Look for inspiration on things to do in Brussels? This is the ultimate Brussels 3-day Itinerary guide on what to do, what to see, and also what to eat!
Brussels 3-day Itinerary Outline
- La Grand-Place
- Brussels Town Hall
- Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert
- Chez Leon
- The Parc de Bruxelles or Warandepark
- Royal Palace of Brussels
- Mini Europe
- Fonteinen Eeuwfeestlaan /Brunnen am Boulevard du Centenaire
- Luxembourg Sqaure
- Council of European Union
- Parc du Cinquantenaire
- Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History
- National Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Koekelberg
- Elisabeth Park
- Belgian Chocolate Village Museum
How to get around in Brussels
Brussels has a well developed and modern public transport Network that is covered by STIB. You can get around using paper tickets, using a MOBIB card or using your own contactless bank card.
Tickets are more expensive if you buy them on the train, tram or bus that you board.
As a visitor for a short period of time, I would suggest getting a MOBIB Basic card. If you’re staying around the city than going for the 10 Journeys Brupass. Or if your bank card is valid for trips it’ll safe you alot of time
Both MOBIB Basic and the person MOBIB card costs 5 euros and will last upto 5 years. After that you will have to renew it or buy a new card.
You can buy the cards from kiosk machines at the train stations
You can use the STIB fare finder to find what tickets best suits your needs.
Where are the peeing statues in Brussels?
Before going into the full itinerary, in Brussels you might see a few bronze peeing status around. Here are where they’re located if you’re interested in seeing where they are!
Where is the peeing boy statue?
Manneken Pis is located on one of the corners between the intersections between the Rue de l’Etuve and Rue du Chéne.
Where is the peeing girls statue?
Jeanneke Pis is located in a small street Imp.de la Fidélité
Where is the peeing dog statue?
Het Zinneke is on the Rue Des Chartreux street near the interactions Rue Du Vienux Marché aux Grains and Rue Saint-Christophe
Brussels 3 day Itinerary Day 1
The Grand-Place is a huge courtyard in the heart of Brussels, surrounded by historic guildhalls, restaurants and private houses. Nowadays, the Grand Place hosts a number of different cultural events including the Ommegang – where a huge flower carpet with more than 500.000 begonias are laid out on the courtyard.
Brussels Town Hall
In the heart of Brussels in the La Grand-Place is the Town Hall, a beautiful Gothic building that is very hard to miss. The building is open to the public so if you’re curious to see what is since this grand hall, you can.
Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert
A family-owned restaurant, known for classic Brussel type cuisine including mussels & fries I would 100% recommend giving them a try.
The Parc de Bruxelles aka Warandepark
Parc de Bruxelles grand spacious park is situated in the heart of Brussels. A beautiful space to explore and take stroll down south towards the Palais de Bruxelle.
Royal Palace of Brussels
The Grand Royal Palace of Belgium that is opened during the summer and is free to visit. Make sure you do book your visit by their website.
Brussels 3 day Itinerary Day 2
For Day 2 – head up north via the convenient metro and explore the popular exhibitions.
The Atomium is one of the most iconic landmarks in the world. The build was originally built to host the Brussels world fair and is now dedicated to exhibit the history of the world fair. As you can see the building is constructed of 9 spheres which represent an atom structure.
You can buy your tickets online or at the information desks. Just a note it is a popular location with over 600,000 visitors per year so do make sure you’re prepared. It might also be worth looking at buying combo tickets with mini-Europe if you’re planning or interested in visiting both.
Right next to the Atomium is Mini-Europe where you can stroll right next to European city and landmarks. There are over 350 models and miniature buildings to explore with interactive elements too.
Brunnen am Boulevard du Centenaire
There is a fountain not too far in front of the Atomium on the way back if you’re going to the train station. Also, if you’re feeling a bit peckish there is a nice chip stand here perfect for a snack with some really cool sauces.
Brussels 3 day Itinerary Day 3
Place du Luxembourg – Luxembourg Square
In the centre of restaurants and cafes in the European quarter is the Luxembourg Square.
The Parlamentarium is a visitors centre for the European parliament – for everyone to learn about the history and the work European council .
Le Berlaymont – Council of European Union
As home of the European union, Brussel is the home of the European commission headquarters building. The building is located again in the European quarter on one of the sides of the Schuman roundabout.
Parc du Cinquantenaire
Another side of the European Quarter is the Parc du Cinquantenaire which is a large public garden with a statemented monument with 3 arches. The monument leads a path to a number of museums including the Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military history.
Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History
Within the park sits the Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History
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