Brussels Travel Guide


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    Brussels, the lovely capital of Belgium, is a smaller city compared to its grander sisters like Paris and London. However, Brussels is just as romantic as any place in Europe. Visitors looking for a weekend getaway will find Brussels as an ideal destination because the city is small enough to be ex...

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Hotels in Brussels (129 Hotels) See All Brussels Hotels

  • Novotel Brussels Centre Tour Noire

    Novotel Brussels Centre Tour Noire is among the ideal, premium places to stay in Brussels. Perfectly situated around Las unas nails farm, Place Ste. Catherine and Ets P. ...

  • The Dominican

    The Dominican is among the best, finest places to stay in Brussels. Nicely situated near Le Monnaie du Munt, Laeken and Corne Port-Royal, The Dominican is sincerely a fou...

  • Rocco Forte Hotel Amigo

    Rocco Forte Hotel Amigo is among the top, finest places to lodge in Brussels. Nicely found near Museum of Costume and Lace, Everard 't Serclaes and Mike Eyns Private Tour...

  • The Hotel

    The Hotel is among the ideal, finest places to lodge in Brussels. Perfectly located around Boulevard de Waterloo, Beaute & Vie - Nadine Salembier and The Spa Brussels, Th...

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  • Town Hall

    Town Hall

    Parvis St Pierre 14

    The Town Hall (Dutch:) of the City of Brussels is a Gothic building from the Middle Ages. It is loca...

    Attractions, Historical Sites, Landmarks and Points Of Interest
  • Grand Place

    Grand Place

    In the City Center

    The Grand Place (French, ; also used in English) or Grote Markt (Dutch,) is the central square of Br...

    Attractions, Landmarks and Points Of Interest, Historical Sites
  • Mim Musical Instruments Museum

    Mim Musical Instrume...

    Rue Montagne de la C...

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  • Royal Museum Of The Armed Forces And Military History

    Royal Museum Of The ...

    Parc du Cinquantenai...

    The Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History ( often abbreviated to KLM-MRA) is a milit...

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About Brussels

Brussels, the lovely capital of Belgium, is a smaller city compared to its grander sisters like Paris and London. However, Brussels is just as romantic as any place in Europe. Visitors looking for a weekend getaway will find Brussels as an ideal destination because the city is small enough to be explored in two to three days. This little European Village, as well as the world-famous Belgian chocolates, will definitely lure any visitors to come back for more.

Sightseeing

What is nice about Brussels is that you do not have to spend much if you want to see the city’s attractions. Most of the historical sites and landmarks are found in close proximity, within the city center.

Any visitor should definitely start with exploring the “most beautiful European town square, the Grand Place. This 15th century town square boasts of three different architectures – Gothic, Baroque and Louis XIV. The architecture is so magnificent, UNESCO found it deserving to be included in the list of World Heritage sites.

Majority of Brussels’ main streets surround the Grand Place and are interconnected by alleys. For instance, Rue du Lombard, Rue du Midi and Rue Marche aux Herbes interconnects with alleys like the Rue des Chapeliers and the Rue au Buerre. These alleys, in turn, lead to the Hotel de Ville (Town Hall).

Manneken Pis or the Peeing Boy is a simple bronze statue that manages to attract a thousand tourists every year. The Palais de Justice (Palace of Justice) is also a sight to look at especially at night. The building still maintained its original façade as well as its original purpose.

Kid-Friendly Attractions

During the 1958 World Expo, a structure known as the Atomium was built. It resembles an iron crystal magnified 165 times. The structure has nine spheres containing science and art exhibits as well as a restaurant. One can visit the site in Heysel.

In close proximity to the Atomium is the Mini-Europe theme park. The park has about 350 mini replicas of various iconic landmarks and structures in Europe. This place is perfect for kids because they get to see different attractions all over Europe in less than a day.

Apart from these attractions, there is also the Ocleade Water Park. It has more than 11 slides, numerous pools, saunas and a solarium. The environment is also made to mimic sub-tropical temperatures. Other kid-friendly destinations in the area include Kinepolis Brussels cinema and The Village.

Belgian Food

Belgium has always been famous for their chocolates. There are close to 300 chocolate companies found in Belgium. Its chocolates attracted many visitors each year, there are Belgian chocolate tours organized in Brussels. Aside from chocolates, Belgian truffles are also popular so visitors should try it too.

Another popular Belgian food is the Speculoos cookie. It was originally made to celebrate St. Nicholas Day on December 6 but the cookies became so popular, shops and restaurants now serve it together with coffee. Speculoos became so famous worldwide, that some food manufacturing companies started distributing Speculoos cookie butter as spread.

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