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Top Attractions In Brussels For Free

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...

Belgian beer experience in Brussels

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • A pleasure giving tour that gives you an exclusive taste of the world - celebrated beers of Brussels.
  • It is an experience filled tour of the awesome beer breweries of the oldest and most recent beers of the Belgians.
  • It is a...
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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...

Day Trip to Bruges from Brussels

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  • A day trip into one of the historical heritages of the World that consists of legendary landmarks and their amazing architectural configurations.
  • An Exploration of the UNESCO - World Heritage site and set your feet on landmarks like the...
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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...

Amsterdam Day Trip from Brussels

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  • An elite day trip which takes you beyond the Dutch border into the scenic and awesome Holland's Capital.
  • It is an immersion into Dutch's windmills, flower - filled fields and the amazing city buildings that made it qualify for 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...

Luxembourg Day Trip from Brussels: Two Countries in One Day

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  • An exploration into Europe's prehistoric heritage of Luxembourg from Brussel's city center.
  • It is the visit to landmarks which serves as heritage to the European continent; among which includes Royal Palace, 17th century Notre Dame...
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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...

Ghent and Bruges Day Trip from Brussels

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  • This is a tour that takes you into the UNESCO - listed city of Ghent where legendary milestones are located and has been built for ages/centuries.
  • It is the discovery of top fascinations like the St. Bravo Cathedral, Bruges " romantic...
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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...

Antwerp Half-Day Trip from Brussels

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  • This is an exclusive tour into the charming city of Antwerp and its forever beautiful landmarks and buildings.
  • It is an included visit to the Cathedral of Our Lady plus sightseeing stunning successes of Art works in the Museum Aan De...
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Promenade Verte

Promenade Verte stretches for 60km and is one of the most beautiful cycling and hiking routes in the whole country.

The tree lined avenue makes for an idyllic place to ride a bicycle, don your running shoes or simply just enjoy a lovely leisurely stroll with the kids.

While it might be 60km long, you certainly don’t have to complete the whole thing and Promenade Verte is designed in such a way that you can join the route...

Battle of the Bulge - Bastogne from Brussels

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  • 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,...
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Royal Palace

The Royal Palace of Brussels is the official palace of the King and Queen of Belgium, but it’s not actually used as their royal residence and is instead somewhat of a tourist attraction for visitors to the city.

You can embark on a free self-guided tour of the palace during the summer months where you’ll get the chance to explore numerous state rooms, suites and official royal rooms.

If you’re a fan of history...

Maasmechelen Village Shopping Day Trip from Brussels

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  • This is an independent tour where you will go on an exclusive shopping till you reach the last bus stop (The Maasmechelen Village).
  • Also a dive into the products of famous and international luxury brands like: Armani, Boggi Milano,...
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The Royal Museum of Armed Forces and of Military History

Situated in the Parc du Cinquantenaire, The Royal Museum of Armed Forces and of Military History is a military museum that showcases exhibits from medieval times as well as the European Forum of Contemporary Conflicts.

It’s certainly not an attraction that’s suited to everyone’s tastes, but it is considered to be one of the best free museums in Brussels and you can see a whole manner of different collections and...

BRUGE BUS DAY TRIP FROM BRUSSELS ENGLISH

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  • A full day tour into the charming city from Brussels where you'll explore its wonderful and mouthwatering landmarks.
  • A round - trip transfer in a comfortable Air - conditioned car at a very reasonable speed to make you have the best of...
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Parc d’Egmont

Egmont Park offers a beatific oasis in the middle of the city centre, yet it remains fairly untouched as it’s nestled away behind one of the busiest streets in Brussels.

The park is home to the Palais d’Egmont, as well as the statue of Peter Pan; another notable free thing to see in Brussels.

While the city is home to many parks and open areas, Parc d’Egmont is often said to be one of the very best thanks to...

BUS DAY TRIP TO BRUGE AND GHENT from Brussels in English

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  • An Elite full - day trip to two popular UNESCO - listed World Heritages, the city of Bruges and the City of Ghent.
  • An interesting tour into the attractions that qualify the two cities to be named among the World Heritages - like the...
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