Brussels

Travel Guide
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Visit the capital of Belgium for its fantastic architecture, beautiful fine art and many museums. This very diverse city has something for everyone.

Brussels is also considered as the capital of Europe and is jam-packed with culture. It's home to many famous comic strip cartoonists, the famous Atomium and countless museums dedicated to historical and modern art.

Although the opinions differ, most historians believe that Brussels was a small settlement in the 10th century. What they do agree on is that the settlement slowly grew into a city and was partially destroyed in 1695 by King Louis XIV of France and fully rebuilt.

If you would like to combine history with shopping, the Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert near Grote Markt are the place to be. You can admire extravagant window displays and pop into one of the Belgian chocolate shops. A few minutes to the south of Grote Markt you’ll find Manneken Pis, an absolute must, of course. Take photos of this cheeky little boy in the centre of the city.

More celebrities from Brussels can be found in the Comic Strip Centre which boasts works by Hergé, Franquin and Willy Vandersteen. Other top museums include the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences and the Margritte Museum, both ideal if you want to mix a morning of shopping with an afternoon of culture.

Brussels has a compact city centre, making it easy to explore on foot. You can take the bus, the tube or park your car in one of the city's many parking garages if you come to the city by car. The city also has an extensive network of bicycle paths so you can also hire a bicycle.

The excellent train connections to many cities in the Netherlands make it easy to reach Brussels by public transport. If you prefer to come by car, follow the motorway to Antwerp. It's the quickest way to reach Brussels from the Netherlands!

This cosmopolitan city is packed with historic and cultural sights. A trip to Brussels is also easily combined with a day trip to Antwerp or Ghent.

Where to stay in Brussels

easyHotel Brussels City Centre
easyHotel Brussels City Centre
3 out of 5
Zilverstraat 1, 1 Rue d' Argent, Brussels, 1000
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £58 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Brussels. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (980 reviews)
"Very good central Brussels location near Place de la Monnaie. Well run, clean hotel. Basic modern room, not luxurious."

Reviewed on 9 May 2022

easyHotel Brussels City Centre
Warwick Brussels
Warwick Brussels
5 out of 5
Rue Duquesnoy 5-7, Brussels, 1000
The price is £100 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Brussels. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (961 reviews)
"Great hotel (and staff) in a wonderful part of Brussels -- convenient (close to the Central station), near the Grand Place, surrounded by great shopping and dining areas -- an ideal pick."

Reviewed on 15 May 2022

Warwick Brussels
B&B Hotel Brussels Centre Gare du Midi
B&B Hotel Brussels Centre Gare du Midi
3 out of 5
10 Avenue Fonsny, Brussels, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, 1060
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £61 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Brussels. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (219 reviews)
"riom was too small! There was no soap in shower dispenser when we got there. Bryan at front desk wss awesome!"

Reviewed on 30 Apr 2022

B&B Hotel Brussels Centre Gare du Midi
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Citadines Sainte-Catherine Brussels
Citadines Sainte-Catherine Brussels
3 out of 5
51 Quai Au Bois A Bruler, Brussels, 1000
The price is £71 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Brussels. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and on-site parking. Our guests praise the spacious rooms and the overall ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,061 reviews)
Amazing
"Amazing"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

Citadines Sainte-Catherine Brussels
Adagio Access Brussels Delta
Adagio Access Brussels Delta
3 out of 5
Boulevard du Triomphe 207 - 1160, Brussels, 1160
The price is £94 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Brussels. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a fitness centre. Popular attractions La Grand Place and Atomium ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (22 reviews)
"Perfect condition- stayed 4 nights and really love this hotel. It’s new, modern and clean, staff was really kind and welcoming. Breakfast was great."

Reviewed on 17 Apr 2022

Adagio Access Brussels Delta
Appart'City Confort Bruxelles Centre Gare du Midi
Appart'City Confort Bruxelles Centre Gare du Midi
3.5 out of 5
38A rue Rossini, Brussels, 1060
The price is £83 per night from 10 Jun to 11 Jun
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in Brussels. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and on-site parking. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (384 reviews)
Great place to stay
"I love to stay here , as you have plenty in space in the apartment and the staff are so lovely"

Reviewed on 6 Oct 2021

Appart'City Confort Bruxelles Centre Gare du Midi
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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