Exploring Brussels

Discover Brussels, the most cosmopolitan city in Europe and the second most cosmopolitan in the world!

Brussels is a cosmopolitan city with a special identity and that expresses itself in a style very much its own: sometimes rebellious and mischievous, sometimes thoughtful and composed, but always very likeable. Despite its European dimension and the numerous languages spoken on the corner of every street, Brussels is still inspired by a very "village-like" spirit. Of course, it's well known for its Grand-Place, its Atomium, its Manneken-Pis, its Gueuze and its Kriek, its waffles and its chocolates... (don't miss them!). But, just one tip: take the time, too, to soak up the very special atmosphere of its many different districts. 

You will discover a Brussels in the air of time, a relaxed and comfortable capital, both in its history and in its present-day reality. Very trendy, very design and very creative. In other words, just relish Brussels, a fine and beautiful city to explore and discover!

Five reasons to visit Brussels

1. Time travel is real in Brussels 
2. Brussels has more cultural events per capita than New York
3. Brussels is one of the greenest cities in Europe

4. Brussels is the most cosmopolitan city on the continent

5. This city is just so damn full of fun and goodness 



Discover the must-see places of the Capital

 

Must-see places in Brussels 
 
The top 20!
Don't miss any Brussels' neighbourhoods
These itineraries, let you immerse yourself in the wonderful patchwork that is Brussels and its neighbourhoods.
Discover the architectural and natural heritage of Brussels 
Brussels is admired for the richness of its heritage, which bears witness to its almost thousand year old history.
Discover Brussels with the Brussels Card
Your easy-to-use, great value passport to discovering Brussels.
Brussels, the cradle of Art Nouveau
Discover the gems of Brussels' Art Nouveau in one easy and affordable pass. 

Interested in finding out more about the events taking place in Brussels during your stay? Keep up to date with the Brussels agenda.

Walking and Cycling Through the Heart of Brussels

Brussels has a reputation for being discreet. Its avenues, squares, streets and secret lanes reveal themselves gradually to those who take the time to explore it. So, what's the ideal way to fully immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the capital? There's nothing better than walks and bike tours to discover this multifaceted city. Art Nouveau, Art Deco, street art, comics, heritage, gastronomy, green spaces, etc. There's something for everyone. Find here a little selection of itineraries that will help you to explore Brussels.

Discover Brussels by bike:


EAT

Brussels' gastronomic reputation has already spread far beyond its borders. The number of excellent restaurants is staggering, especially as they revisit cuisines from all over the world. The people of Brussels are bon-vivants with discerning taste buds. Whether in a restaurant, at home or on the go, culinary pleasure is the key word. Our capital is dotted with great places to find delicious local and international takeaway dishes, unforgettable culinary specialities, sweet treats and quality regional products. Looking for something tasty?


DRINK

The reputation of Belgian beers has long since spread beyond our borders. Over the last ten years, Brussels has seen a renewed interest in artisanal production and craft beers.

Most of them are located along the banks of the canal and in the neighbourhood around Tour & Taxis!







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