The perfect gift: a taste of Brussels culture

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Looking for the perfect gift? What if, this time, you treat someone to a little taste of Brussels culture? What if we could spoil our loved ones with a theatre subscription, an art book or a designer object? Culture is essential to our lives: how can we survive without a selection of films, a pile of good books and a healthy dose of concerts? Take a look at our selection of stylish and fun gifts!  

For museum lovers

BOZAR Bookshop

Almost every museum has a museum shop. There's nothing quite like browsing through the original curiosities and arty gadgets on the shelves of a museum shop. The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, the Magritte Museum or the iconic BOZAR Bookshop are particularly well stocked and filled with countless surprises.

Are you drawn towards ultra-desirable objects, designer discoveries and original or sometimes even quirky gifts? The shop at the Design Museum Brussels is a sure-fire winner! Whether you're searching for posters signed by local artists, caps or colourful pins, the Mima’s online shop is full of little gems, as is the WIELS shop, with its beautiful range of exhibition catalogues. The selection from the Villa Empain – Boghossian Foundation shop offers delightful Art Deco objects, jewellery and art books. For its part, the Art et marges museum, in the heart of the Marolles, celebrates its ten years of existence with the publication of a special anniversary book. It highlights the museum and its artists, with a focus on the establishment’s extensive collection of outsider art.

Open sesame: get a pass

Does your aunt always chat to you about the latest exhibitions at your family dinners? Here are some ideas to feed her passion for the arts. The perfect place to start is with the Museum Pass. It represents more than 180 museums in Brussels alone and many more throughout Belgium. From contemporary art to archaeology and comic books to heritage, it opens the doors to countless surprises.

The brand new Art Nouveau Pass gives you six months to visit some exceptional Art Nouveau gems in Brussels.

Night owls can go wild thanks to the Volume Party Pass, an initiative of visit.brussels and Brussels by Night. Early birds might even manage to activate it for free!

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Brussels itself is an open air museum. Are you a guided tour addict? Arkadia, Eco-tour, City Runs, Beer Secret, Vroumekes,…  all offer gift vouchers with which to spoil your loved ones!

For theatre and concert fanatics 

Bruxelles concert Ancienne Belgique - (c) Julien Hayard

Are you and your loved ones passionate about theatre and opera? Brussels' theatres offer plenty of gift vouchers bursting with little delights. Take a look at the offers of the National TheatreThéâtre Marni, La Monnaie, the Kaaitheater and the KVS.

Do you have people in your entourage who love great music and new experiences? Some of Brussels' most legendary concert halls also offer gift vouchers. Ancienne BelgiqueBotanique and Muziekpublique are but a few. Bag yourself a practical and eco-responsible gift that promises the recipient an experience to remember!  

Do you feel a little reluctant to choose? No worries! As eclectic as it is demanding, BOZAR is one of the most exciting cultural venues in the capital. From as little as €15 euros, the BOZAR Gift Card gives you access to the palace's varied cultural programme (exhibitions, concerts, films, etc.). The same applies to the Flagey Gift Card. You choose the amount that you wish to give and it can be used to buy tickets for concerts, film screenings, conferences and other activities in this mythical place.

For cinema addicts  

Bruxelles - cinéma plateforme vod - (c) Alicia Quan

Nothing beats the experience of sitting and enjoying a good film in the best possible conditions that movie theatres offer! For all you cinema fanatics, various big theatres but also some more intimate and cinephile cinemas offer different discount formulas that you can enjoy all year round, from the latest releases to remastered classics and more exclusive, lesser-known works. 

Nestled in the heart of the Galerie du Centre, Cinéma Aventure offers the Confort Pass. Good to know: most of the films are shown in their original language!

Cinéma Galeries offers a 5-seat card, but did you know that it also accepts the Belgian UGC Unlimited card?

Cinéma Palace and Cinéma Vendôme propose 6-seat loyalty cards valid in both cinemas.

For book lovers

The ultimate gift for passionate readers is of course a book or a book voucher. Check out Brussels’ top 10 and alternative bookshops!

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