Take a break - perfect for chocoholics
You'll arrive here if travelling from the UK on Eurostar.
A compact city, but Brussels sure knows how to cram it all in. Historic buildings, modern arts, antiques, chocolates, beer…
For an impressive collection of art dating back to the 15th century, a visit to the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium is a must. Allow yourself plenty of time as the collections are spread over 3 floors. If you’re a fan of surrealist art then don’t miss the works of Renee Magritte. The museum houses the world’s finest collection of his paintings, sketches, sculptures and more.
For a dinner with a difference, combine it with a trip to the Atomium. Originally built in 1958 for the World Exhibition, it is now Brussels’ most popular tourist attraction. Walk through tubes and spheres and learn all about its history in the museum before heading to the upper sphere for spectacular views across the city, while enjoying some traditional Belgian fare in the restaurant.
Learn all about the fascinating history of Belgium at the Musée Belvue. Next door to the Royal Palace, this entertaining museum tells the story of Belgium from its foundation to the present-day. Dive in and out of all 12 rooms, each dedicated to a key era in the country’s history. Too much to take in in one go? Head for the Green Kitchen, the museum's restaurant, and have yourself a little break.
(1) Price quoted is the off peak lead in adult Standard Class return fare available for travel between midday Monday and midnight Thursday and between midday and midnight Saturday. This price is based on a compulsory return trip. Exchangeable before departure by paying a £30 fee per leg per person, plus the difference in price between the original fare and the available fare on the day in the same or higher class of service. Tickets are non refundable at any time.
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