One Day in Brussels: Top Sights and Tastes from Hotel Hubert

If you intend to spend one day in Brussels on business, or one day in Brussels exploring the sights and attractions, consider basing yourself at the central Hotel Hubert.

Opened in 2018 and close to the Grand Place and Central Station, Hotel Hubert is a friendly, contemporary designer hotel ideal for both business and leisure travellers.

For your Brussels one day itinerary, we’ve included a few of the best things to see in Brussels in one day, to make the fondest memories of your stay in this iconic city.

Start the day with a healthy Foodmaker buffet breakfast

Start your leisure day at Hotel Hubert with a buffet breakfast at the ground floor Foodmaker restaurant. Healthy options include classic breads, pancakes and granolas, with a range of toppings free of additives or preservatives, plus fresh fruit juices, coffees and tea. Full organic and vegan options are also available.

Grand Place – one of the world’s most famous squares

With batteries fully charged, a four-minute walk from the hotel will get you to Grand Place, a UNESCO world heritage site since 1998 and the city’s main square.
Surrounded by stunning architecture, including the City Hall, Guild Houses, and the Maison du Roi (Breadhouse), a pleasant hour can be spent absorbing the atmosphere and taking those must-have snaps for your social media page.

The second attraction on our one day in Brussels itinerary – Magritte Museum

For your next stop, the Magritte Museum, dedicated to the Belgium surrealist painter René Magritte, is in the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium and just a pleasant 10-minute stroll away. Or around the same time on a bus, tram or taxi.
Opened in 2009, the museum exhibits over two hundred pieces of artwork, including paintings, drawings and sculptures, as well as photos, films, musical scores and advertising posters by Magritte from the early days up to his death in 1967.

With just one day in Brussels, lunch like a local

As your tour of the museum comes to an end, why not consider a light lunch break? Not only is Belgium famous for its stunning architecture, but also for its world-famous chocolate and ubiquitous Belgian waffles.

Crispy on the outside with a light, fluffy inside, waffles are available in almost every Belgium café and served with a variety of sweet or savoury toppings.
Popular waffle cafes around Magritte Museum include; Be Waffle, House of Waffles, Brussels Waffle Workshop and Chez Albert.

Make sure Brussels European Quarter is on your list of things to see in Brussels in one day

Although there are numerous sights to enjoy around the Magritte Museum area, leave enough time to visit the European Quarter.

Just a short taxi, metro or bus ride away (2.5km), or a brisk 30-minute walk, the area is a vibrant cosmopolitan melting pot of ethnicities from around the world. You could spend a whole day exploring this area full of imposing EU buildings, modern shopping plazas, parks, bars and restaurants. But time is of the essence.

No Brussels one day itinerary would be complete without sampling the famous Belgium chocolate

Those chocoholics amongst us will be in chocolate heaven with a visit to the Godiva chocolate shop on Grand Place or Neuhaus chocolate shop on Rue de l’Etuve, where you can pick up those chocolate gifts for friends and family.
On your way back to the hotel, you can revisit the Grand Plaza as dusk falls and the lights come on. Stop for a coffee at one of the street-side cafes and quietly allow yourself to be embraced by the ambience of this beautiful city.

Hotel Hubert is ideally positioned for those short city breaks in Brussels. Over 100 comfortable rooms include a private bathroom, air-con, TV, free Wi-Fi, refrigerator and safety deposit box.
With the Foodmaker restaurant available for breakfast, and the Vintage Food Truck offering gourmet dining options in the evening, everything has been designed to make your Brussels one day itinerary as enjoyable and seamless as possible.