Valentine's Day: 5 ideas for original dates in Brussels

Valentine's Day: 5 ideas for original dates in Brussels

Are you a young couple or have you been together for years? Are you looking for romance, intimacy or adventure? Valentine's Day can be celebrated in thousands of different ways in Brussels! We have found 5 original date ideas for an unforgettable Valentine's Day in Brussels.

  • 1. Valentine's Day fun: game night in Brussels

    Roses and fancy restaurants aren't your thing? Then go off the beaten track! This year, take your better half to La Luck for a game night.

    This bar, which resembles a Quebec bistro, recently opened its doors in Ixelles. We love its friendly and warm atmosphere, but above all, its games! There is something for everyone: solo, two-player, group, light or intellectual, speed or strategy games... And to top it all off, a board games expert helps you to choose yours according to your desire and explains the rules. Make yourself comfortable, order a delicious poutine and then let's play! Ideal for an original and pressure-free Valentine's Day in Brussels.

    2. A Valentine's Day dose of culture: a show at Royal Theatre Toone

    Fancy discovering what the lies within the centre of Brussels' tight little alleyways? Royal Theatre Toone, an authentique and traditional puppet theatre is an unmissable part of Brussels' cultural identity and traditions. Unique and welcoming, it's the ideal place for an intimate and cultural Valentine's Day in Brussels.

    Since 1830, this theatre has maintained Brussels' puppetry tradition with finesse and originality. Shows take place every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening and to get to thevenue, you sneak into an enchanting little medieval alleyway... And after the show, you can enjoy a delicious Belgian beer at l'Estaminet, the theatre's warm and welcoming little café. It's impossible to resist the authentic charm of this typical Brussels venue!

    3. A gourmet Valentine's Day: dine at "À L’ombre de la Ville", a cosy corner of Brussels

    If you had to choose only one restaurant for Valentine's Day, it should be À L’Ombre de la Ville. A short, poetic break away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this location lets you enjoy refined cuisine in a cosy and intimate setting. The treats continues on your plate, with an enticing menu. Scallops, asparagus mousse risotto, lobster bisque ravioli,... All this, savoured in beautifully romantic soft lighting.

    In short, whether it's for a first date or a dinner with your partner, "À l'Ombre de la Ville" is the ideal address for a gourmet Valentine's Day in Brussels. Easy to access, this restaurant is located a stone's throw from Porte de Namur.

    4. Valentine's Day drinks: treat yourself to a cocktail at Arthur Orlans

    Located in the chic and dynamic Dansaert neighbourhood, Arthur Orlans is an essential stop for your Valentine's Day celebrations in Brussels. With its soft sofas, retro décor and cosy atmosphere, this bar has all the ingredients for a perfect Valentine's Day. Not to mention, of course, its delicious and elegant cocktails. This Brussels cocktail bar is one of the city's best spots to relax in the evening sipping a gin with your Valentine.

    5. Secret Valentine's Day: a night at Le Jardin Secret, a haven of peace in the heart of Brussels

    Do you want to extend your Valentine's Day? Spend a magical night at Jardin Secret! This hotel nestled at the back of a quiet street in Ixelles offers a pretty hidden garden in the heart of Brussels. You can dine there before retiring to one of their 35 cosy rooms (each with a view of the garden).  

    Comfortable and ideally located, this hotel is close to the city's busy areas and only 20 minutes walk from the Grand-Place. And yet peace and tranquility reign supreme... It really is the ideal place for a delightfully and private Valentine's Day in Brussels.