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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

    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%

    Anonymous

    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.

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Amazing City You've Never Had on Your List

    Brussels is definitely a city that people think of as a stop over before Amsterdam, but really this city deserves some credit. It has AMAZING beer and beautiful buildings. If you have a chance to go during December, the Christmas markets are a sight to see!

    Insider Tip:Take the Sandemans walking tour, they will show you the city and you'll learn things about the city you never would've visited otherwise.

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Tours.

    The sandman beer tasting tour was definitely one of the highlights of our stay in Brussels. PLEASE.. I beg you, to go to Delirium café. Beer, drunk, hangover. Need I say more?

  • 60%

    Anonymous

    Lovely city

    I simply love Brussels. I visited it twice in my first time in Europe. I miss it sometimes. Learn French and you will probably enjoy it even more.

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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