Graced with a majestic historic heart, a unique atmosphere and a host of activities for all ages, Brussels has surprises around every corner.
Brussels is more than the capital of Belgium, and home to the Atomium and Manneken Pis. It’s also the capital of Europe, and the hub and headquarters of most European institutions and organisations, including the European Commission, the European Council and NATO.
Brussels in numbers
The Brussels region covers 162 km2, has 19 municipalities and a population of 1,142,000. The city is one of the most cosmopolitan in the world, and with 8,000 ha of green space, is also one of Europe’s greenest.
Brussels cultural, gourmet and festive
The capital is known for its authentic architectural heritage. Just look at the Grand Place, considered one of the finest in the world, as well as its many churches and historic houses.
The city is also home to the greatest chocolatiers in the country, including Neuhaus, father of the famous praline and chocolate box, along with Pierre Marcolini, Godiva, Corné and Mary Chocolatier.
Brussels’ rich heritage in terms of architecture, history, music and gastronomy, can be seen at any one of its many museums...
Brussels is also full of life and festivity, with a range of activities for young and old. Bars and cafes serve our many Belgian beers in a friendly atmosphere, while for clubber, the Belgian capital has dozens of nightclubs, discos and other venues such as Fuse or wood.
In short, Brussels is a friendly and dynamic city that you can discover with friends or family in a day or over a weekend.
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