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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Plaza
“One of the most ancient and authentic places in Brussels - you will love it and do not forget to try some Belgian beers !! and famous Belgian chocolate ! Enjoy your stay in Brussels :-) ”
  • 359 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Park
“it is an historical and beautiful parc, there are three museums there: car, natural history and military history. I suggest this last one, really huge and full of infos. The park is very used for events especially in summer time”
  • 178 locals recommend
Outdoor Gym
“The biggest park of Brussels, directly connected with Sonian Forest. One of our favorite spots during warm days. Park offers enormous green open spaces where you can easily play group games, run with your dog, bike, run, exercise or chill :) ”
  • 183 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“The famous Manneken-Pis remains the emblem of the rebellious spirit of the City of Brussels. His wardrobe counts more than 900 suits.”
  • 161 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Art Museum
“The Magritte Museum presents the largest collection of the renowned Belgian artist René Magritte: 230 works and archives are showcased.”
  • 129 locals recommend
Beer Bar
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“A touristy place but you can choose from 3.162 beers. For real. There is no other bar in the world that has more. Don’t attempt to try them all. ”
  • 160 locals recommend
History Museum
“And an art nouveau masterpiece that is home to the Musical Instrument Museum of Brussels (MIM). Rue Montagne de la Cour 2, 1000 BruxellesThis museum is totally worth a visit and one of the top things to do in Brussels for music lovers . On display here are truly unique instruments that are exquisite pieces of art in their own right (my faves are the ornately decorated pianos that are adorned with beautiful etchings and paintings of all kinds). Here you can explore more than 2,000 instruments, but the best you can also listen to them! After that you may feel a little hungry. A problem that is easy to fix since the MIM restaurant is located on the tenth floor of the building. Tip: The restaurant is accessible free! From this restaurant you have a breathtaking view of Brussels. Unfortunately, it is often overcrowded - but if you are lucky you can enjoy a delicious Sunday, brunch buffet here. Should it be too crowded the Kwint could be a very good alternative.”
  • 157 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Museum
“Horta Museum Rue Américaine 25, Brussels, Belgium, +32 2 543 04 09 The streets around Place du Châtelain are full of beautiful buildings celebrating Brussels’ obsession with architecture. Meander the area admiring the tall slim houses with their ornate ironwork, beautiful large windows, and charming period features. You just might fall in love with your future home. For true housing inspiration visit the Horta Museum, the ultimate example of Art Nouveau accommodation and a UNESCO World Heritage site, on Rue Américaine. Built by Belgian architect Victor Horta, the building, which was his workshop and family home for twenty years, is a veritable time portal to the 1890s. Prepare to marvel at Horta’s interplay of engineering and nature.”
  • 135 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Plaza
“Each Sunday morning there is a famous flea market, a must see in Brussels :) ”
  • 237 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“The Atomium is a landmark building in Brussels,originally constructed for the 1958 Brussels World Expo.has an elevator to the top for incredible views, a restaurant and a bar.and connecting escalators on the way down through the 45 degree tubes. Opening hour: everyday 10am-6pm”
  • 119 locals recommend
Bar
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“My favorite place to go out any day of the week. A place where you will meet people who will guide you further in the night”
  • 174 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Huge park situated next to Royal Palace, close to the city center. Very busy. There is metro stop 'Parc' inside. During summer there is a lot of events organised there”
  • 102 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“The Rue Neuve is a street where you can find a lot of stores, fast-food, cafés and restaurants, you will also find a shopping center named Galeries Ino”
  • 77 locals recommend
Beer Bar
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“Very typical for Belgian Beers. A bit less crowded than the Delirium, but as typical. De Brouckere Metro station. ”
  • 78 locals recommend
Palace
“The Royal Palace is where the King of Belgium exercises his authority as Head of State and is the official palace of the King and Queen of Belgium. It also houses rooms for the country’s special guests, most of which are Heads of State and the offices of certain ministries. It's a tradition: every summer, the Royal Palace opens its doors to the public.”
  • 73 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Friterie
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“Flagey culturel centre has a nice concert agenda, you can get low prices tickets at their shop. The architecture Moderniste of the building worth the visit. Bars et restos, théatre, culture, ponds and naturee, WE street market... For all at any time this point is the focal point of the life in Ixelles.”
  • 156 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Beer Bar
“Very typical for Belgian Beers. A bit less crowded than the Delirium, but as typical. De Brouckere Metro station. ”
  • 78 locals recommend
Belgian Restaurant
“Very nice and cheap brasserie. Fresh and huge meal. No reservation, so it is normal to wait a little bit at the entrance on the week-end. The Jeambonneau is very good No Credit card !”
  • 96 locals recommend
Fish & Chip Shop
“For a plate of sea food and a glass of white wine that you’ll enjoy on the place st-catherine. Cheap price, friendly and typical ”
  • 98 locals recommend
Beer Bar
“the place to try belgian beers, they have hundreds on the menu, including rare brews.”
  • 109 locals recommend
Friterie
“Chosen by the Brussels people as the best friterie in town. During peak hours the waiting queue can be up to 45 minutes. You can take your fries to most bars on the square and eat them there. ”
  • 87 locals recommend
Bar
“Nice beer selection, good spaghetti :) Lovely interior When we're in the center we like to spend some time here. On sunday afternoons it often has 50ies dancing too ”
  • 62 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“One of my best addresses for all they like mushrooms! you will be surprised !!!! Lovely restaurant - romantic - surprising”
  • 65 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“Great Japanese takeaway and quick stop restaurant. Usually long queues but you can order online and pick up for takeway. ”
  • 33 locals recommend

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