Best things to do in Brussels

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Locals’ favourite places

Here’s your definitive guide to the best parks, restaurants, landmarks and local spots, all according to locals

1. Grand-Place
368local recommendations
Helena & Philip
Helena & Philip says “The Grand Place is the central square of Brussels.It is surrounded by guildhalls, the city's Town Ha...” ·
2. Parc du Cinquantenaire
160local recommendations
Claire says “Beautfiful park Museum Autoworld and Military museum Leading to the business center and European qua...” ·
3. Delirium Café
4 Impasse de la Fidélité
129local recommendations
Flávia says “No wonder Beer lovers from around the world love this place. You can taste more than 2000 beers from...” ·
4. Café Belga
18 Place Eugène Flagey
139local recommendations
José says “Great art deco building with original interior. Nice trendy local people. Big terrace. Walk afterwar...” ·
5. Horta Museum
25 Rue Américaine
133local recommendations
Tiana says “We are in love with Art Nouveau, and Victor Horta is one of its founders. John Julius Norwich descri...” ·
6. Magritte Museum
3 Rue de la Régence
124local recommendations
Fred says “The Magritte Museum on the Place Royale in Brussels gathers more than 200 works of the famous Belgia...” ·
7. Atomium
Square de l'Atomium
152local recommendations
Bear says “The Atomium is a building in Brussels originally constructed for Expo 58, the 1958 Brussels World's ...” ·
8. Musical Instruments Museum
2 Rue Montagne de la Cour
122local recommendations
Nicolas says “A really interesting museum on musical instruments in one of the most beautiful Art Nouveau building...” ·
9. Moeder Lambic Original
68 Rue de Savoie
105local recommendations
Nicolas says “The best place to learn about Belgian beers! This cozy bar have a quality-focused selection of beers...” ·
10. Fin De Siecle
9 Rue des Chartreux
82local recommendations
Bruno says “No nonsense food, really good prices, all served in an authentic and typically Belgian setting. Dutc...” ·
11. Bois de la Cambre
142local recommendations
Line says “The park It has a pond, a closed street for rollerbladers, and plenty of paths to get lost in. Lots ...” ·
12. Maison Antoine
1 Place Jourdan
72local recommendations
Bettina says “French fries or chips are a Belgian specialty, and there is no better place to try them than at Anto...” ·
13. Place Flagey
Eugène Flageyplein
185local recommendations
Stéphanie Et Pierre
Stéphanie Et Pierre says “Marché ouvert , avec bars et food trucks tous les week end, mais aussi son 'fritkot' et les balades ...” ·
14. Bar Du Matin
172 Chaussée d'Alsemberg
85local recommendations
Tamara says “The best bar with a huge choice of Belgian beers of the neighborhood. Concert and Dj set on the week...” ·
15. Manneken Pis
173local recommendations
Laura says “'Manneken Pis' (meaning "Little man Pee" in Dutch) is a landmark small bronze sculpture (61 cm) in B...” ·
16. Halles Saint-Géry - Agora bruxelloise
1 Place Saint-Géry
61local recommendations
Alex says “The Halles Saint-Géry gather lots of pubs and bars. Grab a beer and mingle with locals, expats and t...” ·
17. Moeder Lambic
8 Place Fontainas
61local recommendations
Saïd says “This is said to be one of the three best beer bars in the world ! It is actually just a nice place ...” ·
18. Avenue Louise
103local recommendations
Charlotte says “Serious shopping from Louis Vuitton, Max Mara on Avenue Louise and Zara etc when you walk toward Toi...” ·
19. Le Botanique
236 Rue Royale
67local recommendations
Ataur says “Cultural center in a former botanical glasshouse, with regular concerts, art exhibitions & theater. ...” ·
20. L'Archiduc
6 Rue Antoine Dansaert
58local recommendations
Cendre says “This is going out: sometimes you land in a cosy jazz atmosphere, sometimes you're dancing next to to...” ·
21. Madame Moustache
5-7 Quai au Bois à Brûler
57local recommendations
Virginie says “If you like to dance on rock music of the 60s, even of the 20s, this is a place for you. It's opened...” ·
22. Vossenplein
213local recommendations
Tiana says “For antique lovers this is a must. Every weekend this square gets overtaken by scores of antiques tr...” ·
23. Étang d'lxelles
51local recommendations
Frédéric says “Visitors will enjoy walking or jogging around the ponds and admiring the unusual nearby Sainte Croix...” ·
24. Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, Brussel
23 Rue Ravenstein
57local recommendations
Khadija says “A variety of art programs (exhibition, cinema, theatre...) I go here mainly for some world music est...” ·
25. MONK
42 Rue Sainte-Catherine
50local recommendations
Alice says “Belgian beers.In the back of the café you’ll find a separate dining area, where four different spagh...” ·
26. Rue Neuve
Rue Neuve
84local recommendations
Damien says “Rue Neuve (French) or Nieuwstraat (Dutch) is "the" pedestrian street in Brussels' city center! It is...” ·
27. Le Dillens
11 Place Julien Dillens
48local recommendations
Miyuki says “My favourite bar with a nice sunny terrace and wi fi. Good and experimental kitchen, lunch for 10 eu...” ·
28. Café des Spores
103 Chaussée d'Alsemberg
49local recommendations
Veronique says “Very intimate and dark. All dishes based on mushrooms. Reservation needed. Opposite the street sam...” ·
29. Café Maison du Peuple
39 Parvis Saint Gilles
49local recommendations
Martinelli says “Bar, concert, happy hour 19h/20h, antipasti” ·
30. Ancienne Belgique
110 Boulevard Anspach
49local recommendations
Avi says “Concerts every night. Check out the programme before coming to Bxl and get your tickets on line. If ...” ·