How to Spend 1 Day in Brussels
Discover the sights and tastes of Brussels in one action-packed day. With a little planning, you can visit the Belgian capital’s top landmarks, learn how to make Belgian chocolate, and walk the streets at with a guide in under 24 hours. Here are a few ways to spend one day in Brussels.
Morning: Sights, Bikes, and City Mysteries
Kick off a day in Brussels with an introductory city tour to get your bearings. Choices include a sightseeing tour by bus, a Brussels bike tour, and a walking tour with a specific focus, such as the mysteries and legends of Brussels. Visitors interested in covering ground quickly and at their own pace should opt for a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Alternatively, focus on one one specific sight such as the Atomium, and prebook skip-the-line tickets for easy entry into this Belgian landmark known for its views.
Afternoon: Belgian Chocolate and Beer
Get a taste for authentic Belgian chocolate or Belgian beer during an afternoon food-focused tour. Learn how chocolate is made and taste samples from some of Brussels’ most exclusive chocolate boutiques on a chocolate walking tour, nibbling on truffles, pralines, and more. Some chocolate tours include a hands-on workshop. Or do a Belgian beer walking tour, which typically includes samples of different kinds of Belgian beer. Follow a guide to several bars and taverns for a taste and learn about how Belgian beer is made along the way.
Night: Brussels through a Local Lens
Connect with a local for a night out in Brussels during a private guided tour. Such tours typically shape the itinerary to your interests and involve an evening exploring restaurants, cafes, and taverns. A small group food tour allows you to wander the Belgian capital in search of the best waffles and other traditional foods. Learn about local culture from your guide.