Explore the best of Brussels for free with The Hotel Brussels incredible direct booking offer. We’ve partnered with Visit Brussels to give you a free 48 Hour Brussels Card when you book direct up until the 15th December 2020. If there’s two of you sharing a room, we’ll even give you both one, saving you €36 each. The Brussels Card allows you to visit 44 of Brussels’ most loved museums, galleries and gardens for free, includes savings on dining at some great restaurants, cafés and bars, and even offers discounts on beer and chocolate when you shop at some of the city’s favourite beer houses and chocolatiers. We’ve put together a list of our favourite spots that you’ll enjoy for free with your Brussels Card.
Art. Royal Museum of Fine Arts (Normal price approx. €15) – For lovers of old masters and the famous surrealist Magritte, there is nowhere better in the city to soak it all in. A collection that spans 400 years with works by Rubens and Rembrandt in the Old Masters Museum, and the world’s largest collection of René Magritte’s work proudly sits in the museum that bears his name. Not to be overlooked are the museum shops, with a collection of art books that is hard to compete with. Both museums’ were open at time of writing, but make sure you book in advance to ensure entrance.
Nature. Jardin Botanique Meise (Normal price approx. €7) – Just outside the city is Belgium’s largest greenhouse housing an amazing collection of tropical plants and surrounded by a nearly 100-hectare park. Belgium’s National Botanic Garden is the perfect place to get out into nature during your stay in Brussels. Make sure you book your timeslot in advance, because at the time of writing they aren’t selling tickets at the entrance.
Science. Museum of Natural Sciences (Normal price approx. €7) – Take a journey through the natural world with one of Europe’s largest collections. The range of exhibits on display means there’s something for everyone, but an all-ages winner is the incredible Dinosaur Gallery with its unbeatable collection. Book in advance and explore the museum safely with their new route which take you to all the exhibits, but with less crowds.
Chocolate. Belgian Chocolate Village (Normal price approx. €8) – A museum dedicated to the craft, the history, and the taste of one of Belgium’s most famous exports. The museum itself is fascinating, but make sure you spend some time in the Belle Epoque Salons and the Boutique with their extensive chocolate selection for buying and tasting. As with many of our favourites, booking in advance is recommended, or in some cases essential to avoid disappointment. If you haven’t quite had your fill of chocolate after your visit to the Belgian Chocolate Village, then stop off at Godiva (Rue de l’Etuve 57) or Elisabeth (Rue au Beurre 43) two of Brussels’ sweet treat institutions. The Brussels Card offers you a discount of 15% at Elisabeth and 25% at Godiva on purchases of €35 or more.
Cars. Autoworld (Normal price approx. €11) A grand building with a rich history is the unexpected home of a truly outstanding automotive collection. 300 wonderful vehicles tell the history of the automobile and Belgium’s connection with them. Booking in advance is a must at the time of writing and you’ll be able to select your preferred timeslot when making a booking.
Beer. At the time of writing the Belgian Brewers Museum was temporarily closed but depending on when you’re visiting it’s definitely worth checking if it has reopened. The museum is not only an opportunity to explore the secrets behind the craft but also to taste for yourself one of the region’s famous brews. We’d also suggest making use of your Brussels Card at Biertempel (Rue du Marché aux Herbes 56) where you can save 25% on purchases over €35, and the Brussels Beer Project (Rue Antoine Dansaert) where you can drink their beer of the month for free when you order it with another beer in the taproom.
As well as those great museum and shop savings, the card also has savings at restaurants and cafés like Les Filles, Moeder Lambic and Brasserie Horta. From meal discounts to free coffee and charcuterie you don’t want to miss out on these Brussels Card favourites.
For a full list of discounts and details visit here: https://visit.brussels/en/sites/brusselscard/m_article/what-s-included
Terms & Conditions
• The Brussels card is valid 48 hours as from the moment of activation. Activation happens when the QR code is scanned for the first time in one of the participating museums or attractions.
• It is ONLY for guests who book direct and it is a maximum of 2 cards per room
• It is valid on weekends, official holidays, and school holiday periods between 15/08 and 31/12/2020
• It is for all bookings made directly with the hotel between 15/08 and 15/12/2020.
• It cannot be exchanged or refunded.
• It does not entitle you to a reduction on your stay if you do not use the card.