Sightseeing in Brussels

Anyone who’s done some proper sightseeing in Brussels will agree: Belgium’s capital city is a beautiful city. While walking around in Brussels, every 500 meters or so, you’ll feel compelled to stand still and take a photo of a beautiful sight. Let your local host take you to the most gorgeous sights and viewpoints in Brussels!

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Brussels from above

When you’re in a big city, it’s always impressive to have a view from above. You’ll be able to see how far exactly the city stretches. You’ll get a better idea of its urban design. And of course, a panorama from above always looks pretty awesome.

There are several places you can go to when you want to see Brussels from above. For the best panoramic view over Brussels, you’ll have to head a little outside of the city, to the Atomium. The Atomium is a remarkable 335 feet construction, built on the model of a metal crystalline molecule. Visiting it is an experience on itself, but don’t forget to go up to the highest level. You’ll get a complete 360 degree view from there!

Other spots to enjoy a view over Brussels are the Cinquantenaire, the Koekelberg Basilica, the roof terrace of the Musical Instruments Museum and the Promenade at the Palais de Justice, which overlooks the Marolles. Of course, there are many more viewpoints to enjoy. Just ask your local host about them!

Historic sightseeing in Brussels

You don’t need to go many feet above sea level to enjoy Brussels sightseeing. You can stay with your feet on the ground. Let your local guide take you to the best historic sights in Brussels, like the Grand Place, surrounded by guild halls, Manneken Pis and the many old cathedrals like the Gothic cathedral of Saint Michael and Saint Gudula, dating back to the 9th century BC!

Did you know that Brussels has Jeanneken Pis as well, the female version of Manneken Pis? And did you know Audrey Hepburn spent most of her childhood in Brussels? Discover it all during historic sightseeing in Brussels!

Gorgeous squares and charming streets

Once you’ve seen Brussels’ greatest historic sights, it’s time to do some sightseeing in Brussels’ lesser known neighborhoods. This is where the locals hang out. This is where you’ll encounter the real atmosphere of Brussels. Have a stroll in the Ixelles District, for instance, with its many beautiful houses, fun shops, trendy cafes, cozy restaurants and peaceful parks. Other places to go to for sightseeing in Brussels are Place Sainte Cathérine, Marché au poisson, Flagey and Halles Saint-Géry.

Top cool tours in Brussels

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Old and New Port area tour by car/foot

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This is what guests are saying about our hosts

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Kees Reno
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Alternative Brussels Tour

We had a great time with Reno. He has a great love for Brussels and he shared that with us. He showed us very nice spots and told us great little stories about them. We’ll meet again!

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Syed Amar Reno
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Alternative Brussels Tour

very informatic, amaizing belgian fries, nice views of brussels and very helpfull in recommending amaizing choclate shops/ morroca restaurants and went above and beyond. definately reccomending a booking

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Anja Reno
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Alternative Brussels Tour

We had a great time with Reno as our guide through Brussels. It was our first visit in Brussels so it was a great introduction for us. We really enjoyed the talks and the waffle! Reno took more than enough time to show us around and point out the best spots in the city. We said goodbye at one of his favorite restaurants where we enjoyed lunch. Reno is an excellent guide and we would recommend him to anyone!