By Raffaele Padovano, a passionate festival goer who loves to explore Brussels’ best kept secrets.
Edited by Matthew Wears
Brussels is one of the most vibrant and exciting capitals in the whole of Europe, but there’s so much going on underneath the surface. If you’ve got just one day in Brussels, maybe it’s best to stick to the main attractions. However, if you find yourself with a bit more time in the city it might be time to see something a bit different. I really do find it so amazing that there are so many unusual things to do in Brussels. Once you begin to explore Brussels off the beaten path, you will start to see a totally different side to the city. It’s one that is even more vibrant, exciting and richly diverse than you could ever imagine! One of my favourite things about the city is its fantastic range of crazy festivals, so expect to be seeing quite a few on this list that I think are some of Brussels best kept secrets. It won’t just be festivals though, there’ll also be a ton of things to do in Brussels in a day that you can easily fit into any travel itinerary. So, it’s time to discover Brussels off the beaten path with my list of things to do that you aren’t going to find in your guidebook.