The Brussels card is a perfect choice for museumgoers in Belgium’s capital. The pre-paid smart card gives you free admission to more than 25 museums, as well as free transportation on STIB busses, ferries, and the metro. The card is available for 24, 48, or 72 consecutive hours.
There are museums to suit every interest, from major fine arts museums, the Toy Museum, the hands-on Scientastic Museum, even the Museum of the Belgian Brewers and the Royal Museum of Central Africa, which celebrates African art, nature, and culture and explores Belgium’s complicated and controversial history in the region.
In addition to free admission at museums and cultural destinations, the card also includes discounts on several shops, restaurants, and guided tours, including the hop-on-hop-off city bus and a backstage tour of the Royal Monnaie Theater.
Top Included Brussels Attractions
Museum of Ancient and Modern Art
Museum of Musical Instruments
Natural Sciences Museum
See the complete list of attractions and tours in the sidebar.
The Brussels Card includes a free city map, but you must pick it up at the information booth at The Hôtel de Ville (Brussels’ town hall that dates back to 1402).
What Could get better?
The Atomium, Brussels’ iconic monument from the 1958 World’s Fair, is not included in the pass, but a 33% discount is available.
Get Your Money’s Worth
The free public transportation does not include lines 11 and 12 on the metro (the two that go to the airport) or the Noctis late-night network. Transportation to the National Botanical Gardens and the Wellington Museum also require a small surcharge.
The Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts en Belgique (Belgian Royal Museum of Fine Arts) is closed until 2012 for major renovations.
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Where to Buy It
The card is available at many outlets. You can buy it at Expedia, Orbitz or Travelocity or you can buy it once you get to Brussels but these are not great options as you may pay more. The best place the buy the card is at the Viator website. Viator guarantees the lowest prices, no-fee cancelling, no-fee date changes, 24/7 customer care, and airline miles (with a minimum spend).