Holidays in Brussels: What to visit in 3 days?
Brussels is a city full of surprises and contrasts. And even if you're short on time, you can still see the best of the Belgian capital in three days. If you are interested in what your holidays in Brussels might hold, follow the guide and discover our itinerary day by day!
What to do in Brussels on your 1st day?
Start your day by immersing yourself in Brussels' culture. To do so, visit the central square of the Belgian capital: the Grand-Place de Bruxelles. You will then understand why Victor Hugo considered it one of the most beautiful squares in the world, and you can visit one of the charming buildings surrounding it. Then head for the Manneken Pis (its name means "the little man who pisses" in Brussels). It is a statue-like fountain that has become one of the symbols of Brussels. The reason for its creation in 1388 is subject to many legends, but what is certain is that despite its small size, it is a must-see.
It is now time to visit one of Belgium’s most famous places: the Atomium. This unique construction in the history of architecture represents an iron atom enlarged 165 billion times. It is composed of nine spheres connected by tubes. You will be able to admire the exhibitions in five of them, including the one dedicated to the World Fair and the origin of its construction. Finally, in between all these visits, don't forget to take a break in one of the many friteries of Brussels. You will be able to taste fries directly in the form of a cone or go to a restaurant to accompany them with tasty mussels.
What to do in Brussels on your 2nd day?
For your second day, start by paying tribute to a great Belgian artist by visiting the Musée Magritte. A total of 230 of Magritte's works and archives are on display here, making it the venue for his largest collection. After walking through the 18th-century neoclassical palace in which it is nestled, you will be taken on a tour of the 2,500 square metres of exhibition space and through its treasures.
Then head to the Royal Palace of Brussels. Built at the end of the 18th century, it is today a symbol of the constitutional Monarchy in Belgium. Here you will find the offices of the king, those of some ministers, as well as rooms for official meetings and rooms to receive invited heads of state. Please note, however, that this internal visit can only be made between 21 July and early September, when the building is open to the public.
The visit will take place at the end of the year. Afterwards, you can relax in the park near the Palais Royal before continuing your relaxation in a beer garden. Moreover, why not choose the Delirium Café? It invites you to taste 2,000 beers from all over the world! This choice has even earned him a place in the record books!
What to do in Brussels on your 3rd day?
Start your third day of visits on a fun note by visiting the Brussels Comic Book Museum(also known as the Belgian Comic Book Centre). The latter reminds us of the attraction Belgians have always had for comics. It also pays particular tribute to Tintin, the hero created by the Belgian cartoonist Hergé in 1929. You can also admire the other permanent and temporary exhibitions as well as the Art Nouveau building designed by Victor Horta. Then change the atmosphere and the tone by visiting the European Commission. As Brussels is the seat of the European Union, it would indeed be a shame not to visit one of the institutions it houses.
Finally, end the weekend on a sweet note by sampling a Brussels waffle. Recognisable by its rectangular shape, you can enjoy it plain or make it even more gourmet by accompanying it with melted chocolate or whipped cream. A local speciality that will bring your activities to a beautiful conclusion.
Where to stay for the weekend in Brussels?
Now that your weekend itinerary is ready, you're probably wondering where to go for your day. That's why VeryChic's private sales allow you to find a hotel in Brussels that suits your needs and desires. Here is an overview of what you can find:
- A prestigious address with the look of an Italian palace à the image of the Hotel Metropole Brussels. Built in 1890, it marvellously combines the Belle Époque and Renaissance styles. Don't miss its sublime Indian Garden where you can enjoy your breakfast.
- A five-star hotel known as the Sofitel Brussels. The Sofitel brand also ensures that you enjoy excellent services, whether in its restaurant serving bistronomic cuisine, its spa with hammam, or its cosy rooms.
- A luxury establishment from the Rocco Forte chain and guaranteeing a real getaway, such as the Hotel Amigo Brussels. The chic atmosphere of this five-star hotel nestled in a building steeped in history in the heart of the Belgian capital is sure to please.
- A hotel spa in Brussels to enjoy a peaceful haven in the heart of the city. The ideal place to be pampered between visits and to let yourself go.