Brussels is a city of surprises and constant change, and one of the best illustrations of this is MIMA – the Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art
Few things are generally agreed upon in the Belgian country of controversy. But that Belgium is a land of beer and that the capital of Brussels is an exciting reflection of the domestic beer culture is not up for debate anywhere in the kingdom. With more than 500 kinds of beer – from the ‘Forbidden Fruit’ to the ‘Delirium Tremens’ – Belgium has preserved its medieval brewing traditions, which means that the joyous juices sometimes taste as sophisticated as wine and at other times are as sparkly as champagne.
Gone are the days when only women went to beauty salons to be looked after and have their hair styled.
Let’s not neglect the opportunity to explore the Art Nouveau architecture of Brussels, but the true aim of our visit to the city is to go in search of ‘the ninth art’: Brussels is the capitol of Franco-Belgian comics (or bandes dessinées in French). Here, the cultural significance of these visual narratives is frequently encountered when strolling about: in the many comic book shops that flourish on the city’s shopping streets, in museums such as the Belgian Comic Strip Center, which was opened in 1989 in a building designed by Victor Horta, as well as in the many sculptures and murals scattered around the city.
Lively, cute and charming: exactly what I thought of Brussels when I visited.Why is Brussels so very underrated?
A group of people agrees to be locked away in order to get out. This is the basic concept of Exit Games.
Of all the things to do in Brussels, the 13 selected below should not only expose you to the best of Brussels, but enthral you from the moment you arrive.
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Brussels is one of the greenest capitals in Europe. Let’s take a tour around some of the most beautiful parks in Brussels…
The Flemish fashion scene in Antwerp is currently booming, filled with refined, timeless and tasteful creations. Fashion trends? Who cares!