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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

  • 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.

  • 90%

    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!!!

  • 100%

    Anonymous

    I love this city.

    Although my friends keep telling me Brussels is just a big modern city without too history. I love this city. It was a pity that I stayed there for only one day. The comic art center was cute. And with all the mussels, waffles fries and chocolate, it's one of the most lovable city in my opinion.

  • 60%

    scott_larman

    brussels - exceeds in beer but lacks everyhting else

    if you are a budding beer connosieur then brussels is for you, some of the best beer and best bars in europe make a fantastic weekend bar crawl. however, if you are a foodie, party animal, culture vulture, etc etc... then there are much better cities very near by (amsterdam/bruge etc)

    Insider Tip:delerium cafe is just amazing. 3 floors of beer heaven. potentially the best beer bar in the world.

  • 60%

    Anonymous

    Overall, the location did not too bad, I also clean inside the facility. However, the height of the first floor of the bed low tall people may be inconvenient. Otherwise, you generally satisfied.

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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