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Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat)

9 / 11 Rue de la Tete d'Or, Brussels 1000, Belgium
0032 (0) 514 20 48
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Ranked #157 of 218 Attractions in Brussels
Type: Specialty Museums
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Bussum, The Netherlands
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57 reviews 57 reviews
6 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

It almost feels as a “tourist trap”. The entrance, a small building just of the Grote Markt, is nice. The staff who welcomed us was friendly and they charge a low amount of money, EUR 5,50. The tour starts with a small demo of how chocolate is made. During the wait they actually give you some tasting of chocolate. So... More

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Sri Kembangan, Malaysia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It is not a real museum, but you will have a nice briefing and demonstration on chocolate preparation. Before show there would be chocolate fondue for taste and samples of chocolate. You could buy some samples also.

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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

As we left this museum one person in our party stated, "We should have just put our euros in a pile and burned them." There was some information about chocolate displayed in a dull format and needing updating. We've also seen better "sculptures" in regular chocolate shops. Finally, the demonstration was so crowded that all those in the back could... More

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Mucc, Directeur général at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat), responded to this review

A lot of visitors came this summer to visit the Museum. The demonstrations were a little but shorter in order to give the opportunity to each visitor to see a part of it. More

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Museum can be seen in 10 minutes, but it's good to give kids some idea of the history of chocolate. The demonstration was good fun, the bilingual chocolatier switched between English and French without drawing breath, and was good natured and good humoured. The demo and couple of samples kept the kids and us happy.

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Seattle, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Took my 11 and 8 years olds to this museum - as others have said, more of an informational center - last week. We were just in time for a demonstration on praline making, which was informative for all ages and included a sample praline (yum). Then toured the relatively small museum, which has displays on cacao harvesting and production,... More

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Sutton
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9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Really disappointed by this museum. I was looking forward to it having seen the reviews on TripAdvisor, but it was just naff from start to finish. Hard to even see it as there's a beer sign which is bigger than the 'Musee' words. When you buy your tickets you get given a slot for the demonstration and told to have... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I found ot to be very educational. Its not really a museum but more of an information center for chocolate. The demonstration was awesome. And we got to tey many pieces of chocolate inside the museum. It was interesting to read about some of the history and see the actually cocoa bean. Its right in the grand place. So why... More

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california
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We hesitated to visit this museum since it had 2.5 stars, but decided to go since recent reviews were good and we were already at the grand place. It is right off the square. And like other recent reviews, we really enjoyed this fantastic museum. It is short but sweet! It has great samples, an awesome demonstration of how to... More

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Montaren et St Mediers
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78 reviews 78 reviews
48 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Although it is true that this is a very small museum it is still well worth the visit. Spread over 3 floors the story of chocolate is told. Some of the sculptures made from chocolate are amazing. Be sure not to miss the display of 2 dresses and a hat made entirely of chocolate. At frequent intervals a demonstration is... More

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Florence, Italy
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The museum is too small, just three rooms on three floors. Actually, only the second one has some interesting staff about gathering of cocao beans. The bright sides are: free chocolade and very charismatic (chocolade) cooker. On the other hand, the price is not high: just 5 euro.

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