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8 outdoor places to try out this summer

Live it up in BX mode

The sun is shining and it’s time to experience the vibrant outdoor bars, rooftops, and temporary spots in Brussels. Discover hidden gems that are perfect to live it up in BX mode.

58 Rooftop

Have you heard about the 58 Rooftop? It’s Europe’s largest panoramic rooftop terrace. It features two floors that deliver breathtaking 360° views of Brussels. Located in the heart of the city, it’s an ideal place to sip a drink or enjoy a snack.

Nearest train, metro stations, and bus stops: Bruxelles-Central/Brussel-Centraal🚆, De Brouckère 🚇🚊🚍, Sainte-Catherine/Sint-Katelijne 🚇, Bourse/Beurs 🚊🚍

Dropzone: place Sainte-Catherine/Sint-Katelijneplein 🛴🚲

Parking: rue de l’Évêque/Bisschopsstraat (in front of the rooftop) 🚗, station Bourse/Beurs 🚲


You love Central American food and vibe? Tope is your go-to destination! Open since 2023, The Hoxton hotel invites you to its Mexican-inspired rooftop, available both day and night. Don’t miss out on the DJ evenings to really soak in the atmosphere, just steps away from the Jardin Botanique/Kruidtuin.

Nearest train, metro stations, and bus stops: Bruxelles-Nord/Brussel-Noord 🚆, Rogier 🚇🚊🚍, Saint-Louis 🚍, Gillon 🚊🚍

Dropzones and car parking: rue Verte/Groenstraat, square Victoria Regina/Victoria Reginaplantsoen (in front of the hotel) 🛴🚲🚗

The Eight Rooftop

This trendy cocktail bar near the Place Fontainas/Fontainasplein offers a unique rooftop experience. The modern and elegant setting reflects The Bedford Hotel’s style. Enjoy a panoramic view of Brussels from the terrace, which hosts varied events throughout the year.

Nearest train, metro stations, and bus stops: Bruxelles-Chapelle/Brussel-Kapellekerk 🚆, Bruxelles-Central/Brussel-Centraal 🚆, De Brouckère 🚇, Anneessens 🚊🚍, Grand Place/Grote Markt 🚍

Dropzones: rue du Midi/Zuidstraat, Place Fontainas/Fontainasplein, Plattesteen 🛴🚲

Car parking: rue Van Helmont/Van Helmontstraat 🚗

Jardin Hospice

Did you know about the secret oasis located right in the city centre? It’s a spacious, open garden styled like an outdoor bar, open to visitors year-round and featuring enjoyable evening music events.

Nearest train, metro stations, and bus stops: Bruxelles-Central/Brussel-Centraal 🚆, De Brouckère 🚇🚊🚍, Sainte-Catherine/Sint-Katelijne 🚇, Brussel Begijnhof/Béguinage de Bruxelles 🚍

Dropzones : rue du Grand Hospice/Grootgodshuisstraat, Place du Béguinage/Begijnhof 🛴🚲

Car parking : rue du Cirque/Circusstraat 🚗


On hot days, make sure to check out FLOW, the must-visit temporary outdoor pool. It’s an ideal spot to chill out without leaving the city and enjoy a unique experience. Located on the Digue du Canal/Vaartdijk, it also offers refreshments on a sunny terrace. Don’t forget to book your visit online.

Nearest train, metro stations, and bus stops: Bruxelles-Midi/Brussel Zuid 🚆, Petite Île/Klein Eiland 🚍, Anderlecht Biestebroek 🚍, Saint-Guidon/Sint-Guido 🚊🚍

Dropzones : rue Pierre Marchant/Pierre Marchantstraat, chaussée de Mons/Bergense Steenweg 🛴🚲

La Terrasse O2

Fancy an extra summer touch for your drinks with friends? The Hippodrome de Boitsfort/Renbaan van Bosvoorde is the place to be. Open exclusively from mid-May to mid-July, this sophisticated terrace provides a lively evening setting and diverse daytime activities.

Nearest train, metro stations, and bus stops: Boondael/Boondaal 🚆, Hippodrome Boitsfort/Renbaan van Bosvoorde 🚊🚍

Dropzones : av. Franklin Roosevelt/Franklin Rooseveltlaan, chaussée de la Hulpe/Terhulpensesteenweg 🛴🚲

Vaux Hall

Take a creative break at the Vaux Hall, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Parc de Bruxelles/ Warandepark. From mid-June to mid-August, this green sanctuary provides a fantastic program suitable for the whole family in an enchanting setting.

Nearest train, metro stations, and bus stops: Bruxelles-Central/Brussel-Centraal 🚆, Arts-Loi/Kunst-Wet 🚇, Presse/Drukpers 🚍, Parc/Park 🚇🚊🚍

Dropzones : rue Ducale/Hertogstraat (along the length of the park) 🛴🚲

Albert Summer rooftop (Royal Library of Belgium)

Looking for a brunch or lunch spot with a cityscape view? Check out the 5th floor of the Royal Library! There, you’ll discover the restaurant Albert’s panoramic terrace. It’s open during the day, offering a peaceful gourmet escape from the city’s hectic life.

Nearest train, metro stations, and bus stops: Bruxelles-Central/Brussel-Centraal 🚆, Gare Centrale/Centraal Station 🚇🚍, Royale/Koning 🚊🚍

Dropzones : Coudenberg (at the top of the Mont des Arts/Kunstberg), rue du Ruysbroek/Ruisbroekstraat 🛴🚲

Car parking: rue des Sols/Stuiversstraat 🚗

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