Photo of an European Christmas Market

Best Brussels Christmas Markets you should visit

Christmas is the season of giving, and, in this time, cities around Europe are transformed so that they look like real snowy wonderlands. Christmas markets take over the cities and become tha main point of attraction.

Christmas Market in Nothern Europe
Christmas Market in Europe

Among them, Brussels Christmas Market is one of the most popular ones. Apart from being incredibly beautiful and look like a christmas postcard, you can listen to Christmas carols everywhere and taste delicious food while enjoying watching the beautiful lights.

In this article we will tell you about the main christmas markets in Brussels, where to find them and why you must visit them.

The Grand Place is the go-to place for plants and flowers. It is more than a market because it is near the guild halls, Town Hall, and the famed King’s House building, home to the museum of the city of Brussels.

The iconic square is surrounded by these beautiful buildings, where you will find the biggest Christmas tree in Brussels. I would recommend a visit to the place during the day because you will see the historic buildings, choose wonderful flower gifts and enjoy a beautiful light show in the evening.

Christmas market at the Grand-Place

The Grand Place is the go-to place for plants and flowers. It is more than a market because it is near the guild halls, Town Hall, and the famed King’s House building, home to the museum of the city of Brussels.

The iconic square is surrounded by these beautiful buildings, where you will find the biggest Christmas tree in Brussels. I would recommend a visit to the place during the day because you will see the historic buildings, choose wonderful flower gifts and enjoy a beautiful light show in the evening.

Marché aux Poissons

The market is located in the St Catherine District, where you can find Sainte Catherine cathedral. There is a chain of restaurants specializing in seafood cuisines, and you can plan a good Christmas night out while enjoying the fine area.

To add to the beautiful holiday, you will find a water feature along Quai Au Bous A Bruler and Quai Aux Briques, where there are many pubs and restaurants on either side of the water feature in the area. From the market, you can take a walk to the Grand Place market, which is 1km away, or St. Gudula Cathedral which is in the same direction.

Place de la Monnaie

The Royal Theatre of La Monnaie is the most beautiful European opera venue. A national treasure of Belgium where the opera performances could light up your Christmas evening.

That’s what you get during the evening, but if you want to buy Christmas shopping, you should go there in the morning. The market is located at the square, and the colorful Christmas decorations will charm you into the holiday spirit. In the market, you can sample some chocolates, waffles and tasty nougat. There is a wonderful skating rink where your loved ones can have a good time.

Place Sainte-Catherine and La Tour Noire

Place Sainte-Catherine is an unmissable site in Brussels because the Black Tower is behind it. The square is also crowded during winter because of the market, and it makes a fun outing during the chilly season. It’s also a popular spot for mingling and eating with people during the warm season.

La Tour Noire is the medieval Black Tower at the centre of Brussels. It stands out because it is an old building among modern buildings, and the market near the site makes it a prime location for your Christmas shopping.

La Bourse de Bruxelles

It is the center of Belgium’s financial world, and it’s located in the stock exchange square. It’s an attractive building that attracts a lot of people, and it’s a place you should visit because you will get to understand how stock market transactions were made back in the day.

It’s a one-minute walk from the Beurs, and you can enjoy wonderful cuisines from the restaurants in the area.

Where to stay in Brussels

The Christmas holidays stretch for a couple of days, meaning you need to find a place to lay your head as you create wonderful memories.

Catalonia Brussels Hotel is one of the most popular hotels in Brussels. The hotel is located in the heart of the Art Nouveau district in Brussels and is within 10 minutes of Grand Place, making it easier for you to go shopping. You could walk or access public transportation to Grand Place, Gare du Midi and the European parliament near Avenue Luise, the city’s commercial zone.

Double room in Catalonia Brussels Hotel

Its location at the city’s heart makes it an ideal location to begin your Christmas holidays. It offers guests a full buffet and a range of international dishes that will give you the best of Brussels.

Brussels is a wonderful place to be during Christmas and the full experience you need to immerse yourself in the culture and traditions of the holiday. Visiting the markets will give you the desired pomp and colour you are seeking.

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