Manneken Pis is one of the most famous attractions of Brussels. It is a small bronze statue of a little boy peeing in a fountain. The statue stands near Grand Place. Manneken Pis gets a garment several times a week. He has over 800 of different costumes. Many of the costumes can be seen at the Stedelijk Museum near the Market Square (Grand Place).
The Atomium was build during the Brussels World Exhibition in 1958. It’s a atomic structure with 9 spheres of 18 metres big. The Atomium is 102 metres tall. Opening hours are 10.00 – 18.00 hours. Admission: adults €11. In the upper sphere is a panoramic restaurant.
Grand Place is the central square of Brussels. On the square are the historic Town Hall, Breadhouse and guildhalls. Grand Place is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
– Mini Europe (miniature park)
– The Royal Palace (the Belgium king lives in another palace)
Royal Museums of Fine Arts
The Royal Museums of Fine Arts consist of 4 museums:
* Museum of Ancient Art
* Museum of Modern Art
* Antoine Wiertz Museum
* Constantin Meunier Museum
The Museum of Ancient Art has a collection paintings from the former Southern Netherlands (15-18th century). The modern art collection consist of paintings, sculptures and drawings. The Modern Art Museum also includes the Antoine Wiertz and Constantin Meunier Museums.
– City Museum: at Grand Place
– Royal Musea for Art and History: Jubelpark 10
– Magritte Museum: Koningsplein 1
– Belgian Strip Cartoon Center: Rue des Sables 20
– Belgian National Botanical Garden: Nieuwelaan 38
– Brussels Geuze Museum: a visit to the Cantillon Brewery
– Belgian Jewish Museum: rue des Minimes 21
– AutoWorld: Parc du Cinquantenaire 11
– Musical Instruments Museum: Montagne de la Cour 2
– Natural Science Museum of Belgium: Vautierstraat 29