Brussels On the Road

Brussels, Belgium
Brussels is more than a 1000 years old and is the bilingual capital of the Kingdom of Belgium.
Furthermore, it is a cosmopolitan city where many different cultures live together. Brussels, is considered to be "The capital of Europe".

The city offers different architectural styles. Gothic cathedrals and churches, or beautiful art nouveau and art deco houses.

The heart of Brussels is the Grand'Place (Grote Markt). This historic market square is one of the most beautiful town squares in Europe, and maybe even in the world

The Sablon is one of the most prestigious and attractive areas in Brussels. In recent years it has become the center of the antiques shops and art galleries.

New York has the Statue of Liberty, Copenhagen has the mermaid and Brussels has the... Manneken Pis. This statue of a little boy has since several centuries been a major tourist attraction in the city. When most people see our 'manneken', the first reaction is always one of amazement: "Look, how small he is ! Why does everybody want to see him ?" The people of Brussels, however, accept him the way he is. After all, it doesn't always have to be big to be beautiful. Imagine he would be the size of the Statue of Liberty : Brussels would be continuously flooded !

The St. Hubert gallery dates back to the 19th century: it is a covered shopping gallery. Today the gallery continues to attract a lot of visitors. There you can find nice luxurious shops (e.g. chocolate houses, books, boutiques,...) and beautiful cafés. From the center of the gallery one can also see the famous Beenhouwersstraat/ Rue de Bouchers, which is still a famous restaurant area in Brussels.

Other highlights: • Atomium, Royal Palace with Royal Park, Royal Square, Chinatown, Fish Market,...