The administrative nerve centre of the European Union is a study in contrasts. Its business-like initial impression is easily dispelled by its cheeky mascot, the Manneken Pis and some of the quirkiest attractions that dot the city. With these layered nuances, Brussels is a traveller’s delight. You could spend days peeling back the layers to reach the heart of this vibrant city.
Art is almost a way of life in Brussels. Every two years, the city’s central square is splashed by a riot of colours as it gets bedecked in a million begonias. The art is apparent in the city’s museums and in its architecture even as you discover the city’s “Ninth Art”, the bande dessinée (comic strip), during one of the Brussels sightseeing tours.
Between all the art, the history and the quirky attractions, there are plenty of things to do in Brussels. Your Brussels sightseeing tour will take you through some amazing sights that will stay with you for ever. Here are some of the best things to do in Brussels.
The Atomium is an exact replica of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times its original size! Built as a temporary structure for the Brussels World’s Fair, it is now an inseparable part of Brussels’ identity. Don’t miss this one as it is one of the top things to do in Brussels.
Just five minutes away from the Atomium, Mini Europe presents a stunning contrast to the giant structure in scale. Here you will find 1:25 scale models of around 350 structures from 80 European cities in one place! This is one of the most highly recommended things to do on Brussels.
Belgians love their comic strips. Despite having an entire museum dedicated to the art, the comics seem to have taken over the city. From the beloved Tintin to Billy the Cat, you will find larger-than-life murals adorning tall buildings. This is one of the best things to do in Brussels simply for the unique experience.
From comics to bizarre, discover the many layers of Belgian art in Brussels. The René Magritte Museum is dedicated to the weird world of the celebrated artist. Lose yourself among the dreamy clouds, bowler hats and pipes that are his art’s distinctive elements. This is one of the most offbeat things to do in Brussels.
Brussels is a treasure-trove of things waiting to be discovered. Book your Brussels holidays from SOTC and get ready for your Brussels sightseeing adventure.