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Brussels Food and Beer Walking Tour with Mussels and Chocolate

Brussels Food and Beer Walking Tour with Mussels and Chocolate
3 hours
USD 87.34
Indulge in Belgium&rsquo;s culinary delights while doing some sightseeing on this walking tour of Brussels. Venture past Brussels&rsquo; main sights including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Grand Place, the glamorous Royal Galleries (Galeries Royales St-Hubert) and the legendary Manneken Pis statue. Along the way, stop at local restaurants, caf&eacute;s, shops and taverns to savor Belgian specialties including mussels, frites, waffles, chocolate and beer! <span class='vSpecial'><p>
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Amsterdam Day Trip from Brussels

Amsterdam Day Trip from Brussels
11 hours 30 minutes
USD 65.21
Discover the best of Holland on this full-day trip to Amsterdam from Brussels. Holland is only a stone's throw away from Belgium so don't miss the chance to visit Amsterdam on a comprehensive day trip from Brussels. Cross the Dutch border and enter a land of polders and dikes dotted with countless windmills before reaching the Amsterdam area. Take the opportunity to customize your itinerary with free time in Amsterdam. Soak up the vibe at Dam Square or enjoy an optional canal ride - the choice is yours! <p><!-- --></p>

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Things to do in Brussels if you have a Brussels Airport Layover or Extended Brussels Airport Stopover

If you have an extended layover at the Brussels Airport or staying in town, why not consider getting out with some fun activities? We list a few here and there are many more on Brussels.LayoverIdeas.com.

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BRU Brussels International Airport is easily accessible to the city centre via the Airport City Express train which is probably your quickest and cheapest way to get into town to make the most of your layover.

Cantillon Brewery

Beer is very important to Belgium and, given the chance, you should visit a brewery to see how its done! Step through the doors and you will find yourself in a fully working century old brewery. Cantillon Brewery is one of the last traditional breweries and nothing has changed behind its façade since 1900. Inside you will get to see the Lambic beer fermenting in barrels in which it takes three years to mature. And you will get to taste the wares as a glass of beer is included in the EUR 5 entrance fee.

Mini Europe and the Atomium

If you are on a layover in Brussels and are wondering how you can see all the sights of Europe that you want to in you short holiday, why not take a whistlestop tour of Mini Europe? There you will get to see and hear Big Ben in the heart of London, watch Vesuvius erupt, recreate the falling of the Berlin Wall, and take in a bull fight in Seville… all in miniature at a scale of 1:25. Many of these attractions are interactive and you can make them work yourself if you want to watch or hear something happen again. What is more, while you are there, if you look up you will see the Atomium, a monument of an iron atom built for the 1958 World’s Fair. Elevators are available to take visitors to exhibitions as well as breathtaking views of the city. This attraction is a must if you have the time.

Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate

If beer is not really your thing but you still feel inclined to tantalise your taste buds, take yourself off to the Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate. Learn the history of the cocoa bean from its origins with the Mayas and Aztecs to how it finally ended up in Europe. Exhibitions, posters and videos show how cocoa is grown, harvested and processed into chocolate. The highlight of the tour is watching a master chocolate maker demonstrating how pralines are traditionally made. When your mouth is watering you can go to the chocolate shop and indulge yourself in delicious Belgian chocolate.


Brussels has dedicated its longest street to the shoppaholics of the world. Along the Rue Neuve, the main pedestrian shopping street, you will find a plethora of international chain stores. If you are looking for more original, smaller shops, you will find them between the Grand Place and the Rue Lemonnier. If you are looking to stock up on Belgian chocolate there are specialist shops in all the main shopping zones.

As always, make sure you leave plenty of time to get back to BRU Brussels International Airport in time for your connecting flight. Enjoy your transit city rather than whiling away the time leaning up against your luggage in the departures lounge.

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Independent Shopping Trip to Maasmechelen Village Luxury Outlet from Brussels

Independent Shopping Trip to Maasmechelen Village Luxury Outlet from BrusselsDuration:
8 hours
USD 17.47
Discover world- famous brands at irresistible prices on a relaxing independent shopping trip from Brussels! Your air-conditioned coach will transport you to the Maasmechelen Village luxury outlet for an unforgettable shopping day at the crossroad of Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. Enjoy six hours of leisurely shopping at more than 100 luxury designer boutiques, including Guess and Dolce &amp; Gabbana, and enjoy discounts of up to 60% off the recommended retail price!

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Maasmechelen Village Shopping Day Trip from Brussels

 Maasmechelen Village Shopping Day Trip from BrusselsDuration:
7 hours
USD 17.47
Take a day out of your Brussels vacation to shop 'til you drop at Maasmechelen Village, Belgium's must-visit shopping destination! The spacious outdoor mall is home to more than 100 international boutiques that offer the previous seasons' big-name branded clothing, accessories, sportswear and more with savings of up to 60 percent off the recommended retail price. Select the 'express option' to include just round-trip transport from Brussels, or upgrade to the 'experience option' to make use of a range of additional benefits such as a 50 euro gift card (worth approximately 68 US dollars) and a 20 euro voucher for lunch.

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Mini Europe - Miniature Model Park

Mini Europe - Miniature Model ParkDuration:
USD 17.82
The miniature model park of Mini Europe allows you to sample the charms specific to each European country. See some of Europe's most famous landmarks and historic events all built to a scale of 1 to 25. It's an adventure you'll experience nowhere else! Choose to upgrade your ticket and you can also enjoy access to Océade water park.

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3 Hour Private Urban Brussels Tour

3 Hour Private Urban Brussels TourDuration:
3 hours
USD 18.63
Want to see a different side to Brussels’ This private tour around urban neighbourhoods and some highlights of the city will show you just that. Your host Reno will guide you around the most popular districts and narrate the wonderful history and lifestyle of the city.

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Tintin Comics Tour to Herg Museum from Brussels

Tintin Comics Tour to Herg Museum from BrusselsDuration:
4 hours
USD 23.29
Learn about Belgian comics writer and artist Hergé at his eponymous Brussels museum, dedicated to his breadth of work, including his famous 'The Adventures of Tintin' comic series. This magical museum goes behind the scenes of the beloved reporter Tintin, who finds adventure around the world with his dog Snowy. The Hergé Museum tour is self-guided, and round-trip transport between Brussels and the museum is included.

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Skip the Line: Hard Rock Cafe Brussels Including Meal

Skip the Line: Hard Rock Cafe Brussels Including MealDuration:
2 hours
USD 24.26
Skip the line at the Hard Rock Cafe in Brussels and head straight inside to dine on its classic American-style food! Choose from two different menus (either a 2-course or 3-course meal) and then sit back and eat, soaking up the atmosphere of Brussels, as well as seeing the rock 'n' roll memorabilia for which the Hard Rock Cafes are famous. See a lace outfit worn by Madonna, handwritten lyrics of Guns N' Roses songs and more, while dining in the heart of Brussels.

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Belgian Beer Tasting in Brussels

Belgian Beer Tasting in BrusselsDuration:
2 hours 30 minutes
USD 25.62
Taste why Belgium has received worldwide acclaim for its craft beer on this 2.5-hour guided tasting tour in Brussels. Your guide will fill you in on how to tell a Belgian beer from beers produced in other countries and explain what distinguishes the many types of beers — more than 1,000 — created in this small country. This tour is a great way to get a quick and tasty overview of Belgian beer.

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The Brussels Card

The Brussels CardDuration:
USD 27.95
The Brussels Card is your entrance ticket to over 30 museums in Brussels. From chocolate to comic strips and Magritte to music, there is a museum to suit. Along with free entrance, you can also use your Brussels Card to enjoy discounts in selected shops and restaurants across the city.

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Last Updated: 19 Feb 2017