When in Brussels, there are a few major attractions you shouldn’t miss. Of course, there’s the Grand Place and Manneken Pis, but for the sweet tooth in you, you can’t leave Brussels without visiting the Brussels Chocolate Museum.
Brussels is famous for its chocolates and there are chocolate shops on every corner. One of them is also the Brussels Chocolate Museum, where you can learn about cocoa and chocolate.
The Chocolate Museum is located in the heart of the city and tells the history of chocolate making in Belgium. You will learn how chocolate first entered Belgium and how it quickly became an indispensable part of Belgian culture.
As well as learning about the rich history of chocolate in Belgium, you will also see some of the old chocolate making equipment used by Belgian chocolatiers over the years. And of course you will taste delicious Belgian chocolates.
There is no limit to your imagination at the Brussels Chocolate Museum. You can see sculptures made of chocolate, including the Mannaken Pis sculpture, chocolate letters and dozens of other things. You can also buy what you see from the sales section inside the museum.
Since the museum is a chocolate museum, the history of chocolate is also touched upon. You can get an idea of how the cocoa from which chocolate is made looks like and where it was brought from. You do all this with the smell of chocolate in your nostrils.
We went to the Brussels Chocolate Museum because we had a Brussels Card. And it was a good thing. Because there is a regular chocolate show in the museum. More precisely, it’s like a small workshop about how chocolates are made.
One of the masters explains how chocolate is made in English and French. The show takes place at regular intervals while the museum is open. You can taste the chocolates at the end of the show.
What are the entrance fee and visiting hours of Brussels Chocolate Museum?
Entrance to the museum is free if you have a Brussels Card city card. The museum’s opening hours are between 10:00 – 17:00.
Where is the Brussels Chocolate Museum and how to get there?
The museum is located on Rue de la Tete d’or, which connects to the Grand Place square where the Brussels City Museum is located. It is next to Brussels City Hall.
If you are a chocolate fan, a visit to the Brussels Chocolate Museum is definitely worth your time. Not only will you learn about the history and production of chocolate, but you will also see some of the most creative and delicious chocolate creations in the world. And best of all, you can taste them for yourself.