The Museum of Musical Instruments of Brussels

We include this building on our list of the best viewpoints in Brussels because in the roof of this Art Nouveau building designed by Paul Saintenoy, partner of one of the precursors of this architectural style, Victor Horta, we can find a restaurant where you can access freely, without paying the museum entrance. You will be surprised to see the name "Old England” on the facade. This was the name of the department store in this building in the early twentieth century.

It has excellent views of the Mont des Arts in Brussels, the unique tower of the City Hall, all of it in an ideal place to relax and have a coffee. If you want to climb just for the views and take a snapshot there will be no problem, we recommend that you just go outside the regular lunch time because waiters and clients will be seating in the places with the best views. If you also want to drink, they serve some Belgian dishes like mussels with fries, although prices, given its location will not be the cheapest ones.

If you're interested in visiting the permanent exhibition of the Museum of Musical Instruments you should go down to the entrance and access to the museum from there.


  • Tuesday to Friday: from 9:30 to 17:00 hours.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 to 17:00 hours.
  • Closed: Monday, January 1st, May 1st, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th.


Free and open access to the restaurant (where we have the views of the centre of Brussels)

  • Adults: € 8.
  • Under 26 and over 60 years: 6 €.
  • Young people between 4 and 25 years: 2 €.


Montagne de la Cour 2, 1000, Brussels.


  • Metro: Gare Centrale Parc, lines 1 and 5.
  • Tram: Royale, lines 92 and 94.
  • Bus: Royale, lines 20, 38, 71 and 95.