The permanent exhibition

The exhibition can be found in the heart of Brussels, on Place Royale and is the perfect place to discover or rediscover Brussels.

Let yourself fall under the spell of this unique city

This exhibition offers you a new way to see Brussels and showcases various famous or little-known places, the city’s institutions and secret spots, as well as its greatest asset: its inhabitants who live, build, create, act, come together and blossom in the heart of Europe.

What is Brussels' greatest symbol? A giant atom? A little boy relieving himself? A golden square? Rainy weather? A portion of chips? At you discover the real Brussels in all its diverse, sometimes complex, but always stunning, charming and captivating beauty.

Brussels like you’ve never seen it before

The exhibition presents you with a different and personal overview of Brussels. Turn the pages of our giant book and discover the major moments of Brussels' history; take part in our interactive quiz and test your knowledge of the European Union; learn a few words of the old Brussels dialect!

Meet genuine Brussels locals, singular and endearing characters who tell you their story, their anecdotes, their lives in the capital. Use our incredible interactive model and you'll soon have all four corners of the Brussels-Capital Region at your fingertips: its 19 communes and its interconnected neighbourhoods whose variety will amaze you. Expand your appreciation for how this multi-faceted capital works and houses 5 parliaments and go home with your own personalised post card!

Your visit

Whether you're in town for only a few days or born and raised in Brussels, you will dive into this city's great atmosphere and be stunned by how much Brussels has to offer. The exhibition is accessible to all and offers you amazing moments to enjoy with friends or family, in a group or alone...

So, are you ready to discover the most original and amazing exhibition of the capital? Click here to start preparing your visit.

Welcome to Brussels!