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%


    Brussels as a solo female

    Although Brussels is not the most vibrant or exciting place, it was a nice relaxing place to spend a few days (I would recommend 3 maximum). The Atomium is a must, and I also enjoyed Mini Europe. Take a day trip through Viator to Brugge and Ghent, and if you have time then spend a night in Brugge. The metro is easy to figure out but walking is also a pretty easy way to get around. Good food and good bars for sure, although if you're into a stellar night scene, I wouldn't expect too much.

    Insider Tip:Don't plan your trip out too much if you're there for 2-3 days. It was nice to do things spontaneously, especially in the evenings. Do the Sandeman's walking tour and their beer your (great value, great way to meet new people!).

  • 80%


    In love for Brussels

    Its a small city but I felt in love! Everything is really beautiful and the people are really nice. The chocolate is awesome, the food is great and the beer is really good as well. I really want to go back to this place!!

    Insider Tip:I don´t recommend visiting the Atomium. Its far from downtown and its not good inside. Just go if you want the traditional picture with it. Otherwise you will be disappointed.

  • 90%


    Must visit major city

    Get ready for lots of great food, sights, and culture all shoved in one tiny but big major city. The beatiful buildings and scenery are just irresistible throughout the city and the people are beyond friendly. Felt fairly safe throughout my time there and didn't experience anything you wouldn't expect for a major city. I speak some french but nearly everyone had an understanding level of english which made getting around even easier. Highly recommended for history and food buffs.

    Insider Tip:Chocolate, waffles, moules-frites, and croquettes are all required if you visit. I recommend paying for a hop on hop off tour, a bit expensive for tickets but if you take full advantage of the unlimited usage for tickets in the 24 hour period then you can see a lot of the city and get easy quick transportation.

  • 60%


    Brussels better for a couple getway

    I would go to Brussels again. But with my girlfriend. Although Delirium bar is nice and close and great for beers

    Insider Tip:Delirium Café/Bar

  • 80%


    Lots of fun in Brussels

    I really enjoyed Brussels! Food was great and very inexpensive - fries, chocolate, mussels and waffles, who's going to complain? The city was clean and I liked that the streets were blocked off so you don't have to worry about cars in the city centre. And of course - so many types of beers. I think this goes without saying, but you have to check out Delirium. We spent two nights there, both tons of fun! Brussels is also a great city to do a walking tour in - I suggest Viva la Brussels.

    Insider Tip:Make sure you really look around when looking for these types of foods, as you can get them at a very affordable (ie. 10 euro for mussels, fries and a drink OR 1 euro waffles). Leonidas chocolate is amazing and significantly cheaper than the other brands. I brought a bunch back for family and friends and they loved it!

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