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:

The Grand Place or Grote Markt is the central square of Brussels. It is surrounded by opulent guildhalls and two larger edifices, the city’s Town Hall, and the King’s House or Breadhouse building containing the Museum of the City of Brussels.
Address: 1000 Brussels, Belgium
 

2. Atomium:

The Atomium is a landmark building in Brussels, originally constructed for the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair. It is located on the Heysel Plateau, where the exhibition took place. It is now a museum
Address: Square de l’Atomium, 1020 Bruxelles, Belgium
 

3. Mini-Europe:

Mini-Europe is a miniature park located in Bruparck at the foot of the Atomium in Brussels, Belgium. Mini-Europe has reproductions of monuments in the European Union on show, at a scale of 1:25.
Address: 1020 Brussels, Belgium
 

4. Royal Palace of Brussels:

The Royal Palace of Brussels is the official palace of the King and Queen of the Belgians in the centre of the nation’s capital Brussels.
Address: Rue Brederode 16, B-1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

5. Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium:

The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium are a group of art museums in Brussels, Belgium.
Address: Rue de la Régence 3, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
 

6. Belgian Comic Strip Center:

The Belgian Comic Strip Center is a museum in Brussels, located in the Rue des Sables /Zandstraat 20, dedicated to Belgian comics.
Address: Rue des Sables 20, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
 

7. Musical Instrument Museum:

The Musical Instruments Museum is a music museum in central Brussels, Belgium. It is part of the Royal Museums for Art and History and internationally renowned for its collection of over 8,000 instruments.
Address: Rue Montagne de la Cour 2, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
 

8. Museum of the City of Brussels:

The Museum of the City of Brussels is a museum on the Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium. It is dedicated to the history and folklore of the City of Brussels, its development from its beginnings to today,
Address: Grand Place, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
 

9. Palais de Justice:

The Palace of Justice or Law Courts of Brussels is the most important court building in Belgium. It was built between 1866 and 1883 in the eclectic style by the celebrated architect Joseph Poelaert.
Address: Place Poelaert 1, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
 

10. Coudenberg:

Coudenberg or Koudenberg is a small hill in Brussels where the Palace of Coudenberg was built. For nearly 700 years, the Castle and then the Palace of Coudenberg were the seat of government.
Address: Place des Palais 7, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

11. Horta Museum:

The Horta Museum is a museum dedicated to the life and work of the Belgian Art Nouveau architect Victor Horta and his time.
Address: Rue Américaine 25, 1060 Bruxelles, Belgium
 

12. Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate:

Small museum featuring chocolate-related exhibits & live demonstrations with a master chocolatier.
Address: Rue de la Tête d’or 9, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
 

13. Museum of Natural Sciences:

The Museum of Natural Sciences is a museum in the Belgian capital of Brussels dedicated to natural history. The museum is a part of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences.
Address: Rue Vautier 29, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
 

14. BELvue Museum:

The BELvue Museum is a museum in Brussels, Belgium that focuses on the history of Belgium.
Address: Place des Palais 7, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
 

15. Halle Gate:

The Halle Gate or Porte de Hal or Hallepoort is a medieval fortified city gate of the second walls of Brussels. It is now a museum, part of the Royal Museums for Art and History.
Address: Porte de Hal, Boulevard du Midi 150, 1060 Sint-Gillis, Belgium
 

16. Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History:

The Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History is a military museum that occupies the two northernmost halls of the historic complex in Cinquantenaire Park in Brussels, Belgium.
Address: Parc du Cinquantenaire, 1000 Brussel, Belgium
 

17. Gaasbeek Castle:

Gaasbeek Castle, today a national museum, is located in the municipality of Lennik in the province of Flemish Brabant, Belgium.
Address: Kasteelstraat 40, 1750 Lennik, Belgium
 

18. Museums of the Far East:

The Museums of the Far East is the name of a complex of three museums in Laken, Belgium dedicated to Oriental art and culture, specifically that of China and Japan. Both museums are run under the direction of the Royal Museums of Art and History.
Address: Avenue Van Praet 44, 1020 Bruxelles, Belgium
 

19. Royal Museum for Central Africa:

The Royal Museum for Central Africa or RMCA, colloquially known as the Africa Museum, is an ethnography and natural history museum situated in Tervuren in Flemish Brabant, Belgium, just outside Brussels.
Address: Leuvensesteenweg 13, 3080 Tervuren, Belgium
 

20. MIMA:

Visual arts museum in a former brewery with rotating & permanent exhibits, a restaurant & gift shop.
Address: Quai du Hainaut 41, 1080 Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Belgium
 

21. Train World:

Train World is a railway museum in Belgium and the official museum of the National Railway Company of Belgium. It is situated in the preserved buildings of Schaarbeek railway station and in a new shed built to its north.
Address: Place Princesse Elisabeth 5, 1030 Bruxelles, Belgium
 

22. Cauchie House:

The Cauchie house was built in 1905 by Art Nouveau architect, painter and designer Paul Cauchie, in Etterbeek, Brussels, next of the Cinquantenaire. Its façade is remarkable for its allegorical sgraffiti.
Address: Rue des Francs 5, 1040 Bruxelles, Belgium
 

23. Brussels Museum of the Gueuze:

Traditional brewery with beer cellars & brewing equipment from 1900, with tours, tastings & a shop.
Address: Rue Gheude 56, 1070 Anderlecht, Belgium
 

24. Museum of Costume and Lace:

The Museum of Costume and Lace is a textile and fashion museum in Brussels, Belgium. The museum collections focus on lace, which is a traditional craft in Belgium. It was founded in 1977.
Address: Rue de la Violette 12, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
 

25. Fin-de-Siècle Museum:

The Fin-de-Siècle Museum is a museum in Brussels, Belgium, dedicated to the full spectrum of the arts of the period between 1868, when the Société Libre des Beaux-Arts was founded Brussels, and 1914, the year of the outbreak of World War I.
Address: Rue de la Régence 3, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
 

26. Temple of Human Passions:

The Temple of Human Passions, also known as Pavillon Horta-Lambeaux, is a neoclassical pavilion in the form of a Greek temple that was built by Victor Horta in 1896 in the Cinquantenaire Park of Brussels.
Address: Le Pavillon des Passions Humaines, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
 

27. Jeanneke Pis:

Jeanneke Pis is a modern fountain and statue in Brussels, which was intended to form a counterpoint to the city’s Manneken Pis, south of the Grand Place. It was commissioned by Denis-Adrien Debouvrie in 1985 and erected in 1987.
Address: Impasse de la Fidélité 10-12, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

28. Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert:

The Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert or Koninklijke Sint-Hubertusgalerijen is a glazed shopping arcade in Brussels that preceded other famous 19th-century shopping arcades such as the Galleria Vittorio .
Address: Rue du Marché aux Herbes 90, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
 

29. Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula:

The Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula is a Roman Catholic church in Brussels, Belgium. The church was given cathedral status in 1962 and has since been the co-cathedral of the Archdiocese.
Address: Place Sainte-Gudule, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
 

30. Bruparck:

Theme park with miniatures of European buildings, subtropical water park, 24 cinemas & restaurants.
Address: Boulevard du Centenaire 20, 1020 Bruxelles, Belgium
 

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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).

Address: Brussels National Airport, 1930 Brussel, Belgium
 

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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