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Brussels: Atomium Entry Ticket with Design Museum Ticket

1. Brussels: Atomium Entry Ticket with Design Museum Ticket

The Atomium symbolizes an iron crystal, magnified 165 billion times, referring to the power of nuclear energy that in 1958 was intended for peaceful use. Today it carries on the debate of 1958: What kind of future do we want for tomorrow? It was not intended that the Atomium survive beyond the 1958 World Fair but its popularity soon made it a key landmark, first in Brussels, and then internationally. It has become one of the icons of Brussels, and since its inspired restoration in 2006, it is referred to as the most Belgian of monuments. The panorama alone is worth a trip to the Atomium. Thanks to its location on a naturally elevated plateau on the outskirts of town, the Atomium offers the only true 360-degree panoramic view of the 19 municipalities of Brussels. The permanent exhibition, Atomium, tells the history of this pavilion. This year there are also two temporary exhibitions. The first, ID#2021, is an immersive experience. Discover an exciting sound and light digital creation. The second, View from My Window, consists of a selection of more than 400 photographs depicting a Belgian success story that started with a Facebook group initiated in March 2020 at the start of the pandemic. The audio-visual installations, prints, webcams, and time-lapses give you an insight into the perspectives of the individuals involved. At 95 meters above ground in the top sphere of the monument, the Atomium Restaurant offers an extraordinary experience. Whether you choose Belgian specialties or seasonal dishes, Alexandre Masson revisits tradition, with the clouds at hand.

Brussels Beer Tasting Tour

2. Brussels Beer Tasting Tour

Sample the varied and unique flavors of world famous Belgian beers on this exciting beer tasting tour of Brussels. Home to some of the most prized premium beers in the world, you will spent around four hours sampling favorites such as Geuze, fruity Chimay and superstrong Trappist beers at some of the city's most historic cafes. Guided by a knowledgable beer expert, learn about the colorful brewing history, the mysteries of those secret ingredients used to produce unique taste and texture and how to really drink and savor Belgian beer like a local. Along with a glass of eight different brews like Geuze, Chimay Triple, Adelardus Brune and Malheur Blonde, the Brussels Beer Tour also includes sightseeing detours to some of the city's most iconic landmarks such as Saint Catherine fishmarket, Ilot Sacre and the Royal Puppet Theater. For any true beer connoisseur this is a day not to be missed.

From Brussels: Day Trip to Bruges by Train

3. From Brussels: Day Trip to Bruges by Train

Travel to the medieval city of Bruges by train and take a 2.5-hour walking tour with an English-speaking guide on arrival. Marvel at the Minnewater that provides water to the canals and see the historical women-only convent of the Beguinage. Visit the city's only working brewery at De Halve Maan and get the chance to look inside the Hans Memling museum at the 12th-century Hospital of St. John. See one of the tallest brickwork towers in the world at the Church of Our Lady, where Michelangelo’s statue of the Madonna with Child can be found in the transept. Get a feel for everyday life at the historic Vis Markt (Fish Market) and look at the beautiful guildhalls on Tanners’ Square. Visit the Groeningemuseum and find one of Belgium's most famous Gothic buildings on the Markt (Market Square). Get 3 hours of free time to explore on your own. Take an optional canal cruise to appreciate the city from a different perspective before the train journey back to Brussels.

Brussels: Walking Tour from Central Station to Manneken Pis

4. Brussels: Walking Tour from Central Station to Manneken Pis

As capital of Belgium and of the European Union, Brussels offers the best of many worlds: from Gothic architecture to Art Nouveau, from historical places of interest like the Triumphal Arch in the Jubilee Park and the Palace of Justice to the Atomium, the icon of modernity, which was built to celebrate the Universal Exhibition Expo 58. The medieval town center is both trendy and traditional. Brussels is inviting with interesting contrasts, openness and a lot of vitality. Most impressive however, is the Grand Place with its Gothic Town Hall and gold leaf decorated facades of the guild houses. And of course, courtesy obliges you to pay a visit to Manneken Pis.

Brussels: 1.5-Hour Private Kick-Start Tour with a Local

5. Brussels: 1.5-Hour Private Kick-Start Tour with a Local

Receive a warm welcome to Brussels with a private tour that will kick off your time in the city in the best way possible. Discover main attractions and landmarks like Maison Dandoy and Manneken Pis in only 90 minutes. Get up-to-date tips on where locals like to grab a bite and unwind, or what about a unique family-owned restaurant in a local hotspot? On this private tour, your local guide will make sure you see Brussels like a local. Your guide will have all your questions covered and will give you a city orientation to get you acquainted with Brussels to help you enjoy the rest of your stay to the fullest.

Brussels: Highlights Private Tour

6. Brussels: Highlights Private Tour

Your expert guide will pick you up from Brussels Airport and show you a city full of culture and beautiful architecture. In the morning you will discover the city by car see the many sights of Brussels, including the Atomium, the gothic cathedral, the 19th century Palace of Justice with its panoramic view over the entire city, the Jubilee Park with king Leopold II's museum island and universal exhibition halls. For lunch you can go your own way, with some recommendations of course. You can go for "haute cuisine" or for simple but delicious mussels with fries. Afterwards explore the city on foot, from the fish market over the Halles Saint-Géry to one of the most beautiful market squares in Europe, the "Grand Place".

From Amsterdam: Private Day Trip to Brussels and Antwerp

7. From Amsterdam: Private Day Trip to Brussels and Antwerp

Start with pickup from your hotel in Amsterdam and meet your professional guide. First, drive to Antwerp and visit the second largest harbor in Europe and the hometown of the Flemish baroque painter, Peter Paul Rubens. Explore the historical city center of Antwerp and see the Town Hall, Saint-Paul's Church, and the beautiful Golden Age Guild Houses. Also notable for its striking modern architecture, see the new Palace of Justice, the Museum aan de Stroom, and the new Port House. You may also request free time to take a break for some lunch or to go shopping. Afterward, head to Brussels where you will discover the historic city center and many landmarks such as the Grand Palace, Manneken Pis, and Place de la Bourse Square. Discover the impressive historical architecture that Brussels is known for and learn about the history of the capital city of Belgium. From the city center, drive to Jubilee Park where you can visit the famous Triumphal Arch. Nearby is Brussels' most famous sight called the Atomium, you also have the option to go inside. At the end of the day, your guide will drive you back to the hotel.

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What people are saying about Brussels

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 223 reviews

Had a very nice tour through Brussels. Learned a lot about the city while enjoying delicious specialty beers and various snacks. Definitely recommended to get to know Brussels better in a fun way.

HIGHLY recommend. You get fantastic views of all of Brussels. There is also an amazing lights show exhibit inside the Atomium. 10/10 this is a MUST for anyone in Brussels!

We enjoyed the beer tasting. Our guide was great, and the beer was well paced so everyone made it to the end of the tour!

Sebastian was a fabulous guide. He was full of useful information but didn't over load us.

Very cool and worth it for the price! Neat to see.