Brussels


About Brussels

Brussels can be discovered on several thematic route. We can start our tour on the line of pubs and praline shops, but we can prefer the hidden coffee shops behind the antique facades and the best waffle localities too.

Of course the first thing to see in Brussels is the old square of the Grand Palace surrounded by the unique baroque buildings of the guilds. This is the scene of the famous Flower Festival in every second year of August. After darkening it is even fascinating thanks to the music and light effects, and probably you can take the best photo from the balcony of City Hall.

Attractions

Transportation

Metro and premetro network

Brussels has 4 metro lines (M1, M2, M5, and M6), which covers the entire Brussels-Capital Region. 3 other tram lines (T3, T4, and T7) are part of the premetro network, these lines are partially running in tunnels with longer distances between stations, establishing an intermediate service between metro and tram.

Useful tips

Families will appreciate Bruparck, not only because of its proximity to Atomium but the attractions inside, including a cinema, restaurants and the Mini-Europe, a miniature park. Though you can take a quick walk from the Leaning Tower of Pisa to the Eiffel Tower in minutes, time simply flies in the park!

Most people know where Manneken Pis, this 61-centimeter tall "peeing" statue is located (for the ones who don't know, on the corner of Rue de l'Etuve and Rue du Chêne), but do you know where is his wardrobe? In the Royal House (Maison du Roi), just in front of City Hall, where you can find up to 1000 costumes worn by the statue, accompanied by other fragments from the history of Brussels.

Good to Know

Language
French, Dutch

Currency
EUR

Time Zone
Central European Time (CET)

Country Code
+32

Electric Current
230 V

Plug Type
E-type plugE-type plug

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