The Choco-Story (Chocolate Museum) will take you in the universe of the cacao and the chocolate. It will explain you its history from its consumption by Mayan 5000 years ago, until today. The Belgian chocolate is famous because of its composition made of 100% cacao butter and because of the quality of the different ingredients.
Brussels has also its role in the history of the fame of the Belgian chocolate. Indeed, in 1912, Jean Neuhaus created the “praline”, a filled chocolate sweet, in Brussels. And several years later, his wife invented the “Ballotin”, which is the box where the praline can be delicately wrapped. Nowadays, the Neuhaus chocolate is a Warrant Holder of the Court of Belgium and they are very known in Belgium, but also internationally with shops across the world (more information on: www.neuhauschocolates.com).
Nowadays, Brussels remains a world place of chocolate with more than forty chocolate-makers present in the city of Brussels.
The museum also offers demonstration and gives explanations about the fabrication of nothing less than the famous Belgian praline.
To finish the visit of the museum, the visitors will be offered a creation of the master chocolate-maker of the Choco-Story Brussels Museum.
How to get to the Choco-Story (Chocolate Museum)?
Address: Rue de l’étuve (French) / Stoofstraat (Dutch) 41 in Brussels.
The museum is located in the center of Brussels at around 200 m (0.1 mi) from the Grand Place.
How to get to the museum with the public transport:
- By train: Central Station at 500 m (0.3 mi)
- By metro: Central Station at 500 m (0.3 mi)
- By bus: Central Station at 500 m (0.3 mi) and Grand-Place at 150 m (0.1 mi)
- By tram: Bourse at 500 m (0.3 mi)
More information on www.stib-mivb.be.
By car, the museum is located in the low emission zone (LEZ) and the museum has no parking. However, two public parking (Grand Place and Albertine) are located next to the museum.
Choco-Story, The Chocolate Museum, is open every day from 10:00 to 18:00 (last ticket at 17:00).
The museum is closed on the 25th December and the 1st January.
|Students between 12 and 26 years||€ 9.50|
|Children between 3 and 11 years||€ 6.50|
|Children < 3 years accompanied by an adult||free|
|15 minutes movie||+ € 5 on the entry price|
Groups (≥ 15 persons)
|Adults, students and seniors||€ 8|
|0 – 26 years||€ 6.50|
|Museum + demonstration (1h30)||€ 90|
|Museum + discovery of the city around the theme of the chocolate (3h)||€ 170|
Only with booking and maximum 20 persons per guide.
|Tablet workshop (2h30)||€ 32 / person|
|Praline workshop (3h30)||€ 50 / person|
|Private demonstration (45 min – only for groups)||€ 9 / person|
(entrance to the museum not included)
|Beer and chocolate workshop (3h)||on demand|
(entrance to the museum included)
Only on booking.
The Museum can also be open after the opening hours for special and private events. More information on choco-story-brussels.be