The best museums in Belgium in 2022

These are the top 100 best museums in Belgium, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2022. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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These are the best museums in Belgium:

  1. Belfry of Bruges1

    Belfry of Bruges

    The Bruges ‘stadshallen’ and Belfry are protected monuments and recognized as world heritage. On the top floor, visitors can enjoy a view over Bruges and its surroundings. In addition, the clock mechanism of the carillon with 47 bells can be viewed. The treasury can also be visited where in the past
  2. Bastogne War Museum2

    Bastogne War Museum

  3. Museum Aan de Stroom3

    Museum Aan de Stroom

    The MAS – Museum Aan de Stroom is housed in a tall building with a spiral tower of 62 meters high and offers a beautiful panorama of Antwerp. The museum brings art and heritage of the city, the ‘stroom’, the harbor and the world together. The MAS unites the following various collections: the former
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  5. Autoworld4


  6. Basilica of the Holy Blood5

    Basilica of the Holy Blood

  7. Mim - Musical instruments museum6

    Mim - Musical instruments museum

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  9. Pairi Daiza7

    Pairi Daiza

  10. Horta Museum8

    Horta Museum

  11. In Flanders Fields Museum9

    In Flanders Fields Museum

    The In Flanders Fields Museum is housed in the Cloth Hall of Ypres. The museum is dedicated to the First World War and focuses on the personal stories in the larger story of the conflict that partly determined world history. The permanent exhibition highlights the leading up to the war, the invasion
  12. The Rubens House10

    The Rubens House

    The Rubens House is the rebuilt and refurbished house of the Flemish Baroque painter, draftsman and diplomat Peter Paul Rubens. The museum displays work by Rubens himself, but also from peers as Anthony Van Dyck and Jacob Jordaens. The visitor learns about the lives of Flanders greatest painter. Rub
  13. MOOF - Museum Of Original Figurines11

    MOOF - Museum Of Original Figurines

  14. Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History12

    Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History

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  16. Train World13

    Train World

  17. Groeningemuseum14


    The Groeninge Museum is housed in a modernist museum building from the 1930s. The museum mainly exhibits works by Belgian painters from the 14th to the 20th century, from before the Flemish Primitives to modern art. The collection includes work by Bram Bogart, Hieronymus Bosch, Jean Brusselmans, Pet
  18. Museum of Fine Arts Ghent15

    Museum of Fine Arts Ghent

    Museum of Fine Arts Ghent is one of the oldest museums in Belgium. The museum displays a collection of paintings, sculptures, tapestries, drawings and graphics. It owns two works by Hieronymus Bosch and etchings of James Ensor. In addition, it displays works by Maarten Van Heemskerck, Pieter Breughe
  19. Antwerp Zoo16

    Antwerp Zoo

  20. Stadhuis van Brugge17

    Stadhuis van Brugge

    The Town Hall of Bruges is one of the oldest town halls in the Low Countries that was completed in 1421. It served as a model for many other town halls. The Gothic room was created in its present form between 1895 and 1905 after a fire in 1887. Construction components also serve as decoration: medal
  21. Van Buuren Museum and gardens18

    Van Buuren Museum and gardens

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  23. Red Star Line Museum19

    Red Star Line Museum

  24. Lakenhalle Gent20

    Lakenhalle Gent

  25. Openluchtmuseum Bokrijk21

    Openluchtmuseum Bokrijk

    Open air museum Bokrijk consists of reconstructed and furnished buildings, and small buildings from different areas and periods in Flanders, from sty to clergy houses. The collection includes 30,000 pieces of heritage that together illustrate daily life of the 17th century to 1950. Visitors experien
  26. Atomium22


  27. Botanic Garden Meise23

    Botanic Garden Meise

  28. Hergé Museum24

    Hergé Museum

    The Hergé Museum is housed in a building designed by French architect Christian de Portzamparc and is dedicated to the Belgian cartoonist Hergé, which is mainly known for The Adventures of Tintin. The museum features more than 80 original drawings, 800 photographs, documents and objects. Hergé is no
  29. Natural Science Museum of Belgium25

    Natural Science Museum of Belgium

    The Natural Science Museum of Belgium has a large collection of about 36 million pieces, of which fifteen million insects and nine million other invertebrates. In addition, the museum displays minerals and moon rocks, dinosaurs and mammoths, whale skeletons, shells and the Neanderthal man Spy. Speci
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  31. Musée Magritte Museum26

    Musée Magritte Museum

  32. Planckendael27


  33. Plantin-Moretus Museum28

    Plantin-Moretus Museum

    Museum Plantin-Moretus is the only museum in the world that is on the Unesco World Heritage List. It is a combination of a patrician house from the 16th to 18th century, a printing company that was founded in 1550 and active until the 19th century, a collection of art and a collection of manuscripts
  34. AfricaMuseum29


  35. Memorial Museum Passchendaele 191730

    Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917

    Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 is housed in a castle that was devastated during World War. In 1925 it was rebuilt in Norman style. The museum illustrates the five battles at Ypres. Visitors walk into a German trench, descend into a British six meter deep dugout with headquarters, a communication
  36. François Duesberg Museum of Decorative Arts (1775-1825)31

    François Duesberg Museum of Decorative Arts (1775-1825)

  37. Ghent city museum32

    Ghent city museum

    Ghent City Museum (STAM) is housed in the 14th-century Bijloke Abbey. The museum depicts the story of Ghent with more than 300 collection pieces and interactive multimedia. Visitors take a journey through time. The story begins with the growth and prosperity of the medieval city. The modern city of
  38. Atlantikwall Openluchtmuseum33

    Atlantikwall Openluchtmuseum

  39. Gallo-Roman Museum34

    Gallo-Roman Museum

    The Gallo-Roman Museum is located at a place where a Roman villa was situated in the past. The museum displays a collection of artefacts from arrowheads to coins that provide an overview from prehistory to the Merovingian period. The showpiece of the museum is the treasure of Ambiorix, 94 coins that
  40. Collégiale Sainte-Waudru et Trésor de Mons35

    Collégiale Sainte-Waudru et Trésor de Mons

  41. Liberty of Bruges36

    Liberty of Bruges

    The Liberty of Bruges is a 'country house' from 1726 to 1795 where the seat of the government of the ‘Brugse Vrije’ was. It was built on the place where the second residence of the Count was situated. Since the late 18th century to 1984, the court was housed
  42. Bastogne Barracks37

    Bastogne Barracks

  43. Church of Our Lady Bruges38

    Church of Our Lady Bruges

    The Church of Our Lady is a Gothic church from the 13th to 15th century. The collection of treasures includes twelve apostle sculptures that support the pillars, paintings by Jacques-Louis David, Bernard van Orley, Adriaan Isenbrandt, Pieter Pourbus and Gaspar de Crayer and the rococo pulpit with sy
  44. Sint-Carolus Borromeuskerk39

    Sint-Carolus Borromeuskerk

  45. St. Bavo's Cathedral Ghent40

    St. Bavo's Cathedral Ghent

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  47. Experience Centre - Beguinage of Kortrijk42

    Experience Centre - Beguinage of Kortrijk

    Experience Centre - Beguinage of Kortrijk illustrates the living environment of the beguines. Beguinage Kortrijk is one of the 13 Flemish beguinages that is part of the world heritage. It includes 41 houses that date from the 17th century. The experience centre is located in the Sint-Annazaal, which
  48. Zeilschip Mercator43

    Zeilschip Mercator

  49. BOZAR - Centre for Fine Arts Brussels44

    BOZAR - Centre for Fine Arts Brussels

  50. Coudenberg Palace45

    Coudenberg Palace

  51. Musée Le Grand Curtius46

    Musée Le Grand Curtius

    The Curtius Museum (Musée Le Grand Curtius) is a museum of archaeology and decorative arts. The building that houses the museum was a private mansion for Jean Curtius, a Belgian manufacturer who provided gunpowder to the Spanish army. It was built somewhere between 1597 and 1610 in the typical regio
  52. Folklore Museum Bruges47

    Folklore Museum Bruges

    The Folklore Museum in Bruges displays a collection of old objects in various decors. The restored 17th-century single-room dwellings include a classroom, a pharmacy, a millinery, a grocer and a confectionery. The museum also displays a large collection of pipes, old costumes and examples of popular
  53. Dossin Casern48

    Dossin Casern

  54. Mons Memorial Museum49

    Mons Memorial Museum

  55. BELvue museum50

    BELvue museum



  57. Snijders&Rockoxhuis52


    The Snijders&Rockoxhuis is an early-17th-century historic building. Nicolaas Rockox (1560 - 1640) bought the property in 1603. The museum is located on the ground floor which is a good example of 17th-century Flemish living culture. The collection includes furniture, sculpture, porcelain, pottery an
  58. The Our Lady with the Rose Hospital Museum53

    The Our Lady with the Rose Hospital Museum

  59. René Magritte Museum54

    René Magritte Museum

  60. Schatkamer van de Sint-Salvatorskathedraal55

    Schatkamer van de Sint-Salvatorskathedraal

  61. Art & History Museum56

    Art & History Museum

  62. Le Bois du Cazier57

    Le Bois du Cazier

  63. Museum of the City of Brussels - Breadhouse58

    Museum of the City of Brussels - Breadhouse

  64. Talbot House59

    Talbot House

    The Talbot House is a 18th century house that became a relaxation haven for English soldiers in the middle of the First World War. The house is named after the killed officer Gilbert Talbot, the son of the Anglican Bishop of Winchester. The museum displays paintings, photographs and drawings made my
  65. Museum Mayer van den Bergh60

    Museum Mayer van den Bergh

    Museum Mayer van den Bergh shows artefacts collected by Belgian art collector and art historian Fritz Mayer van den Bergh. His collection consists of more than 3,000 artefacts. The museum displays paintings, sculptures, manuscripts, drawings and tapestries. Among others, the museum displays work by
  66. Félicien Rops museum61

    Félicien Rops museum

  67. City Hall of Brussels62

    City Hall of Brussels

  68. Sint-Janshospitaal Brugge63

    Sint-Janshospitaal Brugge

    The Sint-Janshospitaal is one of the oldest hospitals in Western Europe. The museum tells the story of life in this house, about faith, healthcare, and art from the Middle Ages to the 18th century. Most of the furniture is well preserved. Among others, the museum displays 15th-century works by Hans
  69. Heritage Centre ǀ Sisters of Charity JM64

    Heritage Centre ǀ Sisters of Charity JM

    The Heritage Centre | Sisters of Charity preserves and tells the history of the Sisters of Charity and their achievements in the field of education, health care, and welfare. By extension, we tell the story of women religious in general, of their life behind the convent walls, and of the pioneeri
  70. Bruges Beer Experience65

    Bruges Beer Experience

  71. Centrale for Contemporary Art66

    Centrale for Contemporary Art

  72. Librarium - Royal Library of Belgium67

    Librarium - Royal Library of Belgium

  73. Teseum68


  74. Frietmuseum69


  75. Lumina Domestica - The Lamp Museum70

    Lumina Domestica - The Lamp Museum

  76. Design Museum Brussels71

    Design Museum Brussels

    The Design Museum Brussels is a space dedicated to design and its history. It was launched after the acquisition of the Plasticarium by the Atomium. Since 2015, the Plastic Design Collection offers its visitors an original reflection on plastic design from the 1950s until today. Continuously enrich
  77. Museum De Reede72

    Museum De Reede

    Museum De Reede focuses on the work of 3 masters in graphic art: Edvard Munch, Francisco Goya and Félicien Rops, alongside temporary exhibitions.
  78. Historium Brugge73

    Historium Brugge

    Travel back in time in Bruges. Experience in various ways how lively Bruges was during the Golden Age. Follow the fascinating story of Jan van Eyck’s apprentice in the Historium Story, with film, decors and special effects. Take an impressive virtual flight along the medieval architecture in the His
  79. DIVA, Antwerp Home of Diamonds74

    DIVA, Antwerp Home of Diamonds

    Enter the world of DIVA, a cocoon of luxury and extravagance, filled with diamonds, jewellery and silverware. DIVA and her butler Jérome take you on a journey through Antwerp’s diamond story. Workmanship, anecdotes, emotions and sets await you in this museum.
  80. Middelheim Open Air Sculpture Museum75

    Middelheim Open Air Sculpture Museum

    The Middelheimmuseum is an open air museum with some 400 works of art. It provides an international overview of modern and contemporary art in the park, ‘Het Huis’, ‘het Kasteel’ and the ‘Braempaviljoen’. Among others, the museum displays works by Carl Andre, Jean Arp, Wim Delvoye, Alberto Giacomett
  81. Gaasbeek Castle76

    Gaasbeek Castle

    Gaasbeek Castle is a medieval castle that has had an eventful history. The castle evolved from a strategic stronghold to a large estate. One of the most famous owners was the Earl of Egmont. The visitor walks in the Gaasbeek Castle through historical interiors, where tapestries, paintings, furniture
  82. Hopmuseum Poperinge77

    Hopmuseum Poperinge

    Hopmuseum Poperinge is located on the ‘stadsschaalcomplex’ where hop used to be weighed, inspected and stacked. The museum illustrates the history of the hop plant, field works, hop harvest and the various applications of hop. The collection of the museum includes authentic hop tools, historical doc
  83. Design museum Gent78

    Design museum Gent

    Design museum Gent is housed in the 18th-century Hotel de Coninck. The collection of the museum mainly consists of modern and contemporary design objects from 1860 to now. The objects that were created before 1860 form the basis for the modern and contemporary design. The old museum collection mainl
  84. Musée de la Photographie à Charleroi79

    Musée de la Photographie à Charleroi

  85. Industriemuseum80


    MIAT (Museum about industry, labour and textile) illustrates the evolution of industrial society from 1750 to now. Periods covered are: the first Industrial Revolution, the rise of the machine, the evolution of the consumption and information society, the evolving technology and everyday life. Spec
  86. Halle Gate81

    Halle Gate

  87. Museumschip Amandine82

    Museumschip Amandine

  88. Museum Dr. Guislain83

    Museum Dr. Guislain

    Museum Dr. Guislain is housed in the former Hospice Guislain from 1857, the first institution in Belgium specifically built for the treatment of the mentally ill. Dr. Guislain was a pioneer in that field. The museum shows the history of psychiatry and 'madness'. A photo collection illustrates life i
  89. Paul Delvaux Museum84

    Paul Delvaux Museum

  90. Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-ter-Potterie85


    The Our Lady of the Pottery - Hospital Museum is housed in a historic hospital complex from the 13th century. The museum collection includes paintings, sculptures, tapestries, furniture, stained glass, a silver collection, monastic and religious relics and healthcare items. The Gothic church with it
  91. Lange Max Museum86

    Lange Max Museum

    The Lange Max Museum is a must-see place for the World War I tourist on the German side of the western frontline. In a brand new contemporary museum, the visitor learns all about the huge cannon that was designed to bombard Dunkirk and Ypres. The German occupation of Koekelare during the First World
  92. Trésor de la Cathedrale de Liège87

    Trésor de la Cathedrale de Liège

  93. Bunkermuseum Antwerpen88

    Bunkermuseum Antwerpen

    In the bunkers of Park den Brandt you can discover how during W.W.2 an important section of the enormous German Atlantikwall was commanded from them. Besides extensive information on the bunkers and Atlantikwall in general also the air war is given attention. Especially the technical aspects of the
  94. Sanctuary De Zonnegloed vzw89

    Sanctuary De Zonnegloed vzw

  95. Museum Vleeshuis90

    Museum Vleeshuis

  96. Natural History Museum and Vivarium91

    Natural History Museum and Vivarium

  97. Wildlife Reserve - Domaine of the Caves of Han92

    Wildlife Reserve - Domaine of the Caves of Han

  98. Archeoforum of Liege93

    Archeoforum of Liege

  99. International Carnival and Mask Museum94

    International Carnival and Mask Museum

  100. Boudewijn Seapark95

    Boudewijn Seapark

  101. Xpo Center Bruges96

    Xpo Center Bruges

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    101st Airborne museum Le Mess

  103. Nationaal Museum van de Speelkaart98

    Nationaal Museum van de Speelkaart

    The National Playing Card Museum is dedicated to the history of the playing card. Since the early 19th century cards are made in Turnhout and in the 20th century the city became the sole manufacturer of playing cards in the Low Countries. Besides the history, it also shows the production of playing
  104. Baugnez 44 Historical Center99

    Baugnez 44 Historical Center

  105. FOMU - Fotomuseum Antwerp100

    FOMU - Fotomuseum Antwerp

    The Antwerp Fotomuseum (FOMU) is one of the most prestigious photography museums in Europe. FOMU is recognised at home and abroad as a leading expert in the preservation and management of photographic heritage. The museum’s historical and contemporary collections enjoy worldwide renown. There are 3

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