Brussels Card: Best Way To Save Money on Brussels City Trip

Want to explore Brussels’ museums without breaking the bank? The Brussels Card could be just what you need! With this handy card, you can enjoy free or discounted entry to more than 30 of the city’s best museums.

It also gives you access to public transportation and other discounts throughout the city. If you plan to do some sightseeing while in Brussels, the Brussels Card is definitely worth considering. Read on for all the details about this handy card.

What are the benefits of the Brussels Card?

The Brussels Card is a city card that gives holders free or discounted entry to many museums and other attractions in Brussels. It is also an easy and affordable way to see the best of Brussels. With unlimited access to the public transport system, you can explore everything the city has to offer without having to worry about transportation.

Plus, with discounts at some of the best museums and attractions, you can save money on sightseeing. If you get hungry, discounts are also available at select restaurants. Whether you’re visiting for a day or staying for a weekend, the Brussels Card is the ideal way to make the most of your trip.

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Some of the most popular museums included in the Brussels Card are the Royal Palace of Brussels, the Belgian Comic Center, Museum of Natural Sciences and Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. With so many great museums to choose from, the Brussels Card is the perfect way to experience all that Brussels has to offer.

You don’t pay anything to see the permanent exhibitions at the Old Masters Museum, Natural Sciences Museum and Cinquantenaire Museum, but you can’t enter the temporary exhibitions for free with this card, you have to pay whatever the temporary exhibition fee is.

But you can enter the permanent exhibitions in the museums mentioned above normally. In addition, the Brussels Card only gives you a small discount to enter the Atomium and Mini Europe theme park, which are on the list of places to visit in Brussels.

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The Brussels Card comes with a brochure showing the free museums and discounts and a booklet with more detailed information such as descriptions of the museums, opening and closing times, transportation options, etc.

When we bought a Brussels Card during our visit to Brussels, instead of a card, it was given to us as a printout on the A4 paper you see in the photos. Our entries were realized by using the QR code on the right side of the page.

How to buy a Brussels Card?

The card is valid for 24, 48 or 72 hours and can be purchased online or at various tourist information centers in the city. The best way to buy a Brussels Card is online via the official website.

You can also buy the card at certain museums and tourist attractions in Brussels. Grand Place, Mont des Arts, Autoworld, Belgian Center for Comic Strip Art, Old Masters Museum, Natural Sciences Museum are some of the places where you can buy a city card.

How to use the Brussels Card?

To use the card, simply present it at the ticket office of any participating attraction. For transportation, simply show your card to the ticket agent when boarding a bus, tram or metro.

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Usually with city cards you can only enter a museum once, but with the Brussels Card you can visit the same museum as many times as you want as long as your card is active. Your card is activated from the first time it is used and the clock starts ticking. If you have a 24-hour card, you can use it until the end of 24 hours, not the end of the day. We used the 48-hour card and were able to visit many museums in Brussels.

Brussels Card & STIB public transport pass

When you buy a standard Brussels Card, you need to pay a few euros more and buy Brussels Card + STIB to get unlimited public transportation. This way you can use the buses, trams and subways for free. This can save you money if you plan to use public transportation in Brussels during your visit.