Brussels has quickly become a trendy spot for holidays and weekend getaways. Brussels city is a centre of European culture and has been officially nick named “the European Village”. Apart for being famous for their great beer, tasty waffles and delicious chocolate, this city has attractions that most travellers cannot even begin to imagine. With almost 90 museums, gorgeous parks, fascinating trails, walks, trendy restaurants and pubs.
Brussels is blessed with an abundance of cosy bars and pubs where you can try some of their finest Belgian beers (Belgium has over 800 different beers), while enjoying the rustic environment around you. While many Londoners complain about their old-fashioned pubs slowly vanishing Brussels continues to be a gold mine for anyone looking to go bar hoping in some of the cosiest old fashioned bars and pubs whilst soaking up the mellow atmosphere.
Brussels is the capital of Belgium.It has a population of 10.5 million and is also the administrative centre of the European Union, earning by that the nick name “the Capital of Europe”.
A very interesting fact about Belgium is that Belgians do not share one common language. There are actually three official languages in Belgium; Dutch (Flemish), French and German. So important is the language to the political and cultural infrastructure that the country created an official language border between the north and south and also created a third region in Brussels. In the city of Brussels people mostly speak French but it is officially Dutch language as well so all public signage and documentation is in both languages.
North of Brussels we find Flanders, a flat land with canals where only a short day trip from Brussels will leads us to the cities of Ghent, Bruges and Antwerp. Here the locals speak Dutch (Flemish). To the south of Brussels we find Wallonia, with the rolling hills of the Ardennes. Here we can find some of the oldest most charming villages where the locals speak mainly French.
Brussels has a great network of high-speed trains connecting the city to places like Perpignan, Rennes, Nice, Lyon, Marseille, Cannes, Chambery and Bordeaux
Brussels has one of the many varieties of hotels. Hotels in Brussels range from some of the best quality 2 starshotels you will find on the planet to the most prestige 5 star hotels like The Royal Windsor.
As the capital of more than 500 million Europeans, Brussels is the true nerve centre of Europe.