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Brussels

 Brussels, a city that continues to surprise and move you. This city-region-capital of 500 million Europeans is waiting to share its treasures with you. It’s a fair bet that its stormy history is the reason for its open-mindedness, warmth and friendliness. You’ll feel right at home in Brussels! As well as its historic monuments, Brussels has so much to share with you: its comic strip speech bubbles, its Art Nouveau façades, the talent of its stylists and designers, its delicacies and its surrealism, which can be found on every street corner.

currency

1 euro = 100 cents

phone

112

newspaper

Le Soir
La Libre Belgique
L’Echo
La Dernière Heure
European Voice (English language, dedicated to European Union news)
De Morgen
De Standaard
Het Nieuwsblad

hours

Shops are open from Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. ‘til 6 p.m. Supermarkets close later and usually stay open until 9 p.m. on Fridays.

population

1,132,781 (last census: 31st December 2011)

info

visit.brussels, the tourist office for Brussels can be found at the following addresses:
-BIP - Rue Royale 2-4, 1000 Brussels
-Town Hall - Grand-Place, 1000 Brussels

For more info on the places and events that are too good to miss, visit: http://www.visit.brussels

website

http://www.visit.brussels

City Centre

Graced with a majestic historic heart, a unique atmosphere and a host of activities for all ages, Brussels has surprises around every corner.

The Grand-Place in Brussels

Manneken Pis

BOZAR - Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels

Magritte Museum - Royal Museums of Fine Arts

Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert

La Bourse de Bruxelles

Top

If you are in Brussels for one or two days, visit.brussels proposes a selection of the most visited museums and attractions in the capital of Europe.

The Atomium - Monument and Symbol Built for Expo 58

The Atomium - Monument and Symbol Built for Expo 58

Mini-Europe, the EU's most beautiful monuments in Brussels

Train World, discover the railways in Brussels

Parlamentarium, the European Parliament Visitors' Centre

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences in Brussels

Magritte Museum - Royal Museums of Fine Arts

Belgian Comic Strip Centre - BCSC

Royal Museum of the Armed forces and Military History, Brussels

MIM - The Musical Instruments Museum

Autoworld Brussels - The World Automobile Centre

BELvue museum, Brussels | Everything there is to know about Belgium

Manneken Pis

Cinquantenaire Museum - Royal Museums of Art and History

Belgian Chocolate Village

Royal Museums of Fine Arts - Musée Fin-de-Siècle Museum

Horta Museum, an Art Nouveau gem in Brussels

BOZAR - Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels

ADAM, Art & Design Atomium Museum

MIMA Millenium Iconoclast Museum of Arts

Horta museum

Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale

Big events

Brussels culture is in perpetual motion: Exhibitions to glance at or gaze at, forums and shows for all tastes, traditional markets and great flea market bargains, conferences for those who like debate and ideas, sporting events not to be missed .... Find out about everything happening in Brussels Take the plunge here!

Bright Brussels Festival

Pride Festival in Brussels

20km of Brussels - 36 years of Brussels' most popular race

Visit the Laeken Royal Greenhouses in Brussels

ArtBrussels - Large Contemporary Art Fair

Fête de la Musique

Couleur Café Music Festival

Bruxelles Les Bains - A beach in Brussels!

Belgian Beer Weekend in Brussels!

The Ommegang, Brussels' oldest historical pageant

The Brussels Flower Carpet, a major event on the Grand Place

Fête de la BD - Comic Festival in Brussels!

Brussels' Christmas market - Winter Wonders

The Iris events

Brussels design market

Le Tour - Brussels Grand Départ

Where to eat

The Bruxellois are as famous for their gastronomic talents as they are for their love of eating. Is there any city offering more qualitative restaurants per square mile? Head on down the page, and discover the best addresses in town.

Brusselicious

Where to sleep

Where to sleep

Made in Louise Hotel

The Augustin, boutique hotel in the heart of Brussels

Hôtel des Galeries

TrainHostel

JAM Hotel

Shopping

To really get to know Brussels, set out to explore its shops. Here you will find the top of the line, the fun, the creative and the original. Brussels fashion is like the city itself: no fuss. Its creators have an inventive soul. Sablon, Marolles and Matongé; Louise, Dansaert, Châtelain and Neuve, its flagship streets and districts await you with their doors open. And for a sweet finish: don't forget the crunchy pralines, speculaas and cuberdons to take a little taste of Brussels away with you.

Marcolini Chocolatiers

Biertempel

Art nouveau & déco

For the past century Art Nouveau and Art Deco buildings have brightened up the streets of Brussels. The Art Nouveau style was first introduced in Brussels in 1893 when Victor Horta built the Tassel House. This house represents the very first synthesis of Art Nouveau: light, colour, ironwork, mosaics... Architects such as Victor Horta, Paul Hankar and Henry Van de Velde were innovators and created a “total” art style that dominated all art domains until approximately 1914: architecture, furniture, carpets, decorative objects, jewellery, posters...
After the First World War, there was a tendency towards more rational trends that gave birth to Art Deco, a style that features geometrical lines and stylised motifs and makes use of both traditional and modern materials.

Horta Museum, an Art Nouveau gem in Brussels

The Autrique House

Cauchie House

VILLA EMPAIN

Musée et jardins David et Alice van Buuren

Comic Strip

Comic Strip

Belgian Comic Strip Centre - BCSC

Comic Book Tour of Brussels: Mural Paintings

Moof, Museum Of Original Figurines & 3D Comics in Brussels

Fête de la BD - Comic Festival in Brussels!

Europe

Europe

Parlamentarium, the European Parliament Visitors' Centre

Station Europe

House of European History

The European Parliament hemicycle

Europa building

Nightlife

Nightlife

The Fuse, Brussel's Techno Nightclub

Madame Moustache

Jazz Club - L'Archiduc

Stereo Club

Bonnefooi

Tourism Information

For the best information on Brussels...
visit.brussels is the Brussels tourist agency. Its mission is to bolster and spread the image of the Brussels-Capital Region. visit.brussels wishes to put Brussels on the local and international map as the capital of 500 million Europeans, the "world city" where 180 different nationalities mingle, making Brussels a cosmopolitan place with permanent links to the rest of the world.

visit.brussels - Brussels Info Place (BIP)

For the best information on Brussels...
visit.brussels is the Brussels tourist agency. Its mission is to bolster and spread the image of the Brussels-Capital Region. visit.brussels wishes to put Brussels on the local and international map as the capital of 500 million Europeans, the ""world city"" where 180 different nationalities mingle, making Brussels a cosmopolitan place with permanent links to the rest of the world.

Address: 2-4 rue Royale - 1000 Brussels

Website: https://visit.brussels

visit.brussels - Town Hall of Brussels

For the best information on Brussels...
visit.brussels is the Brussels tourist agency. Its mission is to bolster and spread the image of the Brussels-Capital Region. visit.brussels wishes to put Brussels on the local and international map as the capital of 500 million Europeans, the ""world city"" where 180 different nationalities mingle, making Brussels a cosmopolitan place with permanent links to the rest of the world.

Address: Grand-Place, 1000 Brussels

Website: https://visit.brussels

European Parliament Tourist information

For the best information on Brussels...
visit.brussels is the Brussels tourist agency. Its mission is to bolster and spread the image of the Brussels-Capital Region. visit.brussels wishes to put Brussels on the local and international map as the capital of 500 million Europeans, the ""world city"" where 180 different nationalities mingle, making Brussels a cosmopolitan place with permanent links to the rest of the world.

Address: Place du Luxembourg, 1050 Brussels

Website: https://visit.brussels

USE-IT info desk

For the best information on Brussels...

visit.brussels is the Brussels tourist agency. Its mission is to bolster and spread the image of the Brussels-Capital Region. visit.brussels wishes to put Brussels on the local and international map as the capital of 500 million Europeans, the ""world city"" where 180 different nationalities mingle, making Brussels a cosmopolitan place with permanent links to the rest of the world.

Address: Galerie Ravenstein 25, 1000 Brussels

Website: https://visit.brussels