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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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As featured in 3 days in Brussels and 2 other guides
Ranked #80 of 218 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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Cardiff
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
28 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My son (16) spotted this museum (CBBD) and, having grown up reading Tintin and Asterix, I happily agreed to visit. Most of the displays are in French, Flemish & English and the museum provide a small binder with English notes for the display items which are only in French & Flemish. The range of illustrations on display is amazing and... More

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This museum came highly recommended, and our kids (aged 11 and 8) are huge fans of TinTin, so expectations were high. However, most displays are geared more for adults than children and teens - information on how comic strips are created, virtues of inking vs computer generation,etc. My husband and I enjoyed them, but the kids lost interest relatively quickly.... More

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Bruges, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

All round good food , service a little intrusive and somewhat over personal , besides the over the top waiter had a great time

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Columbia, South Carolina
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7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Besides chocolate and beer, Belgium is noted for its comic artists. The museum demonstrates that the reputation is well-deserved and not simply built on the work of Hergé, the creator of Tin Tin. A bonus is the fact that the museum is located in another Bruxelles treasure, an old warehouse designed by Victor Horta, whose art nouveau style makes the... More

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