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%


    Go to Brussels!

    Brussels is a beautiful city with a very rich history! I found public transportation easy to understand almost immediately, and its small size also made it extremely navigable. The museums are hit or miss, though. The big chocolate museum is awesome, but the smaller ones aren't worth the entry fees. Ditto on the museum of natural history.


  • 80%



    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.

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