Brussels is not a big city, but we have some beautiful places with a breathtaking view where you can just relax, take a drink or even eat a meal.
The most famous place is of course the Atomium, an essential symbol of Brussels and Belgium and a unique achievement in the history of architecture. From the top, at 92 meters high, you can enjoy the most beautiful 360° panorama of Brussels.
Another place I want to talk about is Place Poelaert which overlooks the lower city of Brussels from a sixty-three meter height, a gigantic square in front of the Brussels Court House. This square gives you the opportunity to have a breathtaking view of Brussels. In addition, there is a glass elevator to get down to the lower part of Brussels and visit the famous Marolles district, which also offers you a superb view.
We also have the Musical Instrument Museum or MIM, the most surprising rooftop in Brussels. Located on the top of an art-nouveau style building, the rooftop of the MIM is one of the most beautiful in Brussels. The terrace of the restaurant offers a magnificent view of the historic center, and where you can find an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet every Sunday. A must for tourists and for all Brussels residents who respect themselves!
If you are in the center of Brussels, don’t forget to walk to the Mont des Arts. It’s an urban complex comprising the Royal Library of Belgium, the Kingdom’s General Archives, the Palais des Congrès and a garden created by landscape architect, René Pechère. The vintage cafeteria on the fifth floor of the Royal Library (KBR) offers you a unique panorama of Brussels.
JAM Hotel Rooftop, high and perched on top of Brussels will make your friends jealous. The old building of the St. Luke School of Architecture has been transformed into a modern hotel with a bar open every day on the Hotel rooftop, which will allow you to enjoy the interior space which houses a restaurant, two bars and an outdoor pool.
As its name suggests, Villa in the Sky offers you an idyllic setting to admire Brussels from the sky. The restaurant’s huge bay window will take your breath away while you enjoy your dishes. It is a two-star Michelin restaurant located in Brussels and run by Alexandre Dionisio.
The Cinquantenaire Park and its Arch of Triumph. The site is a vast set of gardens, punctuated by monuments and museums. It was built for the 50th anniversary of Belgium’s independence. Not everyone knows it, but you can climb up the arcades of the Cinquantenaire Park. Perched at a height of more than 65 meters, the visitor can enjoy a breathtaking view.
The Basilica of Koekelberg, the 5th largest basilica in the world. At 52.80 meters high, just under the dome, an outdoor gallery allows you to discover the most beautiful view of Brussels and the Flemish and Walloon Brabants. On a clear day, you can even see the Cathedral of Mechelen and the inclined plane of Ronquières!