Top 5 to-do’s in Brussels

Brussels’ multicultural vibe makes everyone will feel right at home in its historic, yet hip streets full of friendly diversity. Architectural feats, tasty delights and cultural quirks – Brussels has it all, and here are 5 musts to explore.

1. Shopping at the Docks of Brussels

The Docks Bruxsel is a sustainable one-stop-shop and must experience destination. With 113 shops, 8 cinemas, an indoor adventure park and 20 restaurants, the Docks Bruxsel is guaranteed to impress on all levels. The wonderful surroundings add personality to the hustle and bustle of this tremendous mall.

Docks Brussels interior

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2. Go crazy at Delirium

Visit the Brasserie Delirium for a taste of historic craftsmanship, dating back to the 1600s. This Brussels brew allows you to explore the city with your taste buds, and is an authentic cultural experience worth going a little crazy over. Pour down a beer and explore the history of this brewery at its beer museum.

Beer at Delirium Brussels

3. Explore away at Bozar Museum

Unique in its approach to an immersive experience, the Bozar Museum has something for everyone. Explore the classics of music and film, enjoy contemporary styles and designs, or dig into life’s larger and more pressing issues – all from one vantage point. Art and history go hand in hand, and this marvelous museum invites you to explore a little further.

4. Stroll the Grand Sablon

Looking to experience the best of Brussels? The Grand Sablon will sweep you off your feet with unique local shops, antique boutiques and delightful, Belgian chocolatiers. Between the grandiose architecture and quaint weekend markets, there is plenty to take in on this festive square. Stroll through this vibrant neighborhood for an authentic Brussels feel.

Notre Dame du Sablon in Square du Grand Sablon Brussels

5. Wine, dine and spend a little dime in Marolles

Old meets new in the old-world neighborhood of Marolles. Make your next big antique find at the flea market on Place du Jeu de Balle/Vossenplein, or taste the meal of your life and toast to unforgettable moments with friends at Le Wine Bar. This gem of a district will warm your heart, fill your stomach and put a smile on your face.

Consider this an insider’s guide to the roads a little less travelled, and explore these Brussels gems for an original experience out of the ordinary. When in doubt, do as the locals do – and it doesn’t get more local than the international touch and local flair of the perfectly situated Park Inn by Radisson Brussels Midi, or the comfortable and convenient Park Inn by Radisson Brussels Airport.