Choco-story Brussels

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If you find yourself in Brussels, the “Chocolate Capital of the World”, then you have to visit Choco-story in Brussels. It is lots of fun end educative for kids. The highlight is the live demonstration with a chocolatier

Overview

You will learn all about making chocolate from cocoa pods and beans…

…to the history of how Mayas and Aztecs used cocoa beans…

…and to how cocoa beans travelled around the world earlier. The audioguide is very helpful and you can go around the museum at your own pace

There is also a short movie on the journey of cocoa until it turns into chocolate

The museum is very kids friendly with a lot of fun and educative games for children

Also several exhibits are made of chocolate themselves

Live Demonstration with a Chocolatier

The highlight of the visit is the live demonstration with a chocolatier. They show how the famous Belgian pralines are made. Jean Neuhaus invented praline in Brussels in 1912

Chocostory is right opposite of Manneken Pis, so I had to add a photo here 🙂 You can also find a Manneken Pis made of chocolate in the museum

You also get to learn important things that make you feel less guilty when eating chocolate 🙂

Is Choco-Story in Brussels worth it?

If you are visiting Brussels and you have enough time (it takes about 1.5 hour to visit), then Choco-Story can be a fun, short addition to your visit, since it is right opposite of Manneken Pis and very close to Grand Place

Is it a must to see when you are visiting Brussels? Most probably not, but it is quite interactive and kids enjoy it. It is also indoors and might be a good idea for a rainy day

Practical stuff

*Open 10.00-18.00 every day (last entrance at 17.00)
*This is a small museum. The visit should take about 1.5 hour
*Cost:
Children under 3 years accompanied by an adult: free
Children between 3 and 11 years old: EUR 6.50
Adults : EUR 11.00
*Find tickets here
*There are workshops. Tablet workshops for kids 8+ and adults (EN, FR, NL) and praline workshop for adults only (EN, FR, NL). Entrance fee is included in the price
*You can also organize birthdays there. It costs EUR 35 for up to 12 kids. This includes entrance fee, a guide and a workshop
*There is also a beer and chocolate tasting that is organized on demand
*Strollers are not allowed in the museum for now. There is an unsupervised “parking”
*Covid Safe Ticket required
*You can also use your Visit Brussels Pass

More Chocolate Options in Belgium

Of course, Brussels could not have just one chocolate museum! Chocolate Nation is the largest museum in the world on Belgian chocolate offering a magical multimedia experience for kids and grown ups. This is one of the best museums we have visited and our kids thoroughly enjoyed it! It is definitely worth a visit when you are in Antwerp

Chocolate Nation Antwerp

Chocolate Nation is the largest museum in the world on Belgian chocolate offering a magical multimedia experience for kids and grown ups. This is one of the best museums we have visited and our kids thoroughly enjoyed it! It is definitely worth a visit when you are in Antwerp

Choco-Story in Bruges is pretty similar to Choco-Story in Brussels, so I would recommend doing one or the other. You can find tickets here

You might also want to try a chocolate making workshop in Brussels like this short one (about one-hour workshop) or this longer one (about 2.5 hours)

Address

This is about 7 minutes drive from Schuman, Brussels (or 15 minutes by metro to Gare Centrale)

This private, underground parking is very close to Grand Place
Interparking Brussels – Parking Grand Place
Rue du Marché Aux Herbes 104, 1000 Bruxelles
https://goo.gl/maps/iL6yJxH2pwj7TZCN9

Choco-Story Brussels
https://choco-story-brussels.be/
Rue de l’Etuve 41, 1000 Bruxelles
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Nearby

You can combine Choco-story with Illusion Brussels, a fun and interactive museum right next to Grande Place

Kids friendly cafés/restaurants in Brussels city center 

Chicago is right next to St Catherine. There is a kids corner, perfect to keep younger kids entertained for a couple of hours
Chicago Café
Rue de Flandre 45, 1000 Bruxelles
https://goo.gl/maps/tHNoeUQTB4dVGusq7

Also for a waffle and ice cream next to St Catherine, try Gaston.. Very good ice cream!
Gaston
Quai aux Briques 86, 1000 Bruxelles
https://goo.gl/maps/QmU7cgdB8XL76nFH7

Another kids friendly restaurant is the Wolf Sharing Food Market near Place de la Monnaie. There is a jumping castle on Sundays and activities for kids are organized regularly
Wolf
Rue du Fossé aux Loups 50, 1000 Bruxelles
https://goo.gl/maps/HV9YVj5xAm8Yz3jK6

Tip!
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