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The Brussels Card

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Highlights

  • See more Brussels for less with the super-value Brussels Card!
  • Free access to over 30 top museums in Brussels and surroundings
  • Save money and time with this great-value sightseeing Card
  • Choice of 24 hr, 48 hr or 72 hour Card
  • Unlimited travel on the STIB/MIVB trams, buses and underground lines
  • Great deals and discounts at tourist attractions, shops and restaurants
  • Free city map

Overview

Brussels is one of Europe’s most fascinating capitals, boasting not only beautiful buildings but also a host of magnificent museums covering all interests from brewing to lace, and from comic strips to high art.

Whether you're looking for heritage, culture, comics or beer traditions, the great-value Brussels Card is the perfect companion for your trip to the Belgian Capital.

Available in three validity options, 24 hours, 48 hours or 72 hours, the Brussels Card not only offers free entry to over 30 museums and free use of public transport but also exclusive deals in designer boutiques, shops, exhibitions, restaurants and attractions.

Providing something for all ages, the Brussels Card is ideal for a family holiday or a mini-break or for adding a day’s sightseeing to a business trip. Art buffs can revel in the masterpieces at the Belgian Fine Arts Museums, or visit Magritte’s house or enjoy the fabulous Toulouse Lautrecs at the Museum of Ixelles. Comic fans will love the Belgian Centre for Comic Strip Art.

Beer drinkers will not want to miss the Belgian Brewers Museum. Kids will enjoy the Toy Museum and the world-famous collection of Iguanodons at the Natural Sciences Museum.

And if the quirky or unusual delights you, check in to the Museum of the City of Brussels to see the extravagant wardrobe presented over the years to Brussels’ mischievous little inhabitant: Manneken-Pis.

Itinerary

Discover Brussels with the super value Brussels Card. A choice of 24 hours, 48 hours or 72 hours Card is available and you can select the one that works best for you. You should exchange your confirmation booking voucher for your Card at the Brussels Tourist office on the Grand Place, Midi Train Station or at the Brussels Info Place. You can start using your Card at whichever attraction you like.

This fantastic card offers you an amazing package for your Brussels vacation:

• Free entry to over 30 museums

• Free use of public transport - unlimited travel on the STIB/MIVB trams, buses and underground lines

• Great discounts on cultural tours and attractions

• Exclusive deals and offers in a number of designer boutiques, shops, exhibitions, and restaurants.

Museums: Your Brussels card will give you free entry to the following museums :

Art & Marges Museum: Established 25 years ago as a centre for identifying and promoting outsider art, "Art en Marge" is now a museum.

Autoworld: Car-crazy museum

Autrique House: The first building created by Horta, now entirely renovated.

Belgian Centre for Comic Strip Art: Presents over 60 years of comic-strip creation in Belgium and Europe.

Belgium's National Botanical Garden:

BELvue Museum: Reveals the fascinating history of Belgium.

Belgian Brewers Museum: From 18th century brewing equipment to a hi-tech brewing centre. Beer tasting.

Cinquantenaire Museum: Part of the Royal Museum of Art & History. Prehistoric, Classical, non-European, European decorative arts collections.

City of Brussels Museum of Costume & Lace: Celebrates the textile heritage of the City of Brussels.

Magritte's House: The house where the famous surrealist painter lived for 24 years.

Magritte Museum: Within the building of Belgium's Royal Museums of Fine Arts, visitors can explore the 2,500 m2 of the Magritte Museum.

Charlier Museum: Works from the late 19th century Belgian School of painting plus lavish furnishings and decorative pieces.

Coudenberg: An underground tour discovering the remains of the palace of Charles V.

Jewish Museum of Belgium: Judaism, with documents and ritual objects from the 18th century to the present day.

Museum of Ancient Art (Belgian Museums of Fine Arts): Magnificent collections from 14th to 19th centuries.

Brussels Planetarium: Discover the wonders of the night sky and learn the names of the constellations.

MOOF - Museum Of Original Figurines: A complete and unique collection dedicated to the heroes of the comic strip.

Museum of Musical Instruments: Part of the Part of the Royal Museum of Art & History and internationally renowned for its collection of over 8000 instruments.

Museum of Ixelles: Collections presenting a vast range of the Belgian art from the 19th and 20th centuries, including set of works by Toulouse Lautrec.

Museum of the City of Brussels - Maison du Roi: Devoted to all aspects of the city's history. Fabulous costume collection plus the extravagant wardrobe of Brussels’ famous little inhabitant: Manneken-Pis.

BOZAR: Centre of cultural and artistic life in a 1920s building designed by the architect and master of Art Nouveau, Victor Horta.

Public Aquarium Brussels

Museum of the National Bank of Belgium: Charts the history of forms of payment from the earliest, primitive money through to the coins and notes we use daily.

Museums of the Far East: Authentic Chinese pavilion and Japanese Tower housing exhibitions of Far Eastern art and ceramics.

Natural Sciences Museum of Belgium: A highlight is a unique display of Iguanodons.

Royal Museum of Central Africa: Unique collection of artifacts, the best known of which are its masks and sculptures, illustrating the richness and diversity of African popular cultures.

Spontaneous Art Museum: Large collection ranging from naive painters to more highbrow works.

Toy Museum: 25,000 toys, from 1850 to the present day, each illustrating different aspects of toys and of games: toy cars, mechanical toys, aeroplanes, boats, puppets.

Wellington Museum: The Wellington Museum is housed in an ancient hotel used by Wellington as his headquarters during the Battle of Waterloo.

WIELS: The Contemporary Art Centre in Brussels – an international laboratory for the creation and the diffusion of contemporary art

Porte de Hal: The last vestige of the second fortified city wall of Brussels, and one of the city’s most emblematic historic buildings. Houses fascinating displays and artifacts important to Brussels’ history.

Botanique: The former neoclassical Botanical Garden built in 1826 has been transformed into a unique cultural center.

Cultural tours and attractions: Your Brussels Card will give you between 25 and 50 per cent discount on the following tours and attractions:

Atomium: The Atomium is built on the model of a metal crystal enlarged 165 billion times. The most spectacular views of Brussels and Brabant can be seen from the uppermost ball.

Royal Monnaie Theatre: Guided tours of one of the leading opera houses in Europe boasting 300 years of history.

Open-Tours "Hop on Hop off": The "Hop on Hop off" bus is the ideal way to explore the city without effort.

Mini-Europe: Located at the foot of the Atomium, Mini-Europe is the only park where you can have a whistlestop tour of Europe in a few short hours.

Océade: The Belgian capital's water fun-park, open all year round

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Reviews

Brussels Card was great - it allowed us to not worry about travel, and gave us good suggestions for places to eat. The best part was the diverse museum, activities and places we... A J Cawston

The card offers fantastic discounts off both transport and entry to all the major museums and attractions. Unfortunately I was unable to make full use of the card as I purchased... c m norman

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily (However most of the larger museums are closed on Mondays.)

Duration

24 hours, 48 hours or 72 hours (depending on the option chosen)

Start time

Start time: At your convenience
Duration: 24 hours, 48 hours or 72 hours (depending on the option chosen)

Meeting point

Redeem your booking voucher at Following locations
Town Hall: Grand’ Place - 1000 Brussels (Daily from 09:00am – 6:00pm. Closed on 25 Dec and 01 Jan)
BIP (Brussels Info Place): Rue Royale 2/4 - 1000 Brussels (Monday-Friday from 09:00am – 6:00pm, weekend from 10:00am – 6:00pm. Closed on 25 Dec and 01 Jan)
You can start using your card at whichever attraction you like.

Ending point

At your convenience

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Inclusions

  • Free access to many of the museums of Brussels
  • Unlimited travel on the STIB/MIVB trams, buses and underground lines
  • A free city map
  • Up to €6 off admissions to tourist attractions and tours
  • Discounts (or free drink / dessert) in restaurants and bars
  • A discount of between 5 and 25 per cent in several Brussels’ shops and designer boutiques

Please note

Redeem your booking voucher at Following locations:
Town Hall: Grand’ Place - 1000 Brussels (Daily from 09:00am – 6:00pm. Closed on 25 Dec and 01 Jan)
BIP (Brussels Info Place): Rue Royale 2/4 - 1000 Brussels (Monday-Friday from 09:00am – 6:00pm, weekend from 10:00am – 6:00pm. Closed on 25 Dec and 01 Jan)

Cards cannot be issued without surrendering a printed voucher.

Most of the larger museums are closed on Monday.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • As a general rule, it is not necessary to buy a Brussels Card for children below the age of 12 because children get discounts at most museums and attractions. Also students often benefit from special fees in museums and attractions
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Cancellation policy

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