Things to Do in Brussels for Couples

Top Couples' Activities & Things to Do in Brussels, Belgium

Best Things to Do in Brussels for Couples

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  • G/J
    United Kingdom139 contributions
    Fantastic free xmas music and light show. The area had the massive tree on display as well as a mangier. People from all nationalities visiting and taking photos.
    Written December 7, 2022
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  • Lainie L
    New York City, NY156 contributions
    Beautiful arcade right in the center of Brussels. It was smaller than I expected. I imagined something bigger, sort of like the shopping outlets we have in NY. It wasn't very crowded when I visited, which was great. There are plenty of chocolatiers, each of them touting they're the best, and plenty of restaurants and coffee shops to choose from to get something to eat or drink.
    Written November 28, 2022
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  • RIchard035
    Northwood, UK1,103 contributions
    The Atomium is a very unusual attraction. It is a number of large spheres connected by long tubes. You go up escalators inside the tubes to access the spheres. There are exhibits on some levels and a laser light show. You get some excellent view over the city from the higher spheres. Entry prices are not cheap.
    Written November 20, 2022
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China151,921 contributions
    If you have time to visit only one historic church in Brussels, the St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral is where you want to invest your time. Situated at Place Sainte-Gudule, this is the National Church of Belgium and is a masterpiece of Brabantine Gothic architecture. Opening hours during my last visit (Nov 2022) were 8am to 6pm (Mon to Fri) and 8am to 6pm (Sat & Sun).

    Historically, the St. Micheal Chapel was built here in the 9th-century. A Romanesque style building was constructed in the 11th-century when the relics of St. Gudula were brought to the church. The Gothic appearance you see today date to the 13th to 16th centuries, providing the remarkable church exterior and interior. Within the church, you will find numerous examples of impressive altars, paintings, stain-glassed windows, pulpit, sculptures, other items of religious worship as well as delightful architecture.

    Note: Entry into St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral is free. However, if you want to visit the Treasury (€2 per adult) which is open from 10am to 12.30pm (morning) and 2pm to 5pm (afternoon) daily with more limited hours on weekends. You may also want to visit the old Romanesque Crypt (€3 per adult) which is open from 10am to 5.30pm (weekdays), 10am to 3.30pm (Sat) and 2pm to 5pm (Sun).
    Written November 29, 2022
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China151,921 contributions
    Situated opposite of Maison Du Roi on the south side of Grand Place is the historic Town Hall. This is an important historic building built between 1401-1455 and the last remaining building on the square that dates back to the Middle Ages. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (1998) and is a masterpiece of Brabantine Gothic architecture.

    Significant renovations occurred during the 19th-century, particularly to the interior of the Town Hall, giving it a Neo-Gothic makeover based on en vogue style of that time period. However, the exterior of the building is mostly intact from what was originally constructed in the 15th-century.

    Visitors can arrange guided tours of the Town Hall and there is an impressive Virtual Tour you can see on the Town Hall website, detailing highlight architectural features of the interior and exterior of the building. Otherwise, just enjoy the building exterior as it sits beautifully on the square while sightseeing in the area. It is easily one of the most photogenic buildings at Grand Palace.
    Written November 29, 2022
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China151,921 contributions
    The Old England Department Store building along Rue Montagne de la Cour is a masterpiece of Art Nouveau architecture. Built in 1899 by Belgian architect Paul Saintenoy, the facade is fascinating and remarkable to view from the outside. It features elegant ornamentation, steel works and turret and delightful arched windows.

    These days, the Arts Nouveau masterpiece building hosts the Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) from which you can enter and enjoy the Old England property while taking in the museum collections. Definitely make the brief detour to see this property if you plan on visiting the nearby Royal Museums of Fine Art or other nearby attractions.
    Written November 10, 2022
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  • Herbert C
    819 contributions
    The most conspicuous feature of this large urban park is undoubtedly the spectacular memorial arch, extended on both sides by 3 world-class museums. French-translated to mean “50th Anniversary Park”, this park was commissioned by King Leopold II to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Belgian Revolution. Located just a short walk from the European Commission, this is a lovely park to relax, meditate, or just dream the day away.
    Written November 11, 2022
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  • Sarah d
    1 contribution
    It was a very beautiful place. I saw all the cities of Europe and learned more about them. Each building had the name of the country on it which made it more clear. The buildings were realistic and looked real. It’s also nice that there was one route so you don’t miss a country. But I think it would be easier if there was another faster route to get to the exit, toilet or restaurant. In my opinion it would be better if the routes were wider.
    But still it was a very beautiful and interesting place!
    Written November 17, 2022
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  • Lucian M
    Constanta, Romania2,440 contributions
    Autoworld, a museum dedicated to motor vehicles, is also open on Monday, which is less common for many museums. The Autoworld Museum tells visitors the story of cars, but also of motorcycles, as well as their evolution. It is arranged in one of the wings of the complex in the Parc du Cinquantenaire.
    The museum was created on the basis of the outstanding collection held by the Mahy family. Among the models donated to the museum there are many cars of Belgian companies that I have not even heard of: Minerva, Germain, FN, Imperia, Fondu, Vivinus, Nagant, Belga-Rise, Miesse.
    In the museum I had only one problem: I did not know what not to photograph. As a result, I photographed until the battery of the camera left me off ... then I switched to the smartphone.
    The people at the museum had a special idea, that of linking certain types of cars to the life of rock stars and created a collection: "Cars and Rock 'N Roll". That's how I learned very interesting things about Ringo Starr, David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Elton John, Madonna, Marc Bolan, Robert Plant and the cars they drove successfully, or with less success, during their lifetime.
    The museum's collection is quite remarkable and who likes such "toys" should visit the museum.
    Written November 15, 2022
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  • Thomie K
    23 contributions
    Amazing museum,very interesting exhibition for all the family!!I strongly recommend it!!it requires a couple of hours minimum but you won't get tired at all.
    Written November 20, 2022
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  • Lawrence K
    Norway5 contributions
    We spent all of our time in two exhibitions, the dinosaur hall and the rooms for human evolution and human biology, though we did spend a few minutes in the crystals exhibit as well. The former two are very modern, very well thought out exhibitions, and I highly recommend devoting significant time to each! I doubt you have seen better exhibits anywhere on these topics. 4/5 stars because it asks "Rate your experience" which I interpret broadly: there were swarms of children (class excursions) everywhere, resulting in quite a lot of noise and difficulties in viewing some exhibits (couldn't get near them). But on balance a positive and memorable experience.
    Written December 5, 2022
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  • Michel H
    Thornlands, Australia79 contributions
    This art museum has a fine collection of Belgian artists across the centuries. i was particularly interested in the Art Nouveau collection and was not disappointed. But I did get attracted to the Old Masters part as well as the great paintings by the Bruegels. The Magritte section has a good range of his works and I was fortunate to have a guide to explain how the death of his mother influenced his conceptions. There's a nice cafe across the main road and through an arch as there is no cafe in the Museum itself.
    Written November 28, 2022
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  • Miguel C
    Pamplona, Spain35 contributions
    Always a sight to see, these days (Nov-Dec 2022) they're running a particularly spectacular light show. Also, it's part of the Grand Place, so it's simply surrounded by memorable sights.
    Written December 1, 2022
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  • RjessMMM
    Vancouver, WA494 contributions
    Spectacular gothic church with amazing stained glass. Relaxing atmosphere with an amazing interior. It was a nice respite from the cold weather. Just a wonderful place to visit and look back at fondly when you get back home.
    Written November 20, 2022
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  • RIchard035
    Northwood, UK1,103 contributions
    The Parlamentarium is not the European Parliament itself but is a museum about the parliament that is located nearby. When we arrived it was quite busy and we had to book a slot to visit the museum later in the day. As with all of the attractions in the area, you first need to go through security. The museum provides a lot of information about the history and workings of the parliament. You do feel like you are being subject to quite a lot of political propaganda promoting the ideals of the European Union.
    Written November 20, 2022
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