Brussels City

National Botanical Garden of Belgium
Housed in the grounds of the 12th Century Bouchout Castle the gardens include a herbarium, tropical Plant Palace, Spring House, South American rainforest and a Mediterranean House. Domaine de Bouchchout, 1860 Meise, Brussels.
Centre Belge de la Bande Dessinee
The Belgian Centre for Comic Strips is housed in the Grand Magasin Waucquez, designed by Victor Horta. Original drawings including some by Georges Remi of Tintin fame. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00-18:00. Rue des Sables 20, 1000 Brussels.
CitySightseeing Brussels
Hop on, hop off city sightseeing service. Tickets valid for 24 hours. Every hour, double-decker buses set off from Gare Centrale and stop in various places around the city.
Mini Europe
Miniature park housing over 350 doll sized versions of famous European monuments. Based in the Bruparck, 1000 Brussels.
Zaabar
Specialising in the art of chocolate-making, offering a range of workshops for adults and children. It also sells its own home-made chocolate and organises guided tours of the premises. Chausee de Charleroi 1060 Saint-Giles.
Brukselbinnenstebuiten
On a constant quest for the unusual and avant-garde, guides who can lead you off the beaten tracks.
Rivertours
Guided river cruises and day trips both in Brussels and from Brussels to other towns and regions of Belgium. Quai des Peniches 2, 1000 Brussels.
Planete Chocolat
Specialist chocolate shop, tasting salon, chocolate museum and guided walking tours of Brussels (including a chocolate demonstration). Open Tuesday to Sunday from 11:00-18:00. At Rue du Lombard 24, 1000 Brussels.
Cantillon Brewery
Working museum and family brewery producing Lambic, Gueuze, Kriek and Faro. Tours and tastings are available all year round, visitors can discover beers, tools and brewing processes and maybe even bottling and brewing. Rue Gheude, 1070 Brussels.
Once Upon a Time In Brussels
Unusual guided tours on electric bikes. Ateliers des Tanneurs, 1000 Brussels.
Vizit
Walks for lovers of food and culinary experiences in the city centre and the Marolles.
LARAU
A programme of architectural tours, originally intended for local residents, which encourage understanding of the citys development - past, present and future. Bd Adolphe Max 55, 1000 Brussels.
The Atomium
Built in 1958, the Atomium is half way between sculpture and architecture. Open for tours through the spheres with views across Brussels. Atomium Square, 1020 Brussels.
D*Tours
An audio trail, colourful and historic, comical and curious, entertaining and dream-like in the working-class district of the Marolles, on the history of the Grand-Place or the delightful Place Sainte-Catherine district available to download.
Pro Velo
Bicycle hire and guided bicycle tours in English for groups. Bikes can be rented at Woluwe Park, in le bois de la Cambre and Rue de Londres 15, 1050 Brussels.
Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate
Museum dedicated to the world of chocolate, from its origins to the finished products and covering its history from the early days of the Aztecs and the Mayans to its arrival in Europe. Rue de la Tete DOr 9-11, 1000 Brussels.
Les Brasseurs de la Grand Place
Working micro brewery where you can follow the brewing process and sample the finished product along with some local Belgian delicacies. Open daily from 10:00. Located in an old building on the Grand Place at rue de la Colline 24, 1000 Brussels.
Cactus & Co
Guided bike tours in Brussels. Anatole Francestraat 92, 1030 Brussel
Parc de Bruxelles
A park which was birthplace of the 1830 Revolution. Place des Palais 7, 1000 Brussels.
Aquarium Public de Bruxelles
Public aquarium with many fish, amphibians and invertebrates on display as well as permanent exhibitions to find out more about todays environmental problems. Seasonal opening hours. At Ave E. Bossaert 27, 1081 Brussels.
Bozar - Centre for Fine Arts
Built in 1928 by the architect Victor Horta, it is a real centre of cultural and artistic life. Music, theatre, cinema, dance and guided tours of the building on Sundays from September to June at 12:00. Rue Ravensteinstraat 23, 1000 Brussels.
Arau
The political, social and economic evolution of the city, explained from the point of view of its architecture and town planning. Boulevard Adolphe Max 55, 1000 Brussels.
Brewery Museum
See implements, brewing and fermentation tubs, a boiling kettle and the material found in an eighteenth-century brewery. Grand Place 10, 1000 Brussels.
Mannekin Pis
Not really a day out but essential viewing for any visitor to Brussels. The world famous peeing boy can be seen at the corner of Eikstraat/Stoofstraat near the Grand Place.
European Parliament
Audio-guided visits from Monday to Thursday at 10:00 and 15:00, Friday at 10:00 only. No visits during EP plenary sittings or on official holidays. Visitors must be at least 14 years old. Free of charge. Rue Wiertz 43, 1047 Brussels.
Voir et Dire
Associations which have pooled their knowledge and enthusiasm for Brussels and created individual theme visits.
Guides GBB
Guided tours by the Tourism Centre in Brussels. Multitude of themes suitable for adults and children. Tours can be organised for up to groups of 20 people two weeks in advance. Town Hall, Grand-Place, 1000 Brussels.
Chocolaterie Duval
Different visits available to see the production of chocolate using traditional methods of Belgian chocolate making. Demonstrations and tastings. Monday to Thursday from 09:00-16:00, Friday from 09:00-12:00. Rue des Chardons 19, 1030 Brussels.
Korei
Tours guiding you between architecture, literature, currents of thought and the savoir-vivre of the 18th century to the present day.
La Fonderie
Offers over 20 different tours of Brussels by foot, train, boat or bus. Individual, group or family tours available.
Klare Lijn
The aim of the guides is to create a dialogue about the city, its specialities, the architecture, the people and the literature.
Chattertours in Brussels
The Bus Bavard organises a wide selection of tours of Brussels by public transport, coach or on foot. Guided tours for private parties can be organised. Based at Rue des Thuyas 12, 1170 Brussels.
Palais Royal
The state residence of the Belgian royal family and still used for state functions. The palace is open to the public in the summer. Admission is free. Rue Bredeorde 16, 1000 Brussels.
In & Out
The chance to discover Brussels in a completely different way with colleagues or friends.
Itineraires
Brussels seen through its celebrities, real or fictional. Through music with Jacques Brel, or the mysteries of the freemasons narrated by Victor Horta.
Brussels City Tours
Guided coach tours and excursions around the city covering the main tourist attractions. At Rue de la Colline 8, 1000 Brussels.
ACT
Explore the history and wealth of churches in Brussels with specialist guides.
Coudenburg
An underground museum to discover the remains of the palace of Charles V. Place des Palais, 1000 Brussels.
David and Alice van Buuren Museum Gardens
Art deco house with a landscaped garden featuring a maze and the Heart Garden made from yew and box. Open daily from 14:00-17:30. Closed Tuesdays. Leo Erreralaan 41, Avenue Leo Errera, 1180 Brussels.
Arkadia
Art historians share their passion with infectious enthusiasm.
Parc du Cinquantenaire
Informal park in the centre of Brussels housing the triumphal arch, which connects two stone buildings that make up Le Cinquantenaire. The main entrance is on avenue de Tervuren and rue de la Loi.

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