An offbeat track... Go to the top of MIM museum (highest level) and head to the glass bow- window (the corner turret if you see it from outside). From there, you have a view of center of Brussels from the heights. A view on the spire of Town hall (on Grand-Place) and quite 180 degrees around...
Thursday evenings are exceptional since it's the only day the restaurant is open in the evening.
Cuisine is OK, at reasonable price : around 10 euros for a dish.
MIM museum - Rue Montagne de la Cour 2
Sure, panoramic view pic will come soon !!
I'll tell you a secret. I've got the chance of my lifetime by having visited this detached house in the Parc of Cinquantenaire. Conceived by Horta to house a monumental high-relief sculpture of Jef Lambeau in white Carare marble, the pavillon made a scandal and was closed only three days after its opening. At present it is only open at very rare occasions. Strange Human Passions....
Ordered by the belgian government in 1890 the sculpture has been shown to the public eight years later in a little temple built by Victor Horta. The cooperation between the two artists was very turbulent . At that time the work of art is marked by the press as an insult to the good customs and since it is still hidden to the public's eyes. I don't understand why.....
Parc du Cinquantenaire, near Rond-Point Schuman, the Mosque and European Community, 1040 Bruxelles
The instrument museum is a wonderful museum. Not only for the musiclovers but also for the architectural lovers. Old England (The museums building) was built in the Art nouveau or Jugendstil begin this century. In the café at the 6th floor you have a magnificent vieuw of Brussels.
You just must visit the Belgian Comic Strip Centre, which is housed in the former Waucquez warehouse. This magnificent building dating from 1903 is the work of the great master of 'Art Nouveau', architect Victor Horta. 'Art Nouveau' and the Ninth Art (comic strips) combine to form one of the musts in Brussels.
The Royal Museum of Central Africa is in Tervuren. Its collections include stuffed animals, art and ritual objects and historic documents mainly relating to the former Belgian Congo. Tervuren also has a beautiful arboretum set up by King Leopold II at the turn of the century.
Take the metro line from Place de Brouckère to the suburb of ANDERLECHT (I did know it only from the football team RSC Anderlecht until I went there!). You will be surprised to find a nice traditionally flemish small town and a fine church. But what makes it really worth a visit is the small but excellent museum dedicated to Erasmus of Rotterdam who stayed here several months only in 1521. Especially interesting is the 'philosophical garden' designed by 'the master himself' which is a small oasis full of harmony and spirit.
New place to discover : Jean Michel FOLON foundation in the castle of La Hulpe (15 KM far away from Brussels).
Belgian painter, sculptor ... great imaginary world, fantasy and poestry ...
The Gueuze Brewery is a working brewery museum. The beer is so-so, but it's still pretty cool to visit for some interesting fruit beers
If you like beer,go to The Belgian Beers Museum.
Grand Place 10
Open every day from 10am to 5pm.