Brussels

Travel Guide
La Grand Place showing a square or plaza, street scenes and heritage architecture

This cosmopolitan capital city is a melting pot of languages, cultures and traditions, and the perfect destination for the discerning gourmand.

Located in the heart of Belgium, Brussels is a bustling hub with a vibrant and diverse population. Immigrants from all over the world have made this city their home, enhancing its already rich culture and cuisine. Belgium has two main national languages, French and Flemish, and you'll see evidence of this linguistic cohabitation on street names and signs all over the capital.

Brussels is a great city to explore on foot. It may be the largest metropolitan area in the country, but its centre is compact and full of historical buildings and period architecture. Take a stroll through the city centre and, as you meander through the attractive streets, learn a bit about this young nation's history. Visit the Royal Palace of Brussels on the edge of Brussels Park, then walk through the park itself to see where the Belgian Revolution began. No trip to Brussels would be complete without a visit to the Manneken Pis. This world-famous statue of a urinating child gives you an insight into the national sense of humour.

The city has some great museums, and the vibrant BELvue, dedicated to the country's political, military and royal history is highly recommended. Modern masterpieces can be seen at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.

Belgium is famous the world over for its chocolate, beer and dairy produce. Brussels' lively, restaurant-lined Place du Grand Sabon is a great place to sample some of the country's culinary delights, or stock up on some antiques. The Cantillon Brewery, meanwhile, is an absolute must for beer enthusiasts; as well as seeing how their century-old beer is made, you'll be able to sample some of the fine finished product.

Summers in Brussels can be damp but, because the temperature doesn't generally exceed 25 degrees Celsius, it can be an oasis of cool when temperatures elsewhere in Europe are soaring. You can fly to Brussels International Airport, but with Paris, Frankfurt and Amsterdam so close, many opt to come by high-speed train or Eurostar. There are no less than 19 municipalities in the city, all of which are connected by a reasonably priced and reliable metro system.

easyHotel Brussels City Centre
easyHotel Brussels City Centre
3 out of 5
Zilverstraat 1, 1 Rue d' Argent, Brussels
The price is AU$89 per night from 3 Oct. to 3 Oct.
Located in Lower Town, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Rue Neuve and Rue des Bouchers. Belgian Comic Strip Center and Cathedral of St. Michael are also ...
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easyHotel Brussels City Centre
Warwick Brussels
Warwick Brussels
5 out of 5
Rue Duquesnoy 5-7, Brussels
The price is AU$156 per night from 24 Sep. to 24 Sep.
This family-friendly Brussels hotel is located in the historical district, just steps away from Moof Museum and Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. La Grand Place ...
4.2/5Excellent! (960 reviews)
"Great"

Reviewed on 9 Sep. 2021

Warwick Brussels
NH Brussels Airport
NH Brussels Airport
4 out of 5
De Kleetlaan 14, Diegem, Machelen
Fully refundable
The price is AU$93 per night from 8 Oct. to 8 Oct.
Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from NATO Headquarters and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc. Docks ...
4.2/5Very Good! (970 reviews)
"very convenient, nice people, good breakfast, great experience!"

Reviewed on 13 Sep. 2021

NH Brussels Airport
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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
The price is AU$118 per night from 25 Sep. to 25 Sep.
Located in the heart of Brussels, this aparthotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Cantillon Brewery, Manneken Pis Statue and La Grand Place. Brussels Stock Exchange ...
4.4/5Excellent! (366 reviews)
"Super close to the MIDI train station with very friendly staffs. Our room was clean and new, despite that there are o my limited space but that’s understandable."

Reviewed on 16 Aug. 2021

Appart'City Confort Bruxelles Centre Gare du Midi
Top Spot Residence
Top Spot Residence
3.5 out of 5
Rue Grétry 23, Brussels
The price is AU$153 per night from 18 Sep. to 18 Sep.
Located in Lower Town, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Brussels Stock Exchange, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium and Brussels Park. Jeanneke ...
4.2/5Excellent! (204 reviews)
"Overall a great property with very modern features and in a fantastic location. My only complaint was the room had been advertised as 2 bedrooms containing 4 x single beds and 1 x double sofa bed. When we arrived it turned out that one of the bedrooms had a double bed which meant a party member having ..."

Reviewed on 12 Feb. 2020

Top Spot Residence
Marriott Executive Apartments Brussels, European Quarter
Marriott Executive Apartments Brussels, European Quarter
4 out of 5
Rue Du Parnasse 15, Brussels
The price is AU$192 per night from 18 Sep. to 18 Sep.
Located in European Quarter, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Parlamentarium and Brussels Park. Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium and Brussels ...
4/5Very Good! (297 reviews)
"The flats are large and comfortable in a very convenient are. The staff is very friendly and professional. The furnishings and design could do with a revamp, the interior is rather bland and old-fashioned but it serves its purpose. Cleanliness could also be improved."

Reviewed on 29 Apr. 2021

Marriott Executive Apartments Brussels, European Quarter
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