Brussels/Belgium

In the capital of Belgium, in addition to historic buildings and the EU Parliament, you can also discover the most delicious chocolate in Europe.

Brussels

In the heart of Europe

The city has a lot to offer: Visit historic sites and architectural buildings in the Belgian late Gothic style, explore the city's green parks, learn about the EU and European politics, and feast on the best chocolate and beers Belgium has to offer.
Brussels' cultural life is also lively and constantly changing: high-profile exhibitions, fairs for all tastes, conferences with debates and new ideas, traditional markets and colorful flea markets.
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The so-called capital of Europe

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Brussels

The capital of the EU

Brussels is known as the headquarters of many European institutions and is therefore often called the capital of Europe. However, Belgian waffles, the refreshing but sometimes also strong beer and last but not least the Belgian chocolate are a few more things for which the city is famous - besides its political reputation. French and Dutch are officially spoken in Brussels. Thus, street signs and landmarks are also labeled with two names: so don't panic if you end up at the Grote Markt while looking for the Grand Place. This, by the way, is one of Brussels' greatest sights, as is the "Manneken Pis", Brussels' cheeky landmark. In addition, be sure to visit the Atomium, the European Quarter and Mini Europe before taking a forced bite of Brussels' world-famous chocolates.

Shopping in Brussels

is an "must do", if you like different experience

The city of Brussels consists of several neighborhoods, each with its own identity and shopping experience: Chain stores in the Reu Neuve, designer stores in the Dansaert district, second-hand stores in the Marolles, and so on. The stores in the center of Brussels (Pentagon) may also keep open on Sundays. The big chain stores on the Reu Neuve and the boutiques in the Marolles, on the Sablon and on the Grand-Place often leave their doors open for tourists 7 days per week, but also for locals. In the Upper Town and in the Saint-Jacques and Dansaert neighborhoods, more and more stores are also taking part to this opportunity. Thus, nothing stands in the way of a shopping tour.

The sweetest of temptations

is certainly the chocolate - but salty meals are also highly recommended

One of the best reasons to visit Brussels is the local cuisine. Brussels has some typical dishes and street food that you should try if you want to get to know the place. These include chocolate, waffles and Belgian fries, of course! Stoemp is another must-try. Even though it looks like a regular mashed potato, they usually mix in carrots or leeks as well and is often served with sausage or black pudding. If you are in Brussels for the first time, Carbonnade Flamande is definitely recommended. What is it? It's simple: think of boeuf borguignon and replace the wine with beer - that's probably the best way to describe it. The ideal dish for the rather gray days in Belgium.

Colorful events

between art and culture

For 25 years now, the Brussels Jazz Marathon has delighted visitors from all over the world, making it the mother of all parties in the city's elegant open-air salons such as the Grand-Place, Place du Grand Sablon and Place Sainte-Catherine. At the same time, more than 50 clubs, hotels, cafes and bars offer more "swinging" fun with jazz, funk and Latin concerts. Another highlight is the annual Brussels Christmas Market - a true winter wonderland. Held annually in Saint Catherine Square, the market features more than 200 wooden houses built in the traditional style, filled with local treasures and small gifts.

Useful information

about your stay in Brussels

The top events in Brussels, tickets for day tours, concerts and museums, the best hotel and restaurant tips, guided tours and much more can be found at www.visitbrussels.com

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