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Brussels Mini-Europe Admission Ticket

1. Brussels Mini-Europe Admission Ticket

Discover Europe's most popular attractions in miniature. Encounter monuments from across the continent recreated down to the smallest detail. See a 4-meter high Big Ben, and 13-meter tall Eiffel tower, with all attractions recreated at a scale of 1 to 25. Be amazed at the eruption of Vesuvius and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Watch the launch of Ariane V and marvel at many other working models. Both young and old will enjoy spending a couple of hours exploring Mini-Europe. Experience also a fascinating and interactive Spirit of Europe exhibit that takes you through the history of the European Union, its place in the world. A catalog brimming with interesting anecdotes is included with the purchase of an adult ticket.

Brussels 3-Hour Guided Art Nouveau Tour

2. Brussels 3-Hour Guided Art Nouveau Tour

Enjoy a 3-hour guided tour on Art Nouveau architecture and Victor Horta. The tour will be led by a local Brussels guide. Discover the most beautiful and impressive Art Nouveau projects by architects who mastered the art of combining iron, glass, wood and stone into an infinite variety of different forms. The tour starts at the Grand-Place at 10:00. From there you’ll take the tram to the Bailli district, the famous village within the city that has the largest number of Art Nouveau buildings in Brussels. The program ends in front of the Victor Horta Museum. Detailed Itinerary: Old England House (Music Instrument Museum) Hotel Tassel, built by Victor Horta in 1893-1894 Van Rysselberghe House, built by Ocatave Van Rysselberghe in 1912 Hotel Otlet, built by Ocatave Van Rysselberghe and Henry van de Velde from 1894-1898 Hotel Goblet d’Alviella, built by Ocatave Van Rysselberghe in 1882 Hotel Ciamberlani, built by Paul Hankar in 1897 The house of painter René Janssens, built by Paul Hankar in 1898 Architect Armand Van Waesberghe The Beukman house, built by Albert Roosenboom in 1900 The private home of architect Paul Hankar Victor Horta Museum

Brussels: Private 3-Hour Sightseeing Walking Tour

3. Brussels: Private 3-Hour Sightseeing Walking Tour

Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel if centrally located or at a centrally located meeting point in Brussels. On foot, discover the historical city center of Brussels including a visit of the famous Grand Place with its beautiful guild houses and surroundings such as the St Hubertus galleries, and the notoriously statue of Manneken Pis. Discover the Place de la Bourse Square with its imposing 19th-century stock market, the Place de la Monnaie Square with its opera house, and the Saint Goedele cathedral. Continue and take a stroll in the Warande Park until you reach the Royal Palace. Walk towards the Sablon Square before descending back to the Grand Place. 

Brussels: Grand City Bus Tour

4. Brussels: Grand City Bus Tour

Who hasn’t dreamt of seeing Brussels? A tour of Brussels is a good introduction to Belgium. Discover the ancient buildings of the city and its splendid modern part on board the bus. Your tour will begin at the majestic Grand Place from where the coach will take you to Saint-Michael’s cathedral.  Visit the widely known Atomium and pass by the Chinese pavilion and Japanese Tower. From the Royal Residence you will return to the city center to visit the Sablon area, with its numerous antique shops, while passing the Palace of Justice and Royal Palace. The next part of your tour covers the district in which you will see the headquarters of the European Parliament and Commission. Choose between a private and a shared option.

Brussels: Private Guided Tour

5. Brussels: Private Guided Tour

Explore Brussels and see the highlights on a guided tour. Begin with a pickup from your hotel in downtown Brussels in a luxurious and air-conditioned car. Learn about the Belgian capital’s history as you spot signature sights such as the Mannekin Pis peeing boy statue and St Michael’s Cathedral. Admire the Grand Place, note the flamboyant buildings of the art nouveau quarter, absorb the views from the dome of the National Basilica of the Sacred Heart, and more. Enjoy a flexible itinerary with the option to tailor the sightseeing to your interests.

Brussels: The Origin of the City Exploration Game

6. Brussels: The Origin of the City Exploration Game

Play detective for the day as you enjoy a top-secret mission to explore the picturesque sights of Brussels! Solve challenges on your phone with friends and family, and unlock directions to your next location while admiring the city's most incredible spots. Admire the many gems that Brussels has to offer en route, from the Black Tower, and the Grand-Place, to le Mont des Arts. Take on the role of Olympus Peraux, a world-famous detective hired by Princess Astrid of Sweden to investigate her own security for an upcoming wedding with Prince Leopold of Belgium. Learn the history of Brussels while having fun during this exciting 2-3 hour game. Play on your own, with a group, or in competition with another team.

Brussels: Mysteries and Legends Half-Day Walking Tour

7. Brussels: Mysteries and Legends Half-Day Walking Tour

Take a tour of Brussels that gets deep under its skin, exploring its secret societies and hidden symbols. Your private 4-hour walking tour starts at the luxurious Godiva chocolate store before diving into the city’s lesser known attractions and peeking at its famous sights from a new perspective. You will explore the Grand Place, considered by many as the most beautiful square in the world. Discover why it was built the way it was and the significance of the figure seven. Keep a lookout for the Zodiac sign on one of the buildings and learn the history of the city’s Freemasons. You will visit a Freemason’s grave in the Cathedral of St. Michael and search for a legend in its colorful church windows. The tour will take you uptown to the park opposite the Royal Palace to learn the meaning of hidden inscriptions. Hear about the concealed city below the Palace and get to know the founder of the Templars, Godfried of Bouillon. Walk a stretch of the trail of the pilgrims' route to Santiago de Compostela.

Brussels: Private Tour of the Upper and Lower City

8. Brussels: Private Tour of the Upper and Lower City

With this fantastic private tour, set off on a journey of discovery around Brussels, the capital of Belgium and the second most cosmopolitan city in the world. Split into two sections, explore both the Lower City and the Upper City and understand the origins and historic development of the city.  Your tour will begin in the Lower City at the Grand Place, the central square of Brussels. Head towards the Manneken Pis, a landmark bronze sculpture, before continuing towards the Saint-Géry island, once the largest island in the Senne river. Marvel at the beautiful St. Catherine square, then pass through the stunning De Brouckère and Monnaie squares. Discover the spectacular federal opera house of Belgium before ending at the Saint-Hubert Royal Galleries, an ensemble of glazed shopping arcades. In the afternoon, continue your exploration of Brussels in the Upper City. Starting from the Grand Place again, climb uphill towards the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula, where you can admire the stained-glass windows from the inside. From the cathedral, head towards the Place des Palais, where you will find the royal park and palace. Visit the Musical Instruments Museum or pass by the Magritte museum and the Palace of Fine Arts to arrive at the Petit Sablon and the Grand Sablon. 

Brussels Comics & Street Art: Private Walking Tour

9. Brussels Comics & Street Art: Private Walking Tour

Join a friendly local guide and get an authentic experience of Brussels, visiting an open-air gallery plastered with incredible street art. Explore the city’s urban art scene as you’re led down streets lined with mind-bending murals and quirky comic stores. Meet your guide at Zuidstation, then make your way down colorful streets to two of the city’s iconic stores – Little Nemo (a neat-freak’s nightmare stacked to the rafters with comics and old toys) and Hors-série, a classy comic store housed in a 19th-century building selling precious first editions and other rarities. Once you’ve sifted through the piles, make your way to the famous Tintin Comic Mural, a larger-than-life mural of the iconic character decorating the side of an unassuming gift shop. Head to your next landmark in the city center, Mannekin Pis, a bronze fountain sculpture of a urinating boy designed by Jérôme Duquesnoy the Elder in the early 1600s, then see the statue of literary icon Don Quixote in the Spanish Square. Spy more street art on your way to Brüsel, one of the city’s oldest comic book stores where you can browse an extensive collection of Harry Potter figurines, and Manga (no prize for guessing what you’ll find at this store). Finally, swivel your head between impressive buildings on Boulevard Simon Bolivar, the city’s bustling central artery where entire walls have been used as canvases.

Brussels: 3-Day Belgium Discovery Tour by Bus

10. Brussels: 3-Day Belgium Discovery Tour by Bus

Get to know Belgium on a 3-day bus tour and visit the 5 most important cities. Begin the tour in the capital city and take a short walk to the majestic Grand Place, the cradle of medieval Brussels. Then, hop onboard of the coach where a multilingual guide takes you to all the must-see highlights in the city center. To complete your Brussels tour, visit the outskirts of Brussels to see the Atomium, the Royal Residence Palace, and the EU district. Next stop on the tour: Antwerp, the old city with an impressive 13th-century castle that guarded the city and its medieval river port. Visit numerous sights of the world's largest harbor city including the Cathedral of Our Lady. Marvel at the countless paintings by world-class artists of the 17th century including the masterpieces of Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens. Continue the tour through Antwerp to see the gothic guild houses at the Market Square, the Antwerp railway station, the Diamond District and the Jewish quarter. If you can, try the local beer called 'Bolleke' in your free time. The third and fourth stop takes you to the cities of Ghent and Bruges. Visit the Saint-Bavo’s Cathedral in Ghent, home to the world-famous Mystic Lamb Painting (optional) and walk along the Castle of the Counts of Flanders, a picturesque medieval harbor. Then, savor a delicious lunch in Bruges and enjoy the view of the peaceful Lake of Love and the picturesque Beguinage. Your guide will reveal stories and secrets from the Viking period until the end of the Middle Ages. Visit the top highlights of Bruges including the Basilica of the Holy Blood of Jesus, the Belfry Tower, Our Lady’s Church, Saint John’s hospital, etc. Optionally, take a pleasant boat trip along the narrow canals. On the last stop, your guide will take you on a breathtaking walk through the ancient heart of Leuven. Marvel at the architecture of the beautiful city hall, the largest Beguinage in Flanders, the ancient cloth hall, the baffling university library and many more. Visit the Shrine of Father Damien, the patron of the lepers who was recently beatified. See the highlights in this city including the unique ‘Old Market’ area with its many catering establishments. Although you will be seeing a sound portion of the city highlights, you'll also get some free time to discover the city at your own pace.

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What people are saying about Grand-Place

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 650 reviews

This pack is perfect and all guides are extremely friendly, they speak many languages and they know a lot about the places visited. The tours are very organized. It was a great experience for me and my cousin. Thanks a lot.

It's a really cool activity, the models are really beautiful and the path to follow makes for a pleasant visit. I think that if you're visiting Brussels for the first time, you should do it

Excellent. I recommend it. If you go in summer, it is better to go protected from the sun. Inside there is an establishment where you can buy to eat, drink and use bathrooms.

Great excursion. Lots of little kids running around. Seems like a popular area for school kids. Also neat for people that don’t know much about Europe. Fun times

Absolutely wonderful experience. Very enjoyable for adults and children! I’d visit again and I’d recommend you visit when in Brussels!