Belgian Comic Strip Center

Belgian Comic Strip Center

The Belgian Comic Strip Center (French: Centre belge de la bande dessinée / Dutch: Belgisch Stripcentrum), also called the Comic Museum, is dedicated to comics. Open since 1989, it has become a large museum with an international vocation. The Belgian Comic Strip Center houses a permanent exhibition dedicated to the history of comic strips. Several temporary exhibitions also focus more specifically on some authors like Hergé, Franquin, Peyo, … Belgium is indeed very famous for its Comic Strip, with famous Comic Strips like Tintin, Blake and Mortimer, Lucky Luke, The Smurfs, … And so it is not surprisingly, that the Center has also the biggest library in the world dedicated to Comic Strip.

It is also interesting to note that the museum is located at Rue des Sables (French) / Zandstraat (Dutch) 20 in Brussels, in an Art Nouveau building design by the famous Victor Horta in 1906.

How to get to the Belgian Comic Strip Center?

Address: Rue des Sables (French) / Zandstraat (Dutch) 20

The Museum is located in the center of Brussels and it is easy to access. The Museum is at about 700 m (0.4 mi) from the Central Station. More information can be found on the website of the public transport company of Brussels:

By car, it is recommended to park in the City-Parking located at Boulevard Pacheco (at around 150 m / 0.1 mi).

Opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday10:00 – 18:00
(last tickets at 17:00)
During Belgian school holidays, open from Monday to Sunday10:00 – 18:00
(last tickets at 17:00)

Closed on the 25th December and on the 1st January.

The museum closes at 15:00 on 24th December (last tickets at 14:00).


Adults€ 12
Senior (65+) / 12-25 years / Belgian teachers€ 9
Children 6-11 years€ 5
Family pack (2 adults + 2 children)€ 32

The entry gives access to the museum, permanent and temporary exhibitions.

It is recommended to buy the tickets online before the visit:

Groups (> 15 people)

Adults€ 9
Senior (65+)€ 8
School groups (12-25 years)€ 6
Groups of children (6-11 years)€ 4

There is 1 free entrance for a group leader per 15 persons.

Booking is mandatory: