Day 1 - Couple

Manneken-Pis Brussels

Day 1 – The heart of the city and its gems

First stop: the stunning Grand-Place. It's one of our pride and joys, and rightly so! It's often called "the most beautiful square in the world". Victor Hugo even said "The Town Hall of Brussels is a gem, a dazzling poet's fantasy that fell from the head of an architect. And the square surrounding it is a marvel...". What more can you say? Take the time to admire the gilding of the eclectic buildings and why not take the opportunity to visit the Museum of the City of Brussels, located in the King's House?

The neighbourhood around the Grand-Place is dotted with treats: the Manneken-Pis dressed in his latest, seasonal outfit; the Royal Saint-Hubert Galleries and the enchanting gourmet shops that line the neighbouring alleys.

Feel like getting some shopping done before lunch? Take a stroll down rue Antoine Dansaert and take advantage of its Belgian and vintage shops, as well as some of the big French brands that have set up shop in Brussels. Starting to get peckish? Perfect, you're right next to place Sainte-Catherine, which is full of trendy restaurants: NoordzeeBallekesNonaLa VilletteVertigeLa Guinguette en VilleBeiruti BrusselsLes FillesLe SelectoToukoulLa Belle Maraîchère, …

Take it easy in the afternoon and visit one of our museums. The historic centre is full of them and there is something for everyone: comicsmusical instrumentsfine artsMagritte... If you would rather stroll through vintage shops or antique shops, the Marolles district is the place for you!

End the day on a romantic note and enjoy a breathtaking view of the city as the sun sets. Our top spots are place Poelaert, the Mont des Arts, the roof of the KBR - Royal Library of Belgium.