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.

Experiences you might enjoy

Here are some activities hosted by locals that would help you explore the city.

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
Juju says “The Horta Museum is located in the private house and studio of Victor Horta (1861-1947). Famous Belg...” ·
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
Fabian says “The Atomium is a building originally constructed for Expo 58, the 1958 Brussels World's Fair. It is ...” ·
8. Musical Instruments Museum
2 Rue Montagne de la Cour
122local recommendations
Juju says “The Musical Instruments Museum atop the Mont des Arts is one of the greatest examples of modernism i...” ·
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
Nicolas says “The most popular restaurant in Brussels. And for good reasons. Quick service, friendly stuff and goo...” ·
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
Madina & David
Madina & David says “Brussels is also about French Fries, well you to say Belgium Fries now. The historical best place in...” ·
13. Place Flagey
Eugène Flageyplein
185local recommendations
Claire says “Place to be! For a drink, a nice dinner,. I recommend the restaurant "chez Oki" rue Lesbroussart, a...” ·
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
Helena & Philip
Helena & Philip says “Our most famous inhabitant : "Little man Pee" is a landmark small bronze sculpture in Brussels, depi...” ·
16. Halles Saint-Géry - Agora bruxelloise
1 Place Saint-Géry
61local recommendations
José says “Best bars and terraces inside and around the former market hall of Saint-Géry. Don't forget to go in...” ·
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
Juju says “Atmospheric brown bar with amazing beer selection and other Brussels delicacies and excellent spaghe...” ·
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
Annelies says “Great food, every dish contains some kind of mushroom. Not the cheapest place but the quality of the...” ·
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 ...” ·