Royal Military Museum

Royal Military Museum

-A military history museum with medieval armor and tanks; also an aviation hall and access to the top of the Cinquantenaire arch with a panoramic view!
-You can enter a big airplane now at the passenger’s part with the kids!
-The kids could go in the pilot’s place of a small plane (not available for now)
-This is not a typical kids museum, but our 4 year old was very interested in the airplanes and the tanks
-The whole museum is huge, you need minimum 3 hours to see it all quickly; you can spend the whole day here to see everything properly
-They start to close sections of the museum earlier than the closing time, so make sure you have enough time
-At some sections there are only FR and NL signs
-The section with the planes is not heated, so keep your jackets with you
-Open every day except Monday 10.00-16.00
-Free with the Museumpass
-Cost: kids <6 free, 6-18 years old EUR 8, 18+ years old EUR 10
-Reservation is mandatory at or by calling at 02/737 78 33
-You can have drinks and food at the pop up bar in Cinquantenaire, there is also lots of space for kids to play (open in the summer)
Guingette Maurice
-Also nice terrasse and brasserie La Terrasse
La Terrasse
Avenue des Celtes 1, 1040 Etterbeek
-Ice cream a bit further from Merode at Capoue
Capoue Celtes
Avenue des Celtes 36, 1040 Etterbeek
-Kids friendly café with a little ‘tree house’ in a separate room (about 10 minutes walk)
Leopold Café Presse
Avenue de Tervueren 107, 1040 Etterbeek
-It can be combined with Autoworld, a museum in the Cinquantenaire park, where kids can see old and new cars and learn everything about them
-Parking inside the park is no longer possible, you can find a parking place around the park (paid). There are parkmeters, so make sure you have change or the app Yellow Brick
-Not stroller friendly
-About 10 minutes walk from Schuman, Brussels (closest metro stop is Merode)

A post on the Cinquantenaire is coming soon, until then here are the two playgrounds in the park:

Cinquantenaire sandpit playground

Cinquantenaire small playground

Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History
Parc du Cinquantenaire, 1000 Bruxelles