Brussels Sights

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Centre Belge de la Bande Dessinée

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It fell to the land of Tintin to create the world's first museum dedicated to the ninth art—comic strips. While comics have often struggled...


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This jewel box of a square is arguably Europe's most ornate and most theatrical. It's a vital part of the city—everyone passes through...

Hôtel de Ville

  • Government Building

Dating from the early 15th century, the magnificent Gothic-era Hôtel de Ville dominates the Grand'Place. It's nearly 300 years older...

Maison des Brasseurs

  • Museum/Gallery

On the same side of the Grand'Place as the Hôtel de Ville, the Maison des Brasseurs was once the brewers' guild and is still the home...

Manneken Pis

  • Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)

Despite drawing sightseers for centuries and launching a countless number tchotchkes, the minuscule statue of the peeing boy may leave...

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...

Quartier de l'Ilôt Sacré

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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

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