Ideal City Breaks in Belgium
1 Dedicate one or two days of your holiday to culture and delight your eyes with famous drawings, sculptures and paintings dating from 15th century up to now, visiting the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. The site consists of 4 museums: Museum of Ancient Art and the Museum of Modern Art situated in the central area of Brussels and the smaller Constantin Meunier and Antoine Wiertz museums placed few kilometres far from down town.
2 Music fans can find out more about music history in Belgium, European and non-European musical instruments and traditions at the Musical Instrument Museum. The museum houses some pieces unique in the world. The building itself is an art work and from the top floor you have a spectacular 360º view on the city.
3 Bois de la Cambre is an English garden style park landscaped on a part of the forest „Fôret de soignes”. It is the ideal place for enjoying the fresh air, walking in nature or a picnic.
4 Visit Botanical Garden of Brussels a green area having a cultural complex and a music designed space called „Le Botanique”. But if you want to see one of the most famous botanic gardens of the world, you have to travel at Meeise, close to Brussels and visit National Botanic Garden of Belgium. You can see here approximately 6% of the world plants.
5 Relax in the popular Ixelles Ponds – a park area situated between two freshwater narrow ponds. Walk in a peaceful area with wonderful trees and Art Nouveau houses.
6 Surrounded by famous buildings, included in the UNESCO World Heritage, the Grand Place is considered the most beautiful square of Europe. It becomes more spectacular every two years, in August, when a huge colored floral tapestry covers this place.
7 Manneken Pis is a must for the ones that visit Brussels. This statue is emblematic for the city. There is also a costume collection for it that can be seen in the City Museum.
8 Place du Grand Sablon is the ideal place for the antiques lovers. Here you can delight in luxury restaurants and cafes.