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Brussels

A city that brims with an unmistakable charm, Brussels offers some of Europe’s most engaging cultural attractions against the backdrop of a pretty cityscape. Whether you’re enjoying Brussels signature ‘moules’ in one of the many bustling cafes, admiring the Art Nouveau architecture dotted across the Belgian capital city or visiting its countless galleries and museums, Brussels is the perfect break away.

Whether you are staying a weekend or longer, be sure to visit the Old Town, go on a beer tasting tour and marvel at the Grand Palace, not to mention indulge your sweet tooth by sampling some of Belgium’s world-famous chocolatiers.

 

What you’ll love most about Brussels

  • Begin your journey in Brussels by exploring Grand Place, the city’s central square and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Admire the stunning architecture of the guildhalls and the impressive Gothic facade of the Town Hall, and soak in the vibrant atmosphere of the square with its bustling markets and lively street performers
  • Marvel at the iconic Atomium, a symbol of Brussels and a testament to the city’s modernity and innovation. Take an elevator to the top for panoramic views of Brussels, explore the exhibitions on science and technology, and learn about the history of this futuristic structure
  • Treat your taste buds to the rich flavours of Belgian cuisine by sampling local specialties such as moules frites (mussels with fries), carbonnade flamande (beef stewed in beer), and waffles topped with chocolate or whipped cream. Wash it all down with a refreshing Belgian beer or a glass of crisp Belgian wine
  • Immerse yourself in the world of Belgian chocolate by visiting one of Brussels’ many chocolate shops and museums. Sample handmade pralines, truffles, and chocolate bars crafted with the finest Belgian chocolate, and learn about the art of chocolate making through tastings and workshops
  • Explore the European Quarter, home to the headquarters of the European Union and numerous international organizations. Take a guided tour of the European Parliament, visit the Parlamentarium museum to learn about the EU’s history and institutions, and stroll through the lush parks and green spaces of the Leopold Park
  • Dive into Belgium’s rich beer culture by visiting one of Brussels’ traditional breweries or beer bars. Sample a variety of Belgian beers, from fruity lambics to strong Trappist ales, and learn about the brewing process and the country’s beer-making traditions

Where to Book

  • Cycling through Jubelpark - Visit Brussels/Eric Danhier

  • View from the Atomium, Brussels - www.atomium.be/Normann Szkop

  • Famous Mannaken Pis - Visit Brussels/Milo Profi

  • Chocolate shop delights - Visit Brussels/Jean-Paul Remy

  • Inside one of the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken - Visit Brussels/Jean-Paul Remy

  • Atomium at night, Brussels - www.atomium.be/alexandrelaurent.com/Gaëtan Miclotte

  • Brussels illuminated in winter - Visit Brussels/Eric Danhier

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

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When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

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