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Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium: Our most recommended tours and activities

Brussels: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

1. Brussels: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Explore Brussels with a flexible one or two-day hop-on-hop-off bus tour. Enjoy the flexibility and freedom to jump on and off when you desire. See sites such as the Charles Rogier Square, Grote Markt, the Grand Place, and many more.  Choose a 1 or 2-day ticket to suit your schedule and start your sightseeing journey. Use your ticket on the blue and red routes and hop off wherever you like. See the sites you want to and spend as much time as you want there at your leisure. Pick a seat in the open-top for panoramic views or in the covered cabin to stay warm. Listen to the recorded commentary about the highlights, sit back, relax, and enjoy unlimited travel for 24 or 48 hours. Follow the blue bus route to see the Saints-Michel-et-Gudule Cathedral, the Belgian Comic Strip Centre, and Botanical Garden. This route also passes the Charles Rogier Square, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, the Church of Our Lady of Laeken, the Royal Castle of Laeken, and Royal Greenhouses. Don't forget to stop off and take pictures at the Atomium, the Magritte Museum, Sainte-Catherine Square, the Manneken-Pis, and the market square to see the Grand Place. As well, explore the outstanding City Hall and the Art Nouveau major townhouses, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Jump on the red route to stop at the Place Royale to see the best viewpoint over Brussels, Mont des Arts. Hop off at the Palace of Fine Arts, the Sablons quarter, and the European Parliament, if you like. On this route, you can also see the Coudenberg Palace, the Musical Instruments Museum, the Horta Museum, or the Royal Museums of Art and History.

Brussels: Famous City Residents Exploration Game

2. Brussels: Famous City Residents Exploration Game

The city game starts at Maison Du Roi. It will take you between 1 to 1.5 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at the Marie Curie Sculpture. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Up for a fun challenge? After your booking, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. We recommend that each user purchases a ticket for an optimal experience, although several people can share a phone.

Brussels: The Sheroes' Walking Tour

3. Brussels: The Sheroes' Walking Tour

Discover why Belgium has been marked by the presence of women who triumphed in history despite all the inconveniences and obstacles they encountered along the way. Brussels tells of the advancement of female protagonists and their role in the development of the country. Meet in one of the most coveted locations in the European capital from the 12th to the 18th century: the Royal Court Quarter. During the walk, admire the power of the queens to the masses of the Protestant shepherdesses and the Guardians of the Holy Sepulcher. Go down towards the historical center from the Mont des Arts (Mount of Arts). This is a privileged spot in the city for photography and attracts everyone's attention. Learn the relationship of women workers with the famous Expo 58 Atomium sculpture, a signature of Brussels. Discover the history of the little girl statue, Jeanneke Pis, half-hidden in the privacy of a small alley, who is pissing in full view of prying eyes. Go to the Théâtre La Monnaie, the home of an explosion of revolutionary revolts in the 19th century. Learn about the role of women in conflicts such as Belgian independence and the world wars. Lastly, see Rue Neuve where some girls from Karl Marx family lived in exile.

Brussels: Private Gourmet Tour with Food and Drink Tastings

4. Brussels: Private Gourmet Tour with Food and Drink Tastings

Indulge in the culinary treats that have brought fame to Belgian cuisine, from decadent waffles to savory dishes. Walk around Brussels with an expert guide and get an insider's look into the cuisine, culture, architecture, and history of the city. During the tour, capture the spirit of Brussels as your guide shows you the most impressive places in the Old Town, such as the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Manneken Pis, Place St. Gery, Place Ste. Catherine, and the Royal Palace. Hear about the legend of Belgium fries (frites) and the special way to prepare them. Better yet, find out for yourself why the sauce served with them is considered a gourmet specialty at one of the tasting stops. Learn about the surprisingly high number of different beers produced in Belgium, and have the chance to try 2. Discover the best places to try chocolate and the famous Belgian waffles, too.

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What people are saying about Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

Overall rating

3.7 / 5

based on 141 reviews

Beautiful museum with so many amazing works of art. When we got up to the second floor to start exploring we didn't know if we should go left or right, fortunately, a guide suggested going right and we're so glad we did because we went to the older (darker) works first. That's my tip, start to the right!

a fantastic tour - so informative and fun. great to hear about the women that have shaped Belgian history, politics, art and even the chocolate and beer!

Beautiful city tour and stops at the main attractions, interesting and fun without getting tired

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It has been wonderful experiences, all on time without any inconvenience.