3 Amazing Art Museums to Check Out in Brussels, Belgium

Brussel, Belgium
Brussel, Belgium. Photo by Najib Samatar on Unsplash

Like most European capitals, Brussels is overflowing with countless museums, and some of its very best are dedicated to art. If you’re an art lover exploring the Belgian capital, here are three museums that will knock you off your feet during your visit.

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

If you only have enough time to visit a single museum while in Brussels, this one should make the cut. This museum contains over 20,000 drawings, sculptures, and paintings divided into a total of six different museums, including the Oldmasters Museum, the Magritte Museum, and the Modern Museum.

Art & History Museum

This is primarily an ethnography museum showcasing Belgian antiquities, but art lovers should also consider checking it out. It’s part of the Royal Museums of Art and History, one of the largest art museums in Europe, and it’s home to many decorative art pieces, including an impressive collection of Islamic and Asian art.

Comics Art Museum

Art comes in many shapes and forms, and if comics happen to be one of your favorite forms of artistic expression, Brussels won’t leave you disappointed. It’s home to Comics Art Museum, dedicated to Belgian comics, which comes with a library and a reading room.