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Wiels

Av. Van Volxemlaan 354, Brussels 1190, Belgium
+32 (0)2 340 00 50
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Ranked #64 of 212 attractions in Brussels
Type: Art Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: WIELS, the Contemporary Art Centre in Brussels, is an experimental and innovative art institution focusing on several major international exhibitions... more » Owner description: WIELS, the Contemporary Art Centre in Brussels, is an experimental and innovative art institution focusing on several major international exhibitions each year. Located in an old renovated brewery, explore the three floors of exhibits. Stop at the on-site cafe/restaurant for a coffee or brunch. « less
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Chevrainvilliers, Ile-de-France, France
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

If you will like Wiels will depend on if you like the exhibits, and that is very personal. The restored brewery has great spaces for modern art exhibits. I personally liked a lot "Letter to a refusing pilot" by Akram Zaatari, a movie telling how it was to grow up in Beirut when it became a nightmare to live there... More

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Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

A former brewery that is now used for contemporary art with a decent cafe - busy at lunchtime -and a very interesting bookshop with magazines and books you do not normally see at larger galleries. Gallery opens 11.00 - 18.00 Wednesday to Sunday inclusive and entrance fee for exhibitions is €8 with reductions for students and seniors. It is a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

This is a very well restored space (former brewery) but unfortunately the exhibitions are of poor quality. The area is awful.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Always fascinating exhibitions housed in an amazing building, a visit does depend on what you want to see. The current variety of shows on (July 2012) make a very worthwhile visit (Jeremy Deller amongst others), and you could easily spend three hours there if you took your time. Great bookshop, super cafe though it might seem a little far out... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

drawback: a bit outside the city centre, not in walking distance.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

Go there for art exhibitions or for a coffee. It's a great place where you meet interesting people.

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Brussels
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71 reviews 71 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

The wiels exposition spaces offers great backdrop to modern exposition and this David Claerbout expo was a perfect match. Nice concessions on the standard price. And very important in Brussels: there is a lot of parking space just next to the Wiels building!!

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

Do be compared with the New Museum in NYC! Contemporary art. A great place for Sunday brunch (but don't tell everyone).

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Brussels, Belgium
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

When it comes to contemporary art, this is the place to be in Brussels. It's a bit out of the way from all the touristy sites, but it's well worth the trip. This quite recent art house managed to bring top exhibitions to this old renovated brewery and they are still building to make it even better. Check their site... More

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