Musée David et Alice van Buuren


In a 1928 art deco showpiece house you’ll find this exquisite museum, where five rooms are crammed with sublime furnishings, stained glass and top-quality paintings covering five centuries of art. Also notable are more than 30 works by van Buuren’s talented symbolist protégé, Van de Woestyne, and a Vincent van Gogh sketch for the latter’s classic Peeling Potatoes.

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1. Hôtel Hannon

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A splendid art nouveau building designed in 1902 by Jules Brunfaut and graced by stone friezes and stained glass. The house isn't open to the public, but…

2. Les Hiboux

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Features archetypal art nouveau circular window-tops and little owls over the door.

3. Ave Brugmann 30

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This building features a round-ended art deco tower apartment.

4. Hopstreet


Located in the brutalist Galerie Rivoli, a '70s former shopping centre, Hopstreet works with young and emerging Europe-based artists.

5. Bois de la Cambre

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6. Musée Constantin Meunier

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This intimate museum occupies an Ixelles town house that was the last home and studio of Brussels-born artist Constantin Meunier (1831–1905) and presents…

7. St-Gilles Prison

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The crenellated white-stone facade of this prison imitates a Crusades-era fortress.

8. Almine Rech

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There's a white space upstairs with a polished concrete floor, while downstairs sits a small art bookshop.