45 Sights in Brussels, Belgium (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Brussels, Belgium. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 45 sights are available in Brussels, Belgium.

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1. House of European History

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The House of European History (HEH) is a history museum and cultural institution in Brussels, Belgium, focusing on the recent history of Europe. It is an initiative by the European Parliament, and was proposed in 2007 by the Parliament's then-president, Hans-Gert Pöttering; it opened on 6 May 2017.

Wikipedia: House of European History (EN)

2. Musical Instruments Museum

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The Museum of Musical Instruments in Brussels, the MIM, founded in 1877, is one of the most important museums of musical instruments in the world. Its collections number more than eight thousand instruments, of which more than one thousand two hundred are on display in the museum's halls.

Wikipedia: Musée des instruments de musique de Bruxelles (FR), Website

3. Royal Palace of Laeken

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The Palace of Laeken or Castle of Laeken is the official residence of the King of the Belgians and the Belgian royal family. It lies in the Brussels-Capital Region, 5 km (3 mi) north of the city centre, in Laeken, and sits in a large private park called the Royal Domain of Laeken.

Wikipedia: Palace of Laeken (EN)

4. Pro-Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

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The prokathedral of the Holy Trinity is an Anglican church building in the Brussels municipality of Ixelles. The Anglican community, which has been present in Brussels for about two hundred years, originally came together in private homes. Only after the Battle of Waterloo were the first regular municipalities established. The first chapel of this municipality was in the Belliardstraat in Brussels. The current church was built between 1883 and 1885 by contractor Jean François to the plans of architect William Barber. In 1897 the church was expanded with the choir to a design by the architects Huvenne and Jasinski. After the First World War, in 1928, the Church House (Pastorij) was founded along the street. In 2001 a modern hall complex was added to the church building.

Wikipedia: Heilige Drievuldigheidskathedraal (Brussel) (NL), Website

5. René Magritte Museum

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The René Magritte Museum - Museum of Abstract Art is a Brussels museum in the house that the surrealist painter occupied for 24 years, located in Jette. The museum is located at 135 Rue Esseghem, in the house where René Magritte lived from 1930 to 1954 and created several of his masterpieces. The museum's collection includes paintings, gouaches, and drawings by the artist, parts of Magritte's original furniture, photographs, and other materials about the artist's life. This collection was collected by art promoter André Garitte, who bought the house, had it renovated and opened it to the public in June 1999.

Wikipedia: Musée René Magritte (FR), Website

6. Maison Pelgrims - Pelgrimshuis

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The Pilgrim's House is a mansion in the Brussels municipality of Saint-Gilles and is located at 69 rue Parma, next to the Pierre Paulus Park that used to belong to the house. The first floor of the building is an exhibition space, the second floor has housed the municipality's Culture Department since 2000. The programming of the municipal cultural facilities and the number of events in the public space are recorded in the Pilgrim's House. In the course of the year and during the school holidays, courses are also organised for children, in collaboration with the Compagnie des Neufs Lunes, among others.

Wikipedia: Pelgrimshuis (NL), Heritage Website

7. Grande mosquée de Bruxelles - Grote Moskee van Brussel

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The Great Mosque of Brussels is a Muslim place of worship located in the Cinquantenaire Park in Brussels. Built in 1897 as an exhibition attraction, it was transformed into a Muslim place of worship in 1978 by Saudi Arabia, which managed it for forty years. From April 2019 to June 2023, it was led by the Executive of Muslims in Belgium, which is close to the Moroccan administration. It is no longer the most important mosque in Brussels, neither in terms of surface area, nor in terms of number of worshippers, nor in terms of influence.

Wikipedia: Grande mosquée de Bruxelles (FR), Heritage Website

8. National Basilica of the Sacred Heart

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The National Basilica of the Sacred Heart is a Roman Catholic minor basilica and parish church in Brussels, Belgium. It is dedicated to the Sacred Heart, inspired by the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur in Paris. Symbolically, King Leopold II laid the first stone in 1905 during the celebrations of the 75th anniversary of Belgian independence. The construction was halted by the two World Wars and finished only in 1970. Belonging to the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mechelen–Brussels, it is one of the largest churches by area in the world.

Wikipedia: Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Brussels (EN)

9. Musée Wiertz Museum

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The Wiertz Museum is a museum dedicated to the oeuvre of a single artist; the painter, sculptor and writer Antoine Wiertz (1806-1865). The Wiertz Museum, located in Rue Vautier in the Brussels municipality of Ixelles, was built as a studio and residence at the expense of the state for the painter Antoine Wiertz, who would leave behind seven monumental paintings in return. Shortly after the artist's death, the studio became a museum. Henri or Hendrik Conscience lived in the house from 1868, until his death in 1883.

Wikipedia: Wiertzmuseum (NL), Website

10. Parc de la Porte de Hal - Hallepoortpark

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The Halle Gate Park is a small public district park in Brussels, situated at the Halle Gate between the two directions of the Brussels inner ring road. The park covers an area of 3.2 hectares. The park is located in the extreme south of the part of the city of Brussels within the Pentagon, and borders the territory of the Brussels municipality of Saint-Gilles from southwestern to southeastern border. The park offers relaxation space but also has a transit function. It is a neighborhood park for the Marolles.

Wikipedia: Hallepoortpark (NL)

11. Monument to the Belgian pioneers in Congo

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The Monument to the Belgian Pioneers in Congo is an allegorical monument in the Parc du Cinquantenaire/Jubelpark in Brussels, Belgium. It was designed by the sculptor Thomas Vinçotte and crafted between 1911 and 1921 to commemorate the Congo Free State. In particular, it honours the Belgian 'pioneers' (soldiers) who brought 'civilisation' to the Congo, especially through the Congo–Arab War (1892–1894) that sought to conquer present-day East Congo and end the Arab slave trade there.

Wikipedia: Monument to the Belgian Pioneers in Congo (EN), Heritage Website

12. Monument to the Dynasty

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The Monument to the Dynasty is a monument erected in Brussels, Belgium, in memory of King Leopold I, first King of the Belgians. The monument is located in Laeken Park, on the Place de la Dynastie/Vorstenhuisplein, on top of a 50-metre-high (160 ft) hill. It completes the monumental axis, which starts from the portal of the Royal Palace of Laeken, and which leads to the monument after crossing the Avenue du Parc Royal/Koninklijk Parklaan via the Avenue de la Dynastie/Vorstenhuislaan.

Wikipedia: Monument to the Dynasty (EN)

13. Bois de la Cambre - Ter Kamerenbos

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The Bois de la Cambre or Ter Kamerenbos (Dutch) is an urban public park in Brussels, Belgium. It lies in the south of the Brussels-Capital Region, in the City of Brussels, and covers an area of 1.23 km2 (0.47 sq mi), forming a natural offshoot of the Sonian Forest, which penetrates deep into the city in the south-east of Brussels. It is linked to the rest of the municipality by the Avenue Louise/Louizalaan, which was built in 1861, at the same time the park was laid out.

Wikipedia: Bois de la Cambre (EN)

14. Pavilion of Human Passions

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The Pavilion of Human Passions, also known as the Horta-Lambeaux Pavilion, is a neoclassical pavilion in the form of a Greek temple that was built by Victor Horta in 1896 in the Parc du Cinquantenaire/Jubelpark of Brussels, Belgium. Although classical in appearance, the building shows the first steps of the young Victor Horta towards Art Nouveau. It was designed to serve as a permanent showcase for a large marble relief The Human Passions by Jef Lambeaux.

Wikipedia: Temple of Human Passions (EN), Heritage Website

15. Wiels

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WIELS is a contemporary art centre in Forest, a municipality of Brussels, Belgium. The centre opened in 2007 in the former Blomme building, which belonged to the Wielemans-Ceuppens brewery. It has three exhibition platforms with a total exhibition space of 1,800 m2 (19,000 sq ft), an auditorium, studio workshops for artists-in-residence, and a café/foyer and bookshop in the former brewing hall.

Wikipedia: Wiels (EN), Website

16. Le Penseur

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The Thinker is a bronze sculpture by Auguste Rodin, situated atop a stone pedestal. The work depicts a nude male figure of heroic size sitting on a rock. He is seen leaning over, his right elbow placed on his left thigh, holding the weight of his chin on the back of his right hand. The pose is one of deep thought and contemplation, and the statue is often used as an image to represent philosophy.

Wikipedia: The Thinker (EN)

17. Église du Précieux-Sang - Kostbaar Bloedkerk

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The Church of the Precious Blood is a Roman Catholic church located in Rue du Coq, in Uccle, a southern municipality of the city of Brussels, Belgium. Built in 1950, it is a place of worship for the parish of the same name, erected in 1941. The construction was completed in 1950, with the baptismal font designed by Julien Scutenaire, and its official consecration was celebrated in 1961.

Wikipedia: Église du Précieux-Sang (Bruxelles) (FR)

18. Francisco Ferrer

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Francisco Ferrer

The Francisco Ferrer Monument is a bronze statue of Free Thought, dedicated to the anarchist educational reformer Francisco Ferrer. Auguste Puttemans' work was founded in 1911, two years after Ferrer's hasty execution, and since 1984 has been located in the central reservation of the Avenue Franklin Roosevelt in Brussels, opposite the rectorate of the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

Wikipedia: Monument Francisco Ferrer (NL)

19. Square des Griottiers - Morelleboomsquare

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Square des Griottiers - Morelleboomsquare

The Square des Griottiers is a small triangular square in the municipality of Schaerbeek in Brussels formed by the intersection of Avenue Émile Max, Avenue Milcamps and Avenue Félix Marchal. The inauguration of the square took place on November 22, 1992 on the occasion of the annual chapter of the Brotherhood of the Order of the Cherry Tree. There are no homes with this address.

Wikipedia: Square des Griottiers (FR)

20. Monument au Travail - Monument aan de Arbeid

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The Monument to Work in Brussels is located in the Laeken section, north of the great Vergote basin, on the Quai des Yachts. The monument, erected by the architect Mario Knauer in 1930, features five bronze sculptures and four high reliefs, the work of the sculptor Constantin Meunier (1831-1905), who worked on this project in the 1890s, which was completed posthumously.

Wikipedia: Monument au Travail (FR)

21. Musée de la Porte de Hal - Hallepoort Museum

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The Halle Gate is a former medieval city gate and the last vestige of the second walls of Brussels, Belgium. Built between 1381 and 1383, it was heavily restored in the 19th century in its current neo-Gothic style by the architect Henri Beyaert. It is now a museum dedicated to the medieval City of Brussels, part of the Royal Museums of Art and History (RMAH).

Wikipedia: Halle Gate (EN), Website

22. Chapel of the Resurrection

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The chapel of the Resurrection, also called chapel for Europe, is a Catholic chapel with an ecumenical vocation located 24 rue Van Maerlant, in the heart of the European district of Brussels. The activities are celebrated in several languages, but mainly in English and French. The pastoral responsibility of the chapel was entrusted to the Jesuits.

Wikipedia: Chapelle de la Résurrection (FR), Website

23. Palais des Académies - Academiënpaleis

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Palais des Académies - Academiënpaleis

The Academy Palace or Palace of the Academies is a neoclassical palace in Brussels, Belgium. It was originally built between 1823 and 1828 for Prince William II of Orange. Nowadays, it houses five Belgian academies including the Royal Academies for Science and the Arts of Belgium (RASAB). In English, it is also often called the Academy House.

Wikipedia: Academy Palace (EN), Heritage Website

24. Théâtre de Poche

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The pocket theater is a theatrical institution founded in Brussels in 1951 by Roger Domani (1926-1997) and Roland Ravez (1930-2017). It has been installed at the entrance to the Bois de la Cambre since 1966. First experimental by its texts and its forms, the pocket theater focused in the 1990s on a theater devoted to social issues.

Wikipedia: Théâtre de Poche (Bruxelles) (FR), Website

25. Queen Astrid Memorial

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The Queen Astrid Memorial is a building erected in Laeken, a former municipality of the city of Brussels in Belgium, in memory of Astrid of Sweden, fourth Queen of the Belgians and wife of King Leopold III, who died in a car accident on 29 August 1935 in Switzerland when Leopold's convertible went off the road near Küssnacht.

Wikipedia: Mémorial Reine Astrid (FR)

26. Hôtel Otlet - Huis Otlet

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The Hôtel Otlet is a historic town house in Brussels, Belgium. It was designed by the architect Octave van Rysselberghe for the jurist, bibliographer and entrepreneur Paul Otlet, and built between 1894 and 1898, in Art Nouveau style. This work marks the still cautious insertion of Van Rysselberghe into that style.

Wikipedia: Hôtel Otlet (EN)

27. Hôtel Errera - Errerahuis

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The Hotel Errera or the Errera House is a structure on the corner of Rue Baron Horta and Rue Royale in Brussels, Belgium. It is located at the level of the Parc de Bruxelles, diagonally opposite the Royal Palace of Brussels, and adjacent to the Centre for Fine Arts. It is a city palace built between 1779 and 1782.

Wikipedia: Hotel Errera (NL), Heritage Website

28. Saint Andrew's Church

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St Andrew's Church in Brussels (Ixelles) is a congregation in membership of both the Church of Scotland and the United Protestant Church in Belgium (EPUB/VPKB) Services are conducted in English. The congregation's mission statement is "We aspire to follow Jesus in bringing the knowledge of God's love to all".

Wikipedia: St Andrew's Church, Brussels (EN)

29. Jardin de la Vallée du Maelbeek - Maalbeekdaltuin

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The Jardin de la vallée du Maelbeek (French) or Maalbeekdaltuin (Dutch) is a small green space on the corner of the Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat and the Chaussée d'Etterbeek/Etterbeeksesteenweg at the heart of the European Quarter of Brussels, Belgium. It was inaugurated on 13 May 1951.

Wikipedia: Jardin du Maelbeek (EN)

30. Chapelle Notre-Dame de Laeken - Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekapel

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The Chapel of Our Lady is the choir and only remaining part of the former Church of Our Lady of Laeken in the Belgian city of Brussels in the Brussels-Capital Region. The choir of this former church is located in the cemetery of Laeken, northwest of the current Church of Our Lady.

Wikipedia: Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekapel (Laken) (NL)

31. Jewish Museum of Belgium

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The Jewish Museum of Belgium is a museum in central Brussels, Belgium, focusing on the history of the Jews in Belgium. It is located at 21, rue des Minimes/Minimenstraat in the Sablon/Zavel district of Brussels. This site is served by the bus stop Grand Sablon/Grote Zavel.

Wikipedia: Jewish Museum of Belgium (EN), Website

32. Church of Our Lady of Laeken

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The Church of Our Lady of Laeken is a Roman Catholic parish church in the Brussels district of Laeken, Belgium. Built in neo-Gothic style, it was originally erected in memoriam of Queen Louise-Marie, wife of King Leopold I, to the design of the architect Joseph Poelaert.

Wikipedia: Church of Our Lady of Laeken (EN)

33. Église Saint-Gilles - Sint-Gilliskerk

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Église Saint-Gilles - Sint-Gilliskerk

The Church of Saint-Gilles is a Catholic religious building located on the territory of the Brussels municipality of Saint-Gilles (Belgium) Built in an eclectic style in 1868, it is - successively - the third place of worship of the Catholic parish community.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-Gilles de Bruxelles (FR)

34. Parc de Wolvendael - Wolvendaelpark

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Wolvendael Park is a Brussels park of about 18 hectares, located in the municipality of Uccle in Brussels, south of the Square des Héros and Avenue de Fré, and north of the Dieweg cemetery. it occupies the southern slope of the former Ukkelbeek valley.

Wikipedia: Parc du Wolvendael (FR)

35. Museum of Abstract Art

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The Museum of Abstract Art (MAK) is located in Jette in the Brussels -Capital Region and is a reference for Belgian abstract art. The collection consists of painting of the 20th century and sculpture of the 20th century, photos, models and applied art.

Wikipedia: Museum voor Abstracte Kunst (NL), Facebook, Website

36. Signaal van Zellik

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The Signal of Zellik is a sculpture by the Belgian architect and sculptor Jacques Moeschal. The Signal of Zellik is located on the central reservation of the E40 Brussels-Ostend motorway at the junction with the Brussels ring road in Groot-Bijgaarden.

Wikipedia: Signaal van Zellik (NL), Heritage Website

37. Square Frère-Orban - Frère-Orbansquare

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Square Frère-Orban is a square and park in the Leopold Quarter in Brussels. It covers an area of 75 ares and is named after the Belgian politician and Prime Minister Walthère Frère-Orban. Initially, it was called St. Joseph's Square.

Wikipedia: Frère-Orbansquare (NL)

38. Jardin Colonial - Koloniale Tuin

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Jardin Colonial - Koloniale Tuin

The Colonial Garden of Laeken is an acclimatization garden for plants from the Congo, created at the very beginning of the twentieth century, in Laeken, Belgium, by the botanist Émile Laurent, on the initiative of King Leopold II.

Wikipedia: Jardin colonial de Laeken (FR)

39. Adolphe Quetelet

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The statue of Adolphe Quetelet is a monument erected in Brussels, Belgium, in memory of the mathematician, astronomer, naturalist and statistician Adolphe Quetelet, who was the founder of the Royal Observatory of Belgium.

Wikipedia: Statue d'Adolphe Quetelet (FR)

40. Église Saint-Marc - Sint-Markuskerk

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St. Mark's Church is a church building and complex of halls in the municipality of Uccle, Belgium, in the Brussels-Capital Region. The church is located at 76 Avenue de Fré in the northeast of the municipality of Uccle.

Wikipedia: Sint-Markuskerk (Ukkel) (NL)

41. Château de Rivieren - Kasteel ter Rivieren

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Rivieren Castle is a 12th-century castle in Ganshoren, a municipality of Brussels, Belgium. The castle, situated at an elevation of 40 metres (130 ft), is surrounded by a pond, in a park of 10 hectares : Albert Park.

Wikipedia: Rivieren Castle (Ganshoren) (EN)

42. Église Notre-Dame du Rosaire - Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van de Rozenkranskerk

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The Church of Our Lady of the Rosary is a church building in the municipality of Uccle, Belgium, in the Brussels-Capital Region. The church is located on Avenue Montjoie in the northwest of the municipality of Uccle.

Wikipedia: Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van de Rozenkranskerk (Ukkel) (NL)

43. Monument Odilon-Jean Périer

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The Odilon-Jean Périer monument, also known as the Poet's Fountain, is a monument made of reconstituted stone, enhanced with bronze, placed in 1949 and designed by the architects Maurice Houyoux and Joseph Diongre.

Wikipedia: Monument Odilon-Jean Périer (FR)

44. Alexandre Gendebien

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The statue of Alexandre Gendebien is a statue erected in Brussels, Belgium, in memory of Alexandre Gendebien, who was a member of the provisional government that emerged from the Belgian Revolution in 1830.

Wikipedia: Statue d'Alexandre Gendebien (FR)

45. Musée du CPAS de Bruxelles - Museum van het OCMW van Brussel

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Musée du CPAS de Bruxelles - Museum van het OCMW van Brussel

The Museum of the Public Centre for Social Welfare of Brussels is a museum in the Marolles district. It is located high up in an administrative building and can only be visited about eight hours a week.

Wikipedia: Museum van het Openbaar Centrum voor Maatschappelijk Welzijn van Brussel (NL), Website


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