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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Outdoor Gym
“The biggest park of Brussels, directly connected with Sonian Forest. One of our favorite spots during warm days. Park offers enormous green open spaces where you can easily play group games, run with your dog, bike, run, exercise or chill :) ”
  • 184 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“A forest on the edge of Brussels, very easily accessible and where you can get lost and escape noise and people. At its best in spring/summer.”
  • 49 locals recommend
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Brasserie
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“A unique experience ! You need to take a small boat to access the restaurant ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Brasserie
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“Restaurant hidden on an island in a parc. The setting couldn't be more romantic.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Cemetery
“"Cimetiere d'ixelles" is neighborhood in bruxelles with a few bars and dancing bars, which i usually go to for a night out. I particularly like the "Tavernier" for a chill beer with friends. The "Waff" for a bit of dancing. The "77" as a funny concept as you open a tab then you have your own beer on tap at your table and you serve your own beer.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“A real woods in the European capital. Good for hiking. But... hey, don't get lost.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“The Villa Empain is a private house in the Art Deco style designed and built between 1930 and 1934 by Swiss architect Michel Polak for Baron Louis Empain”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Un classique, une valeur sûre! Super petits déjeuners "bio", jus frais, bons cafés, pains artisanaux... "Tartines", salades et plats bien servis pour le lunch. Ambiance "table d'hôte". ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
“FRENCH : Bar au Cimetière d'Ixelles, le quartier estudiantin. Très chouette ambiance, avec de la bonne musique, de la petite restauration (hamburger, frites, ...). Passez y gouter un de leur cocktails ! ENGLISH : Bar in the Cimetière d'Ixelles, in the student district. Nice atmosphere, with good music and some snacks (hamburger, belgian fries, ...). Go there to taste one of their cocktails !”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
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“It's a really cool bar where you could meet some students of the ULB! The average age is 20 - 30 years old...”
  • 8 locals recommend
University
“ It is made up of eighteen faculties, schools and institutes, several hospitals, as well as industrial and experimental centres in Brussels and in the region of Walloon.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Establishment
“Cosy bar.... a great place to have some drinks and to dance (DJ on Friday and Saturday)”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bus Station
“The "cimetière d'Ixelles" is located in between the two biggest universities of Brussels; You'll find a lot of amazing bars (El Café, le Tavernier, le Waff, le bar d'XL...) and relatively cheap restaurants crowded with students ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Un des 2 supermarché les plus proches. One of the two closest supermarkets.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bus Stop
“Très bel endroit, parc, étangs, accès direct à la forêt, petit estaminet, centre d'art, musée, chevaux de trait, plaines de jeux pour enfants, animaux, ... Chouette balade.”
  • 5 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“first a fine glass of wine in the living room in a cosy atmosphere by the fire and then you are ready to experience a fine dinning moment!”
  • 5 locals recommend