About Brussels

Brussels, capital of the kingdom of Belgium is also the capital of Europe.

A destination that’s easy to reach and reasonable prices that won’t strain its visitors’ pockets, regardless of age. This cosmopolitan city that loves good food lives life its way and expresses itself in a style very much its own: sometimes rebellious and mischievous, sometimes thoughtful and composed, but always very likeable. Despite its European dimension and despite all the different languages spoken on the corner of every street, Brussels is still inspired by a very “village-like” spirit. Of course, it’s well known for its Grand-Place, its Atomium, its Manneken-Pis, its Gueuze and its Kriek, its waffles and its chocolates…

Brussels at the heart of Europe
Headquarters of the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (N.A.T.O.), Brussels is an international financial centre and home to the European headquarters of over two thousand multinationals. Brussels offers high-calibre scientific resources and has flexible economic infrastructures that have enabled it to keep pace with the great technological changes of the 21st century.

Brussels in figures

  • The conurbation covers a total surface area of 16,179 ha.
  • The population has around 1.1 million inhabitants. Roughly 30% of the city’s total population is foreign.
  • The city’s green spaces (parks – woods – forest) account for 11.4% of the region’s territory.
  • The time is GMT +1 in winter GMT + 2 in summer
  • Brussels has a temperate, maritime climate.
  • A motorway ring road (RING) has been built roughly 6 km from the centre of Brussels to make both transit and entry into the city easier.

(from visitBrussels.be)