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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%

    Anonymous

    In love for Brussels

    Its a small city but I felt in love! Everything is really beautiful and the people are really nice. The chocolate is awesome, the food is great and the beer is really good as well. I really want to go back to this place!!

    Insider Tip:I don´t recommend visiting the Atomium. Its far from downtown and its not good inside. Just go if you want the traditional picture with it. Otherwise you will be disappointed.

  • 90%

    keithg4707

    Must visit major city

    Get ready for lots of great food, sights, and culture all shoved in one tiny but big major city. The beatiful buildings and scenery are just irresistible throughout the city and the people are beyond friendly. Felt fairly safe throughout my time there and didn't experience anything you wouldn't expect for a major city. I speak some french but nearly everyone had an understanding level of english which made getting around even easier. Highly recommended for history and food buffs.

    Insider Tip:Chocolate, waffles, moules-frites, and croquettes are all required if you visit. I recommend paying for a hop on hop off tour, a bit expensive for tickets but if you take full advantage of the unlimited usage for tickets in the 24 hour period then you can see a lot of the city and get easy quick transportation.

  • 60%

    Anonymous

    Brussels better for a couple getway

    I would go to Brussels again. But with my girlfriend. Although Delirium bar is nice and close and great for beers

    Insider Tip:Delirium Café/Bar

  • 80%

    madelinerae

    Lots of fun in Brussels

    I really enjoyed Brussels! Food was great and very inexpensive - fries, chocolate, mussels and waffles, who's going to complain? The city was clean and I liked that the streets were blocked off so you don't have to worry about cars in the city centre. And of course - so many types of beers. I think this goes without saying, but you have to check out Delirium. We spent two nights there, both tons of fun! Brussels is also a great city to do a walking tour in - I suggest Viva la Brussels.

    Insider Tip:Make sure you really look around when looking for these types of foods, as you can get them at a very affordable (ie. 10 euro for mussels, fries and a drink OR 1 euro waffles). Leonidas chocolate is amazing and significantly cheaper than the other brands. I brought a bunch back for family and friends and they loved it!

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Chocolate heaven

    Many people shun Brussels and would probably use it as a stopover but I like it. the tourist attractions are clump together so it's convenient.

    Insider Tip:Have some Belgian chocolate. They use nutella to make hot chocolate.

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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