Cultural and tourist activities near 9Hotel Sablon

With its ideal location in the heart of the Sablon district of Brussels, discover the best restaurants and main attractions in the district around the 9Hotel Sablon.

Around 9Hotel Sablon

Discover the main attractions

Are you looking to discover the capital's charm and experience life? We have the hotel you need, located in the center of Brussels


The best restaurants near 9Hotel Sablon

A choice of restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets in the Le Sablon district, serving Belgian or foreign specialties.

Brussels famous Chocolatiers

Brussels famous Chocolatiers

Famous chocolatiers around the hotel

Laurent Gerbaud

This outstanding chocolate shop is a bright shop in front of Bozar, a few steps from 9 HOTEL SABLON. We discover treasures like these chocolates covered with fruits or the chocolate truffles and speculoos. Passionate about travel, the artisan specialized in mixing flavors from here and elsewhere: Piedmont hazelnuts , figs of Izmir , oranges of Shanghai... perfect blend of fruits, spices and chocolate with cocoa beans come from Madagascar and Ecuador .
Rue Ravenstein, 2D 1000 Bruxelles.
Tel. +32 (0)2 511 57 02

Corné Port Royal

Since 1932 , the range of chocolates Corné Port- Royal is manufactured in accordance with the tradition by 50 artisans faithful to selected recipes. Corné Port- Royal uses raw materials of high quality to continue the tradition.
Galerie de la Reine 5 1000 Bruxelles
Tel. + 32 (0)2 213 62 22


Founded in 1857, the family Neuhaus invented the praline and ballotin. The assortment Neuhaus is composed of a large variety of shapes, colors and flavors. Each praline has its own identity.
Galerie de la Reine, 25 1000 Bruxelles
Tel. + 32 (0) 2 512 63 49

Pierre Marcolini

Belgian chocolates of high quality made under all imaginable tastes. Chic boutique and the temple of chocolates.
Rue des Minimes, 1 1000 Bruxelles
Tel. +32 (0)2 514 12 06​​​​​​​


When Pierre Draps created his first chocolates in Brussels in 1926, he established the foundations of refinement , innovation , purity and passion that still animate this chocolatier.
Place du Grand Sablon, 47-48 1000 Bruxelles
Tel. +32 (0)2 502 99 06


A family home where four successive generations of bakers and chocolate makers lived. You can enjoy Wittamer pastries on the first floor of his shop of Sablon.
Place du Grand Sablon, 13 1000 Bruxelles
Tel. +32 (0)2 546 11 11

Patrick Roger

Best worker in France chocolate. Sculptor, Patrick Roger uses the chocolate as a raw material which he transforms into giant pieces of 80 kgs or candies wrapped in 1 meter long boxes.
Place du Grand Sablon, 43 1000 Bruxelles
Tel. +32 (0)2 514 70 46


Biscuiterie Dandoy

This family biscuit shop was created in 1829. This house located at the rue au Beurre, with retro-style decor offers the same traditional recipes since its foundation. Its flagship products not to be missed are the speculoos biscuits, the waffles, the Greek bread and the almond bread.

Rue au Beurre, 31 1000 Bruxelles
Tel. +32 (0)2 511 03 26

Tour Anneessens

Tour Anneessens

4 minutes on foot from the hotel: the Anneessens Tower

The Anneessens Tower, also called « Angle Tower » is one of the best preserved vestiges from the first secure enclosure of Brussels (11th-13th century). It was named in honor of François Anneessens, dean of « Four Crowned Martyrs », corporation bringing sculptors, stone cravers, masons, slate roofers and chair-makers together. Rebelling against the Austrian government, Anneessens was probably locked away in this tower before being beheaded in 1719. Boulevard de l'Empereur 1000 Bruxelles

National Pop Up

National Pop Up

National Pop Up, around 10 minutes on foot from the hotel

Temporary showcase dedicated to the promotion of Belgian creative products, the National Pop Up Storeadvocated « made in Belgium » items, through plastic arts, design, edition, fashion, music... Adeline Ursel, young independent organizer of contemporary art fairs, was at the origin of this project, investigating the issues of the creative economy in Belgium.
Rue aux Laines, 70 1000 Bruxelles

Place du Grand Sablon

Place du Grand Sablon

Near the hotel: Place du Grand Sablon, 3 minutes away on foot

Located in between Grand-Place, Royal Museum and Louise Avenue, the Place du Grand Sablon is a true architectural masterpiece.
You will mainly find antique dealers, restaurants, coffee places and chocolate shops.
On Saturdays and Sundays, the flea market on Place du Jeu de Balle always attracts more and more curious onlookers.
Place du Grand Sablon 1000 Bruxelles.
Tel. +32 (0) 2 513 89 40

Egmont Park

Egmont Park

Less than 11 minutes from the hotel: Egmont Park

You will enjoy an extreme tranquility in this true haven of peace located in the heart of the city. Little-known by the public, the main entrances of the park of Egmont Palace have always been discreet. You can access to the park by Grand-Cerf street, Waterloo boulevard or Marguerite Yourcenar passing. In the middle of the park, the neo-classical orangery offers one of the most stunning terraces of Brussels.

Rue du Grand Cerf, boulevard de Waterloo 1000 Bruxelles

Les Marolles District

Les Marolles District

Around the hotel: The Les Marolles district, less than 8 minutes on foot

In a popular and trendy environment, you will be enchanted by the authentic charm of Marolles district. Under the influence of Sablon, Marolles has changed over time and today you can notice its mutation through design shops, fashionable antique dealers and bohemian artists. Every morning, the amazing flea market is held on Place du Jeu de Balle in a warm and friendly atmosphere. You will be able to visit the church of Notre Dame and the church of Minims, this area being full of history. You will also find lots of small bars, nice terraces and welcoming restaurants.

Place du Grand Sablon 1000 Bruxelles

Chocolate Museum

Chocolate Museum

The Chocolate Museum, 7 minutes on foot from our hotel

Few steps away from the Grand-Place, Choco Story Brussels invites you to travel in the world of chocolate in a playful and delicious atmosphere. The quality of the Belgian chocolate is surely highlighted by Van Lierde and Van Belle families. During your visit, you will be given some chocolate testings and a demonstration performed by a master chocolate-maker.

Rue de la tête d'Or 9-11 1000 Bruxelles.
Tel. +32 (0) 2 514 20 48

The Grand Place of Brussels

The Grand Place of Brussels

Brussels' Grand Place: one of the most beautiful places in the world, 7 minutes on foot from the hotel

Considered as being one of the most beautiful places in the world, the Grand-Place is the central square of Brussels. Recognised by UNESCO as a « World Humanity Heritage Site » in 1998, this tremendous architectural jewel is bordered by the guild-houses, the City Hall and the King’s house. Every year, the Grand-Place hosts numerous cultural and festive events such as the Ommegang of Brussels, the Flower Carper or the traditional Christmas Tree during Winter Wonders’ festival.

Grand Place 1190 Bruxelles.

The Vanhaerents art collection

The Vanhaerents art collection

Near the hotel: the Vanhaerents Art Collection, around 15 minutes on foot

The Vanhaerents Art Collection is a collection of contemporary art located in a former industrial building in Brussels Dansaert . An incredible private contemporary art that rivals some of the biggest international museums collection.
The website : The Vanhaerents Art Collection
Rue Anneessens 29 1000 Bruxelles.

Notre Dame de la Chapelle

Notre Dame de la Chapelle

Notre Dame de la Chapelle church is 5 minutes on foot from the hotel

Founded in 1134 and rebuilt in 15th century after a fire, the church Notre Dame de la Chapelle is one of the oldest and most beautiful churches of Brussels. Located in Marolles district, outstanding for its architecture between Romanesque and Gothic, the church is well-known for being the home of the painter Pieter Breughel the Elder. Place de la Chapelle 1000 Bruxelles

The Manneken-pis

The Manneken-pis

Near the hotel: the Manneken-Pis, less than 10 minutes on foot

A few steps from the Grand Place, Manneken Pis, the symbol of the rebellious spirit and «zwanzeur» of Brussels, awaits you.

This little bronze guy "Manneken" dialect brusseleer, busy , became the symbol of a city.

And do not miss his female counterpart , the Jeanneke Pis, a few steps away.

Rue de l'Etuve 46 1000 Bruxelles

Antiques district and flea market

Antiques district and flea market

Near the hotel: the Antiques district, less than 10 minutes by bus (no. 48, Bibliothèque stop)

Sablon and Marolles are famous for their antique and vintage shops. Between the High Street and Blaes, the old typical Brussels popular area is internationally renowned for its shops with antiques and daily flea market. Small lively streets full of unusual and eclectic shops. This is the realm of antiques and decoration. The specialty of the flea market in Place du Jeu de Balle , is the " 3brol ": these worthless objects and ageless.

The Market Place du Jeu de Balle is open daily, year round, from 6am to 2pm and on weekends until 3pm.

Place du Jeu de Balle, Quartier des Marolles et les Sablons 1000 Bruxelles.

Les Minimes Church

Les Minimes Church

Les Minimes church is 5 minutes on foot from the hotel

Parish church located in Marolles area, the church Saint-Jean-et-Etienne-aux-Minimes was built at the beginning of the 18th century. The architecture of the church truly reflects the transition operated between baroque style and classicism. Nowadays, the church hosts great concerts and festivals such as Midis-Minimes festival. Rue des Minimes, 62 1000 Bruxelles

Au Vieux Saint Martin - Belgian Cuisine

Belgian specialties since 1968, only the "homemade" from fresh products. The place runs well by the Belgian clients, the businessmen and tourists. While sitting on the terrace you can enjoy the first fine days of the year "overlooking" works of Belgian artists hung on the walls. The kitchen is open non-stop from noon to midnight except Sundays and bank holidays.
Place du Grand Sablon, 38 - Quartier Sablon 1000 Bruxelles.
Tel. +32 (0)2 512 64 76

Le Pistolet - Belgian Cuisine

Located in Sablon district, Le Pistolet is a pleasant and friendly place which high-end delicatessen concept will make you rediscover the taste of the famous filled Pistolet ! Through an original and refined decoration, you will feel the nostalgia of your childhood and will savour Belgian local products. More than 20 differents combinaisons will be offered, the products used to fill these delicious Pistolets being 100% Belgian and 100% artisanal.
Rue Joseph Stevens 24-26.
Tel. +32 02 880 80 98

Toscana 21 - Italian Cuisine

Antoine Pinto’s passion pushes him to create evasion through a gastronomic trip around Belgium. In this building from 18th century, Belgian cuisine is served with beers in many courses… In this original place, products have been selected from Belgian artisans who valued their land. All of these caracteristics made Belga Queen the ambassador of ‘made in Belgium’.
Rue Fossé-aux-Loups, 32 1000 Bruxelles.
Tel. +32 (0)2 217 21 87

C’est bon, c’est belge – Belgian Cuisine

A great address to savor genuine Belgian specialties. Thierry Van Wiel carefully chooses top of the range products from local producers: snails from Warnant, terrines and foie gras from Hemptinne, bacon from Antwerp... In this charming place, the restaurant honors Belgian gastronomy and culture particularly through its walls dedicated to Belgian artists.
Rue de Rollebeek 3-5 1000 Bruxelles.
Tel. +32 (0)2 512 2999​​​​​​​

Kobob - Ethiopian Cuisine

At Kobob, enjoy a convivial Ethiopian cuisine, rich in flavor, in a sweet and exotic setting. A true sharing moment where we can eat with fingers in the same course. To share: wots, tibs (sautéed meat) and even the spicy Ethiopian coffee. A real delight !
Rue des Grands Carmes 10 1000 Bruxelles. Tel. +32 2 511 19 50

Les vignes du Liban - Libanese Cuisine

In Marolles district, behind a beautiful facade made of glass and wood, the restaurant Les vignes du Liban will welcome you in a warm and family atmosphere. Faraj and Hicham will make you discover Lebanon flavors through its rich and refined cuisine: labneh, fish tagine, sambousseks... A change of scenery and a pure moment of well-being!
Rue Haute, 152 1000 Bruxelles. Tel. +32 2 502 17 78

Restaurant Alexandre - Belgian Gastronomic Cuisine

In a sober decor with wooden and chocolate tons, the restaurant Alexandre offers an original gastronomic cuisine mixing creativity, roundness and freshness. Anca Petrescu, having the flair for detecting first-rate products and Isabelle Arpin, rising top Chef invite you for an unforgettable eating experience.
Rue du Midi 164 1000 Bruxelles. Tel. +32 2 502 40 55

Cowfish burger Bruxelles - Belgian Cuisine

In a quiet and soft light ambiance, this restaurant offers artisanal burgers 100% « made in Belgium ». You can choose between different meats: Beef « Blanc-Bleu-Belge », free-range chicken or breaded cod from North Sea. Ideal for late and cheap snacks. Rue du Pépin, 48 1000 Bruxelles. Tel. +32 2 514 28 00

God save the cream - British Cuisine

In Ixelles, this British address is very famous for its high quality brunch. An instinctive, generous and healthy cuisine with mainly local and organic meals. Each bite leads to pleasure and discovery. You will also find British products in this delicatessen shop and few homemade courses such as the lemon curd in small pots. We recommend you to book a table by phone.
Rue de Stassart 131 1050 Ixelles

Mer du Nord/De Noordzee - Belgian Cuisine

True Brussels institution located on the corner of the Place Sainte Catherine . La Mer du Nord is both a fish shop and a caterer. It serves in a beautiful spirit of street food, at any time, standing at Fish Bar or on small tables outside. A fish soup, mussels, the caricoles or other fresh fish a la plancha in a friendly atmosphere.
Place Saint-Catherine, 45 – Quartier Saint Catherine 1000 Bruxelles. Tel. + 32 (0)2 513 11 92

PEÏ & MEÏ - French Cuisine

Peï & Meï means « men and women » in Brussels dialect. The Chef Gauthier De Baere and his wife Melissa offers an original, generous and authentic cuisine in a warm and convivial atmosphere. You will be charmed by the Scandinavian style with rough brick walls, neat luminaires and fabric benches. On the menu: Shirred eggs with coulis of foie gras and truffle emulsion, Simmental beef and its homemade Béarnaise sauce or « fillet de biche » with Grand Veneur sauce.
15, Rue de Rollebeek 1000 Bruxelles. Tel. +32 2 880 53 39

LOLA - French Cuisine

Since its opening in December 1994, this chic and contemporary brewery is among the great classics of Grand Sablon. In a timeless decor, between ceruse wood, stone and glass, Lola will seduce you by its generous and festive food. A must you never want to forget.
Place du Grand Sablon 33 1000 Bruxelles. Tel. +32 2 514 24 60

Les Brigittines - Belgian Cuisine

Dirk Myny, master chef from Brussels, will invite you to share a traditional cuisine that he reinvents day after day. A menu with Brussels accents such as veal cheeks boiled in Kriek Cantillon or « Bloempach » (Black pudding from Brussels). In a elegant and friendly setting of Art Nouveau style, the chef sets up its own wines card.
Place de la Chapelle 5 1000 Bruxelles.
Tel. +32 2 512 68 91​​​​​​​

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