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What to do in Brussels
Brussels is the capital city of Belgium, and it’s home to contrasting structures, rich culture, and tasty treats. From 19th century buildings to modern structures of glass and steel, and fascinating museums to festivals, Brussels won’t dissapoint!
Begin your Brussels trip and bring your camera to the city’s historic sights. The UNESCO World Heritage Site at the Grand Place-Grote Markt will turn your photos into masterpieces. Make an entrance at the grand staircase of Palais de Justice. Be impressed by the world’s fifth biggest church at Basilique de Sacre Coeur.
Add a pop of colour to your photos with the stained glass windows of Saint-Michel Cathedral. Be in awe of the arches of Parc du Cinquantenaire. Include a modern piece to your collection of travel pictures with a visit the iconic Atomium.
Like many European cities, Brussels has many museums and galleries just waiting for you like the Royal Art and History Museum, the Army Museum, and Autoworld. Other museums in the city that you can’t miss are Horta Museum, Musée Magritte Museum, and the Belgian Comic Strip Center where you can embrace your inner child.
Flex your shopping muscles in Brussels next. Spend your dollars at the flea market at Place du jeu de Balle, buy books at Librare d’art and Bortier Gallery, and the vintage market at Halles Saint Gery Vintage.
If you want the best beers in town, visit one of the world’s top beer bars at Moeder Lambic. Enjoy board games with your food at Le Pantin or brunch at Café Belga. So check out this list of 10 awesome things to do in Brussels and start planning your trip!
When to visit Brussels
The best time to visit Brussels is during spring and autumn. Spring from the months of March to May and autumn from September to October is when the weather is most pleasant, plus you’ll experience lower prices and fewer crowds.
But no matter what time of year you plan to travel, you can fly to Belgium and visit Brussels whenever you want. As part of the Schengen Convention, you and other Australian citizens can travel to Belgium visa-free for up to 90 days. Just make sure your passport is valid for at least six months.
Travelling to and around Brussels
You’ll reach Belgium by flying in to Brussels Airport, and from there you can reach the city by train, bus, and taxi. You can easily wander Brussels by metro, tram, bus, taxi, and bike rental. Most of the sights in the city are fairly close to each other so it’s also lovely to explore the city by foot.
You should be bound for Brussels now, so pack your bags and book your Brussels flights with Skiddoo today!
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