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Are you looking for historic spots, museums, nature walks, concerts, festivals, brasseries, restaurants, parks, and so on? Martin’s Hotels will be happy to make a selection of the tourist attractions and the best addresses in your hotel’s neighbourhood.

Simply ask us for advice. It’s our pleasure to help make your trip as pleasant as possible. We wish you an excellent stay!

Culture and museums

Brussel’Air

Brussel’Air, a green capital seen from the airat Martin’s Brussels EU
This summer, exclusively until September, Martin’s Brussels EU and its whole team are proud to present aerial photographs by the architect/photographer Simon Schmitt.

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Culture and museums

Brussel, capital of Europe

Have you ever wondered what was going on in the buildings of the European Quarter? Are you curious to know how the European Commission and Parliament operate? We offer you a free guided walk through the institutions every Sunday at 10am! This guided tour is a unique opportunity to discover the European institutions.

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Culture and museums / Historical sites

The European district

Brussels is the capital of Europe and has developed an entire district that promotes the interests of the old continent. Between the Wetstraat, the Belliardstraat and the Robert Schumanplein the imposing offices stand next to each other

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Culture and museums

Parlamentarium

The European Parliament's Visitors' Centre.
Experience the European Parliament as never before. At our Visitors' Centre in Brussels, children and adults alike get to discover in a refreshingly new way more about the institution that represents them.

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Culture and museums

House of European History

A place to debate, question and reflect on Europe’s history
From myths and discoveries to the chaos and cohesion of the 20th century, the House of European History will take visitors on a journey along the path of Europe’s history and challenge them to contemplate its future.

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Culture and museums

Jubel Park Museum – Royal Museum for Art and History

The Jubel Park Museum takes you on a voyage along several continents, from pre-history into the 19th century. The collections are presented along four themes

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Culture and museums

Autoworld Brussels

More than 250 vehicles of various origins illustrate the spectacular development of vehicles over more than a century.
Most of the cars on display at Autoworld come from the Mahy Collection revered by connoisseurs everywhere as it is one of the biggest in the world comprising around 1000 vehicles.

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Family activities

Train World

Discover the railway world of yesterday, today and tomorrow
We are not just another railway museum; we are more of a train opera. Visit us and spend an unforgettable day in the Train World universe.

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Culture and museums

BELvue Museum

Dive into the history of a small country, Belgium. Belgium is more than fries, beer and chocolate. Discover the country through themes such as prosperity, migration, democracy, language and

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Historic sites

The Grote Markt of Brussels

The Grote Markt – the central square of the City of Brussels – is recognised by UNESCO as a world heritage site. Known worldwide for its beautifully decorated buildings,

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Historic sites

The Sint-Michiels and Sint-Goedele cathedral

The Sint-Michiels and Sint-Goedele cathedral stands on top of a hill in the centre of Brussels. Built in Gothic style, there are still Romanesque vestiges

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Nature walks

The Warandepark

The Warandepark – or the Park of Brussels – was once a ducal hunting ground. It lies directly in front of the Royal Palace and is now the stage for dozens of cultural activities

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Culture and museums

Museums for Fine Arts – Museum voor Oude Kunst

The Museum voor Oude Kunst exhibits an extensive collection of paintings, sculptures and drawings that date from the 15th to the 18th centuries.

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Culture and museums

Museums for Fine Arts – The Fin-de-Siècle Museum

Brussels’ Fin-de-Siècle Museum will open its doors in December 2013, replacing the Museum for Modern Art. It takes you on a voyage of discovery of the art societies that lie at the basis of the Société libre des Beaux-Arts

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Culture and museums

The Magritte Museum

The Magritte Museum has taken up residence in the “Hotel Altenloh” of the Royal Museums for Fine Arts. The collection counts more than 200 masterpieces by Magritte

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Culture and museums

MIMA the Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art Museum

The MIMA is situated on the remarkable site of the former brewery Belle-Vue beside the canal in the center of Brussels. The MIMA is a new museum with an international vocation that advances contemporary, accessible and viral creations such as Street Art.

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Culture and museums

MIM – the Musical Instruments Museum

The MIM lets you admire 1,200 musical instruments in the former Old England warehouse, which was completely built in Jugendstil (Art Nouveau).

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Historic sites

Manneken Pis

Manneken Pis is also called the Brussels ketje. Your stay in Brussels is only complete after a visit to Manneken Pis. A true Belgian reference, his wardrobe includes more than 654 suits,

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Historic sites / Shopping / Cinema and nightlife

The Grote Zavel

The Grote Zavel is a square with exceptional architectural value. The majority of the buildings date from the 16th to the 19th centuries.

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Historic sites / Culture and museums / Shopping

Vossenplein, the Marollen

The Vossenplein lies in the middle of the Marollen, the working-class district of Brussels. This authentic pleasant square is known especially for the flea market, which is installed there every morning. 

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Culture and museums / Family activities

The Belgian Comic Strip Centre

The Belgian Comic Strip Centre is housed in a splendid art nouveau building that was designed by Victor Horta. The Comic Strip Centre is devoted to the most famous characters of the Belgian comic strip, such as Tintin

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Culture and museums

The Horta Museum

The Horta Museum is part of the UNESCO world heritage and offers a wonderful overview of the work of this art-nouveau artist. The museum is accommodated in a house that Horta designed himself and in which he lived for a time.

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Culture and museums / Historical sites

The Sint-Goriks Halls

The Sint-Goriks Halls are located a short walking distance from the Stock Exchange. The halls are now used as an exhibition space, totally devoted to life in Brussels and the Brussels heritage.

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Sports

The Martin’s Golf Pass

Martin's Hotels offers you an exclusive pass to 14 golf clubs in Belgium. Fairways between the trees, windswept golf courses – the various aspects offer something for everyone, regardless of handicap.

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Culture and museums / Historical sites

Atomium

The Atomium was built for the World Fair of 1958. It represents the nine atoms of an iron molecule and is 102 meters high. You can see a permanent exhibition there about the building industry

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Family activities

Mini-Europe

Located at the foot of the Atomium, MINI-EUROPE is the only park where you can have a whitlestop tour around Europe in a few shorthours. A truly unique voyage ! Stroll amid the typical ambiance

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Family activities

Océade

Belgium's No. 1 water park
Océade is the most exhilarating water park in Brussels as we are the No. 1 in water slides in Belgium. Immerse yourself and your family & friends in our unforgettable water park with its numerous slides. Our park features no less than 6 thrilling chutes that result in 10 water slides.

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Shopping

Shopping in Brussels

You can enjoy shopping in Brussels.  Let yourself be surprised by the chocolatiers, the book shops and the cafés in the Sint-Hubertus galleries.

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Shopping

Marketing in Brussels

The Zuidmarkt is held every Sunday morning at the Brussels South Station. Scores of exotic market vendors offer their wares: an exquisite range of fruits, vegetables and spices.

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Cinema and nightlife

Cinemas in Brussels

Brussels has a large offering of cinemas, including the THX halls of large groups like UGC or Kinepolis, as well as smaller cinemas with a more small-scale programme. The Cinebel website gives you an overview. 

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