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Brussels for Families With Young Children

Homeland of the Smurfs and Tintin, Brussels has lots to offer the young and the young at heart
Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 0.5 miles
Duration: Half day
Family Friendly

Overview :  Can there be any place more inviting to youngsters than the city that gave birth to the Smurfs and Tintin? And chocolate. Let's not... more »

Tips:  You'll find few worries in this condensed, walkable and extremely safe city--except perhaps the expense, most notably of restaurants. ... more »

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Points of Interest

This cheeky statue is located at the corner of Rue de l'Étuve/Stoofstraat and Rue du Chêne/Eikstraat. It is only about a 5 minute walk southwest of Grand Place, Brussels' major tourist attraction.

It may not be the most elegant statue in town, but your kids are bound to get a kick out of it. Yes, it is touristy (and some would say tacky) but it... More

From Manneken Pis, head to Grand Place. The Chocolate Museum is to the right side of the Town Hall (right, when you are facing the Hall) just a few buildings down Rue de la Tete d'or.

Never has learning been so tasty!

Finally a museum that adults are guaranteed to enjoy as much as the kids. Learn the history of chocolate dating from the Aztecs ... More

The Belgian Comic Strip Center is about a 15 minute walk. Return to Grand Place. Turn onto Rue de la Colline/Heuvelstraat (southeast corner of Grand Place). Turn right onto Rue du Marché aux Herbes/Grasmarkt and continue on to Bergstraat/Rue de la Montagne for 250 meters. Turn right onto Arenbergstraat/Rue d'Arenberg then left onto Bld de... More

The best way to get to our next destination is via public transportation (walking would take about 50 minutes). The best method of transportation depends on the specific day and time of your trip, so your best bet is to use the "Journey Planner" to plot your route. Just use the "Landmark" selection and type in "CENTRE BELGE DE LA BANDE DESSINÉE"... More