Brussels

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

A cosmopolitan blend of culture, architecture and fine food mixes with royal tradition in the Belgian capital.

Belgium is known as a producer of some of the finest chocolate, beer and dairy products in Europe. Its capital, Brussels, is rapidly becoming a culinary destination. The capital is the largest metropolitan region in Belgium, and its proximity to Amsterdam, Paris and Frankfurt means it has a truly cosmopolitan feel. Brussels is home to a large population of immigrants who create an eclectic mix of cultures. The locals speak a mix of French and Dutch so street names, signs and information centers feature both languages.

While the city is large, it remains manageable. Many attractions can be reached on foot from the city center. A walk through Brussels is a walk through history. Many of the locations that helped form the young nation of Belgium are here. See where the Belgian revolution began at Brussels Park, the largest park in the city. Royal tradition has long been central to the Belgian identity; at the edge of the park you can visit the Royal Palace of Brussels. Hear an informative historical education at BELvue, the national history museum of Belgium.

Brussels is a city looking forward as much as it respects its past, and the contemporary culture of the city is thriving. See leading modern artists at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. Appreciate the Belgian sense of humor by visiting Manneken Pis, the iconic statue of a urinating child.

Eat with the locals at the Place du Grand Sablon, a bustling city square surrounded by restaurants, chocolatiers and antique dealers. Make the journey to the Cantillon Brewery to sample traditional Belgian beers brewed using a century-old recipe.

Brussels has a reputation of cold winters and damp summers. However, temperatures in July and August rarely get higher than 77 degrees Fahrenheit (25 degrees Celsius), providing a relaxing change from the sweltering heat much of Europe experiences at this time. The Brussels International Airport serves Brussels, but many visitors choose to arrive on the Eurostar or other express train services. An affordable and efficient metro system connects all 19 municipalities of the city.

NH Brussels Airport
NH Brussels Airport
4 out of 5
De Kleetlaan 14, Diegem, Machelen
Fully refundable
The price is CA $92 per night from Oct 8 to Oct 8
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! (971 reviews)
"I liked the location , the food at the restaurant was great, but the shuttle service was not operational. I had to wait for the hotel to send a Taxi to pick me up for 65 minutes , then in desperation, I took a taxi myself , and the hotel refunded me the taxi fare."

Reviewed on Sep. 20, 2021

NH Brussels Airport
Warwick Brussels
Warwick Brussels
5 out of 5
Rue Duquesnoy 5-7, Brussels
The price is CA $154 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
This family-friendly Brussels hotel is located in the historical district, just steps from Moof Museum and Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. La Grand Place and ...
4.2/5Excellent! (961 reviews)
"Great"

Reviewed on Sep. 9, 2021

Warwick Brussels
Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel
Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel
4 out of 5
Brussels National Airport, Zaventem
The price is CA $183 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Situated in Zaventem, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of NATO Headquarters, European Union Parliament Building, and Atomium. Mini-Europe and Cathedral of St. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (936 reviews)
"Convenience. Room furniture and bathrooms starting to look tired."

Reviewed on Sep. 20, 2021

Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
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 CA $103 per night from Sep 24 to Sep 24
Located in the heart of Brussels, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (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 Aug. 16, 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 CA $135 per night from Sep 23 to Sep 23
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 Feb. 12, 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 CA $169 per night from Sep 25 to Sep 25
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 Apr. 29, 2021

Marriott Executive Apartments Brussels, European Quarter
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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