The world famous peeing boy can be seen every
day and night at the corner of Eikstraat/Stoofstraat near the Grand Place.
Trabel Tip: try to find out if the
Manneken receives a new costume during your stay. During that occasion he
p**s beer instead of water.
LIGHT SHOW AT THE GRAND PLACE (Market Place)
Between April and September the town square and
its buildings are illuminated at night to the rythm of classical music.
There are two sessions of aproximately 15
minutes each night (between 21.30 h and 23.15 h, depending on the sunset).
Situated at the Heysel. (Metro
station : Heysel). Here you find a reconstructed Belgian village
complete with café's and restaurants.
You can have a tropical beach experience at the indoor
swimming complex. Kinepolis:
one of the largest movie complexes in Europe with 24 cinema rooms and a
giant IMAX movie screen.
If you go to the movies in Brussels always check if the movie is shown in
the original language with subtitles, or dubbed in French. The price of a
movie in Belgium is between 7 and 9 Euro.
Metro : Heysel
See the major monuments of the memberstates of the
European Union in miniature (Eiffel tower, Houses of Parliament, Brandenburg
Gate, Sacré Coeur, etc
Discover the symbol of the 1958 Brussels world
fair from the inside.
Metro : Heysel
Pub dating from 1696, with excellent choice of
Belgian beers. On the first floor is the famous Toone Puppet Theater.
Beautiful 'marionettes' perform classical opera's or Brussels folk stories
in different languages (on demand).
Open: every day from 12 am to 12 pm.
Location: Kleine Beenhouwersstraat / Petite rue des Bouchers , near
THE BELGIAN COMIC STRIP CENTRE
A famous Belgian art form in a beautiful Art
Nouveau Setting. Discover the history of Belgium's comic strip heroes
(Tintin) and visit the beautiful shop with its many books and comic strip
Open from 10am till 6 pm, Zandstraat /
Rue des Sables 20 1000 Brussel
THE IGUANODONS OF BERNISSART
One of the most beautiful collections of Dinosaur
skeletons can be seen in the Museum of Natural Sciences. The skeletons of
the Iguanodons were found in the 19th century in the south-Belgian village
Location Waversesteenweg / Chaussée de
Every year at the end of
June and the beginning of July, an historical procession, called the
Ommegang, takes place at the Market Place. This procession goes back to the
16th century and was originally created to welcome Charles V in Brussels.
Tickets and information: Brussels
Every two years, during the third
week of August, Belgian begonia cultivators decorate the Market Place with a
beautiful flower carpet. Every two years there is a different