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Brussels, Belgium » Entertainment » Activities

The Belgian capital's main attraction has always been its long history and interesting culture and visitors that come to the city first want to have a glimpse of the famous cathedrals, palaces, monuments, chocolate lace shops and of course beer. But for the more adventurous traveller, outdoor and indoor activities in Brussels are found in plentiful at beautiful city parks, fun filled water parks and plenty of adventure and water sports. The city welcomes all visitors with open arms, from the relaxing and leisure loving tourist to the more adventurous ones.

Skiing and Snowboarding

  

Yeti Ski & Snowboard ( Visit Site )

The Yeti Ski & Snowboard centre is an indoor skiing and snowboarding centre where you can practice and perfect your skiing skills before you reach for the Alps. You can even rent skis or a snowboard if you do not own them.

Address: 11 Olympische Dreef, Anderlecht, 1070, Brussels, Belgium
Opening Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Wednesday & Friday: 1:00 pm to 11:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Tel.: +32 2 5207757

Alternatively if you are ready for the real thing, many enjoy taking a trip to the Ardennes during the winter months, which includes over sixty ski stations.
Tel.: Ardennes Tourism: +32 84 411981

  

Ice Skating

This is a popular activity in Brussels, not only appreciated by the tourists but also enjoyed thoroughly by the locals themselves. The open air rink in St. Catherine at Yuletide is particularly admired by many during the cold Christmas period when the area is full of life and colour from the festivities.

  

Ice Skating Poseidon ( Visit Site )

Offering an Olympic size rink, this also houses a sports centre with a gym and pool.

Address: Avenue des Vaillants 4 1200 Woluwe-Saint-Lambert Belgium
Opening Hours: Monday: noon to 8:00 pm, Tuesday: noon to 10:00 pm
Wednesday & Saturday: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, Thursday: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm & 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm (Disco Skating) Sunday: 10:00 am to 6:30 pm
Tel.: +32 02 7621633

Photo Credit: Creative Commons/E.Poulsen

Bowling

  

Crosly Super Bowling ( Visit Site )

This is the most impressive bowling centre in Brussels and two of its largest branches are located in the Lower Town of the city centre. They include twenty bowling allies and many games such as the popular Q-Zar laser challenge and facilities for refreshments.

Address: Boulevard de l'Empereur N° 36 1000, Brussels, Belgium
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday: 1:00 pm to 1:00 am
Friday & Saturday: 1:00 pm to 2:00 am, Sunday: 10:00 am to midnight
Tel.: +32 2 5120874

Sports

  

Centre Sportif de la Woluwe ( Visit Site )

Centre Sportif de la Woluwe is a sports complex which was established in 1981 and is spread over 2300 square metres of area. The complex provides facilities for various types of sporting activities such as Badminton, Basketball, Football, Squash, Handball, Hockey, Tennis, Volleyball, etc. Other alternative facilities for relaxation and exercise are also available such as yoga, martial arts, and all kinds of dance classes such as salsa, funk, hip-hop, African, classic and oriental.

Address: 87, Av. Emmanuel Mounier 1200 Woluwé-Saint-Lambert, Brussels, Belgium
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 8:00 am to 11:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 am to 10:00 pm
Tel.: +32 2 7628522

Horse Riding

  

Centre Equestre de la Cambre ( Visit Site )

If you are looking for something challenging to do during your visit to Brussels, then visiting Centre Equestre de la Cambre in Terkameren woods is a good option. Situated bang in the middle of the city, this riding school, gives good guidance sessions for novice riders under strict supervision of an instructor. Enjoy nature at its best as you and your horse enjoys the gush of air.

Address: 872 Chaussee de Waterloo Uccle, Brussels, Belgium
Opening Hours: By appointment (Open Tuesday to Sunday Closed Mondays and holidays)
Tel.: +32 2 3753408, +32 494 335805

Rock Climbing

Rock climbing, whether outdoors or indoors is a great way of having fun as well as exercising and improving your stamina. For those who want to stay in touch with nature, there are a number of climbing routes with different levels of difficulty, in and around Brussels. And for the inexperienced there is the New Rock complex, which has several indoor climbing gyms.

  

New Rock Indoor Climbing ( Visit Site )

Address: Chaussée de Watermael 136, 1160 Auderghem, Belgium
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: noon to midnight
Saturday: noon to 8:00 pm, Sunday: noon to 10:30 pm
Summer Hours: Closed on Saturday, Sunday: 2:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Tel.: +32 2 6751760

Belgian Climbing Network (Indoor, Rock and Alpine Climbing) ( Visit Site )
Tel.: + 32 49 6284268

Go-Karting

This is another of Brussels' great activities on offer. This is particularly enjoyed by children, but even adults who are young at heart enjoy the thrill of racing around a track.

  

City Cart ( Visit Site )

This is an indoor track which is about 1km long. The centre is open only for adults during the week and children can access the track on the weekends between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm. Its location near the Forest railway station makes it easily accessible plus it is also open till 11:00 pm, so you can even make a night of it!

Address: 5A Square emile des Grees du Lou, Forest, Brussels, Belgium
Tel.: +32 2 3233696

Photo Credit: Creative Commons/David Ayrton

Water Sports

Water babies will surely find canoeing or kayaking irresistible and with guided lessons available, each and everyone will like to try it at least once. Training sessions mostly happen on the outdoors of Brussels on the rivers of Ambleve, Ourthe, Semois and the Lesse.

Les Kayaks de l'Ourthe

Address: River Ourthe, Rue de l'Eglise, 35, 6980 La Roche-en-Ardennes, Belgium
Tel.: +32 8 4368712

Adventure Parks

  

Océade Water Park ( Visit Site )

Océade Water Park is one of Brussels's famous family attractions and is situated on the outskirts of the city at Heysel. Though a little far from the city centre, it is still well connected by public transport. The water park encompasses various water slides, swimming pools, as well as a bar and restaurant. The water park also makes arrangements
for birthday parties with fun themes which the children will surely love.

Address: Voetbal en Kampioenschapslaan 3 (near Houba de Strooperlaan), 1020, Brussels, Belgium
Opening Hours: Weekends, School And Public Holidays: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
September till March: Monday to Friday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Closed on Wednesday
April till June: Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Closed on Monday
Tel.: +32 2 4784944

Golf

The green outskirts of Brussels offer several courses for the golf enthusiasts:

  

Royal Golf Club of Belgium ( Visit Site )

One of the best courses of the region

Address: Ravenstein 3/Kasteel Ravenstein 3080 Tervuren Belgium
Opening Hours: Open only to private members
Bar: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm, Restaurant: noon to 3:00 pm
Tel.: +32 2 7675801

  

Brabantse Golf Club ( Visit Site )

One of the cheap and cheerful courses

Address: Steenwagenstraat 11, 1820 Melsbroek, Belgium
Opening Hours: 1st April to 31st October: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
1st November to 31st March: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Tel.: +32 2 7518205

  

Brussels Golf Club Academy ( Visit Site )

Including a training centre – one of the best courses for beginners

Address: Chaussée de La Hulpe 53a, 1180 Uccle, Belgium
Tel.: +32 2 6722222

Wellness & Spa

  

Victor Boin ( Visit Site )

This is well known for its impressive swimming pool and hydrotherapeutic sessions. It includes a Turkish bath, which is reserved only for women on Tuesdays and Fridays and the rest of the week for men.

Address: 38 rue de la Perche, St Gilles, Brussels, Belgium
Opening Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Saturday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Holidays: Monday to Friday: noon to 7:00 pm, Saturday: noon to 6:00 pm
Tel.: +32 2 5390615