Brussels Tourist Traps

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Most Viewed Tourist Traps in Brussels

  • 1. Restaurants around Grand' Place

    The Rue des Bouchers looks very tempting in summer with all the tables spilling out of it's restaurants onto the narrow cobbled street but try not to be tempted by the pushy restaurant owners trying...

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  • 2. Atomium & Heyzel area

    The Heyzel area with Mini Europe and the EU museum, even atomium itself are a bit of a tourist trap. Note: I have been informed this attraction will be closing in the Fall of 2013. I enjoyed Mini...

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  • 3. Manneken Pis

    "Is that it?" everyone says, just like they do with the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen, and it is perhaps the best comparison as it has the same tourist trap feel to it, but at least Manneken has...

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  • 4. Boring Brugge

    I was really looking forward of going to Brugge, but it ended up being pretty boring to me--we ate at a really mediocre (sp?) restaurant in the main square and...

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  • 5. Stunning Building, Naff Museum

    The Maison des Brasseurs (the Brewers Guildhouse) on the Grand' Place is one of the most stunning buildings on the square with its ornate gilded masonery and...

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  • 6. The BELvue Museum.

    Here you can learn the history of Belgium through documents, videos and memorabilias belonged to various kings and queens. The BELvue Museum is housed in a 18th...

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  • 7. A 90 seconds = 58 dollar airport phone call.

    It looked so easy. Just put in your credit card and call the US. I had missed my flight at the Brussels airport so I needed to call home just to let my wife...

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  • 8. Don't eat chips here!

    We walked around town all day, had a few beers and hadn't had anything to eat but a waffle for breakfast. We were really looking forward to the perfect portion...

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  • 9. Waste of time and money - the brewing museum

    The museum of brewery is located in the corner of the grand place. When you walk down the steps,you enter a room with old barrels and equipment in it. You think...

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  • 10. Rue des Bouchers

    This street is nothing but restaurants (it's off the Rue Marche aux Herbes). They all serve the same food - 4 course meal for a set price (they start at 18...

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  • 11. Quick (and horrible)

    Quick is the Brussels equivalent of MacDonalds. It offers the standard hamburger range. It is saying something that I would rather eat in MacDonalds than Quick....

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  • 12. Belgian Lace

    All around Grand Place, you will find the famous Belgian lace. What is amazing is that I don't any Brusselian owing some Belgian or Brussels lace. This is a...

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  • 13. Fallstaff

    My first time in Falstaff was a pleasant surprise. My beer guidebook at the time listed it as a former great beer café that had become merely an Art Nouveau...

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  • 14. Place Lux

    There is a bar called Fat Boys in Place Lux. It is designed as an American bar but the prices are outrageously high compared to others in the area there are...

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  • 15. besides downtown u can find other nice places to ,

    For Ketchup lover..dont forget bring u on bottle... u have to pay 10 and sometimes 20 cents of euro for little bag...Amazing!!.. Fancy restaurant downtown...

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  • 16. Charleroi

    If you fly into Charleroi with Ryanair, or whoever else flies there, beware of the distance to the city centre. It's a long way in and at least 10yoyos for a...

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  • 17. Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat

    Calling this a "Museum" is a loose term. While it is a little small for your 5 Euros it can be interesting if you are into chocolate. At least you get a free...

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  • 18. See all of Europe in the blink of an eye !

    Mini-Europe on the outskirts of Brussels next to the Atomium somehow symbolised Brussels to me. It is certainly well designed and has a certain ambience to it,...

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  • 19. Horse and Carriage

    Guess you'll find the following trip a bit of a tourist trappy kinda thing to do but we wanted to give it a go and have some fun. Yeah it was a laugh, so we...

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  • 20. Rene Magritte museum - Don't bother

    A friend of ours that had visited Brussels told us we should go see the "Magritte museum" as it was very interesting and had a lot of his works. However, what...

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  • 21. Too much money for a morbid drink

    Le cerceuil, the coffin and yes when you walk into the small long dark hall you are welcomed by darkness, undertaker’s decoration and a really morbid style of...

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  • 22. Tea

    I don’t drink Tea, but it has been recommended from Sahar that never ever drink Tea from an ice cream shop. I don’t want to mention the name but that world’s...

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  • 23. Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate

    When I saw that there was a museum devoted to chocolate, I got excited. What could be better I thought. My expectation was to see lots of...chocolate being made...

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  • 24. Dial that telephone number

    For popular restaurants it is usefull to makea reservation. If you want to see a theater performance...same thing. 02 507 84 44 Is the telephonenumer for the...

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  • 25. Jeanneke Pis

    Oh well, feminism I guess ;-)Besides Manneken Pis, we also have a statue of a little girl urinating, called Jeanneke Pis. It was built during the 1980's and the...

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