Museums are really starting to reopen in Belgium and there’s some highlights we know you’ll love. We can all agree 2020 has been a weird year. If you wanna perk up your winter lockdown, then we’ve got the list just for you. From the gin-tastic Jenever Museum, gamer haven Pixel Museum, and the sweet indulgence of Chocolate Nation, believe it or not there’s a museum near you for whatever you’re into.
Drink up at Jenever Museum
Finish off the year with a toast at Jenever Museum in Hasselt. Gin drinkers and even whiskey enthusiasts will find their match with Jenever. It’s a special type of gin from Belgium and the Netherlands. Why go to a regular city museum when you can have a drink instead? It’s a museum these days, but this place started as a distillery. The spirit of spirits is still going. Learn all about how the Jenever drink is made right here.
The bar might be closed, but the fun continues. Pick up a last minute Christmas gift at the shop or treat yourself to some quality liquor.
Enjoy Nostalgia at the Toy Museum
Take a deep dive into nostalgia at the Toy Museum in Mechelen with the kids. Look, we’ve all been to regular history museums and generally know what to expect. They kinda get boring after a while. If you want a different museum and take on history, this is it. Reminisce over the Lego bricks of your childhood or explore the toys from whole other centuries and countries with the kids. Three floors of nostalgia await you over in Mechelen.
Bringing the fam? You and the bubble can use interactive displays throughout the museum. You even get a magic wand to interact with toys from a distance.
Indulge at Chocolate Nation
If you need an excuse to overdose on a sugar high, this is it. Go to Chocolate Nation in Antwerp’s city centre to discover the history of chocolate and how it’s made. Get interactive; you even get to smell the history of chocolate here…. Is anyone else hungry? Good thing you’re wearing a mask to catch all that drool.
Normally, you’d get to nibble on samples as you go. Sadly, that’s not possible right now. Guess you’ll just have to take the sample goodie bag back home and eat them there. How very tragic, eating gorgeous Belgian chocolate at your leisure. How will you cope?
Level up at Pixel Museum
Unlock the history of video games at this museum in Brussels. Try out tons of different consoles, games and even arcade games. This ain’t your regular run of the mil museum. This is some geeky stuff and we love it. Whether you’re a retro collector or biggest Tier 3 simp on the planet, there’s gonna be something for you at the video game museum. Go on an interactive journey to rediscover your fave childhood games and new stuff you’ve never heard of.
If you’ve been bored in lockdown and looking for something new to do, then double dash over to Pixel. Make sure to bring gloves and/or hand sanitizer; they do have hand sanitizer on site but some stations were empty and as you're touching things make sure to keep yourself safe!