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Brussels is the third-richest city in Europe, home of the European Parliament and NATO’s European headquarters; it has grown over the years to become one of the most important cities on the continent. Decisions are made here that affect us all.

It’s hard not to get a sense of this atmosphere when walking the streets of Brussels, particularly around the Grand’ Place, the city’s central square and a UNESCO world heritage site.

This is a powerful town inhabited by some very influential people, a fact that’s reflected in the grandiloquent architecture – both traditional and contemporary - and the regal splendour of the many luxury hotels and Michelin starred restaurants found scattered around the city centre.

But there’s a lot more to enjoy in Brussels than power, this is the home of the fruity-beer for a start and the Brewery Museum is a must-see attraction for all beer lovers, followed by a steak-frites in one of the 100s of excellent cafés of course.

Other attractions include numerous museums, such as the Royal Museum of Fine Art and the Museum of the Army, and La Monnaie Theatre and Opera House.


Fact File:

  Culinary specialities Moules Mariniere, Steak-Frites, Beer
  Famous PeopleJean-Claude Van Damme – Hollywood actor
  Historical factAn 1830 performance of Auber’s opera La Muette de Portici was followed by a riot that sparked off the Belgian Revolution.
  Average temperaturesWinter 6C / Summer 16C