According to Business Insider, Brussels is currently one of the best places in Europe to be a young creative, and Forbes.com has even listed it as the Leader of the European Contemporary Art Scene in 2017. As an art lover, Brussels is a city that cannot be missed, and while you’re there, you might as well try a waffle or two.
Uart recommends not waiting around on this one. In 2018, Brussels celebrates its 50th anniversary of the renowned ‘Art Brussels;’ one of Europe’s oldest and most established art fairs. Over the years, it has become a must-see for art lovers and collectors all over the world when it comes to experiencing international contemporary art. The New York Times has even referred to the fair as a “standout in the overcrowded global art scene.”
However, if contemporary art isn’t really your thing, there’s something for everyone in this international city of art. Brussels is home to 4 of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts collection of museums:
The Musée Magritte
The Musée Fin-de-Siècle
The Musée Oldmasters
For more of a mix between old and contemporary art, you should check out the Museum of Ixelles
, particularly to see their impressionist
When you tire of roaming around museums and galleries, take a walk off the beaten track for a unique, contemporary experience in the Maison Particulière in the neighborhood of Châtelain. This is actually a private home that showcases a non-profit collection open to the public. With its cosy feel and comfortable atmosphere, this ‘gallery’ takes the edge off of the contemporary art world. Spanning 3 floors, this one should be included in your to-do list on your travels to Brussels.
For more research before your trip to ensure that you arrive well-prepared, make sure to explore Uart. You can scroll through the art scene of Brussels here