Places of Interest

It’s impossible to get bored in Brussels – it has a great deal to offer all tastes and interests. Whether you’ve come for the architecture, the art and culture, the lively atmosphere or a fine dining experience, there’s no shortage of places to see and things to do.

You’ll get a real feel for medieval life in the city by strolling around the maze of narrow streets in the Lower Town. The main areas of interest here are the Grand’ Place and the Marolles quarter.

The Upper Town has great museums and galleries. Most worthy of note are the Musée d’Art Moderne and the Musée d’Art Ancien, housed within the complex known as the Musées Royaux des Beaux Arts. It’s possible to spend a whole day here, admiring Belgium’s most impressive art collection. The collections are divided into colour-coded zones so it’s easy to find your way around.

If shopping’s more your scene, head over to avenue Louise and boulevard Waterloo, comparable to New York’s Fifth Avenue or London’s Knightsridge, are where the most chic stores can be found.