A photo tour of the best Brussels Street Art

Contributed by Kenny from Wanderlust Pulse

A building with a cartoon mural painted on the side

Belgium is a relatively small country nestled in between France and Holland and is well known for it’s chocolate, beer and fries. However, there is much more to Belgium and despite it’s size, it is well worth a visit.

In fact, Belgium is home to some of the worlds most famous comics, including the Smurfs and The adventures of Tin Tin.

There is no better place to find some beautiful murals than in Brussels. You could say that the beautiful capital city of Belgium, Brussels, is an open-air museum.

Walk around any corner in Brussels, and you’ll be amazed by the fascinating buildings, and the amazing murals and street art that adorn these buildings.

A tour of Brussels street art is a must when you’re stopping in. We have compiled the a list of the best street art in Brussels.

Make sure to bring a camera when you’re discovering Brussels, because you’ll walk by a lot of stunning places where it’s easy to create a unique photograph

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Where to find Brussels Street Art

Below are some of the most famous murals and street art and these should definitely be on your Brussels bucket list.

Lollepotstraat

A fantastic place to see wide range of murals is the Rainbow Quarter. You can find an incredible series of LGBTIQ frescoes in Brussel’s gay quarter (or ‘Rainbow Quarter’).

Address: Lollepotstraat, 1000 Brussels

Broussaille Mural

The mural depicting Frank Pé’s comic book detective sits right in the middle of Brussels’ gay district.

Address: Kolenmarkt, 1000 Brussels

Lucky Luke Mural

A cartoon mural on the side of a city building

Address: Washuisstraat 45, 1000 Brussels

This 180 square meters Lucky Luke Comic Strip Mural painting was completed by D. Vandegeerde and G. Oreopoulos in 1992

Astérix & Obelix Mural

One of the biggest fresco painted in Brussels is none other than that of Asterix and his companions intent on their favourite hobby: charging at the Romans.

Address: Washuisstraat 33, 1000 Brussels

The adventures Tintin Mural

A Tin Tin drawing on the side of a building

Hergé drew this simple block in one of his famous albums, ‘The Calculus Affair’, published in 1956.

Address: Stoofstraat 37, 1000 Brussels

Manneke Peace Mural

A cartoon drawing of boy weeing on the side of a building

To commemorate 30 years of hip-hop in Belgium a large mural was painted in the style of Manneken Pis.

The mural was made in 2013 by the artist HMI.

Address: Eikstraat, 1000 Brussels

Akenkaai / Quai des Péniches

Graffiti on a wall on the banks of the river

Quai des Péniches is a very popular place for graffiti artists to showcase their works.

Address: Quai des Péniches, 1000 Brussels

Bonom (Vincent Glowinski)

A mural on top of a building

Bonom Vincent Glowinski is without a doubt the most famous street artist in Brussels. In a few short years, he has become a virtual legend as quickly as his gigantic murals have appeared on the grey sides of buildings.

You can spot his street-art here:

The crossroad of Rue Fontainas – Fontainasstraat and Avenue de la Porte de Hal – Hallepoortlaan, 1060 Brussels

BOZAR: Rue Ravenstein – Ravensteingalerij, 1000 Brussels

95 Rue de Flandre – Vlaamsesteenweg 1000 Brussels

Place Stéphanie – Stefaniaplein, 1000 Brussels

87 Rue Blaes – Blaesstraat, 1000 Brussels

Botanique: 236 Rue Royale – Koningsstraat, 1210 Brussels

Map of Brussels Street Art

If you prefer to explore a city on your own rather than on a tour, save this map to help you plan your trip!

Best Street Art Tours in Brussels

A brilliant way to visit Brussels street art is by taking a tour. With a tour you won’t miss any of the murals and you hear the entertaining stories of the artists and the murals they painted.

Be sure to also ask your tour guide where they recommend you eat, drink and other beautiful things to see and do in Brussels

Art and Culture in Brussels is a walking tour with a local guide. Your guide will show you all the characteristics of the city that make it unique. The tour will show you in depth the famous street art in Brussels and explain the artists connections to Brussels.

The tour lasts for approximately one and a half hours and departs from Rue Blaes 2, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium.

The tour costs approx $40USD per person.

The second tour that is highly recommend is a walking tour of Brussels. As the name mentions, this is a walking tour of the city. Not only will you learn about some of the famous murals in the city but you will also be introduced to Brussels and what makes this such a vibrant city.

Where to stay in Brussels

Boutique Hotel Saint-Géry is built in a class Belgian mansion. Despite being in an old mansion the rooms are very modern and have a super romantic atmosphere. The location is fantastic as you are stones throw away from the main square.

Dansaert Hotel is located 400 meters from the Grand Place and the City Hall which makes it a perfect location. The rooms are very clean and comfortable and equipped with free wifi.

If you are looking for a little bit of luxury check out Brussels Marriott Hotel Grand Place. Each room has its own hot tub and guests are able to enjoy a huge buffet breakfast including delicious hot and cold food. There is also a restaurant and bar for you to enjoy lunch and dinner.

The hotel is a short 5 minute walk from the Grand Place and 10 minutes from Brussels Central train station.

Thank you to Kenny for sharing his favourite street murals in Brussels with the Travelling Thirties Community. Be sure to check out his blog Wanderlust Pulse.

Have you seen the Brussels street art? Let me know your favourite in the comments below

Fiona xoxo

P.S If you are looking to up your photography game as you explore the famous murals of Brussels you need to check out Flying The Nest. They have some amazing courses and beautiful presets to help you bring your photos to life.

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