Brussels’ bars, restaurants and museums are undeniably brilliant – but how about something a bit different on your next trip? Unusual, aerobic or adrenalin-fuelled – these experiences are guaranteed to get you seeing the city in a whole new light.

  • Deep Dinner

    Rue de Stalle 333, 1180 Bruxelles

    Take the plunge at the world’s first permanent underwater restaurant, five metres below the surface of the Nemo 33 diving pool.

    Beginners get a crash course in scuba before swimming down to the two-person pod for a decadent meal of champagne and lobster.

    €149 with introductory dive and meal (€99 for qualified divers)

  • Mystery Hunt

    Fancy playing the detective? This mystery game presents competing teams with a fiendish series of clues to resolve a crime, leading them through the city’s hidden secrets and famous monuments in pursuit of the culprit and a (tiny) prize.

  • The Tram Experience

    Public transport has never felt so luxurious: climb aboard this cleverly customised 1980s municipal tram for a nocturnal tour of the city plus a gourmet meal dreamt up by some of Belgium’s best chefs, including wine and aperitifs.

  • Brew your own

    Rather than simply drinking it, how about learning to brew your own beer?

    The master brewers at Brewspot offer an afternoon of tasting and hands-on brewing – you can even get the fruits of your labour sent on once it’s fermented, two months later.

    €79 for a 2.5 hour class

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