This intriguing architecture with its curves and natural forms can be found throughout Brussels. From walking tours, to museums and restaurants, there are plenty of ways to discover Brussels’ Art Nouveau art and architecture, with a number of locations offering a spectacular backdrop to your conferences, congresses and meetings:
- Musical Instruments Museum: a strikingly beautiful building that combines the architectural styles of Neo-Classical and Art Nouveau. Housed in the museum is a collection of more than 7,000 instruments of varying kinds and origins. On the top floor, the indoor & outdoor cafe provides visitors with a magnificent 360° view of Brussels. The auditorium can accommodate 200 persons and the restaurant is available for private events after opening hours.
- Belgian Comic Strip Center: a museum dedicated to the ‘ninth art’, housed in an historic Art Nouveau building. This former warehouse designed by Victor Horta still contains much of its original interior décor, including beautiful wrought-iron railings, stained glass, and mosaic floors. The entrance hall with its central atrium makes an especially lovely venue for receptions. As a bonus, guests can visit the museum’s galleries, dedicated to classical and contemporary cartoon art.
- Hôtel Solvay: this architectural masterpiece was designed down to the last detail by Victor Horta for a wealthy Brussels industrialist in 1894. Incredibly, the stunning interior with its original Art Nouveau furnishings and décor has been preserved and is available exclusively for private events. The mansion’s elegant living areas, with their original furnishings, can accommodate private events and parties. Guests arrive via the original carriage entrance and enter through the spectacular marble-floored foyer. The magnificent central staircase, with its intricate cast-iron and wood balustrade, is decorated with an original mural by Théo van Rysselberghe and crowned by a vaulted Tiffany glass skylight. The perfect venue for your next event.
- Solvay Library: an Art Nouveau jewel that is perfect for conferences, concerts, cocktails, gala nights, exhibitions and group visits by appointment.
Or how about entertaining your delegates with a unique dining experience in a splendid Art Nouveau setting: