Capital of the Art Nouveau Movement and home to a number of recognised UNESCO World Heritage sites, Brussels is sure to awaken your inner artist. Here is our hand-picked selection of the best sights for those of you studying art and design; guaranteed to broaden your knowledge and captivate your imagination…
Musee Royaux des Beaux Arts
The Musee Royaux des Beaux Arts invites you to step back in time and uncover the marvellous history of the visual arts. The vast collection dates from the 15th to the 21st century and includes paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings by masters such as Rodin, Ensor, Bruegel, Rubens, Jordaens, Gauguin, Khnopff, Delvaux, Magritte and Broodthaers. Whilst you’re there, why not take your sketch book, settle in a comfy corner and simply let the genius around you feed your creativity.
Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles
Three floors of astonishing works of art, guaranteed to leave you feeling enthralled and inspired. The ground floor displays beautiful sculptures, monuments, silverware, porcelain and tapestries from the 13th to the 19th century. The first floor walks you through the City itself, with its breath-taking green spaces and use of water features. Finally, the top floor invites you to explore the fabulous wardrobe of Manneken-Pis and whichever temporary exhibition is currently on show.