Brussels, the heart of Europe

As the headquarters to the European Union and NATO, this metropolis is often referred to as The Capital of Europe. While certainly international, it offers more than governmental buildings to uphold this well earned title. It is the ultimate European city with a mosaic of languages and cultures paving a way for a vibrant restaurant and nightlife scene. With over 80 museums, the King’s Palace and a wealth of history, culture is equally accessible.

Impossible to miss is the Grand Place, which was built as a merchants' market in the 13th century. Smack in the city centre, it plays host to numerous festivals and concerts year round and is also where you can discover the tiny Manneken-Pis, the somewhat peculiar symbol of the city. Towering over surrounding buildings, it can serve as a compass during your exploration of the city; be sure to indulge in chocolate at the Sablon.
Map of Flanders displaying the city of Brussels

Info Point

Koningsstraat 2-4, 1000 Brussels T: +32 2 513 89 40
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Top 5 things to do

  1. Magritte Museum
    The Magritte museum, dedicated to Belgium's famous surrealist painter, which opened in June 2009, is a definite must-see when in Brussels.   
    • The Magritte museum, dedicated to Belgium's famous surrealist painter, which opened in June 2009, is a definite must-see when in Brussels.    

    • - See more at: http://www.visitflanders.co.uk/discover/cities/brussels/top-5-things-to-do/#sthash.nm4LsX0S.dpuf
    • The Magritte museum, dedicated to Belgium's famous surrealist painter, which opened in June 2009, is a definite must-see when in Brussels.    

    • - See more at: http://www.visitflanders.co.uk/discover/cities/brussels/top-5-things-to-do/#sthash.nm4LsX0S.dpuf
  2. Chocolate
    Get your chocolate fix in one of the many chocolate shops on the Grand Sablon. Pierre Marcolini, Wittamer, Neuhaus, Godiva, Leonidas ... are all vying for your taste buds.
  3. Brewery Cantillion
    Leave modern society behind and step into the world of family-owned brewery Cantillion, where the brewing process has not changed since its foundation in 1900.
  4. Comic Strip
    Discover Brussels through the eyes of TinTin and the Smurfs on one of the comic strip theme walks.
  5. Dansaert Fashion
    Rue Dansaert is the epicentre of the Brussels fashion district, with lots of designer shops, galleries and trendy restaurants. Have a drink in one of the most atmospheric bars in Brussels, L'Archiduc.
    Rue Dansaert is the epicentre of the Brussels fashion district, with lots of designer shops, galleries and trendy restaurants. Have a drink in one of the most atmospheric bars in Brussels, L'Archiduc.   - See more at: http://www.visitflanders.co.uk/discover/cities/brussels/top-5-things-to-do/#sthash.nm4LsX0S.dpuf
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