1.1 Visit Brussels on foot

Manneken Pis

We invite you on a walking tour to discover both downtown Brussels: the Saint-Hubert galleries, the Butchers’ Street, the Grand Place, the most famous statue in the city – Manneken Pis, and uptown with its 18th century area including the neo-classical Royal Square, Royal Park, and Royal Palace.  Nearby, we will wander through the Sablon district with its interesting antiques. Continuing uphill leads to where Brussels concentrates its important museums, such as the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Magritte museum, Museum of Musical Instruments, BELvue museum, Coudenberg archeological museum, and more).

We will not only visit Brussels but you can also learn where to taste the city: enjoy a drink in an astonishing place, eat the best waffles, savour famous Belgian chocolates or your favorite typical local cuisine. Let’s meet up!

Time: based on 3 hours, but extendable for visits of museums or specific districts.

Potential museums or visits to be added on the tour:

  • Royal Museum of Fine Arts – Magritte Museum – Fin de siècle

The Royal Museum of Fine Arts, the Magritte museum and the newly opened Fin de siècle hold the best national art collections.


  • Cantillon Brewery

This family owned brewery is located in the city of Brussels. They are still producing the time-honoured type of traditional beer called Gueuze and the brewery can be visited as a museum. 


  • Belgian Comic Strip Center

The Belgian Comic Strip Center is a true temple dedicated to Comic Strip Art and also a masterpiece of the local Art Nouveau.


  • MIM – Musical Instruments Museum

In a beautifully restored Art Nouveau complex in Brussels, 1,100 fascinating musical instruments are displayed in four galleries, with your visit enhanced by images and explanatory text panels.


  • Parlamentarium

The Parlamentarium – the European Parliament’s Visitors’ Centre – is the largest parliamentary visitor centre in Europe and the perfect setting for visitors of all ages to discover European politics in innovative and refreshing new ways.


  • House of European History

The House of European History is dedicated to the understanding of the shared past and diverse experiences of European peoples.