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Your summer 2016 in Brussels: warm, fun and charming

What's on in Brussels this summer? Here are our suggestions for discovering the capital in your flip flops, shorts and straw hat.

Travel through the different worlds of the museums and exhibitions present in Brussels this summer. Hotels, too are getting ready for the summertime, with "Be Summer, Be Brussels" summer offers. Plenty of ideas for cheap accommodation so you can make the most of your sunny break in the capital.

Summer in the city, what a concept! Bring on the relaxation, the sun-drenched avenues lined with shade-giving trees, the typical neighbourhoods where doorstep discussions are abound, where shows and music line the streets... In short, summer in the city is warm, fun and charming.

The summer sun reveals a multitude of places that seem to only exists in the warmer months. Brussels transforms itself into Bruxelles-les-Bains and the parks welcome passers by for an apéro urbain (urban aperitif). Cocktails are enjoyed on terraces, trendy or temporary, whichever takes your fancy. Or even on a pétanque pitch, the surprising summer guest in the Bois de la Cambre. Brussels becomes a village. A large village where concerts and exotic rhythms come together to accompany lovers and families into the night. How would you fancy an open-air cinema?

Even the rain can't spoil the party, as Brussels offers you its summer exhibitions: the MIMA unveils a world of contemporary and urban art with City Lights, the  presents private pieces in Artview#4, the great romantics arrive at the Royal Palace and Brussels City Hall becomes a garden filled with thousands of flowers.