If you have a city like Brussels that is renowned for its sights, it can be a rather difficult decision to determine where you should spend your time. We wanted to narrow down all the different available attractions in Brussels so you can make the best possible decision for yourself. These are a few of our personal favorites that we believe you have to see.
Centre Belge de la Bande Dessinée
Comic strips throughout Belgium are serious business, despite the fact that they are often considered laughter provoking. Herge created the country’s best-known comic export in 1929 – Tintin. This Belgian Comic Strip Center not only pays homage to Tintin, but also to Charlie Brown, Andy Capp, Willy and Wanda, the Smurfs, Thorgal, and Asterix. Comics are considered such an important factor in Belgium culture that they are often called the ninth art.
What was once the traditional palace of independent Belgium is now home to a small museum with artifacts from the royal dynasty and it is the crown prince’s residence. It overlooks both the parliament building and Parc du Bruxelles. You know the King is in Brussels if the national flag is flying outside the palace. During the summer, it is free to tour the building and you can explore the music room, the mosaic parquet floor, and the impressive throne room.