How To Explore Luxembourg Like One Of The Locals

Luxembourg in Western Europe may be surrounded by more popular tourist destinations, like Belgium, France, and Germany, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth a visit. In fact, it’s one of the best places to make like a local and experience everything this gorgeous country has to offer.

Head to the market

Want to really feel like a local in Luxembourg? Then you’re going to want to make your way to Place Guillaume II (also known as Knuedler) on a Wednesday or Saturday morning. This huge square turns into a market unlike any other, packed full of traders selling everything from flowers to local culinary delights.

Dining like a local

The people of Luxembourg love spending afternoons in the many bistros, cafes, and restaurants dotted around the capital. You’ll find a real melting pot of culinary influences here, including Swiss, French, and German. So, if you want to get a feel for the country, head to a spot that locals love. We’d recommend Bouneweger Stuff for brunch, or the bistro Beim Renert for lunch and dinner.

Nighttime museum visits

There’s something truly fascinating about visiting a museum at night and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MUDAM) in Luxembourg is a great spot for this. Every Wednesday evening they open their doors for their ‘Till Ten’ program which includes music, shows, dance performances, and free tours of the art exhibitions.

Hidden green spots

While the capital of Luxembourg is a bustling city, there are some secret green spaces that the locals love. Make your way along the Alzette river, past the famous mermaid statue and behind Neumünster Abbey. There you’ll find a hidden away green spot that the locals love to spend time in. Grab a book and soak up the sunset!

Luxembourg is a stunning country to visit, that’s packed full of secrets and surprises. Pretend you’re a local and enjoy it just like they would with these tips.