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

  • 100%


    Brussels is AMAZING

    My experience here was amazing. I can honestly say I would move to live here. I loved the people, the food, the atmosphere, the weather, the beer, EVERYTHING. I am in love with this city and cannot wait to go back. There is so much to do and see. The culture is rich here, and there is so much history. Definitely one of my favorites in Europe, I recommend this over some other big known cities like London or Paris.

    Insider Tip:Try as many beers as you can. Go to the restaurant: Le Fin de Siècle. Walk around and do not worry about sigh-seeing for at least one day. Try belgian waffles at Gaufre, which serves them without all these toppings.

  • 30%


    Brussels was very boring in my opinion. Chocolate was delicious, but really there is not much to do here.

  • 80%


    Brussels as a solo female

    Although Brussels is not the most vibrant or exciting place, it was a nice relaxing place to spend a few days (I would recommend 3 maximum). The Atomium is a must, and I also enjoyed Mini Europe. Take a day trip through Viator to Brugge and Ghent, and if you have time then spend a night in Brugge. The metro is easy to figure out but walking is also a pretty easy way to get around. Good food and good bars for sure, although if you're into a stellar night scene, I wouldn't expect too much.

    Insider Tip:Don't plan your trip out too much if you're there for 2-3 days. It was nice to do things spontaneously, especially in the evenings. Do the Sandeman's walking tour and their beer your (great value, great way to meet new people!).

  • 80%


    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%


    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.

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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