Travel Tips for Brussels

Traveling to Brussels soon? The city has much more to offer than you possibly expect.

Fun Facts:

  • Brussels is the capital of Europe
  • Also known as the capital of comic strips, surrealism, chocolate, Art Nouveau and beer
  • The greenest city
  • Located less than two hours away from Paris and London
  • English is widely spoken in Brussels
  • Legendary conviviality
Dining in Brussels:

Trendy cafes throughout Brussels offer fair-prices and a youthful vibe, attracting students and young professionals. But Belgium is famous for its legendary "friteries", Belgian fries are served in sheets of paper rolled into un upside down cone and with a large selection of sauce like mayonnaise, tartar sauce or béarnaise. Waffles are an important part of the Belgian diet. They are served warm by street vendors and can be a snack or a dessert. And don’t forget about Belgian chocolates

Fashion/Shopping in Brussels:

Dive into the heart of Brussels' fashion and design world by walking along Rue Antoine Dansaert Straat and surrounding areas to experience the best concentration of avant guard designers and fashion boutiques. The Avenue Louise is one long catwalk of famous fashion brands, including big international names like Chanel, Vuitton, Hermes, Giorgio Armani, Gianni Versace and Christian Dior. The first section is one of the most attractive shopping districts in the city, with prestigious as well as more affordable shops clustered around the large department store Innovation.

Looking for bargains? Stroll around the lower city around Rue Neuve in the city center. You'll find busy streets and endless options for more affordable fashion. You'll find the shopping area stretchs all the way to Rue des Fripiers.

When your feet get tired and stomachs empty, check out the Gallerie St Hubert, built in 1847 and containing a gorgeous glass roofed arcade in the center of town, lined with cafes, theaters and luxury stores. This place is also known to be the first shopping arcade in Europe.