Continuing our journey of Brussels Holy trinity, from the best fries to the spot where you can try out the biggest variety of traditional beers, we are stopping now at my favorite part. Whether you have a sweet tooth or not, I am sure you can appreciate the sweetest, best-known condiment in the world - chocolate. Belgium, the motherland of chocolate, will most certainly gratify your senses and bring your criteria bar to the very top, because once you try this, you will never want to go back. Interested? Then keep scrolling!
Just like for anything else that is part of the Brussels holy trinity, great chocolate can be found almost at every corner. Depending on your budget, you can always taste the high end chocolate at the most famous stores of Leonidas and Godiva. But, what if I tell you that there is a place, so easily accessible, where you can have the unique opportunity to learn all about the history of chocolate, along with the most delicious tasting, and all that by going to a museum? Indeed, all that is very true and possible at the Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate in Brussels.
Interestingly, the Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate in Brussels is a project, founded by two families The Van Lierde - Draps, who shared the passion about the world of cocoa and chocolate and decided to open a museum in 1998. Ten years after the opening, more than 80 000 different people, both tourists and locals have visited the famous museum, which testifies to its uniqueness and high quality.
The effort of the two families resulted in a promotion of high quality Belgian chocolate by opening their excellent educational, gourmet and fun institution to the public. As you walk through the different exhibition rooms, you can learn the history of this precious commodity, from its origins to its transformation into a finished product. Want to hear more? The samples of chocolate can be tasted during the visit while you watch a demonstration given by the master chocolate-maker. Afterwards, you are free to wander around the museum. I bet a museum visit was never so fun after all
Cover photo credits @Natasha Nukova