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Visiting Brussels as a couple: discoveries and extraordinary spots



Are you looking for relaxation and cultural visits for your couple's break in Brussels? We've selected a few adresses that you should not miss.

 

Brussels Heritage

Discover the most beautiful examples of Brussels' heritage.
 

Medieval Brussels

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Cathedral of Saints Michael & Gudule in Brussels

Cathedral of Saints Michael & Gudule in Brussels
© WBT - Alessandra Petrosino

Built on the top of a hill, the cathedral reflects the three stages of the gothic style in its construction...

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Church of Notre-Dame de la Chapelle in Brussels

Church of Notre-Dame de la Chapelle in Brussels
© WBT - Alex Kouprianoff

Remarkable by its Romanesque and Romanesque-Gothic architecture, the Church of Notre-Dame de la Chapelle is accordingly one of the most interesting churches in Belgium....

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Church of St Nicolas of Brussels

Church of St Nicolas of Brussels
© WBT - J.P.Remy

A chapel once dedicated by merchants to Saint Nicolas, Bishop of Myre in Turkey in the 4th century. Its foundation date is not known....

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Halle Gate - Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels

Halle Gate - Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels
© WBT - J.P. Remy

The Halle Gate is a magical building, more than 600 years old, and the most remarkable legacy of Brussels' medieval past....

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Notre-Dame du Sablon Church

Notre-Dame du Sablon Church
© WBT - Denis Erroyaux

Notre-Dame du Sablon church is a gem of Brussels' Gothic religious heritage situated between the place du Grand Sablon and place du Petit Sablon....

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Remains of the first fortification in Brussels

Remains of the first fortification in Brussels
© WBT - J.P.Remy

Often little-known to visitors, three 13th-century remains bear witness to medieval Brussels....

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The Grand-Place in Brussels

The Grand-Place in Brussels
© WBT - G. Batistini

The Grand Place, listed under the UNESCO world heritage, is considered one of the most beautiful squares on earth....

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Royal Brussels

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Brussels Palace of Justice

Brussels Palace of Justice
© Karina Nestler

Built between 1866 and 1883 by architect J. Poelaert, this powerful symbol of justice was the largest building built in the West in the 19th century....

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Brussels Royal Palace

Brussels Royal Palace
© OPT / JP Remy

Until 1731, this was the site of the former Duke's Palace. After it burnt down, architect Louis Montoyer built two family residences...

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Cinquantenaire Park

Cinquantenaire Park
© WBT - Thomas Blairon

Cinquantenaire Park, Brussels' green lung, is a slice of peace and quiet amidst the frenzy of the capital of Europe....

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Guided tour of the Opera Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels

Guided tour of the Opera Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels
© WBT - Alessandra Petrosino

The Theatre Royal de la Monnaie is one of the leading institutions in Brussels and owes its reputation to many artistic initiatives....

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La Bourse - The Brussels Stock Exchange

La Bourse - The Brussels Stock Exchange
© WBT - Ricardo de la Riva

The Brussels Stock Exchange, an emblematic, neo-classical building in the centre of the capital of Europe....

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Place Royale, Brussels

Place Royale, Brussels
© WBT - J.P. Remy

Place Royale, whose origins date back to the 18th century, is the gateway to the museum district of Brussels....

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Royal Saint-Hubert Galleries

Royal Saint-Hubert Galleries
© WBT - Thomas Blairon

Two hundred metres of listed glass galleries in the centre of Brussels: the Royal Saint-Hubert Galleries. Boutiques, restaurants and a cinema are all at your disposal....

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Contemporary Brussels

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Berlaymont, the European Commission headquarters

Berlaymont, the European Commission headquarters
© WBT - J.P. Remy

This symbolic building was built during the 60s to accommodate the headquarters of the European Commission...

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Parlamentarium, the European Parliament Visitors' Centre

Parlamentarium, the European Parliament Visitors' Centre
© Parlement européen

Come and discover the Parlamentarium, the European Parliament's Visitors Centre. An original and free discovery in the heart of the European quarter....

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The Atomium - Monument and Symbol Built for Expo 58

The Atomium - Monument and Symbol Built for Expo 58
© Christophe Licoppe Befocus Arik Levy Rock Growth 808 Atomium

The Atomium is the symbol of Brussels and Belgium, a unique monument and an emblematic witness to the Universal Exhibition of 1958....

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The European Parliament in Brussels

The European Parliament in Brussels
© Karina Nestler

The European Parliament is the only supranational institution whose members are democratically elected by direct universal suffrage. ...

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Natural Brussels

Walks through the heart of the capital's green spaces.

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Brussels Park

Brussels Park
© WBT - J.P.Remy

Former game reserve, Brussels Park isn't just an underground corridor for the thousands of commuters coming to work in Brussels in everyday....

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Ixelles parks and lakes

Ixelles parks and lakes
© WBT - J.P.Remy

The Ixelles parks and lakes offer a unique architectural and artistic setting....

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JEAN FELIX HAP PARK

JEAN FELIX HAP PARK
© Ben2 (CC BY-SA)

This park, located between the Chaussée de Wavre, the Rue Louis-Hap, the Avenue d'Auderghem and the Rue Fétis, invites its visitors to stroll around....

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Notre-Dame de la Cambre Abbey

Notre-Dame de la Cambre Abbey
© MRBC MBHG Marcel Vanhulst

This abbey was founded in 1201 by a noble woman of Brussels named Gisèle, and was entrusted to the nuns of the Cistercian order...

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Park of Laeken

Park of Laeken
© WBT - Global View - Simon Schmitt

This public park situated in the North of Brussels dates back to the 19th century, and on one side boasts the magnificent view of the city, and on the other side an impressive...

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Park Tournay-Solvay

Park Tournay-Solvay
© OPT - JL Flémal

The Tournay-Solvay park, located between the Chaussée de La-Hulpe and the station of Watermael-Boisfort, is constituted of 7 hectares...

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Tenbosch Regional Park

Tenbosch Regional Park
© Région de Bruxelles Capitale & LMRC asbl.

The Tenbosch park, a green miracle in the heart of Ixelles, is situated between the Chaussée de Vleurgat and the Mélèzes and Hector-Denis streets...

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Extraordinary Brussels

A surprise on every street corner.

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Agent n°15 and Vaartkapoen

Agent n°15 and Vaartkapoen
© WBT - J.P. Remy - sculpture de Tom Frantzen

The humorous sculpture, Agent n°15 or Vaartkapoen, has been on show in Brussels, in Place Sainctelette, since 1999. The sculptor? Tom Frantzen....

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Breughel paintings as statues in Brussels

Breughel paintings as statues in Brussels
© WBT - J.P. Remy

As you walk through Brussels, you can discover a collection of fountains making references to works painted by Pierre Breughel the Elder....

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Jeanneke & Zinneke, the Manneken Pis's neighbours

Jeanneke & Zinneke, the Manneken Pis's neighbours
© WBT - J.P. Remy - sculpture de Tom Frantzen

Jeanneke Pis is the Manneken Pis's female friend. Zinneke Pis is their canine companion. Discover them in Brussels....

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La Bellone theatre

La Bellone theatre
© David Marlé - Bellone cote web

La Bellone theatre is a centre dedicated to performing arts, located between the Marché aux Poissons and Sainte-Catherine in Brussels....

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Madame Chapeau, a tribute to Brussels' sense of humour

Madame Chapeau, a tribute to Brussels' sense of humour
© WBT - J.P. Remy - sculpture de Tom Frantzen

If you come to Brussels, take a walk along the Rue du Midi and stop near this old lady....

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Pasionaria, a work by Emilio Lopez Menchero

Pasionaria, a work by Emilio Lopez Menchero
© WBT - J.P.Remy - oeuvre de Emilio Lopez-Menchero

Pasionaria is a work by Emilio Lopez Menchero in a busy passing place between vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the centre of Brussels....

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The National Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Koekelberg

The National Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Koekelberg
© OPT - GlobalView - Simon Schmitt

Situated in Koekelberg, the National Basilica of the Sacred-Heart allows you to discover an exceptional panoramic view of Brussels, 2 museums and various exhibitions....

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The Sequence, a colourful work of art which kindles curiosity

The Sequence, a colourful work of art which kindles curiosity
© studio Arne Quinze

The Sequence is a strange and original wooden work of art by Flemish artist Arne Quinze, already known for his wooden artwork exhibited in public....

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Artistic and cultural Brussels

Galleries, art centres. The delight of sharing an artistic visit in Brussels.

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Artemptation, contemporary art space

Artemptation, contemporary art space
© WBT - ThomasBlairon.be

Artemptation is a 150m² art gallery on avenue Louise, a stone's throw from La Cambre Abbey....

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Atelier en Ville showroom

Atelier en Ville showroom
© WBT - ThomasBlairon.be

Atelier en ville is a concept store located on rue Haute, in the decorators and second-hand shops neighbourhood of Brussels....

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Chantier(s) Art House in Brussels

Chantier(s) Art House in Brussels
© Chantier(s) Art House - Luc Viatour

Chantier(s) Art House is a new concept store in Brussels. A timeless venue situated in the heart of the Bailli-Châtelain neighbourhood....

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Les Sagas, artisan boutique

Les Sagas, artisan boutique
© WBT - ThomasBlairon.be

Les Sagas is an authentic artisan boutique between the Mont des Arts and the Grand Place in Brussels....

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Maison Particulière, private art centre in Brussels

Maison Particulière, private art centre in Brussels
© Alexandre van Battel

Maison Particulière, a private art centre in Brussels, is the result of personal initiative by a couple of collectors, Myriam and Amaury de Solages....

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Peinture Fraîche, art book shop

Peinture Fraîche, art book shop
© WBT - ThomasBlairon.be

Peinture Fraîche is an art bookshop located on the Parvis de la Trinité, in the vibrant Châtelain district of Brussels....

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Plaizier Art Shop

Plaizier Art Shop
© WBT - Thomas Blairon

A stone's throw from the Grand Place in Brussels, Plaizier is a little haven for art lovers....

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Smets Premium Store Brussels

Smets Premium Store Brussels
© Tine Claerhout

Situated on the chausée de Louvain, Smets Premium Store Brussels is a unique concept based on shopping and culture in Brussels....

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Taschen Store, Brussels

Taschen Store, Brussels
© WBT - ThomasBlairon.be

The famous German publishing house has its own shop, designed by Philippe Stark, only a stone's throw from the Grand Sablon....

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Via Antica - Space for antiques & collectors' pieces

Via Antica - Space for antiques & collectors' pieces
© WBT - ThomasBlairon.be

Via Antica is an art and antiques gallery situated close to the Sablon, on rue Blaes, known for its second-hand shops and decoration shops....

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YellowKorner Art Gallery

YellowKorner Art Gallery
© WBT - ThomasBlairon.be

YellowKorner Art Gallery was opened by two photography lovers in 2006, in the Sablon neighbourhood of Brussels....

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