How to buy museum pass in Brussels, Belgium

How to buy a museum free pass in brussels

Brussels Card is a very economical pass that allows free admission to museums in Brussels.

  • Unlimited free access to 49 museums during 24, 48 or 72 hours
  • Most popular museums and artworks are covered, including masterpieces by Pieter Bruegel, René Magritte, Peter Paul Rubens, James Ensor, and Victor Horta
  • Discounts to guided tours, shops and restaurants in Brussels
  • (Optional) Access to buses, trams and metro lines in the Brussels
  • (Optional) Unlimited access to Hop-on Hop-off City Sightseeing buses

Museums you can use Brussels Card

(subject to change)


Card Type24h (1 day)48h (2 days)72h (3 days)
Brussels Card only€ 29€ 39€ 46
Brussels Card + (STIB) Public Transport€ 37€ 54€ 65
Brussels Card + Hop-on Hop-off Bus€ 49€ 63€ 74

*At most museums and attractions, children under 12 years old get free admission.

How to buy Brussels Card

Buy Online

You can buy Brussels Card at Tiqets, along with other attractions in Belgium. Choose your card duration (24hrs, 48hrs, 72hrs) and preferred option (+ public transport or +Hop on Hop off buses).

Buy on the Brussels Card App

You can buy Brussels Card in Brussels Card Official App (IOS and Android). Your card is automatically validated in the app.

Buy at the Tourism Information Center

You can also buy Brussels Card at one of the Tourism Information desks. The most convenient one is located at the City Hall (the highest building in the Grand Place). Open daily 09:00-18:00.

How to buy a museum free pass in brussels
How to buy a museum free pass in brussels

How to use Brussels Card

Prepare your Brussels Card for use

You receive your card via email that you can then either print, keep on your mobile or upload in the Brussels Card App by scanning it or introducing its number.

If you bought Brussels Card at Tiqets, pick up your card by showing your smartphone voucher at the information desk in the City Hall or at the BIP (Rue Royale, 2, Brussels)


Activate your Brussels Card by scanning it at the first museum you visit. From this moment, you have access to all museums for 24, 48 or 72 hours


Is Brussels Card valid from the date of purchase or from the date of use?

From the date of use. Your Brussels Card is activated when you scan it for the first time in a museum

Does Brussels Card with the public transport option include train journeys?

No, train journeys are not included in Brussels Card.

Are these museums open every day?

No, most museums are closed on Mondays. Please check the museum website in advance to make sure the museum is open.

Can I get my money back if I don't use Brussels card?

No, Brussels Card is not refundable.

How long I can keep my Brussels card unused?

You have one year from the date of purchase of your Brussels Card to activate it.

Can I use Brussels Card to go to the Brussels Airport from Brussels?

You can use Brussels Card for STIB bus line 12 between Brussels Airport and the city center.