Tourism Brussels - Holidays in Brussels
Immobe is the leading aparthotel rental in Brussels. All Immobe residences are located close to Brussels' main attractions, its best shopping areas and the European Community.
Brussels' Main Tourist Attractions
The most fascinating old Brussels’ monuments are concentrated within walking distance. We invite you to wander from one quarter to another and discover the best Brussels has to offer.
Grand' PlaceA walk in the centre of Brussels should start from Grand' Place, Brussels' main market square.
This is the heart of Brussels, where it all started centuries ago. La Grand-Place in Brussels is a remarkably homogeneous body of public and private buildings, dating mainly from the late 17th century. The architecture provides a vivid illustration of the level of social and cultural life of the period in this important political and commercial centre.
The building with the high sharp tower in the centre is the Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles (Brussels' Town Hall). Inside are a host of rooms housing art from the 17th and 18th centuries. This building is most beautiful by evening, when artificial light adds a nearly magical dimension to this wonderful town hall.
On the right you can see more amazing gothic facades decorated with statues and golden ornaments. On the far right, on the corner of the market square and the Rue au Beurre is Le Roy d'Espagne, a very well-known old pub which has been around for years, and is an ideal meeting place.
La Maison du Roi (King's House) is across form the Town Hall, and is now the Museum of Brussels.
The Brewery Museum and a bit further the Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate are also located on the Grand’ Place.
In the Grand’ Place vicinity, you’ll find old bars serving biers brewed in Belgium. The most famous are the Gueuze and the Kriek.
Music and light show at the Grand Place
Between April and September the town square and its buildings are illuminated at night to the rhythm of classical music.
There are two sessions of approximately 15 minutes each night (between 21.30 h and 23.15 h, depending on the sunset).
The Flower Carpet
Every two years, during the third week of August, Belgian begonia cultivators decorate the Market Place with a beautiful flower carpet.
The Grand' Place of Brussels is inscribed on the World Heritage List of the UNESCO.
Galeries Saint-HubertFrom the Grand-Place, walk to the shopping arcades Galeries Saint-Hubert, a fine example of a typical kind of building of the 19th century.
These glass-roofed shopping arcades, a stone’s throw from the Grand Place, are a delight for wandering as well as shopping, especially on one of Brussels’s frequent rainy days. The classical pillars and pastel colors induce a sense of calm, as does the natural light diffusing down from the glazed vaulting of the roof.Designed by Jean-Pierre Cluysenaar and conceived as a commercial retreat for the well-to-do wives of the city’s businessmen, the galleries were the first enclosed shopping malls to open in Europe. When Léopold I opened them in 1847, they were met with unanimous praise.
Between rue du Marché aux Herbes and rue de l’Ecuyer Brussels 1000
Manneken-PisRight next to the Town hall is Rue de l’Etuve, a small cobbled street with an abundance of small lace shops. Walking further down this road and crossing Rue du Lombard you will discover the famous little bronze statue Manekken Pis, one of the most popular statues in Brussels: a bronze little boy relieving his bladder.
Manneken Pis has currently a wardrobe of more than 600 costumes, which are all preserved in the King's House, or City Museum at the Grand-Place.
Place du Grand SablonThe Place du Grand Sablon and its surroundings can be a real gold mine for art lovers, collectors or bargain hunters. Place du Grand Sablon is an elegant square surrounded by restaurants, cafés, and antiques shops.
Every weekend morning a lively antiques market of more than 100 stalls takes over the upper end of the square.
The antique and modern art galleries of the Sablon constitute a chic museum in themselves, where everyone can chance on that rare and elusive pearl thanks to its eclectic mix.
Take a moment to visit the shops of the world famous chocolate maker Pierre Marcolini and the confectioner's Wittamer and have lunch at the famous brasserie Au Vieux Saint Martin.
Do not miss the Sablon Antiques and Book Market
Open Saturdays 9 AM to 6 PM
Sundays 9 AM to 2 PM
Place du Petit Sablon
On the Boulevard de la Régence, across from the Grand Sablon, stands the Place du Petit Sablon. It has a lovely little garden designed in the 1890s and surrounded by 48 sculptures, each representing a different ancient craft.
Place Royale et Parc de BruxellesNot far from the Sablon walking on the Rue de la Régence, is the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium’s main building. There are two museums here, the Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Ancient Art. You will then come to Place Royale, where the first street on your right is Rue Montagne de la Cour, with an amazing art deco building housing the Early Musical Instruments Museum.
Then cross the square and you will arrive at the corner of the Parc de Bruxelles. The Palace of Fine Arts, where there are constantly changing exhibitions will be on your right, and the Royal Palace, with the Museum of the Dynasty is opposite.
Rue Haute and Rue BlaesIn the popular Rue Haute and Rue Blaes you will find the most unexpected bric-a-brac and decoration shops, carefully interspersed with typical and welcoming cafés and restaurants. Tempting, carefully-prepared dishes are served alongside soups and soft cheese sandwiches.
The ‘zwanze’ is a must: once you’ve heard an absurd, incredible or surreal story told in the good old brusseleer accent, you’ll have reached the roots of the Marolles. All of this local tradition is further enhanced by the fantastic bric-a-brac: the flea market that’s held every morning on Place du Jeu de Balle!
Place du Jeu de Balle – 1000 Brussels
Every day between 7 AM and 2 PM – Most popular on Sundays
Many antique dealers and shops are open from Wednesday to Sunday. The weekend is the best time to visit this area: markets are held on Sundays and the shops stay open until around 3 p.m.
Palace of JusticeFrom here you have one of the best views of Brussels. In the distance on your right you can even see the Atomium.
Palais de Justice de Bruxelles
Place Poelaert – 1000 Brussels
Open 8 AM to 5 PM
Closed on weekends and bank holidays, July
Guided tours on written request.
Brussels is also one of the capitals of gastronomy.
The art of good eating is part of Belgium way of life. The main dining areas are:
. Avenue Louise and surroundings
. Place Sainte-Catherine known as the fish market.
. Grand' Place and the Ilot Sacré
. Place du Grand Sablon
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