Brussels is full of life, but even more so in the summer! A city bursting with energy, moving to a summer beat. Let your hair down to the tune of street entertainment and city festivals, in a setting of amazing and diverse, tiny or imposing buildings, each with their own history, and a huge amount of green spaces to sit and catch your breath. With celebrations lasting days and nights, you’re in for an unforgettable summer. Come and sample Brussels in the summer: go for a stroll along its paved streets and in its parks, along its boulevards and beach! Enjoy a concert or take in a museum, or why not stop for a drink or a meal at one of its many terraces or restaurants.
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28/06/2017 – 17/09/2017
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Quiet holiday months, empty streets? Not Brussels. Get ready for the summer music of Couleur Café, Brosella and other city festivals, lose yourself in the night until the small hours of the morning. Find all the best terraces and restaurants and sample the heavenly flavours on offer at eat! BRUSSELS, drink! BORDEAUX. Marvel at the historical Ommegang, discover hip hop around one corner and an urban beach just a bit further still. And about bringing your children, they’ll have the time of their lives!
Summer in Brussels with Kids
Summer in bubbly Brussels is a great time of year for your kids. The capital of Europe has so much to offer and so much to experience, for all ages. Street theatre, music and activities adapted specially for children… you will be spoiled for choice this summer in Brussels! And if you want to have a break and catch your breath after all these adventures, why not visit one of the numerous parks in Europe’s greenest capital city, which in summer is also home to a beach!
Take a look at the contemporary art of The Absent Museum exhibition in the non-conformist and unmissable WIELS! museum, the Peyo retrospective, the blue emptiness of Yves Klein in BOZAR and dive into the Comic Strip Festival and “Art is Comic”. Discover hip hop as a form of urban culture in the MIXITY hip hop exhibition, immerse yourself in 100 years of Belgian design at the Panorama 100 exhibition and listen to Brussels locals and their personal accounts in “Humans of Brussels”. Just like their city, they come from a mix of cultures and customs and they’re determined to let the whole world know!
Summer in Brussels = get outdoors and move
There’s much more to do than just walk, jog and sunbathe in Brussels’ parks this summer. The 28 m2 of green space per inhabitant that make Brussels Europe’s greenest capital city provide more than enough space to enjoy all sorts of sports and outdoor activities. Enjoy all of Brussels’ surprising sumer activities to the fullest!
“The world’s heart beats in Brussels” That’s right! And we want everyone to know! The year 2017 will be characterised by Brussels’ enormous diversity. You can expect a year full of colourful events, fascinating encounters and heart-warming projects with one common goal: putting the spotlight on cosmopolitan Brussels, home to 183 nationalities. The capital of Europe where you can feel the heartbeat of the world.
Pop-up bars & aperitif events
Summer in Brussels, what a delight! The city is packed full of outdoor events with aperitifs, garden parties, festivals in parks and in surprising locations and rooftop DJ sets, where you can enjoy delicious bites to eat and a cocktail or two. Brussels residents and expats alike are pouring out into the streets to enjoy everything the city has to offer when the sun comes out and the weather gets warmer. In this section you will find out where and on what day you’ll find the best outdoor events. Now all you have to do is pick, check the weather forecast and the Facebook page of the pop-up bar, festival or other open-air festivities and you’re away!
The selection of Belgian/Brusselier restaurants is particularly vast in the capital. The Brusselicious label lists the best spots that lay claim to and honour this Belgian cuisine. Each certified establishment has its own personality but all endeavour to defend the values of local cuisine: simple, friendly, and tasty.
Best Guided Tours this summer
Discover Brussels differently this summer. Whether in a Citroën 2CV, on a bus, or by electric bike, let us guide you around our city. Our selection of guided tours in Brussels offers all manner of visits; from a chocolate tasting to discovering the capital’s Art Nouveau gems. A whole range of guided tours, just for you!
10 chic terraces in Brussels
As soon as the sun comes out, Brussels terraces pull out all the stops. They can be discreet and confidential, trendy, have a southern feel, lie by the water’s edge or offer stunning views of the city. A drink with colleagues, brunch with friends, a romantic drink for two… any occasion is the perfect occasion to sit back and enjoy the sun on a terrace in Brussels. Sunglasses at the ready!
Discover the European quarter!
The European quarter in Brussels is made up of lively squares, original shops, exceptional green spaces, world-renowned museums and, on top of all that, the incredibly interesting and attractive offer from all the European institutions. It’s a must! This overview with concrete tips points visitors in the right direction.
Wine bars & Cocktail bars
Brussels is blessed with numerous original wine bars and cocktail bars. With more and more of them present in Brussels, you are spoiled for choice, whatever your taste! A special feature of the Belgian capital’s bars is that some of them even house genuine talented chefs who offer up fantastic food.
Brussels, a region as nature intended. A very green capital city that gives each of its inhabitants 28m² of nature: historic parks, pleasant little public gardens, broad tree-lined avenues, a wood, a forest and even farms and vegetable gardens!