Culture and Shopping
While the numerous beer cafés and endless chocolate shops will be a highlight of your holiday in this exciting city, there are plenty of things to do in Brussels no matter what your interests are.
Culture vultures will love the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium, which includes six galleries that take visitors through collections from the Old Masters up to the modern era. Just east of the city centre, you will find the Royal Museum of Armed Forces and the Royal Museums of Art and History, which sit side by side in the Parc du Cinquantenaire of the European Quarter, and also boast plenty to look at. For a last slice of culture, visit the colossal art deco Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Inspired by Sacré-Coeur in Paris, this green-domed cathedral is one of the largest Roman Catholic churches in the world.
If you’d love to complete your day with some retail therapy, there's a fantastic range of shopping spots in Brussels. Wander through flea markets, browse modern boutiques, or spend time in beautiful covered arcades, such as Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.
Discover Brussels for less with a Brussels City Card, which gives you access to top tourist attractions, museums, and public transport, as well as discounts across many shops and restaurants, so you have extra money to spend in those beer cafés and chocolate shops!
When you visit Brussels in winter you’ll be delighted to find plenty to see and do, despite how cold the weather may be!