In this post, I'll show you 6 free things to do in Brussels. Brussels is the capital city of Belgium and there are many fun activities!
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1. Visit multiple chocolate shops
Belgium is famous for its delicious Belgian Chocolate. Brussels has some amazing chocolate shops you really should see! If you are one day in Brussels, you cannot leave without going to at least one.
You don't even need to buy chocolate to have an amazing time in all those chocolate shops, because they just look so beautiful!
For example, you could visit Elisabeth Chocolatier Brussels. I mean, look how cute it is!
The owner of the shop travels through Belgium to taste and choose Belgian delicacies and forgotten local culinary traditions.
It's so much fun to visit Elisabeth Chocolatier. Even when you aren't planning to buy something, because it looks so beautiful. Furthermore, chocolate is typical for Belgium.
2. Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium (free on certain days and times)
If you're interested in museums in Brussels, you should definitely check out the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. The collection covers the period between the 15th and 21st centuries. You'll see sculptures, paintings and more.
The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium consists of the following museums.
Muséé Magritte Museum
This collection has over 200 works from René Magritte (1898 - 1967), a Belgian Surrealist artist. The collection is the largest in the world.
Musée fin-de-siècle museum
This museum is dedicated to the 20th century and it's perfect for art history fans. You'll find impressive drawings, watercolors, paintings, films, and more here.
Musée Old Masters Museum
This museum is about the 15th till the 18th centuries. If you're interested in the Flemish Renaissance and Baroque, this is a museum you really should visit, since it has many works which were made in this period. You'll also find paintings by the Flemish Primitives.
Musée Modern Museum
If you're a fan of modern and contemporary art, this museum might be very interesting for you!
Musée Meunier Museum
In this museum, you'll find work of Constantin Meunier (1831 - 1905) who was a sculptor and painter. The work is inspired by the social, industrial, and political developments in Belgium of the late 19th century.
Musée Wiertz Museum
In this museum, you'll see art of Antoine Wiertz (1806 - 1865) who was a writer, painter, and sculptor.
Around Place Royale, the main buildings of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium can be found.
The free times can change, so it's convenient to check out the website.
3. Visit Mont des Arts
Mont des Arts means ''mount/hill of arts''. It is a beautiful public garden in the center of Brussels.
Especially when the weather is good, it's lovely to walk around in Mont des Arts and enjoy the beautiful nature.
Also, it is one of the best photo spots in Brussels.
4. Admire the Palace of Justice.
The Palace of Justice is located in Brussels and it is really magnificent. Some parts are open to the public, and I'd recommend visiting these parts. Especially the stairs (see photo) are really impressive.
5. Do a free walking tour
There are several free walking tours in Brussels. The guides will give you a lot of information about Brussels and show you many places. I would really recommend doing one of the free walking tours if you want to learn more about the city!
6. Visit the Musical Instruments Museum (on certain days free)
If you love music and instruments, you should visit the Musical Instruments Museum in Brussels. This museum has over 8,000 instruments!
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