Musées Royaux d’Art et d’Histoire
Across the big, cobbled square (free parking), Autoworld displays one of Europe’s biggest ensembles of vintage and 20th-century cars....
Parc du Cinquantenaire
Parc du Cinquantenaire was built during Léopold II's reign. It's best known for its cluster of museums - art, history, military and...
Musée Royal de l’Armée et d’Histoire Militaire
One for military buffs, this museum houses an extensive array of weaponry, uniforms, vehicles, warships, paintings and documentation...
Handy for the Cinquantenaire, this wood-panelled classic café has a tree-shaded terrace and makes an ideal refreshment stop after a...
Fronted by a hedged courtyard, this former wine warehouse has a pared-down menu of meat and fish dishes such as sautéed veal and grilled...
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Lonely Planet review
This astonishingly rich, global collection ranges from Ancient Egyptian sarcophagi to Meso-American masks, to icons to wooden bicycles. It’s worth having a clear idea what you want to see before coming or the sheer scope can prove overwhelming. Visually attractive spaces include the medieval stone carvings set around a neogothic cloister and the soaring Corinthian columns (convincing fibreglass props) that bring atmosphere to an original 420 AD mosaic from Roman Syria. Labelling is in French and Dutch so the English-language audio-guide (€3 extra) is worth considering.