A relaxed weekend in Brussels? Here’s some suggestions.

If you’re not great with crowds and not into parties, there’s still plenty of options to make the most of a weekend in Brussels.

Here’s our guide to take a more relaxed approach to your queer mini-break.

Kick the day off with a leisurely brunch

Why not ease into the day with a relaxed brunch?

A good option is La Fabrique en Ville – just on Parc d’Egmont. Or perhaps try Lulu – a homewares store that also serves great food.

You could always grab some take-away from Super Fourchette and picnic in a park.

Kick back with a cocktail

Brussels has some great rooftop bars that offer views and a respite from the world below – as well as some top-shelf drinks.

Try the Warwick Hotel’s secret rooftop bar, or Perché which at the top of the Jam Hotel.

Perhaps a relaxed glass of wine is more your style? La Flaque in Saint-Catherine is popular with locals.

The Recovery

If you’re looking for a relaxed way to catch up with friends and debrief on the highs and lows of the night before, then Sungays offers a Sunday afternoon party that really hits the spot.

Cocktails, finger food, and music. Perfect.

Brussels Card

One of the simple ways to get the most out of your visit to Brussels is the Brussels Card.

Buy it online and choose a card for 24 hours, 48 hours, or 72 hours – it’s your passport to exploring the city.

The benefits of the Brussels Card include:

  • Free access to the permanent collections of 49 museums – including multiple visits. While some special events may require an additional ticket, the Brussels Card will include most of museums’ temporary exhibitions.
  • Discounts to major tourist attractions, guided tours, shops, restaurants and bars.
  • A free illustrated information guide that includes a city map and a museum map.

You can also add some extra options to your Brussels Card package.

A popular choice is to include public transport. This gives you free, unlimited travel on all public transport options across Brussels – buses, trams, and metro.

Another option is to include the Hop-on-Hop-off buses, giving you maximum flexibility as your navigate across the city.

If the Atomium is on your itinerary for your visit to Brussels, then you can include the Atomium add-on with your Brussels Card and bypass the ticket line for instant access.

A 24 hours Brussels Card costs €29.

Head to www.visit.brussels to purchase online.