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

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    It was a fantastic weekend - the walking tour we started with was a great way to see the city and get a feel for it. We spent a lot of time eating - so be prepared for that - there are amazing fries, waffles and chocolates everywhere. Brussels is an amazing city - small but such fun.

    Insider Tip:Go to Tabora or Friteland for fries - they are the best in the city without a doubt! If you're looking for Belgium beers check out Delirium - it was a fantastic night and they have dozens of different types!

  • 90%


    Such City. Much wow

    Brussels was a great city to be in - the market squares were gorgeous, and most of the fun was just getting lost in the twists and turns of the city. At one point we found a vintage market - such a fun atmosphere, and it was completely unexpected. Everything was a pleasant walk away. at no point did we feel exhausted from walking around - very flat ground. Also, great city to venture out from - day trips galore. We visited Leuven, Namur, Antwerp, Bruges. all highly recommended as well.

    Insider Tip:Buy a waffle somewhere - trust me. and if you can find some truly belgian fries, buy them - double cooked fries are amazing!

  • 70%


    Wonderful for comic fan!

    Everyone told me one day for Brussels is enough, but it turned out I needed more time! I am a comic fan so the museum and comic wall on the street was perfect for me. The waffle is no less than what I heard about it~simply amazing! Although sadly I bumped into a pickpocket down in the metro station (didn't got picked though lucky me), Brussels is a nice city!

    Insider Tip:Pick up the use-it map. Great tips and recommendations in it.

  • 90%


    A Beautiful City with Cultural Diversity

    Lots to do in this city, from sight seeing to relaxing and enjoying Belgian craft beer (the Delirium Bar has the most AMAZING beer selection), to enjoying nice restaurants and spending money shopping. Wander into the city center and you can't go wrong with things to see or do. Grand Place is right in the middle of everything. Branch out from there and you'll have a good day or two. Or three, if you enjoy beer as much as me.

    Insider Tip:Delirium Bar is a beer lover's heaven. See the Grand Place/St. Michael's Cathedral, grab a bite to eat at a nearby restaurant (I don't understand the love of Moules and Frites, but I tried it), then sip beer at the Delirium Bar. Also, rent a bike. Inexpensive and perfect for getting around.

  • 90%


    No one hates Brussels...unless you get pickpocketed

    Luckily they only got my cigarettes. Brussels is an amazing city. With amazing food Frits, Chocolate, Mussels, Escargot, Croque Monsuer, Stoemp-Saussie, Mitraillette, etc. The list is a long one. The sites are great. Im a fan of Halle Gate, The Margrite Museum, and unfortunately the pricey Atomium is a must see.

    Insider Tip:If you're in Brussels for 4-5 days. Try to get a place close to the city center, then pick spots furthest away on the first day or 2 and work your way in.

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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