Belgium Travel Guide
Though they aim to emulate Axel Vervoordt, this design store is a more affordable and polite version of eclectic Belgian style.
A two-story, white-walled space in the southern part of the city, this museum is one of the best contemporary art museums in Belgium, with a permanent collection that includes works by late-20th-century artists such as Joseph Beuys and Luc Tuymans.
Vincent Colet is a shop that appreciates the industrial, as in the Triplex Pendlar lamp, by Swedish inventor-designer Johan Petter provenance.
The Gothic spires are one of the town’s most recognized landmarks, but inside the church is the true treasure—the 15th-century altarpiece Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, a towering, multi-panel painting by Jan van Eyck.
A well-edited collection of 20th-century ceramics and furniture, plus the odd Pucci foulard.
This year-old cooking school–cum–bookshop also sells esoteric ingredients like Orleans vinegar.
A daring shoe store located near the Nationalestraat.
This pioneering conservatory of style is housed in the same building as the Flanders Fashion Institute and the new Yamamoto store.
Caroline Naudts was so taken with Belgium's emerging fashion scene that she opened this boutique to showcase innovative designers such as Ann Demeulemeester and Dries Van Noten.
One of the few active breweries remaining in Brussels is the family-run Cantillon Brewery, built in 1900 in an old warehouse and famous for its acidic lambic brews (in March and November they invite the public to participate in the process, which may include adding hops or cleaning the 19th-centu
Take a break from antiques-hunting with a stop by this chococalatier in Place du Grand Sablon.
The exhibition space and salesroom lets the public observe cutters and setters through windowed booths.
The houses in Zurenborg - along Cogels-Osylei, Transvaalstraat, and Waterloostraat - are unique in Europe; more than 150 are designated landmarks. They range from weird (Tyrolean half-timbering in Flanders?) to the glorious (hand-painted Art Deco tile façades).