City Guide Brussels, Belgium

Visiting Brussels

The crossroads of Europe and home to the headquarters of the EU, Brussels is a busy, cosmopolitan city with much to offer the visitor.

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Brussels Podcasts

Brussels - At the Comic Strip Center

In this podcast recorded in the Belgian capital Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty speaks to Willem Degraeves from the city's Comic Strip Center, one of Europe's most unique and fascinating museums. During the interview Willem tells Colm why Brussels is so synonymous with comic strip art, what are his favourite characters and more.

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Brussels Videos

Brussels - a video postcard

Take a look around Brussels in our video postcard. See its main sights such as the Grand Place, Mannekin Pis and more.

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Brussels Pocket Guide

Brussels Pocket Guide

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Brussels City Reviews

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    I'd definitely recommend go visit the city. It could be a little bit expensive for students who are looking for partying and eating outside, but its also a really good place to know.

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    I loved Brussels! Other people told me it can be kind of boring but there's actually lots to see and I enjoyed the architecture. Definitely try the Belgium waffles and local beers! Brussels is tiny so you won't need more than 2 nights and 2 days. If you spend more time then that then it is possible you might become "bored." One of those days I took a day trip Bruges, town about an hour away from Brussels by train. It was definitely a highlight! It was so gorgeous. Highly recommend.

    Insider Tip:The train tickets for Bruge are advertised as about 28 or 30 euros roundtrip. However, if you're not spending the night there you can go and come back the same day on a shopping ticket. Those tickets are only 11 euros roundtrip. Trains leave about about every 15 to 30 minutes until 10 or 11pm at night. I took a train at noon, arrived around 1pm and returned at 8pm. That was plenty of time for me.

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    Discover Europe

    I enjoy alot in belgium specially Grand Palace, museum, shopping malls etc and people are very kind and cooperative.

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    Great Christmas Markets

    I visited Brussels for the Christmas markets and was not disappointed. there was plenty of food and activities to explore. However, I couldn't find much else to do, although I hd planned on visiting Amsterdam halfway through my trip so I didn't find this to be a problem.

    Insider Tip:Go to Amsterdam via Megabus it's only a 3 hour bus ride and it'll only cost you roundtrip 20 euros.

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    Buena ciudad.

    Excelente ciudad llena de cosas para ver y hacer, en época navideñas es obligado ver la iluminación de la plaza y los edificios.

    Insider Tip:cerveza belga, chocolates belgas

Belgium: Itinerary

Over 1,000 years old, Brussels is one of Europe's classic capitals. Its main square is often regarded as one of the world's most beautiful, while there are also some more majestic ones too. This city is also the EU capital full of official government offices to walk around just outside of the city.

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