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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

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    hwright

    Brussels

    Love, love, loved Brussels. Such a cool city. We went for a weekend which was definitely a good amount of time to see and enjoy everything. I'm a huge Audrey Hepburn fan and this was where she was born, so it was definitely on my list.

    Insider Tip:The Cheesecake factory was a great place to eat. Reasonable prices and delicious food. The Delerium Cafe was also a must-go.

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Beer!

    Very beautiful old town, the main square is really impressive, a lot of options to eat and drink good beers.

    Insider Tip:Go to the Delirium Cafe, we went there two nights and enjoyed a lot :)

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    Anonymous

    Lovely underrated city

    I really enjoyed Brussels! We took a 2.5 hour walking tour and the guide was obviously in love with the city, and it rubbed off on us. The city of chocolate, beer, and comic books could not be a bad thing. The architecture is beautiful, the food is good (waffles!), the people are nice and diverse.

  • 40%

    Anonymous

    Brussels just wasn't for me

    I didn't particularly like Brussels. I didn't feel safe walking around at night and the beggers on the street were very forward in asking you for money. The city center is easy to walk around and the fries and waffles were great and CHEAP! But the rest of the city was very expensive in my opinion. We made the trip out to see the atomium which was really cool. Besides the city center, the rest of the city is a bit spread out and hard to get to. The attractions were pretty, but just not worth it.

    Insider Tip:Check out all of the little shops around the city and in the little narrow streets. Some of them are really cool and those people working the shops were probably the nicest people I met in the city.

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    Anonymous

    Special Beers

    Brussels is the place to go to have special beers!! Lots of fun to be had while going out. Dress nicely though, otherwise they wouldn't let you in.

    Insider Tip:Go to delirium!!!

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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