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A romantic city-break with your partner : what to do in Brussels?

For Valentine's Day, your dating anniversary, your wedding anniversary or simply for a break and some sweet time together, you've planned a romantic city trip to the Belgian capital. With its beautiful historic monuments, architectural gems, cobbled streets and bucolic walks, Brussels is sure to capture your heart. It's the perfect destination for lovers! B&B HOTELS offers you the 6 most popular things to do during your city break for two in Brussels.


1. A romantic stroll through Brussels' most beautiful square: the Grand-Place



Discover the centre of the Belgian capital on foot or by bike for a romantic stroll. Wander through the charming cobblestone streets and admire the spectacular 17th-century architecture. Enjoy the Grand-Place and its Gothic and Baroque buildings. This square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the city's architectural masterpieces.
Not far from there, follow your visit with a key sightseeing attraction: Manneken-Pis. Find out more about this famous little statue of a child urinating at the top of a fountain. You might even get to see her wearing a costume.

Keep the romance going by heading to the Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, Europe's first shopping arcade. Treat yourself to a romantic shopping session in this prestigious building, designed in 1847.


2. Walk together through the most beautiful gardens and watch the sunset


It's possible to enjoy a moment of peace and quiet in the very heart of the capital of the European Union. Relax between in one of Brussels' many parks or enjoy a romantic picnic. Among the most famous are the Parc du Cinquantenaire, with its arcades and cultural treasures, and the Parc Laeken, with its formal gardens.
For a special moment with your partner, admire the sunset over the city from the Atomium, near Laeken. This immense 102-metre-high Atomium gives you an unbeatable view of Brussels.
You can also enjoy a beautiful urban panorama of the Mont des Arts, Place Poelaert and the roofs of the Albert 1er Royal Library. These are famous spots for lovers to gaze out at the sundowner.


3. Enjoy sharing a delicious punnet of Belgian fries





Visiting Brussels without eating Chips? That would indeed be a pity! As a couple, share a cone of chips, made with beef fat, while sitting on a bench in the city or strolling through the surrounding Brussels districts.



Here is a selection of well-known chip shops and bars where you can try these delicious specialities:

Frit Flagey or Bintje in Ixelles;

Maison Antoine in Etterbeek;

Fritland in Brussel's hypercentre, just opposite the Stock Exchange building;

Patatak on Saint-Gilles square.

Be sure to sample a real typical Belgian dish by adding a glass of beer* to your meal!
Do you fancy a bit of a sweet tooth? Let yourself be tempted by a delicious sugar waffle or Belgian chocolates! You'll find plenty of chocolate shops in the capital, including one run by the famous Pierre Marcolini.


4. Visit some remarkable museums during a two-week stay in Brussels


Does your partner love museums and exhibitions in all their forms? Brussels is home to a host of museums ranging from art to motoring or even natural sciences.

That's why we recommend you to visit:

the Horta Museum, dedicated to Art Nouveau ;

the Royal Museums of Fine Arts to discover Flemish artists;

the design museum brussels, dedicated to the history of design;

the museum of surrealist artist René Magritte;

the comics museum, featuring Tintin and the Smurfs;

Autoworld for car enthusiasts;

the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, famous for its large collection of dinosaurs.


Si vous prévoyez plusieurs visites de musées, pensez à vous procurer la carte Brussels Card. Vous bénéficierez de remises sur de nombreux lieux touristiques.


5. Enjoy a romantic cocktail* on the Avenue Louise



Your busy day comes to an end, and you want to have a drink with your partner?

Brussels is full of trendy bars in every corner of its neighborhoods. To have a great experience and end your weekend or trip in style, head to the chic neighborhood of the capital: Louise. Stroll along this elegant avenue, known for its upscale shops and cocktail bars.

At The Alice, a mansion, enjoy a delicious cocktail* in a speakeasy ambiance.

Not far away, Edgar's Flavor offers a tasting of cocktails and spirits based on agave alcohol*. GreenLab, on the other hand, highlights gin* and absinthe* in a punk atmosphere with industrial decoration.



6. Candlelit dinner in an intimate restaurant in the capital.


As night falls, spend the evening tête-à-tête in one of the intimate and romantic restaurants of the capital. Take the opportunity to taste Belgian specialties: chicon, eel in green sauce, Stoemp, Flemish stew...

Delight yourselves as a couple in one of these charming restaurants:

  • À l’Ombre de la Ville in the center of Brussels with seasonal products;
  • La Guinguette en Ville celebrating Belgian cuisine ;
  • La Villa Emily with its refined menuss ;
  • Fripon to discover modern Belgian cuisine.

After all these activities, you'll definitely need some rest. We're eagerly waiting for you in our hotels in Brussels. Feel free to contact us to book a room in Brussels or in Belgium!


Additionally, here are our readings to help you organize a trip to Brussels


*Alcohol abuse is dangerous for health. To consume with moderation.