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Things to do in Brussels – Visit the Musée Fin-de-Siècle Museum

As the ‘Capital of Art Nouveau’, it’s fitting that Brussels would open a museum that features a nice collection of works from this modern movement. The Musée Fin-de-Siècle Museum is that museum, and its collection, which includes more than just Art … Continue reading

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Things to do in Brussels – Visit the Comic Strip Center

Fans of comic strips might want to visit the Belgian Comic Strip Center in Brussels. The most popular strips featured in the gallery are undoubtedly the Belgian classics.  These include Tintin, Johan and Peewit, Spirou, and those little blue creatures – the Smurfs – … Continue reading

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Things to do in Brussels – Visit the Atomium

  Built for the 1958 World’s Fair, the Atomium is one of the iconic images associated with the city of Brussels. Based on a conceptual design by engineer André Waterkeyn, the nearly 335-foot-tall structure representing a gigantic unit cell of an … Continue reading

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Things to do in Brussels – Tour the René Magritte Museum

“The real value of art is measured by its capacity for liberating revelation.”  ~René Magritte Rene Magritte is one of Belgium’s most famous artists and several of his paintings, such as The Pilgrim and The Son of Man (two works featuring his trademark prop, … Continue reading

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Things to do in Brussels – Stroll through Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert

  Modeled after the Passages couverts à Paris, the ‘covered passages’ of Brussels, which include Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, served as arcaded shopping centers; forerunners of today’s shopping malls. Built to shelter patrons as they strolled and/or shopped, the passages have glazed ceilings, which allow daylight … Continue reading

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Things to do in Brussels – Visit MOOF (Museum of Original Figurines)

If you’re familiar with the comic strips Asterix, Tintin, Lucky Luke, or the Smurfs, you might want to visit MOOF. This ‘Museum of Original Figurines’ is dedicated to the 3-D art of comic strips and features a unique collection of collectible … Continue reading

Chocolate Master Choco Story Museum Brussels Belgium © 2015 Mikestravelguide. All rights reserved.

Things to do in Brussels – Visit the Choco-Story Museum

  Belgium is quite well known for its chocolates, and is home to such chocolatiers as Godiva, Guylian, and Leonidas, as well as more commercial brands like Côte d’Or.   So, it’s not surprising that in cities like Brussels, you’ll come … Continue reading

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Things to do in Brussels – Visit the BELvue Museum

  For anyone with an interest in Belgian history, consider visiting the BELvue Museum. It’s a unique museum, though not overly impressive, and housed in one of the city’s historical buildings. However, we only recommend visiting if you have the Brussels … Continue reading