What to do and see in Anderlecht, Belgium: The Best Places and Tips

August 10, 2017 Alice Mieles

Anderlecht (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɑndərˌlɛxt]; French pronunciation: ​[ɑ̃dɛʁlɛkt]) is one of the nineteen municipalities of the Brussels-Capital Region. Located in the southwest of the city, it is bordered by the City of Brussels, Dilbeek, Forest, Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Saint-Gilles and Sint-Pieters-Leeuw. There are several historically and architecturally distinct districts within the Anderlecht municipality. In common with all the Brussels municipalities, it is legally bilingual (French–Dutch).
Restaurants in Anderlecht

1. Grand Place

Brussels Main Square, Brussels 1000, Belgium 00 32 (0)2 279 43 65
Excellent
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4.5 based on 27 reviews

Grand Place

Considered one of the most beautiful medieval squares in Europe, the ornate Grand Place is the center of Brussels, where many historic buildings dating from the 17th century are located.

Reviewed By Nicky A - Somerset, United Kingdom

We came here a few times, once for coffee/beer in a side café, once to find a geocache, and once to get some tourist information. The square is exquisite.
Wheelchair accessibility
It is bumpy, but perfectly doable. I was in my manual chair with husband pushing, and it was fairly hard work. The tourist information is upstairs so I had to wait outside. At the café I sat on the pavement next to my husband on the raised café platform.

2. Rene Magritte House Museum

Rue Esseghem 135 | Avenue Woeste, Jette, Brussels 1090, Belgium +32 2 428 26 26
Excellent
49%
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36%
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Rene Magritte House Museum

Reviewed By RachelCockett

The Museum is in a residential area. A pleasant walk from the Metro. When you arrive you have to ring the bell. I arrived just as an English language tour was about to begin which was convenient. The guide was knowledgeable and showed how objects in the house, such as the door handles, had contributed directly to Magritte's surrealist symbolism. There is a display of personal objects and printed works. Good insight into Magritte's life.
Do this first museum first, then go the Musee Magritte Museum, where his major artworks are on display.

Grand-Place, Brussels, Belgium
Excellent
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4.5 based on 564 reviews

Guildhouses

Reviewed By Neil K - Liverpool, United Kingdom

There's not really much to say as words cannot do justice to the absolutely amazing Guildhouses and the amazing Grand Place ( Grote Markt ) .
The rows of Guildhouses look magnificent during the daylight when you can appreciate the great detail of these wonderful structures but come the night time there magical when illuminated and it's hardly surprising that this square has been voted the best in Europe and so in my opinion the best in the world and is a Unesco world heritage site.
Besides the wonderful Guildhouses you have City Hall and the Museum Of The City Of Brussels and innumerable pubs,bars and restaurants in this square,which makes it Brussels number one tourist attraction by far.
Well worth checking out.

4. Town Hall (Hotel de Ville)

Grand-Place, Grote Markt 1 | Grand-Place, Grote Markt, Brussels 1000, Belgium +32 2 279 23 43
Excellent
62%
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Town Hall (Hotel de Ville)

Reviewed By Ashwathram r - Kochi (Cochin), India

Ones eyes can never miss this fascinating building in the Grand Place, Brussels. The improper proportion of the building construction with the central tower will amuse everyone. There are free Concerts happening inside the Town hall and you can really enjoy if ur a music lover. At night the Building is lit up with lights and decors. The interiors of the concert halls are grand and artistic with art and architectural works.

5. Musee David et Alice van Buuren

Avenue Leo Errera 41, Brussels 1180, Belgium +32 2 343 48 51
Excellent
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4.5 based on 266 reviews

Musee David et Alice van Buuren

Reviewed By Peter D - Belgium

One of the rare art deco houses in Brussels. Total concept of exterior, interior and garden. The interior of the house is an exquisite combination of luxurious materials and Fine Arts. The carpets of Jaap Gidding, the piano that once belonged to Erik Satie, the paintings of Van de Woestyne, the list goes on and on. Truly a house to visit and to revisit.

6. USE-IT Brussels

Galerie Ravenstein 25, Brussels 1000, Belgium +32 471 39 96 71
Excellent
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5 based on 86 reviews

USE-IT Brussels

USE-IT Brussels is a non-profit and alternative tourist office for young people. We make a free map of Brussels that will guide you through the real vibes of this city. Visit our desk for: Free advice from young locals about what to do/visit Free coffee or tea Free maps of Belgian & European cities Free wifi and lockers

Reviewed By VSBT - Tegelen, The Netherlands

Visit them when you are in Brussel. They are really nice and tell you all the hidden places that you need to see when you are in Brussel. Perfect if you want to see Brussel as a local and not as a tourist. Thanx guys, you are the best!

7. St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule)

Parvis Sainte-Gudule | Treurenberg Hill, Brussels 1000, Belgium +32 2 217 83 45
Excellent
51%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule)

Reviewed By Ashwathram r - Kochi (Cochin), India

The Cathedral resembles the Structure of Notre Dam Paris with two bell tower on either sides, Gothic Architecture, the external architecture really massive, and the stained glass works are impressive, i went on a walking tour and visited this Cathedral,located on an elevated place in Brussels, this is a prominent landmark Cathedral in the city.

8. Royal Theatre Toone

Rue du Marche aux Herbes 66, Brussels 1000, Belgium +32 2 511 71 37
Excellent
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4.5 based on 352 reviews

Royal Theatre Toone

Traditional Brussels' puppet theater - Typical cafe

Reviewed By Lindsay N - Orlando, Florida, United States

Don't miss this off the beaten path treasure. Wonderful atmosphere with authentic local feel. Loved sharing our beers with the pub cat! This was our favorite bar experience in all of Brussels. Excellent selection, great service, fun environment, authentic brews. Don't miss this place, it's hidden down a small alley.

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