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The hottest cultural trends in Brussels this spring

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Published at 08/04/2021
By Mylène

The days are getting longer and the trees are starting to blossom. Are you itching to get out of the house and wondering what the hottest cultural trends will be this spring?

We've put together a selection of the best spring trends, split into 6 different themes. Whether you're a green addict, a pop culture fan, a traditionalist or looking for kid-friendly activities, turn off your screens and check out the trends that will get you out of the house this spring!

GREEN

Parc de Laeken, Bruxelles - (c) visit.brussels / Jean-Paul Rémy

The theme: Do you crave fresh air above all else? Naps on the grass, outdoor walks and afternoons surrounded by flowers? The days are getting longer and our desire for a green getaway has increased tenfold. Well you're in luck. All over Europe's greenest capital, parks, greenhouses and other outdoor spaces open their arms to you for an open-air stroll or an exhibition warmed by the spring sun!

The top spots: The van Buuren gardens, the Citizen Garden, Tournay Solvay Park...

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EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES

The theme: Have the last few months felt like an endless struggle? For us too. With April upon us, it's time to wake up your inner adventurer. They've been asleep for far too long. To spice up your day-to-day, add a few discoveries or a good dose of atypical (or even fantastic) experiences. Here's our culture prescription!

The top spots: The Sewers Museum, La Vallée, the Museum of Fantastic Art

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POP CULTURE

The theme: With the return of warmer weather, there is a pop wave descending on Brussels. It's quite simple, we're dreaming of colourful interludes, playful experiences and new, COVID-proof exhibitions. Whether in geek mode or street mode, we're heading to the coolest galleries, playing video games with friends and watching fantasy films. Here are our must-sees to shake up your spring!

The top spots: Pixel Museum, MIMA, The Belgian Comic Strip Center, Smile Safari

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ARTY

The theme: Colour, light and a growing need for new experiences... the return of spring always gives us an arty urge. From March to May, Brussels' heart beats to the rhythm of contemporary art more than ever before. New exhibitions, art trails, contemporary art or design fairs and museum nights: we've come up with some of the best activities for you to enjoy (day or night)!

The top spots: Art et Marges Museum, BOZAR, the Sablon neighbourhood

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PATRIMOINE ADDICT

The theme: Do you want to rediscover the treasures of the capital, explore all the facets of the urban landscape, take a fresh look at your neighbourhood and explore its hidden nooks? Do you secretly dream of visiting exceptional houses, underground passages and going on guided tours within the walls of places steeped in history? The good news is that with the return of the warm weather, there is plenty for heritage enthusiasts to discover in Brussels!

The top spots: Solvay House, Solvay Library, The Coudenberg Palace, le Mont des Arts

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KIDS FRIENDLY 

The theme: Do your ideal weekends consist of family outings, discoveries and laughter with your little clan? Even if it's currently not that simple in reality, 2021 offers a wide range of activities for kids and their parents. This spring, let yourself be transported on a wild treasure hunt, on a DIY walk in the woods, following in the footsteps of incredible dinosaurs and even... into the galaxy!

The top spots: Train World, The Museum of Natural Sciences, Garde-Robe Mannekenpis, the Coudenberg.

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