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

  • 80%


    Small city but beautiful

    Actually, it's not a big city to stay long, but the atmosphere and great food(waffles and fries!) with cheap price offer you a comfortable and relaxed feelings.

    Insider Tip:1 or 2 days would be enough to look around tourist attractions in Brussels. And I recommend you to walk around not take a vehicle, because it's small city.

  • 60%


    Regular city

    It is a regular city, the same as the others Europeans cities. They have good chocolate and beers. And the Manneken Pis is small, so do not be disappointed.

  • 100%


    A Place You Will Not Want To Leave

    Brussels is great for travellers. So much to see and do. So much history all around you, past and present. The culture of food is excellent and the choice of bars and drinks is unparalleled.

    Insider Tip:Go to Delerium Cafe. Everyone tells you to and there is a reason why - it's awesome. Try Kwak in the Kwak Glass.

  • 80%


    Grand Place (literally)

    Brussels is a beautiful city, with a great deal of things to see. We spent 2 days there, but I think one more would have been ideal to enter the museums and attractions. It is a fair sized city but is totally possible to go on walking to most places, although the metro system is very good and easy to use.

    Insider Tip:Museum Magritte is very nice and you can buy a combo to other two museums near it for a cheap price. Try to do the Comic Strips' walk, there are several murals around the city depicting famous characters like Tintin and Asterix. If you will be there for only two days, it is best to buy only a 24h ticket to the metro, because it actually entitles you to the day you buy and the next one.

  • 50%


    bad weather bad feeling

    Grand place is very nice. but that's it. the weather was awful so it was very bad to walk around in Belguim not for Brussel.

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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