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:
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
Place de Brouckère 31, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
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
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
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
The best restaurants in Brussels:
Place Rouppe 23, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Bon-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
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
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
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
The best shops in Brussels:
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
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
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
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
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
Art & Culture in Brussels:
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
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
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
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
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
Night life in Brussels:
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
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
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
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
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
Agenda in Brussels:
EXPO SAX 200
February 8 (2014)- January 11 (2015)
Octobre 9 –12
6éme Festival de Films AlimenTerre
Octobre 10 –12
Festival FracoFaune pour la biodiversité musicale
May 03 (2014) – February 02 (2015)
Glamour 30’s Fashion Expo
February 26 (2014) – April 26 (2015)
14-18, it’s our history!