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Brussels

Brussels, you'll love it the longer you stay. Or fall in love at it at first sight with the favorite spots from a local

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Coffee and cake

Image - GRUUN | plants & coffee
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GRUUN | plants & coffee
Zinaïda:Coffee and plants - the perfect hipster spot
Image - MOK Specialty Coffee Roastery & Bar
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MOK Specialty Coffee Roastery & Bar
Zinaïda:Best coffee and friendliest staff
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OR Coffee
Zinaïda:Delicious coffee, delicious cakes and pies
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Chicago Café
Zinaïda:Good coffee and brunch spot
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Fika
Zinaïda:Scandinavian coffee break in this tiny coffee bar
Image - Aksum Galerie du Roi
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Aksum Galerie du Roi
Zinaïda:Ethiopian coffee
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Kaffabar
Image - De Markten Cafe
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De Markten Cafe
Zinaïda:Perfect for a sunny day on the terrace, whether with a coffee, beer or for a quick lunch
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A.M. Sweet
Image - Forcado Pastelaria
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Forcado Pastelaria
Zinaïda:Portugese Pasteis!
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Kami
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Tea for Two
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BUDDY BUDDY
Zinaïda:The newest coffee bar in town
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My Little Cup
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Cafe Tiera
Zinaïda:Petit Paris à Bruxelles
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Bars and beers

Image - Kumiko
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Kumiko
Image - Bar Des Amis
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Bar Des Amis
Image - Monk
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Monk
Image - Zebra
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Zebra
Image - Le Coq
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Le Coq
Image - Bonnefooi
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Bonnefooi
Image - Damejeanne
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Damejeanne
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Copain
Image - Dolle Mol
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Dolle Mol
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Café Belga
Image - Café Flora
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Café Flora
Image - Stam
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Stam
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Londenplein
Image - L'Athénée
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L'Athénée
Image - Café Des Minimes
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Café Des Minimes
Zinaïda:drinks & tapas

Restaurants

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Toukoul
Zinaïda:Best Ethiopian food in town. Beautiful decor.
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La Belle Equipe
Zinaïda:Simple pizza's in a New York-ish building
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Jour de Fête
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Da-Kao II
Zinaïda:Vietnamese food
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Thevy
Zinaïda:Thai
Image - In de Patattezak - Pee Klak
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In de Patattezak - Pee Klak
Zinaïda:Outside of Brussels, the most famous spaghetti.
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Monk
Zinaïda:Simple and fast, but delicious pasta's at the back of the cafe
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La Kasbah
Zinaïda:Moroccan cuisine, delicious lam tajines, beautiful and romantic interior
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Kif Kif Café
Zinaïda:Moroccan cuisine in Ixelles, nice terrace!
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Knees to Chin
Zinaïda:Spring rolls. Do as the 'bruxellois do: order take-away and eat them on the place Sainte Cathérine around the corner.
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Au Vieux Bruxelles
Zinaïda:Eat like a real 'Bruxellois' in the 1920s. Super cute and cosy. Best fries and mussels in town, said by a Belgian!
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Wolf
Zinaïda:Food market
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Semsom
Zinaïda:Lebanese
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My Tannour
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IYAGI
Zinaïda:Take away korean food... the best you've ever tasted. And owned by the cutest husband and wife EVER
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Le Petit Mercado
Zinaïda:A little food market, with more mediterranean products. But you can also enjoy a bite and a drink here. Perfect for lunch!
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Pois Chiche

Brunch

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Elvis
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Chyl
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Charli Salé
Image - Chicago Café
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Chicago Café
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Les Filles
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Yeti
Image - Lloyd Café Presse
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Lloyd Café Presse
Zinaïda:Ixelles, brunch spot in the student area
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Oma
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Velvet Peck

Shopping

Food, clothes, souvenirs

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Vossenplein
Zinaïda:Most famous flee market in Brussels. Enjoy a coffee or a soup on the square after strolling through all the antique stands
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Brussels Vintage Market
Zinaïda:Every first Sunday of the month: vintage clothing, accessories and vinyl!
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Episode Belgium
Zinaïda:Second hand clothing
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Think Twice T2
Zinaïda:Second hand clothing
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Think Twice
Zinaïda:Second hand clothing
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Bruxelles Midi Market
Zinaïda:The place to buy your greens on a sunday morning
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Passa Porta
Zinaïda:Book store
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Het Ivoren Aapje
Zinaïda:Book store
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Anticyclone des açores
Zinaïda:Travel book store
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Waterstones
Zinaïda:English book store
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De Biertempel
Zinaïda:The place to get all your Belgian beers with matching glasses to take home as souvenirs
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Caroline Music
Zinaïda:Music store
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Crevette Records
Zinaïda:Vinyl store

Panorama

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UP-site
Zinaïda:Ring the doorbell and take the elevator to the rooftop for a breathtaking view on Brussels and surroundings
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Law Courts of Brussels
Zinaïda:Place Poelaert: enjoy a beer, looking over the city next to the law of courts. Afterwards, take the elevator downstairs and enjoy one of Brussels nicest areas: Marollen
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Mont des Arts
Zinaïda:Act like a local: buy a beer or two and enjoy the sunset on the stairs while looking at the historical part of town.
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Hoogte 100
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Wiels
Zinaïda:Nice view point on the rooftop of the museum WIELS
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Parc Reine-Verte
Zinaïda:A little green hide-away, overlooking the financial district

Green spots

Take a breath, away from the busy city in one of the many green areas, parks, forests, ...

Museums

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MIMA
Zinaïda:Museum for street art
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Wiels
Zinaïda:Modern art museum in a former brewery . Nice view from the roof top. Good lunch in the entrance hall, where you sit in between the old brewing hall.
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Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, Brussel
Zinaïda:BOZAR - museum of fine arts
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Brussels Comic Book Museum
Zinaïda:Beautiful Art Nouveau building, designed by Victor Horta.
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Horta Museum
Zinaïda:Visit the Art Nouveau house
Image - Kanal centre Pompidou
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Kanal centre Pompidou
Zinaïda:Contemporary art museum in an old citroën garage. The building itself is already worth the visit.
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Royal Museum for Central Africa
Zinaïda:Museum on Belgium's colonial history. Just got rebuild, a lot of information so you'll have to come back multiple times or choose what you want to focus on. After of before the museum, enjoy a walk in the beautiful park. The tram ride (tram 44) is one of the prettiest tram rides in Brussels as it goes through the woods
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Architecture

Must see buildings. And look up! Brussels has a lot of pretty buildings you don't always see at first sight. Definitely find a walk across town that taks you along a lot of Art nouveau buildings.

Party

Where to go dancing on the weekend:

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Fuse
Zinaïda:Electro-techno. Fun fact: this was Belgium's first techno club
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Plein Publiek
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Kumiko
Zinaïda:Bar with nice dj's on the weekend in the basement or on the terrace.
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Bonnefooi
Zinaïda:Bar with nice dj's on the weekend. Very small though.
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C12
Zinaïda:Electro-techno
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RECYCLART

Jazz

Concerts & bars

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Sounds
Image - L'Archiduc
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L'Archiduc
Image - Roskam
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Roskam
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Jazz Station
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Monk

Cinema

Smaller cinema's, alternative movies and often in cosy locations with a nice bar! Way better than those mega-cinemas! And Brussels has plenty of alternative cinemas!

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CINEMATEK
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Nova
Image - Palace
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Palace

Wanderguide map

  1. GRUUN | plants & coffee
  2. MOK Specialty Coffee Roastery & Bar
  3. OR Coffee
  4. Chicago Café
  5. Fika
  6. Aksum Galerie du Roi
  7. Kaffabar
  8. De Markten Cafe
  9. Parlor Coffee Roasters
  10. Moka coffee & pastry
  11. A.M. Sweet
  12. Forcado Pastelaria
  13. Kami
  14. Tea for Two
  15. BUDDY BUDDY
  16. My Little Cup
  17. Cafe Tiera
  18. Kumiko
  19. ViaVia Brussels
  20. Bar Des Amis
  21. Monk
  22. Zebra
  23. Le Roi des Belges
  24. Le Coq
  25. Delirium Café
  26. Bonnefooi
  27. Damejeanne
  28. Fontainasplein
  29. Halles Saint-Géry - Agora bruxelloise
  30. Copain
  31. Dolle Mol
  32. Café Maison du Peuple
  33. Life Is Beautiful, Cocktail Bar
  34. Café Belga
  35. Café Flora
  36. Stam
  37. Londenplein
  38. L'Athénée
  39. Café Des Minimes
  40. Toukoul
  41. La Belle Equipe
  42. Jour de Fête
  43. The Judgy Vegan café & bar
  44. Da-Kao II
  45. Thevy
  46. In de Patattezak - Pee Klak
  47. Monk
  48. Les Vignes du Liban
  49. La Kasbah
  50. Kif Kif Café
  51. Knees to Chin
  52. El Mexicanito Bruxelles
  53. Au Vieux Bruxelles
  54. Wolf
  55. Semsom
  56. Café Tulipant
  57. My Tannour
  58. IYAGI
  59. Le Petit Mercado
  60. Pois Chiche
  61. Elvis
  62. Chyl
  63. garage à manger
  64. Charli Salé
  65. Chicago Café
  66. Les Filles
  67. Yeti
  68. Lloyd Café Presse
  69. La Fabrique en Ville
  70. Oma
  71. Velvet Peck
  72. Vossenplein
  73. Brussels Vintage Market
  74. Episode Belgium
  75. Think Twice T2
  76. Think Twice
  77. Bruxelles Midi Market
  78. Passa Porta
  79. Het Ivoren Aapje
  80. Anticyclone des açores
  81. Waterstones
  82. De Biertempel
  83. Caroline Music
  84. Crevette Records
  85. UP-site
  86. Law Courts of Brussels
  87. Mont des Arts
  88. Hoogte 100
  89. Wiels
  90. Parc Reine-Verte
  91. Bois de la Cambre
  92. Parc Reine-Verte
  93. Park van Tervuren
  94. MIMA
  95. Wiels
  96. Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, Brussel
  97. Brussels Comic Book Museum
  98. Horta Museum
  99. Kanal centre Pompidou
  100. Royal Museum for Central Africa
  101. Law Courts of Brussels
  102. Villa Empain
  103. Horta Museum
  104. Maison Saint-Cyr
  105. The Cauchie House
  106. Musical Instruments Museum
  107. Hôtel Solvay
  108. Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert
  109. Embassy of the United Arab Emirates
  110. Fuse
  111. Plein Publiek
  112. Kumiko
  113. Bonnefooi
  114. C12
  115. Beursschouwburg
  116. Madame Moustache
  117. RECYCLART
  118. Sounds
  119. L'Archiduc
  120. Roskam
  121. Jazz Station
  122. The Music Village
  123. Monk
  124. CINEMATEK
  125. Cinema Actor's Studio
  126. Cinema Vendôme
  127. Cinéma Galeries
  128. Nova
  129. Cinéma Aventure
  130. Palace

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