Family and Kids in Brussels

Looking out for what can you do with kids and family in Brussels? Here are the things that you should not miss out on a family vacation with kids, toddlers, or babies. Discover the ultimate places for kids in Brussels, be it water parks, theme parks, or playgrounds. Children will have fun, learn new things, get good food and will not get bored in long queues. Keep reading to know about awesome places and activities to enjoy with your kids in Brussels.
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Let's explore our list of kid-friendly attractions in Brussels for perfect family outings and getaways.

  1. Visit to experience unparalleled fun for kids
    Grand Place

    Tags: Family and Kids

    At first the site of various markets, the Grand Place gained political importance once the Brussels City Hall was built here. Still, seeing the ways it was almost destroyed, it’s almost surprising that the Grand Place exists today. The French Army flattened it in 1695 with cannon and mortar fire. It was rebuilt more harmoniously (but with clashing architecture like Baroque and Goth) befo...Read more
  2. A place for children with all kinds of interests
    Town Hall

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    Completed in 1420, this city hall is one of Brussel's most beautiful buildings. The architecture is Gothic. Pay attention to the facade and all the allegorical sculpture that adorns it. The most eye-catching element is the tower, a 96 meter high Brabantine Gothic spire that starts out square but becomes octagonal as it rises. Back in 1695, the Duke of Villeroi heavily bombed the tower and most...Read more
  3. A guaranteed fun space for the kids
    Cathedral Of St. Michael And St. Gudula

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    Saint Michael and Saint Gugdule are patron saints of Brussels. On the site where the church now stands, there was in the 9th century a chapel dedicated to St. Michael, one that was replaced with a Romanesque church. St. Gudula’s relics were brought here in 1047. The final form of the church as seen today took over three centuries to finish, in 1519. On a visit to the Church one must chec...Read more
  4. Amazing Brussels attraction for kids
    Musical Instrument Museum

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    Starting with a modest donation of a hundred Indian musical instruments by a Rajah in 1876 that was combined with the collection of Belgian musicologist Fetis, the museum over the last century has managed to accumulate 8000 instruments of the finest variety, covering practically every culture and age of the world. It’s the most comprehensive museum of its kind in the world, and one of Br...Read more
  5. Can keep your kids busy for days
    Royal Greenhouses Of Laeken

    Tags: Garden, Botanical Garden

    These stunning gardens are only open to the public for three weeks in spring every year when the flowers are blooming. As you might expect, demand to visit them is quite high. Built in the 19th century, these are probably one of the largest complex of climate controlled greenhouses in the world, about 2.5 hectares. Inside is the royal Botanic Collection. The architecture is Art Noveau. Tours o...Read more
  6. Perfect for kids day out in Brussels
    Sonian Forest

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    The 4000 hectares of this forest are known as Brussell's Lung. It's a part of the ancient  Charcoal Forest, full of old beeches and oaks. It used to be much larger, but Napoleon's wars and later industrialisation seriously cut down its size. It's got a lovely mystic atmosphere that makes for lots of contemplative walking. That, jogging, cycling and even horse-riding its trails are the mos...Read more
  7. Fun place to go for kids
    Train World

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    The official museum of the National Railway Company of Belgium opened only in 2015. In that short time tourists have warmed up to it a lot. The museum tells the story of trains in Europe, particularly Brussels. To do that it uses a collection of 22 sparkling locomotives from all across train history. The stars of their exhibit are the Pays de Waes, oldest preserved locomotive in Continental Eu...Read more
  8. A cool place to see with kids
    Bois De La Cambre And Foret De Soignes

    Tags: Park

    The Bois de la Cambre is Belgium’s largest and most beautiful park – and it’s more prestigious for the access it grants to the ancient beech-wood Sonian forest. The park has a lake with a small island in the centre, called Robinson’s Island, and there’s also a lovely restaurant in the middle. The original, built in 1877, was destroyed in a fire. Walk around, and y...Read more
  9. A fantastic place for refreshing break for children
    Galeries Royales Saint-hubert

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    This artistically done 19th century shopping gallery is probably what you are looking to quench your shop till you die thirst. The two stunning regular facades with glazing shop fronts standing under delicate cast-iron framework and the intentional bend makes the gallery appear long and distinctive. The in-house theatre- Theatre des Galeries Saint-Hubert and the number of cafes stick to the mo...Read more
  10. One of the awesome things children enjoy the most
    Notre Dame Du Sablon

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    Set in the beautiful and historic Sablon district, this 15th century Catholic Church has a Brabantine Gothic exterior and a rich interior that includes two Baroque Chapels. The church is one of the best in its style. The church is especially noted for the contrast in its brightly colored stained glass windows in the four fold gallery make with the more demure grey white building.  The sig...Read more
  11. The best option for younger visitors
    Museum Of Natural Sciences

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    All you really need to know about the Museum of Natural Sciences is that it has the biggest dinosaur gallery in Europe. That’s not all though, a roomful of taxidermy exhibits (stuffed animals), another of whale skeletons, yet another of geology specimens, a mammoth – meaning if you’re bringing a kid here, you’ll literally become his or her favourite person ever. It has ...Read more
  12. A place where kids enjoy and have fun
    Cinquantenaire

    Tags: Park

    This is a gorgeous enclave which houses quite a few museums and has seen and grown through the times and tides of time. It has seen many revolutions and grown through it to develop into a full fledged space, which has buildings that are miniature scoops of history like the Royal Military in the northern half of the campus. The southern half of the campus consists of Cinquantenaire Museum and t...Read more
  13. A place perfect for families with kids
    Parliamentarium

    Tags: Family and Kids

    It's not often you get to see the seat of the governing body of an entire continent. At the visitor center you can get multimedia guides. These will take you through the immersive tour of the Parliament. The exhibits mostly focus on the impact of European integrations and it's role in the world today. The highlight of the visit is the 360 degree cinema. You also get to virtually explore the na...Read more
  14. A favorite place to take the kids in the city
    Musee Rene Magritte

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    The Musee Rene Magritte is a museum that is dedicated to the famous Belgian painter Rene Magritte and is located in the very house that he lived in for almost 24 years of his life. Various exhibitions, both temporary and permanent, fill up the floors of the buildings and display the genius works of the celebrated artist. The various illustrations on the first and second floors along with the d...Read more
  15. It's just one of those places to visit and hang out
    Atomium And Mini Europe

    Tags: Garden

    These are really two separate attractions but they’re at the same place and can be visited for the price of one so why quibble? Let’s cover the Atomium first. The Atomium is the exact reproduction of the shape of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times. Though it looks like a sculpture, it actually is a building with it’s own exhibition space and everything. Built in the ...Read more