Time ago we spent a week-end in Bruxelles with the kids and we had great time J
Here there are our favorite things to do in this eclectic city.
Visit the Museum of chocolate
It is a small but very interesting museum behind the main square. The highlight for the kids was the demonstration on how to make the famous Belgian pralines and the chocolate fountain in which you can dip a cinnamon cookie.
See the “Grand Place” in the evening all lighted up
Visit the Natural History Museum
It is really worth a visit especially if your kids love dinosaurs! There is a special activity for kids called paleoLab to try out, here the Museum description:
Are you crazy about fossils, dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures? Then come along to our paleoLAB! There are 3 sessions per day at 13:30,14:30 and 15:30.
In this unique discovery space in the Dinosaur Gallery you will take on the role of a palaeontologist, then that of a geologist and anthropologist. You’ll get a chance to touch, try, explore and puzzle over real fossils. You can take part in digs, discover fossils or rebuild a skeleton. You can also put together a life-size stegosaurus, make a fossil print or follow dinosaur footprints. There’s much more: you can examine and classify minerals, wear a prehistoric outfit or just quietly read an interesting book about dinosaurs.
A great activity for the whole family!
Available in English, French and Dutch.
from 5 to 12 years old
Even the cafeteria is called Dino Café J
+32 (0)2 627 42 11
Go to the park
There are many parks in Bruxelles. We chose the park of Ixell called “Bois de la Cambre” for a picnic and a rowing boat tour of the little lake. In the middle of the lake there is a chalet-restaurant where you can grab a coffee and a piece of cake.
Go to a marionettes show
Before going I booked a puppets show in a really special place: Théâtre Royal du Peruchet
During the pause they opened their incredible collection of puppets from all around the world and we had the chance to speak to the owner.
Théâtre Royal du Peruchet
Price : 9 Euros per person
Avenue de la Forêt 50
tram 94, 25 (station Boondael gare), bus 41
Next visit we will try also this other theater in the center:
Théâtre royal de Toone
Rue du Marché aux Herbes, 66
Tél. : 02 513 54 86
Eat “moules et frites” or “boulettes et frites” and Shopping for chocolate
Visit the Belgian Comic Strip Center
The Belgian Comic Strip Center – Museum Brussels
Rue des Sables 20
Tel.: + 32 (0)2 219 19 80
Fax: + 32 (0)2 219 23 76
Open every day from 10 am to 6 pm.
Next time we’ll try to go outside Bruxelles to visit the museum of Hergé, the creator of Tintin. In case you are interested here there are the details:
Opening hours :
Every day except Mondays.
Tuesday to Friday from 10h30 to 17h30
Saturday and Sunday from 10h00 to 18h00
Rue du Labrador, 26 – B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
Tél : +32 10 488 421
I am looking forward to hearing suggestions from you: let me know in the comments below! J