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Trip to Brussels for Valentine's Day


Stroll through Brussels

Take a stroll around the Grand Place, one of the capital's must-see places. Admire the 17th century buildings that line it: the Town Hall, the King's House and the houses of 39 different guilds (bakers, painters, cabinet makers, brewers).
Not far from there, take the opportunity to say hello to the Manneken Pis. A historical and humorous monument, this fountain was erected in 1619. There is a female version of the Manneken Pis, the Jeanneke Pis, located in the Impasse de la Fidélité.
The Cathedral of Saints Michael and Gudula is one of the most emblematic monuments of the city of Brussels. In Gothic style, it is considered to be the main Catholic church in Belgium. Admire its 15th century façade and the magnificent stained glass windows that adorn the transept.
On the Place Royale, in neo-classical style, you can discover the statue of Godfrey of Bouillon, the first equestrian statue in Brussels.
The Abbaye de la Cambre is a perfect place for a walk hand in hand, to visit the religious monument or to bask in the gardens that border the abbey.

Walking in the parks of Brussels

Brussels is a city full of green spaces: welcoming squares, historic parks, tree-lined avenues, a wood, a forest... In total, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a romantic walk through 3 000 hectares of greenery with your loved one.
The Parc de Bruxelles, located in the Cour district, is a public park of about 11 hectares. You can take a romantic stroll along its wide paths, discover its green cabinets, enjoy the bandstand and the theatre.
The European quarter of Brussels offers an interesting mix of Art Nouveau and Art Deco. This district is home to lively squares, internationally renowned museums, the major European institutions and also large green spaces such as the Cinquantenaire Park and the Leopold Park.

Museum of the Heart

Located in the Cinquantenaire Park, the Heart Museum presents works relating to the symbolism of the heart: religious objects, paintings, jewellery, etc. This astonishing collection brings together almost 500 objects collected by a cardiologist, Doctor Boyadjian. 

Museum of Eroticism and Mythology

This museum, created in March 2012 by Doctor Guy Martens, brings together nearly 800 art objects: paintings, sculptures, Greco-Roman antiquities, ivories, Japanese prints and other objects of curiosity. From the doctor's private collection, these works of art offer a historical overview of erotic art from antiquity to the present day.

Chocolates

Take advantage of your stay in Brussels during the lovers' day to taste the best chocolates of the region.
Discover the famous Wittamer chocolate factory on the Place du Grand Sablon. This refined bakery also offers quiches, tarts and pastries.
Marvel at the chocolate creations of the famous chef Pierre Marcolini. This exceptional house brings together nearly 80 craftsmen with a unique know-how. Come and taste the chef's recipes, handmade according to the greatest tradition in the Galeries Royales Saint Hubert.
Finally, savour the chocolates of Corné Port Royal, an institution in Brussels since 1932. The company has about twenty shops throughout Belgium, the most notable being the one in the Galerie de la Reine, which will take you back in time. 

Sunset

What could be more romantic than a romantic sunset? Admire the breathtaking view from the Poelaert Square. This square overlooking the city offers an unforgettable view of the city of Brussels.

Romantic dinner

Finally, enjoy a romantic tête-à-tête on 14 February in a restaurant in Brussels.
Discover the refined dishes of the gastronomic restaurant La Villa in the Sky while enjoying a breathtaking view of the capital.
Enjoy contemporary French gourmet cuisine at La Villa Emily while admiring the refined décor, including the magnificent Venetian chandelier.
For a more mysterious evening, surprise your loved one with a candlelit restaurant whose address is kept secret until 48 hours before dinner.

Bright Brussels

The Bright Brussels light festival takes place on the weekend of 10-13 February 2022. Every evening from 7pm to 11pm, you will have the opportunity to discover some twenty light installations. These works, created by national and international artists, will be visible in three areas of Brussels: the Royal Quarter, the European Quarter and the Flagey Quarter.
In addition, the festival offers a Bright Off programme with night-time events in the museums. To find your way around, don't hesitate to use the event map.
 
If you want to extend your stay, check out our top 20 places to visit in Brussels.