Rue des Bouchers
Squatting just off Rue des Bouchers, this pigtailed female counterpart of Manneken Pis is the work of sculptor Denis Adrien Debouvrie,...
When opened in 1847 by King Léopold I, the glorious Galeries St-Hubert formed Europe’s very first shopping arcade. Many enticing shops...
Théâtre Royal de Toone
Eight generations of the Toone family have staged classic puppet productions in the Bruxellois dialect at this endearing marionette...
This long-time tourist favourite serves the original ‘Mussels from Brussels’, and makes a good place to try them if you don’t mind that...
Rue des Bouchers information
Northwest of the galeries are uniquely colourful Rue and Petite Rue des Bouchers, a pair of narrow alleys jam-packed with pavement tables, pyramids of lemons and iced displays of fish and crustacea. It’s gloriously photogenic, but think twice before eating here as the food standards are generally poor (an exception is the classic, expensive Aux Armes de Bruxelles ). Returning towards the Grand Place, don’t miss peeping inside Toone and into the wonderful, age-old biscuit shop Dandoy , full of splendid old moulds for speculaas /speculoos (traditional spiced biscuit) figures.