Centre Belge de la Bande Dessinée

Address: Rue des Sables 20, Brussels, 1000, Belgium
Telephone: + 32 2 219 19 80

- Mid-range


Museum devoted to the works of the great comic-strip artists.

The Belgian Comic Strip Centre is housed in a former textiles warehouse designed by Art-Nouveau master Victor Horta in 1906. It’s a heady tangle of twisted iron railings, tiered balconies and scrolled columns. The permanent exhibitions cover the history of the Belgian comic strip and there’s a good chunk given over to the genre’s most famous artist: Hergé, creator of Tintin. Young children will probably not be enthralled by the bland set up of rows of glass boxes, but there are several statues of Tintin and other cartoon characters dotted around the museum that make good photo opportunities.

Value for money

Price advice

Adults 8 euros; children 3 euros; concession 6 euros; free entry with Brussels Card — see [node:174676]. Ticket includes an audio guide and free entry to Marc Sleen Museum across the road.

Expert tips

There’s a reading room next to the library where kids — and adults(!) — can read comic books quietly to their heart’s content.

Recommended for

  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • First-time travellers
  • Mature travellers
  • Singles
  • Art
  • History
  • Design and architecture