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

  • 70%


    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.

  • 60%



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

  • 80%


    Awesome, but don't stay too long!!

    Brussels is a beautiful city, but doesn't really offer more than 3 days of activities, especially if you take the Sandeman's free tour (which is awesome, as usual). It's an extremely walkable city, despite the hills.

    Insider Tip:Walking down from the Albert plaza, you can find great food at better prices! Ah, frites...

  • 80%


    Cute city, I had the feeling I was inside a snowglobe, eveything is just so cute! Woudn't stay more than 3 days though, It's a small city, you can easily see everything in that time.

    Insider Tip:Take a walk to the centre, enjoy every small chocolate store. Eat belgian waffles (on the actual stores, the street ones are bad), visit the Magritte Museum (A MUST! Amazing), taste every beer you can at Delirium Café.

  • 20%


    Don't Waste Your Time

    We only spent one night here, thank goodness! There is barely anything worth seeing in this city, and the people are HORRIBLE. Waiters, bartenders, strangers even are RUDE. One young man STOLE MY PHONE RIGHT OUT OF MY HAND. DO NOT waste your time in this ghetto, worthless city.

    Insider Tip:If you do go there, approach the famous absinthe bar with caution, and whatever you do, DO NOT ORDER DAS BOOT AT DELIRIUM BAR. There's a reason the local will stare and laugh at you.

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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