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Brussels
Unassuming Brussels is the capital of Belgium, Flanders and Europe. Medieval Grand-Place, is indeed grand, with many 17th-century buildings and daily flower markets. Reopened in 2006, the Atomium, Brussels' Eiffel Tower, provides great views, inside and out. Architecture fans should visit Musee Horta, home of Belgian master architect Victor Horta. St. Gery's clubs and bars are packed year-round. Seafood eateries abound in Ste. Catherine. Walk, rather than get snarled up in traffic, in the narrow streets.

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Grand Place
Grand Place
Owner description: Considered one of the most beautiful medieval squares in Europe, the ornate Grand Place is the center of Brussels, where many historic buildings dating from the 17th century are... more Owner description: Considered one of the most beautiful medieval squares in Europe, the ornate Grand Place is the center of Brussels, where many historic buildings dating from the 17th century are located. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Other; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Town Hall (Hotel de Ville)
Town Hall (Hotel de Ville)
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule)
St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule)
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Sacred & Religious Sites; Historic Sites
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MIM - Musical Instruments Museum
MIM - Musical Instruments Museum
Owner description: As soon as it opened at the end of the 19th century, the luxurious Old England department store earned an excellent reputation for its highly distinctive building. The entrance to... more Owner description: As soon as it opened at the end of the 19th century, the luxurious Old England department store earned an excellent reputation for its highly distinctive building. The entrance to the building is a jewel of the Art nouveau style while the rest is in perfect harmony with the neoclassical ensemble on the Place Royale, and just around the corner from the Grand Place and Central Station, no less! It's here in this architectural gem that the MIM took up residence in June 2000. The museum's reputation is mainly built on its extraordinary collections. With a wealth of some 7000 instruments, the MIM is currently an internationally renowned instrumental museum. Once inside, you'll embark on a true tour of the musical world. After your trip past the some 1500 pieces on exhibit, the instruments and their history will no longer hold any secrets: from viole da gamba from the Court of Brussels to the 20th century theremin, and even including the African kora! And be sure not to miss our area devoted to the instruments of Adolphe Sax. The MIM is nothing other than a place to experience music. An infrared headphone system allows each visitor to explore the thematic tours to the tune of the melodious sound of the instruments presented. Translation is no problem. Everyone knows that music is a universal language. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Serres Royales De Laeken
Serres Royales De Laeken
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Le Rabassier
Le Rabassier
Ranked #1 of 3,347 Restaurants in Brussels
Price: $31 - $122
Cuisines: Belgian, European, French
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Tonton Garby
Tonton Garby
Ranked #2 of 3,347 Restaurants in Brussels
Cuisines: Belgian, European
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Aksum Coffee House
Aksum Coffee House
Ranked #3 of 3,347 Restaurants in Brussels
Cuisines: Cafe
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Aux Merveilleux de Fred
Aux Merveilleux de Fred
Ranked #4 of 3,347 Restaurants in Brussels
Cuisines: Belgian
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Neuhaus Galerie de la Reine - L'atelier de Neuhaus
Neuhaus Galerie de la Reine - L'atelier de Neuhaus
Ranked #5 of 3,347 Restaurants in Brussels
Cuisines: Belgian
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

FunKey Hotel
FunKey Hotel
$62 - $137 (€59 - €129)
Ranked #11 of 201 Hotels in Brussels
Adagio Access Brussels Europe
2.0 of 5
Adagio Access Brussels Europe
$54 - $142
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MEININGER Hotel Brussels City Center
3.0 of 5
MEININGER Hotel Brussels City Center
$46 - $145
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Made in Louise
3.0 of 5
Made in Louise
$79 - $185 (€75 - €175)
Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in Ixelles
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MAS Residence
3.0 of 5
MAS Residence
$75 - $161 (£60 - £128)
Ranked #2 of 201 Hotels in Brussels
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Sofitel Brussels Europe
5.0 of 5
Sofitel Brussels Europe
$113 - $301
Ranked #4 of 201 Hotels in Brussels
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Hotel Amigo
5.0 of 5
Hotel Amigo
$202 - $365
Ranked #3 of 201 Hotels in Brussels
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NH Collection Brussels Centre
4.0 of 5
NH Collection Brussels Centre
$99 - $192
Ranked #5 of 201 Hotels in Brussels
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Hotel des Galeries
4.0 of 5
Hotel des Galeries
$138 - $237
Ranked #6 of 201 Hotels in Brussels
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