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What's on in Brussels this summer? Outdoor activities and leisure

Fancy a chill out in the Brussels sun? Thanks to our selection of parks, outdoor visits and trendy terraces, you'll have a cool break.

Be Summer, Be: Trendy terraces for aperitifs

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AU SOLEIL

AU SOLEIL
© WBT - Thomas Blairon

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Bruxelles Les Bains - A beach in Brussels!

Bruxelles Les Bains - A beach in Brussels!
© Visit Brussels

6000m² of fine sand, palm trees, sports pitches, straw food huts, games and activities... All of this in the centre of Brussels from 04/07 to 10/08/14!...

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LE PLATTESTEEN

LE PLATTESTEEN
© Jean-Pol Lejeune

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Ralph's bar - the European crossroads.

Ralph's bar - the European crossroads.
© ralph's

THE bar on place du Luxembourg. Right next to the European Parliament, for post-work drinks to the end of the night, follow the crowds, as everyone is at Ralph's Bar!...

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UP! Aperitif, dinner, boules, entertainment, bar and deckchairs

UP! Aperitif, dinner, boules, entertainment, bar and deckchairs
© ASBL PETITES PUCES

Discover the last born of the Petites Puces: La Fête des Châtelains (Châtelain Party, Puces nautiques (Nautical flea market), Châtelain sous oxygène (Châtelain in oxygen) at...

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Be Summer, Be: Terraces with a view 

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Brunch on the terrace of the MIM - Musical Instruments Museum

Brunch on the terrace of the MIM - Musical Instruments Museum
© WBT - Ricardo de la Riva

With its terrace equipped with parasols and its unique view of Brussels, the MIM offers an exceptional setting for your Sunday brunch....

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Café Belga - A Brussels classic

Café Belga - A Brussels classic
© OPT / Ricardo De la Riva

Welcome to the Café Belgia, a Brussels institution. Having an apperitif on the terrace, eating brunch or spending the night in the boat, anything is possible...

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Place du Jeu de Balle in the Marolles District

Place du Jeu de Balle in the Marolles District
© WBT-JPRemy

The Place du Jeu de Balle or Vossenplein is located in the heart of the Marolles, the Brussels working-class district par excellence....

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Roi des Belges - the King of Saint Gery's Bars

Roi des Belges - the King of Saint Gery's Bars
© Jean-Pol Lejeune

The Roi des Belges, in the heart of Brussels. A terrace whatever the weather. Brewery on the ground floor and first floor, DJ set and cocktails....

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ROYAL LIBRARY OF BELGIUM

ROYAL LIBRARY OF BELGIUM
© WBT - J.P.Remy

National and scientific library. More than 5 million books. Numerous special sections: manuscripts, precious printed material, currencies, engravings, cards, music...

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The Chalet Robinson Bar, Brasserie & Restaurant in Bois de la Cambre

The Chalet Robinson Bar, Brasserie & Restaurant in Bois de la Cambre
© Choux de Bruxelles

The Chalet Robinson bar & restaurant welcomes you on a little island in Brussels, a little slice of paradise in the heart of the Bois de la Cambre....

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The Grand-Place in Brussels

The Grand-Place in Brussels
© WBT - G. Batistini

The Grand Place, listed under the UNESCO world heritage, is considered one of the most beautiful squares on earth....

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Be Summer, Be: Parks and gardens in the sun

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Brussels Park

Brussels Park
© WBT - J.P.Remy

Former game reserve, Brussels Park isn't just an underground corridor for the thousands of commuters coming to work in Brussels in everyday....

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Cinquantenaire Park

Cinquantenaire Park
© WBT - Thomas Blairon

Cinquantenaire Park, Brussels' green lung, is a slice of peace and quiet amidst the frenzy of the capital of Europe....

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EGMONT PARK

EGMONT PARK
© OPT - Xavier Claes

The Egmont Park, situated between the Rue aux Laines, the Rue du Grand-Cerf, the Boulevard de Waterloo and the Egmont Palace, has always been very secluded, to such an extent that...

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Ixelles parks and lakes

Ixelles parks and lakes
© WBT - Denis Erroyaux

The Ixelles parks and lakes offer a unique architectural and artistic setting....

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JEAN MASSART EXPERIMENTAL GARDEN OF THE ULB

JEAN MASSART EXPERIMENTAL GARDEN OF THE ULB
© WBT - J.P.Remy

The Experimental Jean Massart garden is mainly composed of rich thematic collections of classified plants, which are shown in a didactic way...

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MELLAERTS PONDS

MELLAERTS PONDS
© Région de Bruxelles Capitale & LMRC asbl.

The Mellaerts Ponds are nowadays divided into two parts : one with a fishing pond and the other with a leisure and rowing pond...

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Notre-Dame de la Cambre Abbey

Notre-Dame de la Cambre Abbey
© WBT - J.P. Remy

This abbey was founded in 1201 by a noble woman of Brussels named Gisèle, and was entrusted to the nuns of the Cistercian order...

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Parc Léopold, a green belt in Brussels' European quarter

Parc Léopold, a green belt in Brussels' European quarter
© WBT - J.P. Remy

This English-style landscaped park offers you both nature and a museum of outdoor architecture in the heart of the European quarter in Brussels....

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PARK OF WOLUWE

PARK OF WOLUWE
© OPT - Xavier Claes

The park of Woluwé offers a huge diversity of landscapes and natural species : broad expanses of lawns, sometimes falling away into steep slopes and humid meadows; high foliages,...

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PETIT SABLON SQUARE

PETIT SABLON SQUARE
© OPT - Xavier Claes

This park begins at the Gothic columns at the enclosure of the square, joined by a superb wrought iron gate...

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SQUARES MARIE-LOUISE - AMBIORIX - MARGUERITTE OR THE GARDENS OF THE MAELBEEK

SQUARES MARIE-LOUISE - AMBIORIX - MARGUERITTE OR THE GARDENS OF THE MAELBEEK
© Karina Nestler

Midway between the Chaussée de Louvain and the Rond-Point Schuman, these three squares form a series of steps following what was once the course of the Maelbeek stream...

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The Mont des Arts

The Mont des Arts
© WBT - Denis Erroyaux

The garden of the Mont-des-Arts, a visual springboard designed by René Pechère, is layed out on a slab, covering a car park....

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Be Summer, Be: Cultural visits and outdoor discoveries

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CitySightseeing Brussels by Open Tours - the Official Brussels Tour Bus

CitySightseeing Brussels by Open Tours - the Official Brussels Tour Bus
© Caroline Vansteelandt

Hop on a red open-top double-decker bus from City Sightseeing Brussels and discover the capital of Europe's most popular attractions....

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Comic Book Tour of Brussels: Mural Paintings

Comic Book Tour of Brussels: Mural Paintings
© WBT - Denis Erroyaux

The Comic Book Tour of Brussels or the mural paintings tour is an original way of discovering the city through comic books....

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Greeters of Belgium - Meet a Local!

Greeters of Belgium - Meet a Local!
© Greeters

Discover the unknown corners of several of Belgium's regions during an authentic, free, meeting with a local resident!...

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Itinéraires - Paths through history, guided tours & cultural events

Itinéraires - Paths through history, guided tours & cultural events
© Itinéraires

Itinéraires on paths through history, the experts in cultural tourism for guided tours, special events and incentives in Brussels, since 1986....

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Le Sortilège (the Spell), an Outdoor Adventure Game in Brussels

Le Sortilège (the Spell), an Outdoor Adventure Game in Brussels
© www.sortilege.be - Dallemagne

Be part of an adventure in a game for all ages, combining fun, problem-solving and team spirit in a fantastic medieval world in Brussels....

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Mini-Europe, the EU's most beautiful monuments in Brussels

Mini-Europe, the EU's most beautiful monuments in Brussels
© Thierry Meeùs - Mini Europe

At the foot of the Atomium, Mini-Europe allows you to have a whistle-stop tour around Europe in a few short hours. ...

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Pro Velo Brussels - bike hire and guided bike tours

Pro Velo Brussels - bike hire and guided bike tours
© WBT - Denis Erroyaux

Pro Velo Brussels, is an association working to promote the use of bikes and offering bike rentals and bike tourism activities in Brussels....

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See and Tell in Brussels, guided city tours

See and Tell in Brussels, guided city tours
© Pro Velo

Voir et Dire Bruxelles is a group of 4 tourism associations with different specialisms working together to develop cultural tourism in Brussels....

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The Atomium - Monument and Symbol Built for Expo 58

The Atomium - Monument and Symbol Built for Expo 58
© www.atomium.be - SABAM - www.laurentphotoaerial.be

The Atomium is the symbol of Brussels and Belgium, a unique monument and an emblematic witness to the Universal Exhibition of 1958....

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Van Buuren Museum and Gardens

Van Buuren Museum and Gardens
© Michel de Bray / Musée et Jardins van Buuren

This is a private building, built between 1924 and 1928 in Art Deco style, with architectural elements of great interest, as well as carpets, furniture, Art Deco glassware....

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