The Belgian Center For Comic Strip Art is the official title but it’s really a comic book character fantasyland for the young and the young at heart. Housed in the stunning Art Nouveau Waucquez Warehouses designed by famous Belgian architect Victor Horta, the museum first opened in 1989.
It’s now one of Brussels’ most visited sites and traces the history of the art form as well as paying homage to some of Belgium’s most famous authors and characters, like that adorable and intrepid young reporter Tintin. They really want you to get involved here and as well as the exhibits, permanent and temporary, they provide all the documentation in English, French and Dutch and all the guidebooks (which are included in the price) are available in at least five languages.
If you’re already acquainted with Tintin, Spirou, Boule et Bill and the rest, there’s still a good chance you’ll learn something new. If not, dive in – there’s a lot to see. There are nearly 700 comic strip authors from Belgium. That’s nearly as many beers as there are here. Zoinks!
Tram line 94: Congres
Metro Stop: Gare Centrale