Whether you are a devoted instagrammer looking for the perfect spot for your next picture, or a group of friends looking for a new and breathtaking point of view on Brussels, we got you covered.
We all share, in one way or another, a deep and sincere love for Brussels’ landscape and urban setting. It is just fascinating observing how the city has evolved and developed, combining the ancient elements and the new ones. Nonetheless, what strikes the most about this great city, is the view from above, on its rooftops and pinnacles.
If you’d like to have a glance of this dream-like view, at the sunset or on a chill afternoon, here are some suggestions!
The Musical Instruments Museum doesn’t just offer an incredible collection of instruments, information and history on music. It also has an amazing terrace on the rooftop, from which you can enjoy Brussels from above while sipping a coffee. The terrace (and the cafeteria itself) is accessible for free: you don’t need to buy a special ticket or visit the museum before getting there. You only have to take the elevator and go straight to the last floor. The atmosphere is relaxed and very nice, but if you are looking for some quiet and silence, maybe you should avoid Sunday mornings. In that day of the week, in fact, the cafeteria organizes a pretty popular brunch, that attracts both tourists and locals. What a view though!
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Another classic point to observe Brussels from, is one of its symbols, the Atomium! The construction was installed in 1958 for the World’s Fair; it was supposed to stay in place for only six months but, as it happened to the Tour Eiffel, people started liking it and recognizing it as one of the city’s symbols. Nowadays, the Atomium hosts a permanent exhibition on light and sight and occasional temporary exhibitions. Visitors can enter in the many spheres and enjoy the view from up there. The monument also has a restaurant on the top (definitively not cheap, you may want to keep it for special occasions!) with an amazing view, that is going to make you dinner even more special.
The National Basilica of Sacred Heart is one of the biggest churches in the world. It is still used for religious functions and it also hosts temporary art exhibitions. If you are visiting the Basilica, check out the external gallery right under the dome: at almost 53 m from the ground, it offers a breathtaking view over the city! On a clear day one can see as far as Mechelen Cathedral and the ‘Plan Incliné’ of Ronquières.
Every June, Brussels offers you the unique opportunity of tasting its high cuisine in a very unusual way. In fact, you can try the creations of internationally famous chefs suspended in the sky! A very selected group of people will be able to buy its access to an elevated platform for few days, during which they will be able to enjoy an incredible dinner with an even more incredible view around and under them. It is definitively a unique experience, if you are looking for trying Belgian cuisine and enjoying the beauty of the capital.
Arc de Triomphe
Last but not least comes the Triumph arch. Situated in one of Brussels’ best parks -Cinquantenaire Parc-, the arch is connected to Autoworld, an automobile museum, and to the KMKG Museum, a history and art museum. The arch surprises the visitor with its immense size and details, and recalls the fights for achieving Belgium’s independence. When strolling around the park, you could seize the occasion and get on top of the arch: from there, you can observe the city, trying to guess the name of each of the main buildings in front of you.