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Avenue Van Volxem 354, Brussels 1190, Belgium
+32 2 340 00 50
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WIELS, the Contemporary Art Centre in Brussels, is an experimental and innovative art institution focusing on several major international exhibitions each year. Located in an old renovated brewery, explore the three floors of exhibits. Stop at the on-site cafe/restaurant for a coffee or brunch.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible11%
23 Nov 2017
“The most idiotic 'exhibition' I've ever seen.”
24 Apr 2016
“Superb venue for creative events”
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Avenue Van Volxem 354, Brussels 1190, Belgium
+32 2 340 00 50
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

If I built a simple fence and painted it white, would you pay to see it? How about a pallet of dusty aluminum duct compinents? Well here they charge you money for it. I suppose there is some convoluted story about how this junk represents...More

Thank sandy c
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Superb venue of artistic events for young creative people. The excibition was a bitt poor hovewer I was inspired from the freeky people and artistic atmosphere. I was lucky to hear psyhodelic rock concert. You can get beer, wine, tiramisu, lasagne etc. So you won't...More

Thank Zivtele
Reviewed 14 July 2015

The venue has great potential as a place for contemporary art. During my visit only two halls had an exhibition in them which is not enough since the place is really far from anything and is hard to reach by public transportation.

Thank uri_fi
Reviewed 29 June 2015

After recently visiting two Contemporary Art museums outside Belgium, I decided to take the risk and visit Wiels. They charge eight euros to see two reduce floor spaces almost empty with Art produced by "13 raising Belgian artists." If these are the emerging starts then...More

Thank Beto79
Reviewed 21 November 2014

We wanted to attend the event organized for kids but staff did not provide important information on time and kept on promising that everything will be fine. We wasted more than 40 min waiting for something which did not take place at the end. The...More

Thank sol772014
Reviewed 26 October 2014

we went to this museum of contemporary art for an expo from Mark Leckey. We never heard of this site before , and where very surprised to see that it used to be a brewery : the great bronze kettles in the entrance hall remind...More

1  Thank Mike D
Reviewed 2 September 2014

The Wiels building used to be a brewery and is now successfully transformed in a modern art center. The main hall has the old brewing-coppers and the walls still show the old black and green tiles. Very nicely done. The upperfloors are sober with plain...More

Thank Globetrotter045
Reviewed 9 August 2014

I confirm the previous comments about average quality of the exhibitions. We went there during the "Summer of Photography" and there was 2 exhibitions that saved our visit. But you can also go there also to see this old industrial brewery: the entrance hall is...More

1  Thank Steph_FR-BE
Reviewed 5 May 2014

If you will like Wiels will depend on if you like the exhibits, and that is very personal. The restored brewery has great spaces for modern art exhibits. I personally liked a lot "Letter to a refusing pilot" by Akram Zaatari, a movie telling how...More

Thank JeanDeFer
Reviewed 2 April 2014

A former brewery that is now used for contemporary art with a decent cafe - busy at lunchtime -and a very interesting bookshop with magazines and books you do not normally see at larger galleries. Gallery opens 11.00 - 18.00 Wednesday to Sunday inclusive and...More

1  Thank John F
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