Brussels upholds the Belgium reputation for decadent chocolate, robust beer, sinuous Art Nouveau architecture and of course, Magritte.
Hotel des Galeries
+32 2 213 74 70
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.
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.
Rue du Page 45,
+32 2 533 98 33
Originally decorated brasserie, nice food and cool crowd.
+32 2 502 82 48
An organic healthy food delina, affordable and nice. There are several spread through the city, check their web page.
Rue Watteeu 31,
+32 2 512 99 22
Gorgeous art nouveau style and famous for its pitas.
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.
Place Eugène Flagey 18,
+32 2 640 35 08
Rue des Sablons 7,
+32 2 514 43 47
Rue Léopold / Leopoldstraat 9,
+32 (0)2 203 08 08
Antoine Dansaertstraat 6,
+32 2 512 06 52
Buy eat and enjoy chocolate:
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.
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
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)
BRAFA Art Fair
Victor Horta, father of the Art Nouveau was born in Belgium, this house-museum shows some of his pictures and drawings.