The Belgian Comic Strip Center (French: Centre belge de la Bande dessinée; Dutch: Belgisch Stripcentrum) is a museum in Brussels, Belgium, dedicated to Belgian comics. It is located at 20, rue des Sables/Zandstraat, in an Art Nouveau building designed by Victor Horta, and can be accessed from Brussels-Congress railway station and Brussels Central Station.
The building was designed in 1905 by the world-famous architect Victor Horta, in Art Nouveau style, and served as a textile department store, the Magasins Waucquez. After Waucquez's death in 1920, the building began to languish away, and in 1970, the firm closed its doors. Jean Delhaye, a former aid of Horta, saved the building from demolition, and by 16 October 1975, it was designated as a protected monument. Still, the building was in bad shape and victim to a lot of vandalism.
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|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
Daniel Callahan | Jan 1, 2018
A very positive experience. From the beautiful building to the detailed history of comic strips in general to the specific look at the Belgian-flemish contribution, it was a learning experience. Lovely to be to view so many different pieces of contemporary Belgian comic art as well. Solidly recommended.
Ioanna Ioanna | Jan 23, 2018
There is a free tour which is nice and the museum is really pretty and well organized. I'd say it's more for the fans of Belgian comics, since they emphasize on that. It's too theoretical, mostly about the history behind comics and less about showing you more. Not for everyone. Kids wouldn't enjoy it.
Vanyahani K | Jan 25, 2018
If you are interested about comic history in Europe I really recommend this place, there's lot's of cool stuff about Asterix and Obelix, Piko and Fantasio, Smurffs and Tintin etc. There's also comic shop but books are mostly in french but you can find other cool stuff like mugs and statues in there.
Elisa Cc | Aug 29, 2017
The museum is hosted in a beautiful Art Nouveau building. The permanent exhibition shows a history of Comics, mainly focused on Europe, and gives elementary information on how comics are built. The museum is enjoyable by a vast public. Everything is explained in English, but it is useful to know some French in order to enjoy the comic strips shown in the panels. The museum includes a library with comic books in different languages which is freely accessible by the visitors.
Bakahiro | Jan 30, 2018
Childhood done right. Tintin section was so amazing :D and the time machine was awesome
bryan richardson | Mar 29, 2018
I AM A BIG FAN OF TINTIN AND WENT TO BUY TICKETS FOR THIS MUSEUM AND THE BLACK WOMEN AT THE RECEPTION TOLD US NOT TO TAKE PICTURES. (SIDE NOTE NOWHERE IN THE MUSEUM DOES IT STATE DO NOT TAKE PICTURES, HER EXACT RESPONSE WAS YOU SHOULD ASK ME WHILE SHE WAS SERVING CUSTOMERS) AS IF SHE OWNS THE PLACE. DUMB WOMEN. BECAUSE OF HER OUR GROUP OF 20 PEOPLE WE CAME WITH WE TOLD EVERYONE ABOUT IT AND NON WENT TO SEE THE MUSEUM. MANAGEMENT NEEDS TO BLOODY GET DECENT STAFF WHO TREATS VISITORS PROPERLY. LOVE TINTIN HATE THE WOMEN WHO WAS SERVING BEHIND THE DESK ON 28TH OF MARCH 2018 AT 4PM. PLEASE SOMEONE RE TRAIN HER!
Ava Tg | Mar 10, 2018
Designed as a fabric shop by Vector Horta, now hosts museum. Ground floor is free to visit but you should buy a ticket for the main exhibition which changes overtime. The style is art neauvea, with mosaic floor, iron columns and glass ceiling. there is a restaurant, toilet and a little shop on the ground d floor
Josette Aguilar Triminio | Apr 26, 2018
For an entrance of 10 Euro you would imagine going into a world of fantasy. it lacks decoration, it is not really fun... and not worth paying the entrance. The building is very nice and you might just want to come to the entrance to get your picture taken with a Smurf
Oliver Peckham | Apr 12, 2018
As someone who grew up on Tintin, the Brussels Comic Book Museum was an essential stop. The building is beautifully constructed, the exhibits are thorough and well-designed, the shop has enticing items for collectors, and the library is extremely thorough.
Philippe Jeanty | Apr 16, 2018
Interesting but small museum with just a few of the interesting cartoon and a lot of totally unknown at least to me.
i dont now what i need to place here | Jun 5, 2018
Very, VERY cool place. Im a huge tin-tin fan so it was the place for me. They also have a very nice cafe!
IAmNaughtyPeanut | May 17, 2018
From the point you enter the museum till the point you go out, it feels like you have entered your own fantasy land and all you can see all around you is well organised and well preserved comics! The only problem is that there are very few well known comics and lots of small ones that I didn’t recognise. I would still recommend it 👍
Fabian Gonzales | May 24, 2018
I didn't find this very informative or interesting. Unless you are super into comic books, you can safely skip this. Also, despite the big Tintin rocket and other Tintin models and sculptures, there is nothing in here about Tintin and his creator. The top floor was dedicated to some Chinese propaganda about the greatness of China and chinese "cartoons" when I visited.
Dudley Nelson | Jun 1, 2018
This was a bit of a disappointment. In the foyer they have things related to Tintin, Smurfs, Asterix, Boule et Bill, lucky luke and other favorite belgo-gallic comics. But once you paid your fee, there was very little of the big names and it was all more obscure comics. I enjoyed it, but the friend I took with me who is less into his comics got bored pretty quickly.
Ashwin Ramesh | Jun 30, 2018
Good collection and narrative on comics. It has a good focus on Tintin and Smurfs. Would have given 5 stars if it had more on Tintin. Overall, a great pace for kids and adults who would like to know more about comics.
Ali Fernane | Jul 29, 2018
Interesting place with a lot of background knowledge on comics and their genesis. Beautiful old building with lots of space. Also the interesting changing exhibitions Make a visit always worthwhile.
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