Brussels: chocolate, art and art nouveau.

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Brussels upholds the Belgium reputation for decadent chocolate, robust beer, sinuous Art Nouveau architecture and of course, Magritte.

Avoid touristy restaurants and enjoy eating and strolling around the city.
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Hotel des Galeries 

Beenhouwersstraat 38,
+32 2 213 74 70

A charming little hotel in the Galerie du Roi. Nicely decorated with a nordic design based on wooden floors, colourful chairs and Delaunay prints.
Hotel Amigo

Rue de l’Amigo 1,
+32 2 547 47 47

The nicest five star hotel in Brussels is set among the cobbled streets of Brussels, just around the corner from the picturesque Grand Place. This Rocco Forte Collection hotel, a former prison, is a few steps away from the famous Mannekenpissen.

The Hotel

Boulevard de Waterloo 38,
T: +32 2 504 11 11
One of the coolest hotels in town. This four star hotel is located nearby Avenue Louise, Brussel’s high street it is a good option for an afterwork drink too.



Le Saint Martin

Grand Sablon, 38

+32 (0)2 512 64 76

Traditional restaurant since 1968 in the Sablon Square. Nice posh crowd. Do not miss their Filet Americain a sort of steak tartar, very recommendable. The walls are adorned with works of contemporary Belgian artists (Alechinsky, Bervoets, Swennen and Reynhoud…)

Place du Grand Sablon 33,
+32 2 514 24 60
This chic and contemporary brasserie is also located in the Sablon Square.

La Quincaillerie

Rue du Page 45,
+32 2 533 98 33

Originally decorated brasserie, nice food and cool crowd.
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Grasmarkt 93
+32 2 502 82 48
An organic healthy food delina, affordable and nice. There are several spread through the city, check their web page.
Le Perroquet

Rue Watteeu 31,
+32 2 512 99 22

Gorgeous art nouveau style and famous for its pitas.
Pistolet Original

Rue Joseph Stevens 24-26

+32 (0)2 880 80 98

A high-end delicatessen concept based on the filled ‘Pistolet’ (a Belgian-style bread roll) that offers delicacies featuring local fare, quality Belgian products and the artisans who make them.


Cafe Belga

Place Eugène Flagey 18,
+32 2 640 35 08

Art Deco decoration, coffee and drinks its terrace is packed during the sunny days.

Rue des Sablons 7,
+32 2 514 43 47

The coolest bar in Brussels, a sub-terrain hard to find and dark space to enjoy a chat over a drink.
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The Dominican 

Rue Léopold / Leopoldstraat 9,
+32 (0)2 203 08 08

Its lounge is perfect to delect a nice cocktail.

Lounge Bar Corner

Antoine Dansaertstraat 6,
+32 2 512 06 52

Life jazz music and drinks in this bar open since 1937.
Bar des Amies

Rue Sainte-Catherine

Low-key bar popular between the locals.

Buy eat and enjoy chocolate:

Pierre Marcolini




Leonidas and Mary Stores are everywhere, you can buy one sweet to go and continue touring.
Belgian Frites in the Place de la Madeleine, it is said they invented the french fries.
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Gaufres: i would suggest to buy one in any of the gaufres food trucks you’ll find around!
Librarie Van der Elst


And of course the famous Atonium

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Magritte Museum

An extensive collection of the surrealist painter that will give you a thorough idea of his art life. Admire one of his most important pieces, “el triunfo de la luz” every second you will realize of more details of this outstanding work.
Nathalie Obadia Gallery
La Loge (only temporary exhibitions, check when is the next one)

Abilene Gallery
Midpoint Gallery

D+T Project

BRAFA Art Fair

Held every February. It is the most important art fair in Belgium. It combines antiques with modern and contemporary art in a beautiful setting at the Tour&Taxis exhibition center.
Horta Museum

Victor Horta, father of the Art Nouveau was born in Belgium, this house-museum shows some of his pictures and drawings.


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