Heading for Brussels and not sure what to do with yourself? Here are a few good spots to see to ensure you have a great day out!
Built to showcase what Belgium could do, the Atomium stands tall in Brussels. The iconic landmark provides a 360 degree view of Brussels from its highest point after just a short lift ride. If that wasn’t enough, make sure you have time to ride the escalators once you’re done at the top. Here you can visit the temporary and permanent exhibitions about the Atomium and why it was built as well as watching some captivating light shows along the way!
If the thought of just seeing Brussels isn’t enough for you, then Mini-Europe is the place to go! Here you can view landmarks from across the continent in a small scale form. From Big Ben and the Leaning Tower of Pisa to a model rocket from the European Space Agency, Mini-Europe will ensure that you don’t miss a thing!
Ever wondered what goes on behind the doors of the European Parliament? Or considered the history behind its founding? Then the Parliamentarium is where to find that out! With interactive audio guides to help you out along the way, you can discover what lead to the development of a European Parliament and the desire for a wider European Union. You can also learn about the politicians who currently work there and how the daily running of the parliament works! Not forgetting to leave a message on the interactive guest message board at the end!
Grand-Place and the Manneken Pis
Grand-Place is perfect to visit for beautiful buildings. With four sides of amazing architecture surrounding a bustling pedestrian square, there is plenty to see here! From horse drawn carriages and street performers to coffee shops, there is always something new to spot! Once you’ve soaked in the atmosphere of the square, why not take the short walk to the iconic Manneken Pis? Along the way you could pick up some souvenirs, an ice cream or a classic Belgian waffle, covered in any topping imaginable!