Brussels Pocket Guide

Images Of Brussels

Think of a city and you normally associate it with something. Think of Venice and images of canals flow into your head; imagine Paris and visions of the Eiffel Tower will come streaming into your mind. But Brussels is different. It's hard to pinpoint exactly what Brussels is famous for. The problem is, there are simply too many things to relate it to. This is where you will find Art Nouveau on every second street corner. It's also home to the European Union. Then you've got beer, chocolate, cartoon murals...the list goes on. Just ensure you have enough time to take it all in.

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In The Guide

  • Cheap Eats Find out what restaurants are best value for money and what are the local specialties.
  • Don't Miss A list of the best local attractions and places worth visiting whilst in Brussels.
  • Budget Tips Insider tips on how to save money or what to do when you don't have any!
  • A day in Brussels... Only have one day to spare? We give you our ultimate day in Brussels.

Brussels City Reviews

  • 80%



    I'd definitely recommend go visit the city. It could be a little bit expensive for students who are looking for partying and eating outside, but its also a really good place to know.

  • 60%



    I loved Brussels! Other people told me it can be kind of boring but there's actually lots to see and I enjoyed the architecture. Definitely try the Belgium waffles and local beers! Brussels is tiny so you won't need more than 2 nights and 2 days. If you spend more time then that then it is possible you might become "bored." One of those days I took a day trip Bruges, town about an hour away from Brussels by train. It was definitely a highlight! It was so gorgeous. Highly recommend.

    Insider Tip:The train tickets for Bruge are advertised as about 28 or 30 euros roundtrip. However, if you're not spending the night there you can go and come back the same day on a shopping ticket. Those tickets are only 11 euros roundtrip. Trains leave about about every 15 to 30 minutes until 10 or 11pm at night. I took a train at noon, arrived around 1pm and returned at 8pm. That was plenty of time for me.

  • 90%


    Discover Europe

    I enjoy alot in belgium specially Grand Palace, museum, shopping malls etc and people are very kind and cooperative.

  • 80%


    Great Christmas Markets

    I visited Brussels for the Christmas markets and was not disappointed. there was plenty of food and activities to explore. However, I couldn't find much else to do, although I hd planned on visiting Amsterdam halfway through my trip so I didn't find this to be a problem.

    Insider Tip:Go to Amsterdam via Megabus it's only a 3 hour bus ride and it'll only cost you roundtrip 20 euros.

  • 50%


    Buena ciudad.

    Excelente ciudad llena de cosas para ver y hacer, en época navideñas es obligado ver la iluminación de la plaza y los edificios.

    Insider Tip:cerveza belga, chocolates belgas

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