Parc de Bruxelles
Take a chronological audio tour through the airy stuccoed interior of this former royal residence to explore the story of Belgium’s...
Coudenberg Hill (now Place Royale) was the site of Brussels’ original 12th-century castle. Over several centuries this was transformed...
These days Belgium’s royal family live at Laeken but this sturdy 19th-century palace remains their ‘official’ residence. One unique...
In a wing of the BOZAR cultural centre, the modern and stylish Cinematek includes a little museum where you can browse through archives...
A bright and welcoming cafe with big picture windows that’s perfect for lunch or a coffee if you’re between museums. Don’t leave...
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Lonely Planet review
Brussels is well endowed with outlying forests and parklands, but in the inner city it's a different story. The largest central patch of greenery is the Parc de Bruxelles, an old, formal park flanked by the Palais Royal and the Palais de la Nation. Laid out under the dukes of Brabant, it's dotted with classical statues and framed by trees with mercilessly trellised branches. Lunchtime office workers, joggers and families with kids love it in summer.