Leisure and Tourism

Brussels offers a wealth of possibilities for leisure activities, with its museums and galleries, historic buildings, and vibrant cultural life.

There are a great many art galleries, which exhibit at the major international shows.

Lovers of antiques or bric-a-brac can visit the nearby antique dealers’ district of Le Sablon and Les Marolles (10–12 minute walk) where the famous Place du Jeu de Balle second-hand market is held every weekend.

The city’s emblematic sights like Manneken-Pis, the famous Grand Place, or the Royal Galleries are about a 20-minute walk away.

All year round, there are also a great many international trade shows: Brafa, Art Brussels, Salon du Chocolat, Seafood, Salon des Vacances, Batibouw, and so on.

Some contemporary art galleries nearby
(less than a 15-minute walk):
Valérie Bach Gallery
Maison Particulière
D+T Project Gallery
Emilie Dujat Gallery
Rodolphe Janssen
Daniel Templon …
… and a great many other galleries on the NECA Brussels website.
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Some museums nearby
(less than 10 minutes by tram):
Royal Fine Arts Museums
Magritte Museum
Fin-de-Siècle Museum
Coudenberg – Former Palace of Brussels
MIM – Musical Instruments Museum
BOZAR – Fine Arts Palace
Horta Museum

and also:
The Botanique (cultural venue)
The Centrale (for Contemporary Art)
The Wiels
Ixelles museum
Strip Cartoon Museum
Cinquantenaire Museum (Royal Museum of Art & History)
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After all the cultural visits, you’ll also enjoy a stroll in the Louise district, Brussels boutique area.

A number of major stores and big-name or luxury boutiques are available to you in the immediate vicinity of the house, less than 10 minutes’ walk away.

Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Dior, Chanel, Chopard, Cartier, Bulgari …
Armani, Sonya Rykiel, Jimmy Choo, Zegna, Max Mara, JM Weston …
Zara, H&M, Cos, Hugo Boss, Abercrombie & Fitch, Esprit …
Galeria Inno, Marks & Spencer …
Apple Store, Bose …

Palais des Thés …


Just a 2-minute walk from the house, the L’Usine sports club and its top-of-the-range facilities are available for your daily training or fitness sessions. Reduced day rates on presentation of the Louise sur Cour pass, available on request upon arrival or during your stay.

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