Best Free Things You Can Do as a Tourist in Brussels, Belgium

Brussels, Belgium
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Don’t spend your money in Brussels, Belgium, on pricey tourist attractions and activities. Save it for Belgian beers and tasty food, and instead enjoy these free things.

Explore the Grand-Place

Known also as the Grote Markt, Grand-Place is Brussels’s main square. It is where the city’s most famous buildings and monuments are situated, including Town Hall, designed in Flamboyant Gothic style, and the neo-Gothic King’s House. Besides marveling at the architecture of the place, you will likely stumble upon some festivals, celebrations, or events that often take place here.

Marvel at Brussels’ Cityscape from Mont des Arts

Mont des Arts houses several important buildings, including the Royal Library of Belgium and the National Archives of Belgium, as well as a beautiful public garden. However, the reason why most tourists visit it is the astonishing view of Brussels’ cityscape.

Visit One of the City’s Free Museums

If you really need something to keep you entertained for hours for free, you should pay a visit to one (or more) of the city’s free museums. Brussels has plenty of intriguing museums that offer either free admission throughout the year or free admission on certain days of the month. The list of completely free museums includes ULB’s Contemporary Art Collection, Maurice Carême Museum, and Street Light Museum.

Relax at Jardin du Petit Sablon

Jardin du Petit Sablon is a charming little garden in Brussels that offers a perfect place for relaxation after a long day of exploring. The garden features complex and captivating flower arrangements as well as fountains, sculptures, and various other decorative pieces.