Brussels attractions and things to do

Located in the heart of the city centre, Husa President Park Hotel offers a vibrant gateway to the best things to do in Brussels, Belgium.

The ideal ways to discover Brussels’ top attractions are the hop-on hop-off buses and the Brussels card that offers, over 24, 48 or 72 hours of free entry to over 30 museums, free use of public transports and exclusive offers at designers boutiques, shops, exhibitions, restaurants and attractions.

Before travelling and enjoying all that Brussels has to offer, be sure to check the weather forecast, bring a fold up umbrella and wear a good pair of walking shoes!

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To help you plan your visit here’s a brief list of fun things to do in Brussels:

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  • Experience Mini Europe

    MiniEurope Park in Brussels, Belgium

    At the foot of the Atomium is Mini Europe, the only place where touring the continent just takes a few hours. Roughly 80 cities and 350 buildings are represented.

    Marvel at impressive reproductions of Europe’s most attractive monuments, watch Mount Vesuvius erupt and see a Finnish girl dive into icy waters.

    To learn more, please visit www.minieurope.com.

    At the foot of the Atomium is Mini Europe, the only place where touring the continent just takes a few hours. Roughly 80 cities and 350 buildings are represented.

    Marvel at impressive reproductions of Europe’s most attractive monuments, watch Mount Vesuvius erupt and see a Finnish girl dive into icy waters.

    To learn more, please visit www.minieurope.com.

  • Sample world-famous chocolate.

    Marcolini Chocolates from Brussels, Belgium

    Learn about Belgian chocolate at the Chocolate Museum and then visit some of the Brussels’ most celebrated chocolate shops.

    Wittamer, in the heart of the city, is a family-owned chocolatier that’s been in business since 1910. It’s the official chocolate supplier to the Belgian Court.

    Pierre Marcolini, whose flagship store is located near the Grand Place, is a newer, but welcome addition to the Belgian chocolate scene. Marcolini opened his first store in 1995, the same year he was named the World Champion of Pastry.

    Learn about Belgian chocolate at the Chocolate Museum and then visit some of the Brussels’ most celebrated chocolate shops.

    Wittamer, in the heart of the city, is a family-owned chocolatier that’s been in business since 1910. It’s the official chocolate supplier to the Belgian Court.

    Pierre Marcolini, whose flagship store is located near the Grand Place, is a newer, but welcome addition to the Belgian chocolate scene. Marcolini opened his first store in 1995, the same year he was named the World Champion of Pastry.

  • Ascend the Atomium

    Atomium in Brussels, Belgium

    Built in 1958 when Brussels hosted the World’s Fair, the Atomium is a cross between sculpture and architecture. It’s modeled after a crystallized molecule of iron magnified 150 thousand million times. Escalators take visitors to expositions in the various spheres and the upper sphere houses a restaurant, Chez Adrienne.


    To learn more, please visit atomium.be.

    Built in 1958 when Brussels hosted the World’s Fair, the Atomium is a cross between sculpture and architecture. It’s modeled after a crystallized molecule of iron magnified 150 thousand million times. Escalators take visitors to expositions in the various spheres and the upper sphere houses a restaurant, Chez Adrienne.


    To learn more, please visit atomium.be.

  • Discover Old Town.

    Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium

    The crown jewel of Brussels’ Old Town is the Grand Place, built as a merchants’ market in the 13th century. Tour the striking Gothic town hall or people watch from a café. Then wander the surrounding cobblestone streets.

    Stroll through the Galeries St. Hubert, a glass roofed arcade lined with cafes, theaters and luxury shops. Also be sure to see the Manneken Pis, the famous bronze sculpture of a boy relieving himself in a fountain.

    The crown jewel of Brussels’ Old Town is the Grand Place, built as a merchants’ market in the 13th century. Tour the striking Gothic town hall or people watch from a café. Then wander the surrounding cobblestone streets.

    Stroll through the Galeries St. Hubert, a glass roofed arcade lined with cafes, theaters and luxury shops. Also be sure to see the Manneken Pis, the famous bronze sculpture of a boy relieving himself in a fountain.

  • A bit of culture by visiting the most popular museums, buildings of the Capital

    Magritte Museum Package at Husa President Park Hotel in Brussels, Belgium

            Check this page that includes his bio, over 15 of his works, exclusive articles about Magritte, as well as his up-to-date exhibitions.  https://www.artsy.net/artist/rene-magritte.com

    • Belvue Museum  – Next to the Royal Palace where everything began….the only museum that reveals the particularly fascinating history of Belgium.
    • Musical Instruments Museum – the biggest collection of instruments in the world.
    • Bozar  – Erected by the architect and master of Art Nouveau, Victor Horta, it is the centre of cultural and artistic life.
    • The Cinquantenaire Park, including the Art and History Museum, is divided into several sections: national archeology, antiquity, non-European civilisations and European decorative arts and the Royal Museum of Army and Military History, where around a hundred thousands items (weapons, uniforms and armour) can be discovered, making it one of the world’s largest military museums.
    • Basilica of Koekelberg - The fifth largest church in the world and the largest Art Deco edifice ever built.

            Check this page that includes his bio, over 15 of his works, exclusive articles about Magritte, as well as his up-to-date exhibitions.  https://www.artsy.net/artist/rene-magritte.com

    • Belvue Museum  – Next to the Royal Palace where everything began….the only museum that reveals the particularly fascinating history of Belgium.
    • Musical Instruments Museum – the biggest collection of instruments in the world.
    • Bozar  – Erected by the architect and master of Art Nouveau, Victor Horta, it is the centre of cultural and artistic life.
    • The Cinquantenaire Park, including the Art and History Museum, is divided into several sections: national archeology, antiquity, non-European civilisations and European decorative arts and the Royal Museum of Army and Military History, where around a hundred thousands items (weapons, uniforms and armour) can be discovered, making it one of the world’s largest military museums.
    • Basilica of Koekelberg - The fifth largest church in the world and the largest Art Deco edifice ever built.
  • Revisit the comic strips of your youth.

    Tintin from Brussels, Belgium

    Did you know that Tintin was created by a Belgian artist? You would if you visited Brussels’ Comic Strip Museum. See original pages of comic artwork, sketches and memorabilia.

    Learn how the Smurfs, also of Belgian origin, got their start. (Hint: They’re a spin-off!)

    Did you know that Tintin was created by a Belgian artist? You would if you visited Brussels’ Comic Strip Museum. See original pages of comic artwork, sketches and memorabilia.

    Learn how the Smurfs, also of Belgian origin, got their start. (Hint: They’re a spin-off!)

  • Visit the EU.

    European Comission in Brussels, Belgium

    As the European capital, Brussels is home to the European Union headquarters. Take an audio-guided tour of the European Parliament, the elected body of the EU.

    During sessions, you can even attend a parliamentary sitting. Check for session dates here.

    As the European capital, Brussels is home to the European Union headquarters. Take an audio-guided tour of the European Parliament, the elected body of the EU.

    During sessions, you can even attend a parliamentary sitting. Check for session dates here.

  • Savor moules frites.

    Moules Frites in Brussels, Belgium

    When Bruxellois devour this unofficial national dish, they eat the first mussel with their fingers and then scoop up the rest using the empty shell as a utensil.

    And what about the fries? They dip them in mayonnaise.

    When Bruxellois devour this unofficial national dish, they eat the first mussel with their fingers and then scoop up the rest using the empty shell as a utensil.

    And what about the fries? They dip them in mayonnaise.

  • Okay, a little bit of beer…

    Belgian Beer Package at Husa President Park Hotel in Brussels, Belgium

    It’s not a secret…in Belgium, beer is more than just a frothy beverage. It is a culture. With over 450 different varieties, Belgium is known as the beer country. Near the South train station, which connects Brussels to other cities in Europe, Cantillon is one of the last traditional breweries. Almost nothing has changed since the brewery opened in 1900.

    It’s not a secret…in Belgium, beer is more than just a frothy beverage. It is a culture. With over 450 different varieties, Belgium is known as the beer country. Near the South train station, which connects Brussels to other cities in Europe, Cantillon is one of the last traditional breweries. Almost nothing has changed since the brewery opened in 1900.

Ascend the Atomium

Atomium in Brussels, Belgium

Built in 1958 when Brussels hosted the World’s Fair, the Atomium is a cross between sculpture and architecture. It’s modeled after a crystallized molecule of iron magnified 150 thousand million times. Escalators take visitors to expositions in the various spheres and the upper sphere houses a restaurant, Chez Adrienne.


To learn more, please visit atomium.be.

Experience Mini Europe

MiniEurope in Brussels, Belgium

At the foot of the Atomium is Mini Europe, the only place where touring the continent just takes a few hours. Roughly 80 cities and 350 buildings are represented.

Marvel at impressive reproductions of Europe’s most attractive monuments, watch Mount Vesuvius erupt and see a Finnish girl dive into icy waters.

To learn more, please visit www.minieurope.com.

Discover Old Town.

Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium

The crown jewel of Brussels’ Old Town is the Grand Place, built as a merchants’ market in the 13th century. Tour the striking Gothic town hall or people watch from a café. Then wander the surrounding cobblestone streets.

Stroll through the Galeries St. Hubert, a glass roofed arcade lined with cafes, theaters and luxury shops. Also be sure to see the Manneken Pis, the famous bronze sculpture of a boy relieving himself in a fountain.

Sample world-famous chocolate.

Chocolates in Brussels, Belgium

Learn about Belgian chocolate at the Chocolate Museum and then visit some of the Brussels’ most celebrated chocolate shops.

Wittamer, in the heart of the city, is a family-owned chocolatier that’s been in business since 1910. It’s the official chocolate supplier to the Belgian Court.

Pierre Marcolini, whose flagship store is located near the Grand Place, is a newer, but welcome addition to the Belgian chocolate scene. Marcolini opened his first store in 1995, the same year he was named the World Champion of Pastry.

A bit of culture by visiting the most popular museums, buildings of the Capital

Magritte Museum Package at Husa President Park Hotel in Brussels, Belgium

        Check this page that includes his bio, over 15 of his works, exclusive articles about Magritte, as well as his up-to-date exhibitions.  https://www.artsy.net/artist/rene-magritte.com

  • Belvue Museum  – Next to the Royal Palace where everything began….the only museum that reveals the particularly fascinating history of Belgium.
  • Musical Instruments Museum – the biggest collection of instruments in the world.
  • Bozar  – Erected by the architect and master of Art Nouveau, Victor Horta, it is the centre of cultural and artistic life.
  • The Cinquantenaire Park, including the Art and History Museum, is divided into several sections: national archeology, antiquity, non-European civilisations and European decorative arts and the Royal Museum of Army and Military History, where around a hundred thousands items (weapons, uniforms and armour) can be discovered, making it one of the world’s largest military museums.
  • Basilica of Koekelberg - The fifth largest church in the world and the largest Art Deco edifice ever built.

Revisit the comic strips of your youth.

Tintin in Brussels, Belgium

Did you know that Tintin was created by a Belgian artist? You would if you visited Brussels’ Comic Strip Museum. See original pages of comic artwork, sketches and memorabilia.

Learn how the Smurfs, also of Belgian origin, got their start. (Hint: They’re a spin-off!)

Visit the EU.

EU in Brussels, Belgium

As the European capital, Brussels is home to the European Union headquarters. Take an audio-guided tour of the European Parliament, the elected body of the EU.

During sessions, you can even attend a parliamentary sitting. Check for session dates here.

Okay, a little bit of beer…

Belgian Beer Package at Husa President Park Hotel in Brussels, Belgium

It’s not a secret…in Belgium, beer is more than just a frothy beverage. It is a culture. With over 450 different varieties, Belgium is known as the beer country. Near the South train station, which connects Brussels to other cities in Europe, Cantillon is one of the last traditional breweries. Almost nothing has changed since the brewery opened in 1900.

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