Drie dagen in Brussel

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Drie dagen in Brussel

You’re taking your time to explore Brussels thoroughly? That’s wonderful! You’ve already explored the main sights during your first two days in Brussels. For the third one I’d suggest you explore area around Parc du Cinquantenaire, Botanique and maybe visit a few museums. If you’re not that much into museums, you can also browse through our overview of places to visit in Brussels and find some inspiration there.

Area around Parc du Cinquantenaire

You could start your day with a walk through the European district and a free visit to the Parlamentarium to learn about the European institutions. Whenever you need a break, Parc du Cinquantenaire is nearby for a picnic or a nap. Make sure you walk to the center of the park to see the monumental triumphal arch. Via the Art and History Museum, you can climb up the triple arch for an interesting view over Brussels. And while you’re there, might just as well explore the large collection of armors, weapons, planes…

Before leaving the area, hop over to Park Leopold, which is a beautiful park with a pond located on a hill and one of the best picnic spots in Brussels. It also features the former Solvay library, which is a fine example of art nouveau architecture.


A quick 20-minute metro ride will take you to Botanique, a former botanical garden with gorgeous greenhouses. Today the greenhouses have been transformed into a unique culture and concert venue, whereas the botanical garden has become a beautiful public park. While strolling through the park surrounded by large skyscrapers, you’ll notice some similarities with New York’s Central Park. Except we have small turtles instead of squirrels…


Learn about the culture or history of Brussels by visiting some of its museums. Personally, I would definitely recommend the Coudenberg Museum where you can take an underground tour of the remains of Charles V’s palace. Art lovers will appreciate the large collection of artworks at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts, which covers the Old Masters, Fin-de-Siècle, Modern and Magritte museum. An unusual, yet surprising place to visit is the Sewer Museum where you can explore the underground sewer network and walk next to the underground Senne river.

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