Things to do in Brussels

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Many museums are closed on Mondays.

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Major museums offer free admission on the first Saturday of every month.

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Room rates are best on the weekends after the business travelers have left the city.


Many restaurants close mid-day, while many are closed entirely on Mondays and Sundays.

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Worth the short stroll from the bustle of the Grand-Place is the Grand-Sablon, with its dozens of petit bistros.

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The cobblestoned streets are lined with vendors serving fresh Belgian waffles dipped in chocolate.

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STIB/MIVB (local public transportation) offers a night-bus service (Noctis) for partygoers on Fridays and Saturdays from 12 am until 3 am, every 30 minutes.

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Take It or Leave It:

If you dare, buy dried caterpillars in Matonge, the capital's African quarter.

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The tree-lined Avenue Louise is where you'll get your international designer fix with Louis Vitton, Chanel, Christian Dior and the like.

Best Local Souvenir:

Take Belgium Chocolate home. Lining the Grand Sablon are some of Belgium's finest chocolatier boutique shops, including Wittamer Café.

Brussels Neighborhoods

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