One Day in Brussels: Our Favourite Spots To Visit, Eat, and Shop

Fall in love with Belgium’s capital with our carefully curated city guide

By ARBOOX Staff • February 23, 2024

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Brussels has it all: stunning cityscapes, beautiful architecture, picturesque streets and the best waffles. We’ve curated our seven favourite spots around the city, so come join us in a one-day journey as we explore and live the best places and must-sees of Brussels.

1. Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert

The Saint-Hubert Royal Galleries consist of a set of three glazed shopping arcades in the city centre designed by architect Jean-Pierre Cluysenaar.

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2. La Friterie

As we step into the heart of the city, La Friterie offers the freshest fries in Brussels, served fast and in generous amounts. Not only does this place serve fries, but delicious chicken wings as well.

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3. Manneken Pis

Located a few steps away from La Friterie, the next stop in our Brussels trip is Manneken Pis: a fountain sculpture designed by artist Jérôme Duquesnoy which depicts a young boy urinating into the fountain's basin.

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4. ‘T Kelderke

Traditional Belgian cuisine is a mandatory stop for this trip. ‘T Kelderke offers wonderfully-cooked and super tasty local meals inside the historic Grand Place in Brussels.

5. Grand Place

Just step outside the restaurant for the next stop in our trip: the Grand Place. Brussels' central square is surrounded by Baroque guildhalls and neo-gothic buildings. Here you'll find the Brussels City Museum and the City Hall. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1998.

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6. Avenue Louise

Avenue Louise is one of the city's most prestigious and luxurious avenues, and one of our preferred shopping sites since it features high-end fashion boutiques.

7. Atomium

This futuristic icon features nine giant spheres connected like atoms, and represents scientific progress in Belgium. Inside you'll find exhibits, breath-taking panoramas, and even a restaurant located in the highest sphere.

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