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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    Brussels from my point of view

    Charming little city though it was probably one of the more dirty cities that I visited. Interesting contrast in states of repair of buildings (quite common to have a really run down place right next to an 'attraction' eg. the grand palace)

    Insider Tip:Fairly small city. No need to spend more than 3 days here when on holiday unless you have specific locations in mind. Tram/Underground rail system a little confusing at first (uses basically the same lines/stations through the city centre) though given it only takes 40 minutes to walk from 1 end of the city centre to the other, it isn't really necessary. I only used the trams to go to the atomium (30 minute trip). Public toilets are NOT free (between 50 eurocents and 1 euro to use).

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    Belgium as I saw it

    I pretty much just went to Brussels to visit a friend and see the European Parliament, so didn't stay there for a whole long time, but one thing I definitely noticed: it is an expensive city. Pretty enough though, worth a visit, but don't disregard the rest of Belgium for it...

    Insider Tip:The very inner city centre is over-filled with tourists and it's expensive.. walk through it once, then go venture further outside. Walk around, discover what Brussels has to offer. The USE-IT (http://www.use-it.travel/home) maps ARE AWESOME. Make sure you pop by the shop and get a free one. Belgium waffles are a MUST.

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    Brussels City Review

    I really enjoy Beer. I really enjoy chocolate. I really enjoy Cheese. I really enjoy medieval towns. Therefore, I really had an awesome time in Brussels, Belgium. In retrospect I would have spent more time here and less time in Amsterdam, but then again I don't smoke or partake in prostitution.

    Insider Tip:If you walk to the Cantillon Brewery, make sure you know where you are going because it's annoying to get lost in that area. (Maybe a tad bit sketchy)

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    A weekend in Brussells

    Brussels was an amazing city, with friendly people, incredibly relaxed atmosphere and just a generally cool vibe. however if ancient churches and religious relics aren't your thing, it might not be the place for you.

    Insider Tip:Parking lot 58 has a panoramic view of the city- full 360 of the city.

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    Not the most attractive city. In the older central part, it is nice but on the outskirts, its comparable to Detroit

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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