Visiting Brussels the capital of Belgium

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Brussels-Capital Region is a region of Belgium comprising 19 municipalities, including the City of Brussels which is the capital of Belgium. The Brussels-Capital Region is a part of both the French Community of Belgium and the Flemish one, but is separate from them. Brussels has a population of 1.2 million while its metropolitan area counts over 2.1 million people, the largest in Belgium.

Brussels as European capital

Brussels is a little bit older than thousand years Brussels and grew from a small rural settlement on the river Senne. Meanwhile it has become an important city-region in Europe. After the Second World War, it became a major centre for international politics and the home of numerous international organisations, politicians, diplomats and civil servants. De facto it is the capital of the European Union, as it hosts a number of principal EU institutions, together with Luxembourg and Strasbourg. Also the secretariat of the Benelux and the headquarters of NATO are located in Brussels.

Brussels’ spoken languages

Originally Dutch-speaking, Brussels saw a language shift to French from the late 19th century. The Brussels-Capital Region is officially bilingual in Dutch and French. But French is now the de facto the main language with over 90% of the population speaking it. Brussels is also increasingly becoming multilingual. English is spoken as a second language by nearly a third of the population and a large number of migrants and expatriates speak other languages.

Brussels’ most striking specialties

Brussels is well known for its cuisine and gastronomy, as well as its historical and architectural landmarks; some of them are registered as UNESCO World Heritage sites. Main attractions include its historic Grand Place, Manneken Pis, Atomium, and cultural institutions such as La Monnaie and the Museums of Art and History. It is also a capital of the comic strip.

Quarters in Brussels with touristic importance

First of all there is the center with its cultural events and festivals between a combination of Gothic, Baroque, and Louis XIV styles on the Grand Place. In this area also there are well known occasions for eating as the Rue de Bouchers or several pubs for beer tasting. Here also the famous Brussels waffles are sold. Also in the center are the most gay and lesbian bars. Each year there is a successful gay pride in the city. The Rue Neuve and a lot of galleries are great for shopping. Further away from the center, in Elsene, there is the black neighbourhood, Matonge, with its typical African restaurants and groceries. In a neighbouring community, Etterbeek, you can explore the institutions of the European quarter. Buy the Brussels’ Hop On Hop Off pass to see as much as you want from Brussels in the most different corners of the city. At the other side of the city, in Laeken, you can visit the Atomium and other sights around the Heizel.

Traffic

Brussels developed a hate against the car with as a result that the biggest part of the center is now traffic free. It has a well developed public transport net so that you will never have to wait more than five minutes to continue your way through the city by bus, tram or metro.

Train

Most of the national trains use the North-South connection linking the most important railway stations of Brussels. This connection is under the ground so that you will seldom be aware of its existence while just walking through town. From the South station you can travel internationally with express trains.

Airport

The airport is in Zaventem on about 12km from the center. There is also an airport in Charleroi, in the province of Mons, which is especially used for cheap air travel. From the table below you should get an idea about the price of a ticket to Brussels when traveling from an other country.

Cheap flights to Brussels

Origin Departure date Return date Find Ticket

Warsaw

04.09.2019

11.09.2019

Tickets from 19

Wroclaw

03.07.2019

07.08.2019

Tickets from 20

Manchester

03.07.2019

04.07.2019

Tickets from 29

Dusseldorf

19.07.2019

27.07.2019

Tickets from 31

Prague

23.07.2019

24.07.2019

Tickets from 31

Copenhagen

30.07.2019

03.09.2019

Tickets from 33

Budapest

13.09.2019

15.09.2019

Tickets from 36

Vilnius

10.09.2019

17.09.2019

Tickets from 37

Gerona

17.09.2019

19.09.2019

Tickets from 37

Madrid

29.09.2019

02.10.2019

Tickets from 39

Berlin

10.08.2019

13.08.2019

Tickets from 39

Milan

25.07.2019

25.07.2019

Tickets from 40

Venice

04.09.2019

04.09.2019

Tickets from 40

Verona

06.09.2019

09.09.2019

Tickets from 41

Barcelona

17.09.2019

19.09.2019

Tickets from 42

Pisa

13.09.2019

15.09.2019

Tickets from 42

Bucharest

14.11.2019

17.11.2019

Tickets from 46

Lisbon

09.10.2019

09.10.2019

Tickets from 47

Malaga

11.10.2019

15.10.2019

Tickets from 49

Dublin

10.09.2019

13.09.2019

Tickets from 50

Porto

18.10.2019

21.10.2019

Tickets from 52

Luqa

12.12.2019

15.12.2019

Tickets from 52

Carcassonne

26.08.2019

29.08.2019

Tickets from 53

Seville

11.10.2019

04.11.2019

Tickets from 55

Athens

17.10.2019

28.10.2019

Tickets from 56

Nimes

01.11.2019

03.11.2019

Tickets from 56

Stockholm

06.08.2019

07.08.2019

Tickets from 56

Larnaca

06.12.2019

13.12.2019

Tickets from 59

Marseille

23.07.2019

24.07.2019

Tickets from 63

Bordeaux

10.07.2019

15.07.2019

Tickets from 64

Valencia

19.09.2019

23.09.2019

Tickets from 67

Kiev

06.09.2019

10.09.2019

Tickets from 68

Krakow

23.08.2019

26.08.2019

Tickets from 70

Bologna

21.12.2019

26.12.2019

Tickets from 72

Mulhouse

09.09.2019

16.09.2019

Tickets from 74

Turin

26.06.2019

03.07.2019

Tickets from 74

Vienna

26.10.2019

27.10.2019

Tickets from 75

Toulouse

26.07.2019

28.07.2019

Tickets from 76

Riga

17.10.2019

23.10.2019

Tickets from 77

Edinburgh

27.09.2019

30.09.2019

Tickets from 78

Rome

22.07.2019

29.07.2019

Tickets from 79

Bratislava

24.07.2019

28.07.2019

Tickets from 80

London

18.09.2019

20.09.2019

Tickets from 80

Bergerac

28.06.2019

12.07.2019

Tickets from 80

Tel Aviv-Yafo

28.12.2019

06.01.2020

Tickets from 81

Chisinau

04.07.2019

18.10.2019

Tickets from 82

Alicante

01.11.2019

05.11.2019

Tickets from 86

Oslo

23.10.2019

26.10.2019

Tickets from 88

Sofia

23.08.2019

25.08.2019

Tickets from 88

Timisoara

13.09.2019

23.09.2019

Tickets from 88

Lyon

09.09.2019

24.09.2019

Tickets from 90

Palma de Mallorca

26.06.2019

27.06.2019

Tickets from 90

Reus

13.08.2019

24.08.2019

Tickets from 91

Fez

16.07.2019

06.09.2019

Tickets from 92

Belfast

08.08.2019

15.08.2019

Tickets from 92

Amsterdam

27.06.2019

27.06.2019

Tickets from 94

Casablanca

25.06.2019

05.09.2019

Tickets from 95

Palermo

20.12.2019

06.01.2020

Tickets from 95

Oujda

15.07.2019

15.09.2019

Tickets from 97

Iasi

21.09.2019

25.09.2019

Tickets from 98

Frankfurt

10.06.2020

13.06.2020

Tickets from 100

Kaunas

28.09.2019

30.09.2019

Tickets from 101

Nice

25.06.2019

05.11.2019

Tickets from 102

Cologne

15.10.2019

18.10.2019

Tickets from 102

Jerez De La Frontera

12.10.2019

15.10.2019

Tickets from 102

Amman

13.07.2019

25.07.2019

Tickets from 103

Marrakech

11.08.2019

25.08.2019

Tickets from 104

Eindhoven

07.08.2019

12.08.2019

Tickets from 105

Katowice

14.08.2019

18.08.2019

Tickets from 105

Helsinki

08.11.2019

12.11.2019

Tickets from 106

Gothenburg

20.07.2019

10.08.2019

Tickets from 107

Paris

26.06.2019

03.07.2019

Tickets from 109

Bari

17.07.2019

31.07.2019

Tickets from 110

Glasgow

16.09.2019

20.09.2019

Tickets from 111

Hyeres

27.10.2019

01.11.2019

Tickets from 113

Gdansk

22.08.2019

30.08.2019

Tickets from 115

Stuttgart

06.07.2019

07.07.2019

Tickets from 117

Naples

16.07.2019

02.08.2019

Tickets from 117

Tangier

07.10.2019

17.10.2019

Tickets from 117

Tallinn

05.09.2019

10.09.2019

Tickets from 118

Lamezia Terme

04.07.2019

04.08.2019

Tickets from 118

Hamburg

12.07.2019

25.07.2019

Tickets from 121

Istanbul

17.11.2019

24.11.2019

Tickets from 122

Kharkiv

26.09.2019

30.09.2019

Tickets from 123

Moscow

11.09.2019

21.09.2019

Tickets from 126

Zagreb

24.06.2019

17.07.2019

Tickets from 128

Faro

04.07.2019

08.07.2019

Tickets from 128

Lviv

19.08.2019

25.08.2019

Tickets from 128

Ljubljana

01.05.2020

05.05.2020

Tickets from 129

Zurich

30.08.2019

01.09.2019

Tickets from 130

Bilbao

23.08.2019

25.08.2019

Tickets from 131

Munich

15.08.2019

30.09.2019

Tickets from 133

Szczecin

01.08.2019

31.08.2019

Tickets from 134

Birmingham

22.11.2019

27.12.2019

Tickets from 134

Nis

19.08.2019

24.08.2019

Tickets from 134

Nantes

09.07.2019

11.07.2019

Tickets from 135

Thessaloniki

07.09.2019

15.09.2019

Tickets from 135

Belgrade

19.07.2019

21.07.2019

Tickets from 135

Lublin

19.07.2019

24.07.2019

Tickets from 138

Ibiza

06.07.2019

08.07.2019

Tickets from 139

From New York US to Brussels BE

Departure date Return date Stops Airlines Find Ticket

19.08.2019

29.08.2019

Direct

Tickets from 446

20.08.2019

29.08.2019

1 stop

Tickets from 359

10.09.2019

15.09.2019

2 stops

Tickets from 485

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