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A couple of hours at the Belgian Comic Strip Center, or the Centre Belge de la Bande Dessinee, are a treat for kids and the young-at-heart. After all, Brussels is home to the legendary explorer, Tintin, who is just one of the many characters represented here. The museum's collection is made up of 7,000 original plates and drawings, including 100 smurf drawings currently on display in the Peyo Exhibition. You can also find sculptures of characters including Porco Rosso, Gaston and Lucky Luke spread throughout the museum. If you didn't see what you were looking for on display, check in the extensive library.
Recent visitors enjoyed their experience at the Belgian Comic Strip Center and especially liked learning about how comics are created, while others reported feeling nostalgic getting to see and learn so much about comics they grew up with. Travelers were also impressed with the beauty of the building and suggested those not interested in comics should still stop by just to see the architecture. Though keep in mind, the building is constructed out of a lot of glass — some visitors cautioned it can get really hot on summer days and recommended wearing light clothing and bringing water.
The Belgian Comic Strip Center is located less than a mile north of the Grand-Place and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission costs about €10 EUR for adults and €3.50 EUR for children. Go to the official website for further details.
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