Brussels is considered the capital of the European Union, is the headquarters of the Commission and the European Council, and is responsible for 75% of the work of the European Parliament. However, beyond this diplomatic nature, the city is welcoming, their inhabitants are hospitable and the attractions are at least curious.

 

The best hotels in Brussels:

HOTEL -sofitel-brussels-le-louise-classic (1)  Best Design Guides | Brussels HOTEL sofitel brussels le louise classic 11

Sofitel Brussels Le Louise is located in the exclusive Avenue Louise. The rooms and suites offer contemporary luxury and the Crystal Lounge offers an unforgettable experience. All rooms are tastefully furnished and equipped.

Avenue de la Toison d’Or 41, 1050 Ixelles, Belgium

http://www.sofitel.com/gb/hotel-1071-sofitel-brussels-le-louise/index.shtml

HOTEL Metropole Brussels (2)  Best Design Guides | Brussels HOTEL Metropole Brussels 2
Hotel Metropole Brussels is located in the heart of the city. This hotel has a service of excellence with a French Renaissance style and architecture.

Place de Brouckère 31, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

http://www.metropolehotel.com/

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Sofitel Brussels Europe is also located in the heart of the city. It is a truly elegant Brussels Belgium hotel.

Place Jourdan 1, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

http://www.sofitel.com/gb/hotel-5282-sofitel-brussels-europe/index.shtml

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Stanhope Hotel has a welcoming atmosphere that emphasizes friendly and hospitable service. The hotel has excellent facilities as well as comfortable guest rooms and public areas.

Rue du Commerce 9, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium

HOTEL Royal Windsor Hotel Grand Place (5)  Best Design Guides | Brussels HOTEL Royal Windsor Hotel Grand Place 5

Royal Windsor Hotel Grand Place with 267 elegant guest rooms, including 16 spectacular suites, the Royal Windsor Hotel Grand Place provides an ideal retreat in the heart of the Brussels city centre. Experience a sumptuous escape that exceeds all expectations.

Rue Duquesnoy 5, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

http://warwickhotels.com/royal-windsor/

 

 

 

The best restaurants in Brussels:

RESTAURANTE - Comme Chez Soi (1)  Best Design Guides | Brussels RESTAURANTE Comme Chez Soi 1Comme Chez Soi has been Brussels’s top gastronomic institution, a reputation that is now cemented in the form of two Michelin stars and membership of Les Grandes Tables du Monde.

Place Rouppe 23, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

https://www.commechezsoi.be/

RESTAURANTE BonBon (2)  Best Design Guides | Brussels RESTAURANTE BonBon 2Bon-Bon has dishes that have been highly-praised and earned the restaurant a star in Michelin’s 2011 Belgium Guide.

Avenue de Tervueren 453, 1150 Brussels, Belgium

http://www.bon-bon.be/#/home

RESTAURANTE Sea Grill Yves Mattagne (3)  Best Design Guides | Brussels RESTAURANTE Sea Grill Yves Mattagne 3

Sea Grill Yves Mattagne, this year, has been given two stars in the Michelin Guide and an award from Les Grandes Tables du Monde. From his intimate and recently refurbished restaurant in the Radisson Hotel, Mattagne offers a changing and fresh seafood menu.

Rue Fosse aux Loups 47, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

http://www.seagrill.be/

RESTAURANTE La Truffe Noire (4)  Best Design Guides | Brussels RESTAURANTE La Truffe Noire 4

La Truffe Noire is a restaurant dedicated to one ingredient – the truffle. After a relentless search to fuse black and white truffles with the finest ingredients in the most inventive menus, La Truffe Noire has finally been awarded a Michelin star for its work.

Boulevard de la Cambre 12, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

http://www.truffenoire.com/

RESTAURANTE Alexandre (5)  Best Design Guides | Brussels RESTAURANTE Alexandre 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexandre, after opening its doors in May 2010, had already been awarded a Michelin star by the time the guide was published in November of the same year.

Rue du Midi 164, 1000 Brussel, Belgium

http://www.restaurant-alexandre.be/012/fr/Accueil

 

 

 

The best shops in Brussels:

LOJAS - Smets (1)  Best Design Guides | Brussels LOJAS Smets 1

Smets has products for women and men, cosmetics products, furniture and objects. They have the best designers and store every brand’s key pieces for the upcoming season.

Chaussée de Louvain 650, 1030 Schaerbeek, Belgium

http://www.smets.lu/en/stores/brussels/

LOJA No concept (2)  Best Design Guides | Brussels LOJA No concept 2

No Concept is a multi-brand shop that has all the popular French brands, including Iro, Bel Air and Bash. They have shops in Uccle and on Avenue Louise, where you can find clothes, shoes and accessories.

Avenue Louise 94c, Rue du Doyenné 83, Rue du Postillon 2, Markt 84, Chaussée de Waterloo 1449, Brussels

http://www.noconcept.be/contact/

LOJA Graphie Sud (3)  Best Design Guides | Brussels LOJA Graphie Sud 3

Graphie Sud is the oldest concept store in Brussels. It opened in 1968. Fans of Isabel Marant are spoilt with the best pieces every season. Other brands on sale are Hartford, Heimstone and the Belgian label Just In Case.

195, rue Berkendael, Brussels, Belgium

http://www.graphiesud.com/

LOJA Holemans (4)  Best Design Guides | Brussels LOJA Holemans 4

Holemans is the only Jewelry in Belgium which have kept true workshop of High Jewelry shelters craftsmen of which each one excels in a specialty.

11 Boulevard de Waterloo, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

http://www.holemans.com/indexLang.php

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Kaat Tilley has a ready-to-wear collection, daytime knits and offers bridal wear and evening wear. Her newest line is designed for children. Although garments are available at boutiques around the world, the largest selection of Kaat Tilley is found at this headquarters shop in Brussels

Asbeekstraat 12, 1730 Asse, Brussels, Belgium

http://www.kaattilley.com/Default.aspx?PageID=4

 

 

 

Art & Culture in Brussels:

ARTE E CULTURA Galeries_Royales_Saint-Hubert (1)  Best Design Guides | Brussels ARTE E CULTURA Galeries Royales Saint Hubert 1

Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert are divided into three parts: the Queen’s Gallery, the Galerie du Roi and Galerie des Princes. Once dubbed the “Parapluie de Bruxelles”, they are the work of the architect who conceived Cluysenaer in 1837.

Galerie du roi 5, 1000 Brussel, Belgium

http://www.grsh.be/

ARTE E CULTURA Museum of Musical Instruments (2)  Best Design Guides | Brussels ARTE E CULTURA Museum of Musical Instruments 2

Museum of Musical Instruments housed in an architectural ensemble of Art nouveau and neoclassical buildings, this stunning museum dedicated to musical instruments enables the visitor to hear the sounds of all of them.

Rue Montagne de la Cour 2, in 1000 Brussels, Belgium

http://www.mim.be/en

ARTE E CULTURA Bruxelles_Musée_Magritte (3)  Best Design Guides | Brussels ARTE E CULTURA Bruxelles Mus  e Magritte 3

Magritte Museum dedicated to the artist from Wallonia, whose witty and thought provoking surrealist paintings have made him a household name, contains 200 pieces of Magritte’s work from different stages of his life.

Regentschapsstraat 3, 1000 Brussel, Belgium

http://www.musee-magritte-museum.be/Portail/Site/Typo3.asp?lang=FR&id=languagedetect

ARTE E CULTURA BELvue Museum (4)  Best Design Guides | Brussels ARTE E CULTURA BELvue Museum 4

BELvue Museum is the museum of the Belgian History. From the Belgian independancy in 1830 to the 21st century, you will learn a lot about Belgium thanks to 1500 historical and unique documents and the video trailers.

Place des Palais, 7, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

www.belvue.be

ARTE E CULTURA Ixelles Fine Arts Museum (5)  Best Design Guides | Brussels ARTE E CULTURA Ixelles Fine Arts Museum 5

Ixelles Fine Arts Museum has more than 13.000 works of arts and it has the privilege to present all the greatest European’s painting styles spanning four centuries. This includes realism, impressionism, luminism, neo-impressionism, symbolism, fauvism, expressionism, surrealism.

71, rue Jean Van Volsem, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

www.museedixelles.irisnet.be

 

 

Night life in Brussels:

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Le Corbeau is well known for its typical Belgian pub decoration: wooden walls, wooden tables, wooden chairs. This place has a cosy atmosphere. This great restaurant, turns in to a nightclub after 10PM and everyone starts dancing on the tables.

18, rue St-Michel, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

http://www.lecorbeau.be/

NIGHT LIFE - Zanzibar (2)  Best Design Guides | Brussels NIGHT LIFE Zanzibar 2

Zanzi.bar is one of those typical places where locals go to after a hard day at work or to celebrate birthdays. It is one of the best places to go to in the area, the decoration is amazing, the staff is lovely and has several music styles.

Rue Voot, 1200 Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Belgium

https://fr-fr.facebook.com/zanzibar.be

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Le You tends to be for younger people between 17 and 22 years. This place has 2 floors and if you like dancing it is the right place to go. There is a great atmosphere and it has different sorts of music played.

Rue Duquesnoy 18, Brussels, Belgium

http://www.leyou.be/

NIGHT LIFE -le cactus (4)  Best Design Guides | Brussels NIGHT LIFE le cactus 4

Le Cactus is one of those clubs mainly addressed to 30 years old and more. You will have classical French songs (hits from the 70/80’s) as well as recent commercial music.

Boulevard du Souverain 147, 1160 Auderghem, Belgium

http://www.lecactus.ca/

NIGHT LIFE - BONNEFOOI - (5)  Best Design Guides | Brussels NIGHT LIFE BONNEFOOI 5

Bonnefooi means as much as “by chance or haphazardly” in the Brussels’ dialect. A place you can come across haphazardly, the start of an adventure.This place has expositions, live music (4 to 5 live bands per week), Dj’s in the weekend and musical events all through the year.

Steenstraat / Rue des Pierres 8, B-1000 Brussels

www.bonnefooi.be/

 

 

Agenda in Brussels:

Events - EXPO SAX (1)  Best Design Guides | Brussels Events EXPO SAX 1

EXPO SAX 200

February 8 (2014)- January 11 (2015)

EVENTS 6éme Festival de Films AlimenTerre (2)  Best Design Guides | Brussels EVENTS 6  me Festival de Films AlimenTerre 2

Octobre 9 –12

6éme Festival de Films AlimenTerre

EVENTS Festival Faune (3)  Best Design Guides | Brussels EVENTS Festival Faune 3

 

Octobre 10 –12

Festival FracoFaune pour la biodiversité musicale

 

EVENTS Glamour 30's Fashion Expo (4)  Best Design Guides | Brussels EVENTS Glamour 30s Fashion Expo 4

May 03 (2014) – February 02 (2015)

Glamour 30’s Fashion Expo

Events 14-18, it's our history! (5)  Best Design Guides | Brussels Events 14 18 its our history 5

February 26 (2014) – April 26 (2015)

14-18, it’s our history!