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Free Things To Do In Brussels

The capital city of Belgium is renowned for its stunning European architecture, its delectable chocolates and plenty of wondrous history.

If you’re looking for things to do in Brussels that won’t break the bank, but will still ensure you have a great time, then we’ve got just the guide for you!

We’ve put together our top 10 best free attractions in Brussels to help you plan the perfect getaway in one of the top cities in Europe! You’ll also find a list of the best paid attractions in Brussels too, just in case you decide to splash the cash a bit while you’re there!

Free Attractions in Brussels

Top Rated Brussels Attractions

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The Church of Our Lady of Laeken

The Église Notre-Dame de Laeken, or the Church of Our Lady of Laeken as it’s more commonly referred to, is one of the most beautiful churches in the city.

It was built by King Leopold in order to commemorate his wife, Queen Louise-Marie, in the 1800s and has since become one of the top tourist attractions in Belgium.

Make sure you spend some time admiring the exquisite architecture of the exterior of the church, and...

Multi-pass card to over 49 Museums in Brussels

clock Duration: 3 days
  • This is a card that lasts for days having you discover Brussels city at large including all main attractions that makes up the Brussels city.
  • It is a perfect tour that gives you free access into over 41 museums across the Belgian Capital - Brussels at large.
  • It is also a card that offers you eccentric discounts when you go
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Parc du Cinquantenaire

The second park featured in this guide of the best free attractions in Brussels deserves its place due to its sheer size and the various activities that it offers visitors.

At an impressive 74-acres large, Parc du Cinquantenaire is an incredible urban oasis offering plenty of dog walking opportunities, football games and so much space for kids to run around and play.

You’ll also likely see hundreds of parakeets singing in...

Mini-Europe - Miniature Model Park

clock Duration: 2 hours
  • This is the visit to a landmark where structures of Europe's famous building and sites were modelled in a park.
  • An exploration of the most beautiful cities of Europe without going out of Brussels's walls; e.g. the Eifel Tower, Big Ben, Bell Tower of Bruges, City of Light and so on.
  • A park where you'll see animations that will
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Peeing statues

While “peeing statues” might seem like an incredibly unusual activity to have on a guide of the best free attractions in Brussels, these statues are actually one of the most popular things to see in the city!

The most famous statue is Manneken Pis which depicts a little boy urinating into a fountain. It seems incredibly silly, but this statue actually dates all the way back to 1619 and tourists, locals and travellers alike...

Mini-Europe and Atomium Combo Ticket

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • A travel into Europe's most sought landmarks and attractions in their miniature reproductions.
  • Enjoy the live exploit model of the panoramic views of the European milestones, revolutions and attractions.
  • It is also an included tour into Atomium that is known to give an awesome outlook of Belgian Capital as well as the
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Palais du Justice

Often said to be one of the most controversial buildings in the city, the Palais du Justice, or the Law Courts of Brussels, is the most important court building in the entire country of Belgium.

Right next to the Palace, you’ll find Place Poelaert which offers the very best free views of Brussels city.

While you’re inside the Palais du Justice, make sure you spend plenty of time wandering around and taking everything...

Train World Entrance Ticket

clock Duration: 1 hour 30
  • This is delving into the World's most complete train museum giving original scenography of this rare beauty.
  • A tour package into this funky Brussels attraction giving authentic railway cottages and five full steam engines for tourists and visitors to see.
  • A warm atmosphere experience that comes with a downloadable online
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Marolles Flea Market

One of the best ways to get a true feel of any European city is to visit a market; you get to immerse yourself within the local culture, try some different cuisines from far and wide and see how the locals make their livings!

The most famous flea market in Brussels is the Marolles Flea Market, sometimes also called Place du Jeu de Balle, and it’s a great place to go in the city if you’re looking to purchase some trinkets...

Brussels Autoworld Museum Entrance Ticket

clock Duration: 1 to 2 hou
  • This is the exploration into the world where you'll see the evolution of automobiles with the display of over 250 vehicles.
  • A visit to where you can see ancient - century cars and trucks in their new state like the 1928 Bentley, 1930 Cord, 1930 Bugatti and so on.
  • It is a tour that is family - friendly where you spend the best
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Ixelles Cemetery

Cimetière d'ixelles is a major cemetery in Brussels and is also one of the largest in the city.

However, when people talk about the Ixelles Cemetery, more often than not they will also be referring to the neighbourhood which is also titled the same name; it can get a little confusing!

You can pay your respects to some of Brussels’ most famous departed inside the cemetery such as Victor Horta and Frederic...

Skip the Ticket: Brussels Atomium Ticket

clock Duration: 2 hours
  • It is an elite visit to the Brussels most outstanding landmark - the Atomium.
  • A ticket that gives you a priority access and a queue - free entrance into the amazing art and design museum.
  • An admiration of the whole Brussels city as you stand over the various domes and heights that full the street of Atomium.
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Remembrance Tour: The Battle of the Bulge in the ardennes & Luxembourg

clock Duration: 13 hours
  • It Is the transporting from Brussels City center into the history of its past with an on - board commentary about everything seen on the road.
  • An exploration into the Battle of the Bulge which includes visit to the Ardennes Battlefield, the Bastogne War Museum and all related landmarks.
  • An included passing by into the
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Independent Shopping Trip to Maasmechelen Village Luxury Outlet from Brussels

clock Duration: 9 hours
  • This is a tour that makes you dive into the world of designer wares, wears, accessories, and other items, and you can buy at up to 60% discounts.
  • This tour takes you into the Maasmechelen village outlet which is one of the largest designer outlets in the world.
  • A day trip which involves an exclusive stress - free shopping
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Small-Group Highlights of Brussels Bike Tour

clock Duration: 3 hours 30
  • It is the ultimate experience of the best of Brussels in a half - day bike tour.
  • A delve into the corners and hidden streets where there are rare gems and buildings built during old eras and the modern ages.
  • It is cycling through the historic and charming neighborhood seeing lots of landmarks like the Manneken Pis, The
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Marc's Belgian Beer Tour in Brussels

clock Duration: 4 hours
  • It is the discovery of why Belgium is worldly classified at the home of beer and chocolates alongside the rich meats the local stores smoke every day.
  • A delving into the numerous bars and cafes that filled the Brussels bustling and hustling city, with your small group (max. 20 people).
  • It is an impacting tour that gives you
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Brussels Discovery Tour: Belgian food, chocolate, waffles, beer, sightseeing

clock Duration: 4 hours
  • This Is one of one of the biggest food tour in Brussels where you'll have the best of tastes and food treats from local stores and shops.
  • A discovery of various landmarks like the Royal Galleries, ambient taverns, Grand Place, Chocolate shops and stores, traditional and historical monuments and other fascinating places.
  • Also
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Brussels Culinary Evening Tour

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • Discover one of the things that defines Brussels in an extraordinary way by tasting its food specialties in the most popular culinary stops.
  • It is sampling of the most popular Brussels " food which the locals will always want at sunset and night falls.
  • A night walking tour giving an ultimate experience of the country's most
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Brussels Chocolate Walking Tour and Workshop

clock Duration: 4 hours
  • A walking tour that includes expressing the love you have for chocolate by tasting and learning how they are made.
  • Also an included sightseeing tour as you move from one chocolate boutique to another immersing yourself in the hustling and bustling of the Belgians.
  • A combine cuisine tour that strolls you into highlights like
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