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Things to do in Grand-Place

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Plaza
“One of the most ancient and authentic places in Brussels - you will love it and do not forget to try some Belgian beers !! and famous Belgian chocolate ! Enjoy your stay in Brussels :-) ”
  • 348 locals recommend
Beer Bar
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“A touristy place but you can choose from 3.162 beers. For real. There is no other bar in the world that has more. Don’t attempt to try them all. ”
  • 157 locals recommend
Public Art
“The Grand-Place is the central square of the City of Brussels, and definitely a must-see. It was registered on the World Heritage List of the UNESCO in 1998.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Outdoor Sculpture
“Funny statue in a cosy street with lots of bars (including the Delirium café)”
  • 29 locals recommend
Chocolate Shop
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“If you want to try typical Belgian cuisine with Mussels would be a good choice ! ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Museum
“Easy to find just off the Grande Place. Only €6 entry. Only takes 45 minutes. Very interesting demonstration of chocolate making.”
  • 12 locals recommend
History Museum
“Less famous as Delirium Café but their beer collection is still very impressive! The bar is located in an old puppet theatre where they still play shows.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Founded in 1829, Maison Dandoy is one of the most renowned Belgian brands and a true Brussels institution. Fun fact: the company is actually slightly older than Belgium itself! Its main specialty is speculoos, crunchy biscuits made with brown sugar and spices. quite expensive...:-)”
  • 23 locals recommend
History Museum
“Nice museum in the centre of the old town. Cheap entry and enough in there to keep you in for a hour or two. Note they have lots of costumes that the Manneken Pis Sculpture wears which are interesting”
  • 6 locals recommend
Plaza
“C'est un endroit où tout le monde entier aimerait visiter une fois arrivé en Belgique ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Belgian Restaurant
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“This is one of the classic bistros in the centre of Brussels, unusualand very pleasant. The menu is unconventional, the quality of the food very good and the service is efficient.”
  • 10 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Une cuisine américaine riche et savoureuse et de la bonne musique internationale d’hier et d’aujourd’hui ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
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“Amazing fresh libanese food. Very welcoming staff that get you out of this world with their fresh flavoured food. Fast and efficient service on top of the excellent tasty food. Definitely my favourite place around for practical lunch or dinner ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Go try this old bar, the decor is a must experience! Basic eats also available.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Friterie
“Best place to get fries to go in the city centre, about 50 sauces available.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Cafe
“Try the infinite variety of belgian beers, the best in the world. as well as the Delirium, most famous beer bar in the world.”
  • 5 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Chocolate Shop
“If you want to try typical Belgian cuisine with Mussels would be a good choice ! ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Belgian Restaurant
“This is one of the classic bistros in the centre of Brussels, unusualand very pleasant. The menu is unconventional, the quality of the food very good and the service is efficient.”
  • 10 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Une cuisine américaine riche et savoureuse et de la bonne musique internationale d’hier et d’aujourd’hui ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
“Amazing fresh libanese food. Very welcoming staff that get you out of this world with their fresh flavoured food. Fast and efficient service on top of the excellent tasty food. Definitely my favourite place around for practical lunch or dinner ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Go try this old bar, the decor is a must experience! Basic eats also available.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Friterie
“Best place to get fries to go in the city centre, about 50 sauces available.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Pub
“You like to have a beer and dont want to pay too much this is as cheap as it gets. 2 Euros a pint during happy hour (opening until midnight every day) often stays open until 8AM”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Brasserie in a late-17th-century building, offering a Belgian menu, murals & mannequins in costumes.”
  • 7 locals recommend

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