Want to surprise your loved one for Valentine's Day? Let yourself be seduced by Brussels and offer them a romantic stay off the beaten track.
This year again Brussels is pulling out all the stops for 14 February. Delicious treats to share, walks through charming areas, breathtaking views on rooftops, concerts and traditional or extraordinary shows... You can choose from our selection of ideas and make this Valentine's Day unforgettable!
Special Valentine's Day events
Brussels is overflowing with activities to celebrate Valentine's Day.
If you’re the kind of person who likes unique ways to show your partner just how much you love them, then take them for a romantic walk around the Bright Brussels Festival! 12 light installations spread through the centre of Brussels, and a packed programme that are sure to make your better half’s eyes sparkle.
If you want a change from your usual evenings, then enjoy an evening full of surprises in one of Brussels' many theatres! Looking for intense moments? Embark on an exploration of desire that invites everyone to remember their own history through "la traversée du désir" (desire's crossing). Are you in the mood for laughter? Get ready to shout "vive les mariés" (long live the bride and groom) and laugh along with the gritty comedy "la noce chez les petits bourgeois" (the little bourgeois' wedding). Finally, how about (re)discovering "Romeo and Juliet", the ballet that is the very embodiment of love. You're really spoilt for choice!
For those who love the charm of vintage cars, take part in Autoworld's Love Bugs Parade and relive the glory days of the Beetles and VW vans.
Art lovers will be invited to stroll through an original contemporary art trail during the Brussels I Love You. It's a unique opportunity to discover Belgian creators!
Activities and romantic strolls
Wondering what to do in Brussels as a couple? Go for walks hand in hand through the city's alleys, stroll through its parks... discover our favourite places!
Take in Brussels with the breathtaking view of the skyline from Place Poelaert and take the opportunity to stroll through the Marolles neighbourhood. Small shops, charming alleys and cosy restaurants await you. From there, make your way to the Sablon and taste the creations of renowned Brussels chocolate makers.
You may not know it, but Brussels has two museums dedicated to lovers: the Heart Museum, and the Museum of Erotics and Mythology, which contains treasures of erotic art! If you are looking for serenity and softness, take a walk in the Heart Garden at the Van Buuren Museum.
For those who are not tempted by long walks, there are other ways to discover Brussels. Pedal in rhythm with a tandem bicycle from Atelier Cyclo, or let yourself be whisked away in a horse-drawn carriage! After a long day, you can also relax together in one of the capital's many spas and wellness centres.
Shoping and romantic restaurants
In a generous mood? Take advantage of this moment to give the one you love a little attention. Whether it is a piece of jewellery, nice clothes or a watch, Brussels is full of original shops and boutiques bursting with thousands of gift ideas.
You can round off the day in style by booking a candlelit dinner in one of the capital's many top quality restaurants. For those looking for inspiration, here are a few extraordinary establishments: L'Amour Fou, where just the name is enough to set the scene and the Cabane at Le Fou Chantant, with its idyllic setting. If you are looking to impress your half, offer them a 5-star meal in the authentic Brussels tram of the Tram Experience and ride around Brussels as you eat or enjoy a meal up in the heavens at Villa in the Sky.
Now really is the perfect time to plan a little romantic break to Brussels!