Brussels Sights

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Musées du Cinquantenaire

  • Museum/Gallery

For a chronologically and culturally wide-ranging glimpse into the past, head to the excellent Musées du Cinquantenaire in Parc du Cinquantenaire...

Océade

  • Pool

A big, loud splashy water park with 14 slides, a tropical area, Jacuzzis, geysers, Turkish baths, and an ice bath. ...

Palais Royal

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The Belgium Royal Family vacations in the Chateau de Laeken, so it's become tradition during the summer months (late July to early September...

Place Royale

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There's a strong dash of Vienna in this white, symmetrical square; it was built in the Neoclassical style by Austrian overlords. Elegantly...

Place Ste-Catherine

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If you find the Grand'Place overrun by tourists, come to this square/market, a favorite of locals, who come to shop for necessities and...

Place des Martyrs

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This square holds a monument to the 445 patriots who died in the brief but successful 1830 war of independence against the Dutch. The...

Place du Grand Sablon

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Once nothing more than a sandy hill, "Sand Square" is now an elegant place, surrounded by numerous restaurants, cafés, and antiques...

Quartier de l'Ilôt Sacré

  • Neighborhood/Street

Flimflam artists and jewelry vendors mingle with the crowds in the narrow rue des Bouchers and even narrower petite rue des Bouchers.

Rue Antoine Dansaert

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This is the flagship street of Brussels's fashionable quarter, which extends south past St-Géry and Ste-Catherine. Avant-garde boutiques...

Théâtre de Marionnette Toone

  • Arts/Performance Venue

This marionette theater troupe has been going for eight generations, performing plays in the old Bruxellois dialect with hefty doses...

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