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Trees from the Osseghem Park. You can see the Atomium in the background.

Day 3 – Time to head North! (but don’t worry, you won’t need extra layers)

It’s your last day, so set your sights on climbing to the top of the Atomium! Soak in a spectacular panoramic view of Brussels. Did you know that the structure represents an elementary iron crystal magnified 165 billion times? Or that at night it is illuminated by 2,970 LED bulbs? Impress your other half with these intriguing little anecdotes!

If the weather isn't playing ball, take the opportunity to visit the Brussels Design Museum, which lies just a few steps away. But if the sun is shining, take a walk through Laeken Park, which is home to the Royal Domain, or any of the surrounding parks in the north of Brussels (Osseghem, Jardins du Fleuriste, Sobieski, Colonial, etc.).

Take metro 6 and get off at Simonis (Léopold III) to see the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Koekelberg, before a well-deserved lunch break. It's the 5th largest church in the world and an Art Deco masterpiece. Fancy a nice gastronomic restaurant? We recommend San Daniele and Bruneau which are located near the basilica. Looking for a more relaxed atmosphere? Drop by the Food Market at Tour & Taxi's Gare Maritime.

Spend your afternoon in the area's museums. Are you a video game fan? Then the Pixel Museum is a MUST! Alternatively, follow the canal to the MIMA, the museum of urban art and culture 2.0.