Brussels – a quirky, offbeat capital

Brussels is not only the capital of Belgium, but also the capital of Europe and a city of culture and gentle hedonism. Surrounding the city’s major set piece, the Grand'Place, a visitor to Brussels will find the finest restaurants, endearing bars, and some of the world’s finest works of art and astounding architecture. The vibe here is laissez-faire; so relax, go with the flow, and let Brussels slowly soak into your spirit.

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Maison d' Erasmus

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Maison d' Erasmus

House of Erasmus Famous Brussels Author

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Humanist Erasmus of Rotterdam spent several months in this elegant house in 1521. Maison d' Erasmus has been preserved as it was back then. Along with precious antiques, valuable painting by Dürer and Holbein, the house make a pleasant diversion for the Brussels visitor.

Its cool shady gardens, are great venue for a picknic or stroll. The museum contains first editions of his In Praise of Folly and Adages, and letters from Charles V and Francis I.

Maison d' Erasmus
Rue du Chapitre, 31, Brussels
+ 32 2 521 13 83
10amnoon, 2-5pm Tue-Sun