A strange beauty full of surprises; a perfect haven for travellers of all kinds! Make sure to visit Brussels on your next trip to Europe.
Beer! We have to start here. Belgium has a time-honoured tradition of brewing some of finest beers in the world. Brussels has 500 central bars to choose from and many more off the beaten path.
We recommend soaking up that beer with famous Belgian (not French) fries with a dozen choices of sauces for dipping. And of course, finish your meal with some delicious chocolates.
The Grand’Place is layered in historical wonder and was named one of Europe’s most beautiful squares by UNESCO, sitting smack in the middle of one of the 10 most romantic cities in the world (Forbes). Right around the corner stands the Manneken Pis who demonstrates the unpretentious nature of the city. Between these rise numerous examples of Art Nouveau architecture. In contrast, The Atomium is one of the weirdest buildings in the world (CNN).
Comics more your thing? The city’s buildings are covered in joyous murals with many comic shops and a museum to boot.
Brussels has an amazing collection of street art, more than 100 museums and countless art galleries. Among many others, we suggest a visit to the museum of the famous Belgian surrealist painter Rene Magritte, or combining partying with art at one of many vernissages of up-and-coming artists.
From modern dance to the theatre to endless concerts and a famous opera house, the city is crammed full of culture. Brussels is a true cosmopolitan city with the charm and scale of a village and attracts many young international people to live an exciting and engaging student life or for internships in the capital of Europe.
Locals love their bars, their pubs and their clubs. There are Jam Sessions, concerts of all kinds most nights and countless festivals and parties that take place throughout the year. As far as shopping is concerned, you can head to our hip and trendy spots or the high-fashion shops or numerous second hand and vintage stores.
In Brussels, we enjoy life. Come partake in our party.
This article was in partnership with Visit Brussels