakfast is complimentary. There’s an elegant restaurant, a casual coffee shop and a bar serving light snacks. Other amenities include a spa, a fitness area and meeting space.
Address: Boulevard Charlemagne 11-19, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium