Steven Spielberg’s new film Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn hits the cinemas this week and brings the young reporter to the big screen. Created by Belgian artist Georges Rémi, using the name Hergé, Tintin has been a hugely popular character around the world since he first appeared in 1929, the Tintin stories have been published in more than 80 languages and over 350 million copies of the books have been sold to date.
Whether a fan of the adventure stories, a collector of memorabilia or discovering Tintin, Snowy and Captain Haddock for the first time a short break in Belgium is a fantastic way to discover more about this fiery young adventurer. Travelling into Brussels on a Eurostar break you will arrive into Tintin’s home town at the Brussels Midi station where you will be welcomed by a giant mural of Tintin just outside the station. Brussels is brimming with Tintin artefacts and reference points, enjoy a walk through the city and discover some of the sights and landscapes so familiar to Tintin as well as the rich variety of Tintin murals dotted throughout the city.
With a great range of Brussels hotels to choose from you are never far from Tintin. From the renowned Tintin shop to the celebrated Hergé Museum on the outskirts of Brussels there is plenty for the Tintin fan to explore.
Have you been to Brussels? What is your favourite Tintin memory?