Things to Do
While famous for its Art Nouveau architecture, Brussels is equally well known as the home of surrealism. As you wander the city centre you’ll see traditional grandeur, such as in the Grand Place, unique Art Nouveau façades, and modernism too – epitomised by the space-age 102-metre high Atomium. There’s also a rich variety of world-class museums, including the Musées Royaux d’Art et Histoire.
The sheer variety and quality of shopping in Brussels is dazzling. You might choose to disappear into Europe’s biggest market where the scent of exotic North African and Mediterranean spices hangs in the air. You may prefer the vintage fashions of a classic store such as Gabriele, or even the surreal homeware of Espace Bizarre. There are endless opportunities for browsing.
FOOD & DRINK
Brussels is praised for its grand cafés that mirror the changing styles of the city. Equally it’s loved for diverse fine dining and global cuisine, from seafood to African and Middle Eastern treats. It would be hard to visit Brussels without investigating the city’s many exquisite chocolate shops too.