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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“It is one of our "Central Parc" . close to the EU commission, two museums inside the parc www.klm-mra.be / www.autoworld.be”
  • 177 locals recommend
Friterie
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“Chosen by the Brussels people as the best friterie in town. During peak hours the waiting queue can be up to 45 minutes. You can take your fries to most bars on the square and eat them there. ”
  • 87 locals recommend
Plaza
“choice of different world kitchens from Argentinian via Italian and Greek to French and typical Belgian cuisine. Chez Antoine is known for the best fries in the world and all bars around it accept that you bring your frites/fries/snack and buy the dring/beer from them.”
  • 70 locals recommend
Museum
“If you like old cars this museum has a massive collection! It is located in Parc du Cinquantenaire, a very pleasant park to hang out on its own, just next to the European Commission.”
  • 21 locals recommend
History Museum
“impressive collection of weapons, uniforms, planes, etc... + access to the top of the arches”
  • 24 locals recommend
Transportation
“The European commission is a must-have-been for anyone interested in European politics. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Park
“touristy and famous park located in European District. Beautiful views. There is access to European Museum which is free. Also from this park, you will get to Museum of Natural Science ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Plaza
“This is where metro lines 1 and 5 stop. Also a train station that goes to the airport and other Brussels stations.”
  • 18 locals recommend
History Museum
“Well worth visiting. A large museum with an interesting collection of ethnic art works from round the world.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Government Building
“Wanna see where Juncker works? Walk down the main road and check out the Berlaymount, the seat of the European Commission. 10 min walk”
  • 25 locals recommend
Cafe
“Lisbon in Brussels, azulejos included. Unmissablepastéis de nata and good coffee! We love brunching here”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Nice coffee bar with different kind of pastries, sandwiches,... Ideally for lunch or tea time”
  • 18 locals recommend
Government Building
“The Senat: This is where the laws, after having been voted for, are ratified.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Route
“Rue des Tongres is perfect for some shopping, for grocery stores (GB), very good take away traiteur (fonteyn the kitchen) and bakery (pain quotidien)”
  • 18 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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  • 1 local recommends
Plaza
“European Institutions: European Commission building, Council of the European Union”
  • 8 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Friterie
“Chosen by the Brussels people as the best friterie in town. During peak hours the waiting queue can be up to 45 minutes. You can take your fries to most bars on the square and eat them there. ”
  • 87 locals recommend
Bakery
“Nice coffee bar with different kind of pastries, sandwiches,... Ideally for lunch or tea time”
  • 18 locals recommend
Wine Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Pizza Place
“Inspired by the Roman concept of pizza ‘Al Taglio’, literally by the cut, to Mamma Roma tasty rectangles of pizzas are cut in front of you and served by weight.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Brasserie
“Nice French style terrace with warming in the winter. Nice for breakfast or a drink in the evening.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Gastropub
  • 7 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“25 min walk (city center): 100% Belgian food. No reservation. Cash only. Open every day lunch/dinner. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bakery
“Nice setting to have breakfast/brunch/a small bite. It's walking distance and has a nice tables inside and in sunny days an outdoor terrace. Open on Sundays too. ”
  • 3 locals recommend

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