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Belgian Centre of Comic Strip Art, Brussels

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Walk through the history of Tintin at the Belgian Centre of Comic Strip Art, which celebrates the art of the comic. The center is housed inside a former department store designed by Art Nouveau architect Victor Horta, whose great glass ceiling lets in enough natural light to illuminate the museum galleries. Exhibits showcase French, English, and Dutch comic art from its earliest days to the present. An extensive Tintin exhibit is the main attraction with the history of the artwork and its creator, and even life-size models of the characters. Browse copies of some of Europe's best-known comics and graphic novels in the reading room and library. A self-guided tour is the most popular way to explore the building and the exhibits, because information about each exhibit is available in multiple languages. Use our Brussels tour planner to arrange your visit to Belgian Centre of Comic Strip Art and other attractions in Brussels.
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It's easy to find accommodations in Brussels for nearly any budget. Tourists generally gravitate to the area surrounding Grand-Place, the city's main square. Also consider staying near Stephanie Square Centre and Boulevard de Waterloo, which are both centrally located. As Europe's unofficial capital, the city boasts a wealth of high-end hotels for visiting diplomats, concentrated along glitzy Avenue Louise. Those looking for a low-budget option will find a host of hostels scattered around the Grand-Place and within walking distance to the city's main attractions.
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  • Glorious way to spend a morning. I have not laughed so much in a long time. We 'discovered' a new, to us, Cartoonist, Boeke. Outrageously funny.  more »
  • I took my husband here who is very into comic art and animation. I had taken a book with me thinking it really wouldn't be my 'thing' but I actually found it surprisingly interesting. The sections abo...  more »
  • As a Fleming I can tell you that the museum only cares to highlight the comic book history and culture of the francophone part of the country. Unfortunately the incredibly rich comic book history in F...  more »