Are you itching to get away for an autumn city break? Visit Brussels without delay! The capital has done everything it can to ensure that your stay goes smoothly.
Many of the capital's tourist attractions have been awarded the Brussels Health Safety Label. This certifies that the establishments and their staff respect the government measures in force. Visitors are therefore guaranteed to (re)discover Brussels and its treasures with complete peace of mind.
So what are you waiting for? Discover without delay our 48-hour escapade to discover Brussels and some of the labelled tourist sites.
Learn everything there is to know about Brussels’ history
Are you a passionate history buff or just curious? Uncover the secrets of Brussels' past at the Brussels City Museum in the Maison du Roi, a magnificent neo-gothic building on the Grand-Place. The museum presents the many facets of our capital over the centuries. The Coudenberg Palace, another must-see, allows you to visit the remains of Charles V's palace. It's an archaeological gem that bears witness to the capital's prestigious past. The Art & History Museum even lets you explore every continent, from prehistory to the 20th century.
Stroll along the green paths of Brussels' parks
One of the strengths of the capital is undoubtedly the number of green spaces it possesses. There is, of course, the Bois de la Cambre - Brussels' green lung - and Brussels Park, located opposite the Royal Palace. But Brussels also has many more secret parks, such as the Jean-Felix Hap Garden in Etterbeek, Tenbosch Park in Ixelles and the Egmont Park in Brussels. Many other parks and gardens are scattered throughout the region, offering genuine little pockets of tranquillity in the heart of the European capital.
Stay in one of the numerous Brussels hotels awarded the Brussels Health Safety Label
At the time of writing, more than 40 hotels in Brussels have received the label, but what does it mean? The establishments have shown that they respect the hygiene measures in force and have adapted their service to guarantee your safety. New offers have even been developed: high quality room service meals, private access to the fitness centre, breakfast in your room, etc. As always, the quality of the welcome is paramount.
Treat your taste buds to a certified restaurant
It is well known that gourmets love Brussels! If you're someone who thinks a city trip isn't complete without discovering delicious places to eat, then make sure you book a table in one of Brussels' many restaurants. Just like the capital's hotels, these restaurants have implemented a series of measures to ensure that they comply with the health regulations in force.
Treat yourself to a healthy dose of culture
Culture has always blossomed in Brussels. Its permanent collections continue to reveal their secrets, and its temporary exhibitions are a must-see. This autumn, Bozar presents a major double exhibition of David Hockney (1937) at the Centre for Fine Arts. To this day, the British artist remains one of the most influential and inspiring artists in the world. Europalia offers an artistic and historical journey on the railways and trains, through works by major artists of the 19th and 20th centuries.
David Hockney in his Normandy studio, 24th February 2021 © Jonathan Wilkinson
Explore some of the capital’s architectural gems on an Art Nouveau walk
With almost 500 Art Nouveau buildings, Brussels offers a wealth of opportunities to discover this architectural and artistic style. Various walks allow you to explore, with or without a guide, several districts in search of the Art Nouveau facades that are so recognisable. Some mansions can be visited, so don't hesitate to ask for information and book a visit in advance.