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  Comics Museum in Brussels
by DueSer

Located in a 1906 Victor Horta art nouveau building, the Belgian Comic Museum (or CBBD in French, for short) is a fun trip for kids and adults. Giant smurfs welcome the kids into this beautiful building while the adults are all looking up at the stained glass ceiling. The architecture in this place is stunning but learning the history of comics is fun as well. The Belgians take their comics business very seriously and the history of it is long.

A lot of the strips they so proudly display aren't known at all in the U.S. but everyone knows the smurfs, which warrant a small section of their own, as does Tintin. Tintin's adventures aren't quite as well known in the U.S. but if you've ever tried to learn French, Tintin may have helped you, like he helped me.

There's also a nice section of the museum devoted to the up and coming comic authors. Some are fantastic. It's a real treat to get a glimpse into the future after seeing so much about the past comics.

There are written guides in just about every language and a good gift shop.

Address: Rue des Sables 20, 1000, Brussels, Belgium
Directions: Not too far from the Grote Markt, near the Botanique Kruidtuin metro stop. It is between rue du Marais and rue du Meiboom.
Website: http://www.comicscenter.net/en/home

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 27, 2009
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