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The pavilion in Wolvendael Park | © Michel Wal/WikiCommons
The pavilion in Wolvendael Park | © Michel Wal/WikiCommons
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The Top 10 Things To Do And See In Uccle, Brussels

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Uccle is one of the largest and most affluent areas of Brussels. It is characterized by its abundance of green spaces and old buildings, from historic churches to one of Brussels’ oldest pubs. Although a little off the beaten track for most tourists (and indeed, many locals), there are plenty of hidden gems to discover here.
Museum Van Buuren | © Alberto Fernandez/WikiCommons
Museum Van Buuren | © Alberto Fernandez/WikiCommons
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Visit the David and Alice Van Buuren Museum

Situated in a magnificent art deco villa built in the Amsterdam style, the Van Buuren Museum houses a wonderful collection of art. It is also worth visiting just to wander around the intricate labyrinths in the gardens, which form a green oasis in the heart of Brussels.

Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 2-5.30pm

Address: 41 Avenue Léo Errera, 1180 Uccle, Brussels, Belgium +32 2 343 48 51

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Le Vieux Cornet

One of the oldest buildings in Uccle, the tower dates back to the 15th century. Thyl Ulenspiegel, popular hero and trickster created by author Charles de Coster in 1867, passed by here on one of his adventures, making this an unmissable destination for those passionate about literature and folklore.

Address: 2 Crabbegatweg, 1180 Uccle, Brussels, Belgium

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Russian Orthodox Church of St. Job

Built in the Novgorod style by Russian immigrants to commemorate the memory of Tsar Nicolas II and the victims of the Russian Revolution, this building is a splendid example of Russian Orthodox architecture.

Address: 19 Avenue de Fré, 1180 Uccle, Brussels, Belgium

A grave hidden by nature | © Eddy Van 3000/Flickr

A grave hidden by nature | © Eddy Van 3000/Flickr

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Visit Hergé’s grave at the Dieweg Cemetery

Why not visit the last resting place of the creator of Tintin and pay your respects? The Dieweg Cemetery also has a wonderfully haunting atmosphere, with graves dating back from the 19th century creating a melancholy and romantic ambiance.

Address: 95 Dieweg, 1180 Uccle, Brussels, Belgium

The pavilion in Wolvendael Park | © Michel Wal/WikiCommons

The pavilion in Wolvendael Park | © Michel Wal/WikiCommons

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Have a picnic at the Parc du Wolvendael

The beautiful Wolvendael Park is perfect for a stroll or even a picnic. Hidden away amongst its diverse landscapes is a renovated castle, a pavilion in Louis XV style and several other monuments and sculptures.

Address: Dieweg, 1180 Uccle, Brussels, Belgium

A chapel dating back from the 15th century | © G. Debognies/WikiCommons

A chapel dating back from the 15th century | © G. Debognies/WikiCommons

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Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-ter-Nood Chapel in Stalle

Dating back from the 15th century, this chapel is built in the Gothic style. Along with Le Vieux Cornet, it is one of the oldest buildings in Uccle.

Address: 58 Rue de Stalle, 1180 Uccle, Brussels, Belgium

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Walk down the Chemin du Crabbegat

The Chemin du Crabbegat is one of the last remaining walkways in Brussels that was dug into the landscape to form a sort of submerged path through the park. Picturesque and surrounded by greenery, it is a perfect companion to stroll around the Wolvendael Park.

Address: Chemin du Crabbegat, 1180 Uccle, Brussels, Belgium

The Nekkersgatmolen | © Tijl Vereenooghe/Flickr

The Nekkersgatmolen | © Tijl Vereenooghe/Flickr

Nekkersgatmolen & Crockaertmolen

These historical mills have been in Uccle for centuries, and are the last remaining mills still in existence in the area. The Nekkersgatmolen was the workshop of master smith Jean Seydel for over 40 years.

Nekkersgatmolen address: 66 Rue Keyenbempt, 1180 Uccle, Brussels, Belgium

Crockaertmolen address: 9-11 Rue de Linkebeek, 1180 Uccle, Brussels, Belgium

The man behind the chocolates | Courtesy of Jérôme Grimonpon Chocolatier
The man behind the chocolates | Courtesy of Jérôme Grimonpon Chocolatier
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Taste some of Jérôme Grimonpon’s chocolates

Some say Jérôme Grimonpon is the best chocolatier in Brussels. Whether they are right or not is for you to decide, but stopping here for some chocolates is definitely a great idea.

Opening Hours: Wed-Sat 10am-1pm/2-6.30pm

Address: 469 Chaussée d’Alsemberg, 1180 Uccle, Brussels, Belgium +32 2 343 93 44

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Have a drink at Au Vieux Spijtigen Duivel, one of Brussel’s oldest pubs

Au Vieux Spijtigen Duivel is an Uccle institution. Steeped in history, this is one of Brussel’s oldest pubs and it is said that even Charles Quint stopped here for a pint. The atmosphere is still just as convivial as 500 years ago, and perfect for any thirsty travellers stopping in the area.

Restaurant Opening Hours: Mon-Thu 11am-3pm/6pm-Midnight, Fri-Sat 11am-1am & Sun 11am-Midnight

Bar Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 11am-1am

Address: 621 Chaussée d’Alsemberg, 1180 Uccle, Brussels, Belgium +32 2 344 34 55