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Belgian Centre of Comic Strip Art

Zandstraat / Rue des Sables, 20, Brussels 1000 , Belgium
02 219 19 80
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Ranked #86 of 219 Attractions in Brussels
Type: Specialty Museums, Art Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Smurfs and Tintin are just a few of the cartoon characters immortalized by Belgian cartoon artists, and kids of all ages can explore cartoon... more » Owner description: Smurfs and Tintin are just a few of the cartoon characters immortalized by Belgian cartoon artists, and kids of all ages can explore cartoon characters at the Belgian Centre of Comic Strip Art. « less
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Oslo, Norway
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

As it is mostly in french it is for french speaking visitors. A few things for foringers, like the Smurfs. Nice resturant inside.

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Nieuw-Namen, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Belgium is famous for it is large repertoire of comics. Therefore, I expected a really nice museum. Instead the museum presented the comics just hanging like pictures on the wall or laying behind a vitrine. The museum is missing any kind of interaction. I wouldn't take kids to this museum, because they will become bored in the first 5 minutes.... More

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San Diego, California, United States
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268 reviews 268 reviews
125 attraction reviews
289 helpful votes 289 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

ART OVERLOAD: def. noun. 1. State in which Art no longer impresses, 2. Absolute boredom after one sees to many paintings and sculptures for hours and hours, 3. Sick and tired of "Art". From the English Oxford dictionary. Actually no, my personal one ;) After our last trip to Italy and Greece, my wife and I were still suffering from... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Cool place to learn about how comic books are made but also to learn about the history of Tintin and other Belgian comics. Most of it is in English and they do have free guides if you request it. Overall, fun time!

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Cardiff
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I went to this museum not to actually see the comic book exhibition, but to look at the architecture of the building, since it was designed by Victor Horta. The building is was spectacular and there is a small exhibition dedicated to the building. Allied to that, I actually found the comic book exhibition very interesting. Being able to take... More

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Bremen, Germany
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This museum not only showing your favorite characters, but also shows how they are made, what's made them special, etc. You can also learn about comic history from the cavemen time to the present industrialized comic world. Each genre is explained thoroughly: when it started, who's the prominent cartoonist, etc. In short, you can learn a lot about comic behind... More

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Markham, Canada
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25 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I was so excited to visit the Comic Strip Art Museum, felt like a kid all over again. I love Tintin most of all and was happy to see the place of his birth :) Great to see the Smurfs and other cartoon characters. Museum is very easy to find, very close to the Metro. The building was designed by... More

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Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Fascinating insight into the world of comic strips and their origins.Not forgetting the opportunity to re-visit Tintin & Captain Haddock :-)

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Clifton Park, New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The building is really quite beautiful, from the ceiling to the flor tiles and stairs, etc. I did expect this to appeal a bit more to my children 6 and 4 but aside from the couple of figurines they saw, there was nothing to interest them. I would have thought there would be a section on the smurfs, but unless... More

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Abingdon, Maryland
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72 reviews 72 reviews
29 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I loved the Smurf store and large Smurf statue. It is a Smurf fans paradise with a good selection of items to shop for.

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