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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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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
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Brunch

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Elvis
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Chyl
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Charli Salé
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Chicago Café
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Les Filles
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Yeti
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Lloyd Café Presse
Zinaïda:Ixelles, brunch spot in the student area
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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
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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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Coffee and cake

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GRUUN | plants & coffee
Zinaïda:Coffee and plants - the perfect hipster spot
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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
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Aksum Galerie du Roi
Zinaïda:Ethiopian coffee
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Kaffabar
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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
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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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Bars and beers

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Kumiko
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Bar Des Amis
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Monk
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Zebra
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Le Coq
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Delirium Café
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Bonnefooi
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Damejeanne
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Fontainasplein
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Copain
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Dolle Mol
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Café Belga
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Café Flora
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Stam
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Londenplein
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L'Athénée
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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
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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
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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.

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Concerts & bars

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Sounds
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L'Archiduc
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Roskam
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Jazz Station
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Monk
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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
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Wanderguide map

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

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