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MANNEKEN PIS
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.

MUSIC AND 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).

BRUPARCK
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
Océade swimming complex. Kinepolis: one of the largest movie complexes in Europe with 24 cinema rooms and a giant IMAX movie screen.
Trabel Tip
: 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

MINI EUROPE
See the major monuments of the memberstates of the European Union in miniature (Eiffel tower, Houses of Parliament, Brandenburg Gate, Sacré Coeur, etc

Metro: Heysel

THE ATOMIUM
Discover the symbol of the 1958 Brussels world fair from the inside.
Metro : Heysel

TOONE THEATER
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 Grand' Place.


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 gadgets.
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 of Bernissart.
Location Waversesteenweg / Chaussée de Wavre 260

THE OMMEGANG

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 Tourist Office.

THE FLOWER CARPET
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 decoration theme.


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