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9Hotel Sablon, Brussels

In one of Brussels’ most charming neighbourhoods, not far from the antiquarians’ paradise that is the flea market at the Place du Grand Sablon, is a new 34-room boutique hotel...

Musée fin-de-siècle, Brussels

This new museum, which opened its doors in Brussels less than half a year ago, is devoted to the 50-year period that spanned the late 19th and early 20th...

Les Brigittines aux Marchés de la Chapelle, Brussels

The most atmospheric café in Brussels. Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris may not be the director and actor's best movie, but entering...

Lola, Brussels

Lola is a classic Brussels restaurant that hasn't lost a grain of its popularity, despite the rather respectable length of the trendy restaurant's years...

Vincent, Brussels

Vincent first opened its doors in 1905 and is still owned by the third generation of the family that founded it. A real Brussels institution...

Brüsel, Brussels

The largest and most legendary comic book shop in Brussels. An absolute horn of plenty for lovers of the genre. You can lose yourself in its shelves...

Vo Version Originale, Brussels

Brussels is famous for its antique and vintage shops. Vo Version Originale is located on a small side street not far from the Avenue Louise...

The "illustrated streets" of Brussels, Brussels

La Monnaie, Brussels

The National Opera of Belgium - Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie - impressed with its enthusiasm for innovation during the 'golden decade'...

L'Idiot du Village, Brussels

This small restaurant on a tiny side street in the Marolles district of Brussels is a veritable gourmand's paradise. Despite its name...

L'Orangerie du Parc D'Egmont, Brussels

The Orangerie is one of the hardest spots to find on Brussels' gastronomic map, being located in the middle of a park. Few would think of looking for it in the...

Place du Jeu de Balle, Brussels

The legendary Brussels flea market Place du Jeu de Balle in the former working class district of Marolles is chaotic and full of all sorts of freaks...

Oysters at the Place Sainte-Catherine, Brussels

At the Place Sainte-Catherine, near the church one can almost always find a man selling oysters. There's a striped screen and a green chequered table...

The White Hotel, Brussels

Upon crossing the threshold of the White Hotel, you will feel as though you have entered an art gallery, for this establishment serves...

The Dominican, Brussels

The Dominican is the first design hotel to have opened its doors in Brussels, in 2007. It is located on the site of a 15th-century Dominican abbey...

Stijl, Brussels

In 1984, Stijl became the first Belgian designer store in Brussels and has practically become an obligatory stopping point for fashion tourists...

Villa Empain, Brussels

The Villa Empain holds a very special place on the cultural map of Brussels. Louis Empain, the son of influential Belgian businessman Edouard Empain...

La Fleur en Papier Doré, Brussels

Those into comic books and Magritte should visit the Rue des Alexiens. At number 55 there's a bar called La Fleur en Papier Doré...

Cafe Greenwich, Brussels

Not at all far from Rue Danseart, where the cream of Belgian design is concentrated, there's a strange small street called the Rue de Chartreux...

Viva M'Boma, Brussels

The small Viva M'Boma bistro is a true meat eaters' paradise. Everything that is edible from the animal world - tongues, cheeks, brains, sweetbread...

Vintage Hotel, Brussels

Ideal accommodation for those who head to Brussels on antique and vintage shopping forays, the small 29-room hotel is located in a historical...

La Boite à Musique, Brussels

A real music lovers' Mecca, this is one of the largest classical music shops in Europe. Here, among other things, you'll find rare concert and opera...

Dandoy, Brussels

A legendary biscuit shop that has been owned by the same family since 1829. You will find crunchy almond biscuits so thin that they just melt...

The 500 Hidden Secrets of Brussels. By Derek Blyth, Brussels

As with most stereotypes, the widespread notion that Brussels, otherwise known as Europe's Capital, is a boring city of Euro-clerks and bureaucrats...

Rouge Tomate, Brussels

Rouge Tomate is the destination of choice for those who are obsessed with a healthy lifestyle. The restaurant's owners are serious when they say...

Cantine de la Ville, Brussels

The Cantine de la Ville has an easygoing atmosphere and reasonable prices by Brussels standards (the vegetable soup goes for 6 EUR, while the salads...

Mapp, Brussels

This is a place for mostly new but already known designers. The cream of the acme, perhaps - the work of Alexander Wang, Henrik Vibskov...

Place du Grand Sablon, Brussels

Brussels is famous for its antique shops and if you are here on a Saturday or Sunday it would be almost unforgivable not to go...

Maison Antoine, Brussels

In terms of food and drink, Belgium is renowned for three things - beer, moules (mussels) and chips or French fries (frites)...

Chambres en Ville, Brussels

The more you wander through the streets of Brussels, the more you will discover its many faces, some of which are sure to take you by surprise...

Belga Queen, Brussels

Antoine Pinto is well-known in the Brussels restaurant scene. While studying architecture, he worked as a chef in several eating establishments...