Brussels Travel Guide
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- 98%Local Culture
- 96%Art & Design Lovers
- 89%Family Travelers
- 87%History Buffs
- 79%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 70%Budget Travelers
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- BrusselsMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesAdventure Travelers+ 3
While some bigger European cities have fallen victim of the boom and bust of the global crash Brussels has stability, cheap property prices and a rich cultural scene. This coupled with being perhaps the best-connected city in Europe, by train, means that attitudes to the city are changing and the city itself is fast becoming a bubble of creativity that prides itself on being up and coming.Recommended for:
- BrusselsMember ofFoodies
Bookalokal (http://bookalokal.com) is an indispensable resource for anyone traveling to Brussels! On the site you can book authentic meals inside local's homes. It's a great way to get a taste of the local flavor of this European city.Recommended for:
- BrusselsMember ofBusiness TravelersFoodiesBackpackers+ 5
This city is in my top 10 most favorite places on Earth. I had a chance to see the United Nations building with all the flags. Brussels mall was very nice and huge!! great shopping and dining. Kuudoo's to Mcdonalds serving beer over there!!! i loved it and drank 3 Duvel's before l finished my Royal with Cheese..lol Too many fun things to list here..especially if your favorite time of day is 4:20!!!!
- BrusselsAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 6
Brussels is not your 5 to 7 day city vacation spot, but it's worth a weekend getaway or a one day pit stop via rail to embrace Belgian culture. This city has many cultural offerings in the forms of palaces, parks, architecture, restaurants, flavorful chocolate, and tasteful beer.Recommended for:
- BrusselsMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13
The Capitol of Europe, Brussels doesn't have quite the pull of some of Europe's other nearby capitols like Paris, London, and Amsterdam, but it is still a great city with plenty of fun things to see. Oh yeah and forget what people say about German beer, the best beer in the world is Belgian.
- BrusselsMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 3
I need to come back again when I have some more time. My one night in Brussels was lovely. After an epic taxi ride from the airport to the hotel ( 1 and a half hours for the 15 km ride ! ), I walked into the centre and found an amazing range of cafes, restaurants, bars and al-fresco dining. I sat down at a cafe, ordered some food and a beer and watched the world go by.
The centre is well pedestrianised and could keep me busy for a week exploring the little lanes and roads.
It was clean, felt safe and as I said, I want to head back again !
- BrusselsMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersFoodies
Brussels is a great town that's a quick trip from Paris on the train. There's lots of great history and architecture. It's also the administrative capital of the EU. I'd love to spend more time here.
- BrusselsMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFoodies+ 3
I traveled to Brussels on my own, felt very safe here, and took the train to Bruges for the day, and to Grimbergen. The Beer in Belgium is reason enough to go, but the the Grand Place is gorgeous, and the Atomium is fun. The EU headquarters are here, and the oldest (?) shopping mall - The Galleries Lafayette. Oh and don't forget the chocolate!
Such a beautiful city. The buildings are beautiful, if you are a fan of intricate detail and beautiful architecture then this is the city for you. Beautiful cobbled roads and a friendly but sometimes shy atmosphere. Also, in December a fantastic Christmas market. I recommend going to the shopping center (if you can call it that) it is a medley of small shops entwined in a med evil building.
- BrusselsMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3
Brussels definitely deserves more than 1 or 2 days to explore. Must explore the Grand Palace, Must have the Belgium chocolates, Must see the manneken pis...although it wasn't anything spectacular...just a small little boy pissing in the fountain. They change his clothes occassionally but he was naked when we went. Shopping was overrated & expensive. Locate Delirium bar in restaurant row...there are 2 on the same corner.
Absolutely loved Brussels. Easy to navigate, beautiful and festive during the holidays. Spent New Year's Eve in Brussels and enjoyed a welcoming crowd, live music a countdown to midnight and fireworks - everything a good New Year's should be.
- BrusselsMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesHistory BuffsArt & Design Lovers
The city is not a top tourist destination and there are definitely parts which seem bland, particularly, the area and buildings focused on the European Union. But the historical juxtaposition of the Flemish and French cultures in the older central part of the city have character.
There are some good museums and lots of churches which are interesting the visit.
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Aliases: Bruxelles, Brussel