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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

Download our free pocket guides for cities all over the world that are packed with money-saving tips and more.

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Brussels City Reviews

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Brussels is Great. Taste all the beer and chocolate.

    Brussels is bustling, even in the off season. It is very tourist oriented, but not so much that is distracts from the beautiful architecture and history.

    Insider Tip:For dinner, try to avoid the touristy strip of restaurants. You'll know it when you see it. Ask a local for a recommendation.

  • 60%

    AndreMayrand

    Don't only go to Brussels

    When visiting Belgium, don't only stop by Brussels. Flanders and Wallonie has so much to offer! Make sure to grab the Use-it map, it's amazing! Also, visit the European Parliament. It's free, interactive, and really, really informative/interesting! Plus, it's free.

  • 70%

    Anonymous

    Half love half hate

    The only city made me so mad and so in love with. I was cheated hundreds of euros and wet by the heavy rain here, I was also met with so many fantastic museums and chocolate and waffle and one of my friends who lend me emergent money here.

    Insider Tip:Be careful! If someone asks you to dismantle money for him to park the car, you can just step up and punch him on the face. He is a cheater.

  • 100%

    Anonymous

    Brussels, the city of many

    Go walk around the city. Do not take the metro, it is very small. Check out not only the old city centre, but the area with the EU buildings as well.

    Insider Tip:Go up the parking lot.

  • 70%

    Anonymous

    Great food, very artsy and beautiful city, not too touristy, not too much to do in comparison to other cities, but a nice city to walk around and eat.

    Insider Tip:If travelling alone and don't want to eat in a restaurant, just stick to eating waffles, fries, and kebap stores. You will not be disappointed.

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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