The famous Manneken-Pis remains the emblem of the rebellious spirit of the City of Brussels. The current statue of the Manneken-Pis (which actually means “the small guy that pisses”) was created in 1619. His wardrobe counts more than 900 suits. The Museum of the City of Brussels presents one hundred of these suits. A multimedia database allows the visitors to consult the whole wardrobe of the famous 'ketje'.
Also known under the name of Maison du Roi or Broodhuis, the Museum of the City of Brussels faces the City Hall, on the other side of the Grand-Place.
The Museum of the City of Brussels is situated in the historic heart of Brussels, on the Grand Place. It is sheltered in a building of neo-Gothic style, result of the reconstruction made in the 19th century by the architect of the City, Victor Jamaer.
Classified in 1936, the Maison du Roi is registered, since 2000, on the UNESCO world heritage together with the whole Grand-Place.
‘Bruxelles sur scène’ is an exhibition and show that invites the visitor to discover and rediscover Brussels.
This exhibition space is located in a surprising subterranean passage, under the Queen's Gallery. Visitors get a taste for Brussels' myths. Brussels is shown in 14 poetic scenes on culture, gastronomy, landscape, architecture,...
The Grand-Place is the central square of the City of Brussels. All over the world it is known for its decorative and aesthetic wealth. The Grand-Place is surrounded by the guild houses, the City Hall and the Maison du Roi.
The Grand-Place [plan] is considered as one of the most beautiful places of the world. The Grand-Place of Brussels was registered on the World Heritage List of the UNESCO in 1998.
The Magritte Museum on the Place Royale in Brussels gathers more than 200 works of the famous Belgian artist René Magritte.
Magritte is one of the 10 most famous painters in the world. The artist spent the biggest part of his life in Brussels. The opening of the Magritte Museum in June 2009 was thus a major cultural and tourist project, right in the heart of the City of Brussels, on the Place Royale
The Atomium, symbol of Brussels and Belgium, is an international tourist attraction. This unique piece of architecture, created on the occasion of the World Fair of Brussels in 1958, became the most popular monument of the capital of Europe.
The Atomium was created by the architect André Waterkeyn on the occasion of the World Fair of Brussels in 1958. Its original structure symbolizes an iron crystal enlarged 165 billion times. In the 1950s, the atom was at the center of attention as the almost inexhaustible symbol of energy and modernity...
The word 'sablon' makes reference to a fine sand, which is halfway between silt and sand. It is this 'sablon', which covers the hills that dominate the valley of the Senne river, that is at the origin of the Place du Grand Sablon.
Today, the Grand Sablon is especially known for the antique market which is held every weekend and for the numerous antique dealers who settled down in the area. A more recent phenomenon is the opening of Belgian chocolate and confectionery stores.
The Comic Book Museum provides exhibitions and information about comics and cartoons.
The permanent exhibitions show unique objects and beautiful original drawings from the comic world. There are also many temporary exhibitions simultaneously. All Belgian comic strip heroes are covered: Tintin, Spike and Suzy (or Willy and Wanda), the Smurfs, Lucky Luke, Nero, Gaston Lagaffe, Spirou, Boule et Bill, the Marsupilami,...