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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.
In a Nutshell
- Book tickets here
Chocolate Museum in Brussels
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.
Book tickets here
- Book tickets here
- This is a small museum. The visit should take about 1.5 hour
- 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, which includes entrance fee, a guide and a workshop
- There is also a beer and chocolate tasting that is organized on demand
More Chocolate Options in Belgium
Of course, Belgium 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
Read more: Chocolate Nation
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
Chocolate Making Workshop
This is about 7 minutes drive from Schuman, Brussels (or 15 minutes by metro to Gare Centrale)
Rue de l’Etuve 41, 1000 Bruxelles
This private, underground parking is very close to Grand Place
Interparking Brussels – Parking Grand Place
Rue du Marché Aux Herbes 104, 1000 Bruxelles
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
Rue de Flandre 45, 1000 Bruxelles
Also for a waffle and ice cream next to St Catherine, try Gaston.. Very good ice cream!
Quai aux Briques 86, 1000 Bruxelles
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
Rue du Fossé aux Loups 50, 1000 Bruxelles
Read more: Kids-Friendly Cafes in Brussels
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Brussels with Kids
Brussels is very kids-friendly – if you know the right places! Read on for the best things to do in Brussels with kids, where to stay and practical tips from a local.
Read more: Brussels with Kids
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