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Brussels: Belgian Chocolate Workshop

1. Brussels: Belgian Chocolate Workshop

Immerse yourself in the world of chocolate during this chocolate workshop at The Belgian Chocolate Makers in Brussels. Roll up your sleeves and follow alongside a chocolatier to make your own chocolate bar, truffles, and more. Enjoy a hot chocolate or a glass of refreshing water while you work. Start the day with a warm welcome from Elisabetta, your chocolate maker instructor for the day. She'll give you a short introduction to the world of Belgian chocolate so you can take home an array of chocolate-making secrets. After the intro, the real fun begins with a demonstration of chocolate tempering on a marble table. It’s then time to have a go yourself and make your own chocolate treats with the help of Elisabetta and her assistants. Make your very own personalized chocolate bar and some tasty mendicants and truffles using the original chocolate from Haiti. As you create, hear about ruby chocolate, a newly discovered cocoa bean that is 100% natural but which creates incredibly pink chocolate treats. Taste a real cocoa bean and a delicious liqueur de cacao. As you work, try the 3 different origin chocolates: Philippines (Mana), Congo (Ituri), and the illustrious ruby chocolate. During the activity, enjoy a delicious cup of hot chocolate on cold days or a glass of cool water on warm days. Before you leave, get some leaflets describing the ins and outs of cocoa production and enjoy a 10% discount in the store. At the end of the experience, pack up your chocolates and take them home with you to share with friends and family (or you can keep your sweet treats all to yourself).

Brussels Atomium Entry Ticket with Free Design Museum Ticket

2. Brussels Atomium Entry Ticket with Free Design Museum Ticket

Discover stunning panoramic views of Brussels and explore exhibitions about Belgium and digital art with this entry ticket to the Atomium. Take a walk through design works from the 20th and 21st centuries with a ticket to the Design Museum. Enter the iconic Atomium which symbolizes an iron crystal, magnified 165 billion times. Step into this relic of the past which was created for the 1958 World Fair. Marvel at 360-degree panoramic views of the 19 municipalities of Brussels. Stroll through the permanent Atomium exhibition which tells the history of this pavilion. Visit two temporary exhibitions, including 'ID#2021', an immersive sound and light show and 'View from My Window' which tells the a Belgian success story through a multimedia display. Have the option to purchase Belgian specialties or seasonal dishes at the Atomium Restaurant which offers exceptional views from 95 meters above ground. Visit the Design Museum Brussels to learn about Belgian design and its history. Make your way through permanent and temporary exhibits and see the Plastics Design Collection of around 2000 plastic objects.

Choco-Story Brussels: Chocolate Museum Entrance with Tasting

3. Choco-Story Brussels: Chocolate Museum Entrance with Tasting

Journey through the story of chocolate at Choco-Story Brussels, and learn the origins of the precious commodity and its transformation to the finished product. Delve deep in the history of the Aztecs, and discover how cocoa arrived in Europe.  Admire the exhibits of the museum, including illustrations, informative panels and videos that explain the culture of cocoa and how it is turned into chocolate. Watch a demonstration by a master chocolatier on how to make artisanal pralines.  Enjoy several tastings throughout your visit, and benefit from the chance to purchase some chocolates in the gift shop.

Brussels: Waffle Making Workshop

4. Brussels: Waffle Making Workshop

Discover the art of the Belgian waffle at a 1.5-hour waffle-making workshop in the center of Brussels. Prepare the waffle dough, bake it, and then decorate your waffles with cream, chocolate, and seasonal fruits. You don't need any previous cooking experience to attend the workshop, and kids are welcome too. After a short introduction, follow the recipe, split into teams. Everything you need is provided: ingredients, take-home recipes, kitchenware, assistance, and demonstrations. Feel free to make crazy topping combinations; cream, chocolate, honey, fruits – the choice is yours. Take photos of your creations, then enjoy them with a complimentary drink.

Brussels: LEGO Discovery Centre Admission Ticket

5. Brussels: LEGO Discovery Centre Admission Ticket

Allow your kids to live out their craziest fantasies with a visit to Brussels' interactive LEGO Discovery Centre. Explore more than 3,000 m2 of games and 12 activity zones, in a unique immersive place dedicated to children between 2 and 10 years old, as well as their families. Build your own Minifigure and begin your adventure with them. Marvel at MINI WORLD created from bricks, play with over 2 million LEGO bricks, attend a creative workshop led by Master Model Builders, take a train ride through LEGO world, and watch exclusive LEGO movies in the 4D Cinema. Take a break at the LEGO Café, and enjoy some food and drinks to recharge your batteries. Stop by the LEGO Shop on your way out and find some amazing items to continue your LEGO adventure at home.

Tervuren: AfricaMuseum Entry Ticket

6. Tervuren: AfricaMuseum Entry Ticket

Easily accessible by public transportation from Brussels, AfricaMuseum tells the story of human and natural history with a collection of artifacts from the colonial era in central Africa.  Until March 5, 2023, discover the temporary exhibition "EUROPA, Oxalá", which shows the work of 21 European artists and intellectuals whose family origins lie in the former colonies in Africa. These artists, born and raised in a post-colonial context, present a reflection on their heritage, their memories, and their identity. Aiming to objectively frame the art and cultural objects acquired during Belgium's rule in Rwanda and Congo, the museum has undergone extensive renovations and is now open to the public.  Topics of colonial history, sustainable development, and biodiversity are now addressed head-on following the museum's redesign. A curated collection of contemporary art has also been added to paint a fuller picture of Central Africa, past and present. Your entry ticket will give you access to walk the French gardens, browse collections of artifacts that bring the past to life in the remodeled, and see contemporary African art.

Brussels: Outdoor Harry Potter Smartphone Escape Game

7. Brussels: Outdoor Harry Potter Smartphone Escape Game

Enter the magical world of Harry Potter in the Washington of Europe! For a few days the wizarding community has been in a panic. The start of the new school year at Hogwarts is approaching and a curse has doomed the 9 3/4 way. It is your responsibility to thwart this spell and allow the wizards to fulfill their destiny! Go through the streets of Brussels but don't waste any time... The train leaves in 2 hours! On the program: solving riddles, meeting wizards who will give you a good or not so good surprise or even bonus pots. The Hogwarts Express will leave in 120 minutes. Tick tock tock... This game is accessible to all and multigenerational. You have the possibility to play in team, for that only one person of each team will have to enter the identifier and the unique code on his device. Then you can start the game simultaneously. You will be able to compare your points and the time obtained at the end of the game. Please note: this activity is an outdoor escape game where the plot is not directly related to the city (although it is held in attractive places in the city center). It is a game on a given theme and not a guided tour of the city.

Brussels: Chocolate Workshop and Guided Walking Tour

8. Brussels: Chocolate Workshop and Guided Walking Tour

On this guided walking tour indulge your sweetest tooth and get to taste Belgian chocolates like never before. Stroll the pavements of the chocolate capital as you visit the top chocolate shops with a local guide. See major sights as you stroll and learn more about the history of how the city. Your walk will take you through the historic Grand Place, known to some as the most beautiful square in the world. Also see the Manneken Pis, pass the antique stores of the Sablon, and visit the oldest chocolate shop in the city. Get free samples and taste the chocolate goodness as you explore. Learn how to make real Belgian pralines for yourself in a fun and informative workshop. As they are made with real cream or alcoholic fillings they will need to be eaten straight away; but then how could you resist? This delicious walking adventure will let you discover an authentic side of Brussels like no other tour.

Brussels: City Highlights Exploration Game

9. Brussels: City Highlights Exploration Game

Explore Brussels and see its top sights in this exploration game. Solve challenges on your phone and be led to popular locations like the European Parliament, the Royal Gallery, and more. Travel to the Parc du Cinquantenaire and start the game at the statues in the middle. You’ll take on the role of a Dutch sailor who has found himself in Brussels after following a map. As you solve challenges, the story will unfold and directions on your phone will take you to the next location and puzzle. It will take you between 1-1.5 hours but you should explore at your own pace: simply pause the game and resume when you want from the location where you paused it. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other before meeting at the final stop of the game, Grand Palace.

Brussels: Famous City Residents Exploration Game

10. Brussels: Famous City Residents Exploration Game

The city game starts at Maison Du Roi. It will take you between 1 to 1.5 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at the Marie Curie Sculpture. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Up for a fun challenge? After your booking, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. We recommend that each user purchases a ticket for an optimal experience, although several people can share a phone.

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What people are saying about Brussels

Mini Europe was an enjoyable activity. It was interesting seeing all the miniature aspects. It is fun for all ages with various interactive activities. This Venus’ appeal is multigenerational so all ages will enjoy.

We bought tickets on January 1st. Even though we had tickets, we had to wait a long time in the cold. However, it is a structure worth seeing, and I really liked the interior.

I had a great time! Patricia was so fun and knowledgeable! Got to keep all the chocolate we made and we bought some more from her shop! 10 out of 10 experience!

Patricia was so fun and knowledgeable. Our 7 year old had the best time and they made her feel special. Great experience!

Both simple and complete, both in terms of "history" and manufacturing processes.