We all know Brussels as the capital of Belgium and the center of Europe. Besides that, Brussels is also a place where funky colored painted walls blend with authentic medieval architecture, breathtaking monuments, tasty food and several unique interactive museums. The city of Tintin and the Smurfs has so much to discover, see and offer, not only for adults but for the whole family. Here are some places, in Brussels and the surrounding area, that are worth a visit and guarantee an unforgettable experience with the children.

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“The city of Tintin and the Smurfs has so much to discover, see and offer, not only for adults but for the whole family.”

Museum of Natural Science

After visiting this museum, your children will know all about human history and extinct species. In the paleoLab, children from 5 to 12 years old have the opportunity to bring out their inner scientist. They can discover real fossils, rebuild a life-size skeleton, examine stunning minerals and so much more. You can take a guided tour or discover the museum and its 6 collections on your own. Treasures such as the four fragments of moon rock, the Bernissart Iguanodons and the Tasmanian wolf are unique and make the museum one of the biggest and most important museums of natural science in the world. The eye-catcher of the museum is, without doubt, the Bernissart collection, which contains 30 huge dinosaurs.

Practical information

📌 Vautierstreet, 29, 1000 Brussels
📞+32 (0)2 627 42 11
📧 info@naturalsciences.be
More information about prices, opening hours and availability can be found on this site: https://www.naturalsciences.be/en/museum/practical-information

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Space Fun Game

Space Fun Game offers the largest Space Laser Game in Brussels. Their new Space Team Game is a mini escape game where teams from 2-6 persons need to complete several challenges. Each team must complete different assignments in which cooperation and management are important. Anyone over 8 years can participate and will be able to help. Sound like a great family-friendly activity! Space Fun Game also offers Laser Tag. The goal is to avoid the lasers as much as possible while trying to hit the other players, individually or in a team.

Practical information

📌 Rue de l’Escadron 1, 1040 Etterbeek
📞 +32 2 720 01 23
📧 info@spacefungame.com
More information about prices, opening hours and availability can be found on this site: http://www.spacefungame.com

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MOOF – Museum Of Original Figurines

Why visit this museum? Well, every kid loves comics and cartoons, right? MOOF is a not-to-be-missed museum in Brussels and a real pleasure for visitors of all ages. Whether you are an expert or an amateur, a visit will bring you endless fun and happiness. The museum contains a magnificent unique private collection that allows you to discover the unknown myths of the comic strip through various small works of art. Located next to the central station, this is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a magical experience with the whole family. To make each visit as impressive as the previous one(s), MOOF renews its collection every six months.

Practical information

📌 Rue du Marché aux Herbes 116, 1000 Brussels
📞 +32 2 207 79 92
📧 info@moof-museum.be
More information about prices, opening hours and availability can be found on this site: http://www.moof-museum.be

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Jump XL

Do you want to throw yourself into a slightly more energetic activity? Then Jump XL is highly recommended! For safety reasons, only children older than 7 years are allowed during regular jumping hours. Because the little ones are also crazy about jumping, Jump XL organizes a MiniJump every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday where children from 1.5 to 6 years old can learn to jump and roll in a super safe and fun environment. Jump on the trampoline fields or practice tricks on the trampoline track. Age does not matter. Anyone who likes to exercise will love it and have the time of their life.

(People often come at the same time. So it is useful to book in advance.)

Practical information

📌 Rue Tielemans 2, Brussels
📞 +32 (0) 22182426
📧 bruxelles@jump-xl.com
More information about prices, opening hours and availability can be found on this site: https://jump-xl.com/nl/bruxelles/

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Toy museum

Children will immediately be enthusiastic when they hear the name of the museum. Although the name suggests something different, the Toy Museum is a place for young and old. Children will imagine themselves in the playground they have always dreamed of and adults will be overwhelmed with flashbacks to their childhood. It is a place where you continue to experience magical things and where you discover that fantasy has no limits. High-quality interactive presentations alternate with interesting facts about the museum and all your favorite toys. The collection dates back to 1830 and can also be tested after a short demonstration. Beautiful memories are guaranteed after a trip to this nostalgic museum.

Practical information

📌 Verenigingstraat, 24, 1000 Brussels
📞 +32(0)2 219 61 68
📧 museedujouet@gmail.com
More information about prices, opening hours and availability can be found on this site: https://www.museedujouet.eu/index.php/jouet/gestpages/pageenglish

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Koezio Live Adventure Games

Koezio Live Adventure Games is an indoor adventure Park at the Docks shopping center and is the perfect trip for families with children larger than 1m40. It’s an active game but you don’t have to be an athlete to participate. During your 2-hour sensational Agents d’Elite- mission, you will pass through 4 different districts with your team of Secret Agents. By working together as a team you can solve the various riddles and endure all the challenges with a final course at 12 m high. The Koezio trail is a memorable and sensational experience. Depending on your group, you can choose the difficulty of your mission. There are 3 different levels ranging from kids to experts from which you can choose.

Practical information

📌 Quai des Usines, 1000 Brussels
📞 +32 2 319 54 54
📧 info@koezio.be
More information about prices, opening hours and availability can be found on this site: https://koezio.co/

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Choco-Story

Belgium is known as the country of fries, beer, waffles and chocolate. So where else on earth can you learn more about chocolate than in its capital? At Choco-Story you will learn about the history of chocolate, how cocoa is converted into the chocolate and how the first praline was crafted in Belgium! All this information is shared by an audio guide, interactive displays, demonstrations and of course also by tastings during the tour. A chocolate-maker shows how to make hand-made artisanal pralines, which you can taste in large quantities afterwards. This combination of educational and sweet elements makes The Chocolate Museum the perfect family trip. So let’s go!

Practical information

📌 Rue de l’étuve, 1000 Brussels
📞 +32 2 514 20 48
📧 info@choco-story-brussels.be
More information about prices, opening hours and availability can be found on this site: https://choco-story-brussels.be/en/Homepage-en

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Tine Spruyt was born in Belgium on 22 march 1999. Ever since, she has lived in a big village in Antwerp, called Heist-op-den-Berg. She would describe herself as a helpful, independant and enthusiastic woman with a lot of interest in the tourism industry and the world. She tries to enjoy every moment in life and likes to share her happiness and joy with her loved ones. Tine has only one message for the world: "Life is one big adventure so enjoy it to the fullest!"
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