Spirit of the North, Brussels

Spirit of the North is a winter wonderland for kids right next to Grand Place in Brussels! It is fun, interactive and it only takes about half an hour to an hour max to get around. It is a great addition to the Brussels Christmas market, as it is indoors and the atmosphere is jolly! Read on for lots of practical tips to plan your visit

Here’s a very short video to can get an idea of what it’s like!

There is also some outdoor light installations at Spirit of the North that are free to walk around!

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Overview

The main room has a winter themed projection on the wall. There are targets that the kids can try to hit with soft balls, which make it extra fun

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You can draw and then your drawings come alive projected on the wall . You can see how this works in the video

Our 3-year-old daughter enjoyed the slide the most!

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The VR experience is short and fun

*Tip
Don’t forget to adjust the VR headset by turning the knob in the back

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There is an extra room called Santa’s House, where kids can meet Santa!

*Tip
Santa will be waiting for kids in Santa House in December, so if meeting Santa is important to you, it’s best to go then!

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Don’t miss the fun augmented reality part right next to Santa’s House!

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On your way out there is a great photo spot

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Well, or a good spot to pet a polar bear. It’s all a matter of perspective!

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You can get a hot chocolate or a waffle at the bar. There are some tables indoors or…

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Enjoy your hot drink in the igloos outdoors!

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There are some light installations and more igloos at the small square next to the entrance too!

*Tip
This is part of Spirit of the North, but you do not need a ticket to walk around and enjoy it. See the post on outdoor light installations for more details, photos and a very short video

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Spirit of the North Christmas polar bear

Practical stuff

*Open: Monday to Sunday (closed on Tuesdays) 10.00-18.00, weekend 10.00-22.00
*Cost: EUR 8.90 per person, EUR 6.50 per person for family pass (3 people)
*You can buy your tickets here
*Stroller friendly, wheelchair friendly
*Restaurant: you can get hot chocolate and waffles at the bar of Spirit of the North. See further below for kids friendly cafés/restaurants
*Dogs are not allowed
*Parking: there is an underground private parking next to Grand Place (and right by the entrance of Spirit of the North)
Interparking Brussels – Parking Grand Place
Rue du Marché Aux Herbes 104, 1000 Bruxelles
https://goo.gl/maps/Uadg3yfY6uLBxMrV7

*Tip
Keep in mind that the parkings around Grand Place can be full during this period and there is a lot of traffic congestion especially on the weekends. Use public transport to visit the Brussels Christmas market and Spirit of the North instead of a car, if possible!

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Address

Spirit of the North Brussels
Rue du Marché Aux Herbes 116, 1000 Bruxelles
https://goo.gl/maps/YgN7abKxtvuZ9DJGA

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Kids friendly cafés/restaurants in Brussels city center 

If you are looking for a kids friendly café/restaurant, then this guide on visiting the Christmas market in Brussels with kids is here to help!

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!
If you are looking for more indoor or outdoor activities, kids friendly cafés/restaurants, kids friendly places to stay and more, check out the map!

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Spirit of the North – outdoor light installations

Right outside Spirit of the North you can find some outdoor illuminated fairy tale light installations! This is a fun quick stop before heading to the Christmas market

Brussels Christmas market with kids

Winter wonders is one of the most impressive Christmas markets in Europe. Do not miss the light show at the Grand Place!
You will find practical tips for visiting with kids, kids friendly restaurants near the Christmas market in Brussels and a map in this post

Brussels Christmas Market with kids 2022

Winter wonders is one of the most impressive Christmas markets in Europe. Do not miss the light show at the Grand Place!
You will find practical tips for visiting with kids, kids friendly restaurants near the Christmas market and a map in this post

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Illusion Brussels

Illusion Brussels is a fun and interactive museum right next to Grand Place. This is 3 minutes walk from Spirit of the North

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Choco-story Brussels

If you find yourself in the “Chocolate Capital of the World”, then you have to visit Choco-story. It is lots of fun end educative for kids. The highlight is the live demonstration with a master chocolatier. This is very close to Spirit of the North, just 5 minutes walk

Choco-story Brussels

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

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Map

All places mentioned above are also gathered on the map!
Indoor and outdoor activities, kids friendly cafés/ restaurants, hotels and more all under separate layers

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