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City Guide : BrusselsFederal Belgium State is composed of three federated regions as Brussels-Capital, Wallonia and Flemish Regions. Brussels located at the center of Belgium is the capital of Belgium and Brussels-Capital Region. Made up of 19 municipalities, the city is a bilingual capital and is, at the same time, the headquarter of the French and Flemish Communities. Brussels named as the Capital of Europe is the center of the two main institutions of European Union, the European Commission and the Council of the European Union. Also, Brussels is the seat of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
Tourist AttractionsIn addition to the cosmopolitan and dynamic culture of Brussels as a consequence of the city's architectural and natural allurement, Brussels is far better from the other world cities with its medieval structures, alluring monuments, magnificent parks, snug cafes, mystic pubs and historic tableau.
Grand Palace (Grote Markt in Dutch) is the main tourist attraction of Brussels. It is the central market square of Brussels. Remarkable guild houses, the city’s marvelous Town Hall and Breadhouse surround the market. The square is the most significant tourist destination visited by ten thousands of tourists every year.
Town Hall of Brussels surrounding Grand Palace will mesmerize you via the Gothic tower of the town hall pointing skywards and the architectural relieves.
While New York has the Statue of Liberty, Brussels has the Manneken Pis placed at the street on the left side of town hall. Actually, nobody knows what Manneken symbolizes. It is very often dressed. This little boy visited by a great number of tourists every year has more than 600 costumes preserved in the King's House.
King's House at the Market Place (Great Palace), opposite the Town Hall, is another fantastic historic structure of Brussels. Harboring the historical City Museum, the wooden construction at the place of King's House was used by the bakers in the 13th century. Royal Park, Royal Palace, Sablon Square, Cinquantenaire Park, Heysel with the Atomiom, Royal Square and many more form the historical monuments within the borders of Brussels.
There are many museums in the city that you should travel to accomplish a trip to the history. Museum of Natural Arts, Museum of Ancient Art, Army Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Comic Strip Museum and Museum of Musical Instruments are among the significant historical demonstrations of the city.
Culture & EntertainmentAssuming the role as a crossroads for the Europe Continent and being a regional, federal and European capital, Brussels is the home for innumerable cultural occurrences. Theater, dance, ballet, literature, folklore, music, concerts, cinema, international conferences are all amply the ingredients of cultural life. It is impossible to name all the cultural institutions such as theaters and cinemas so that the number of them is considerably high. There are 17 French speaking and 22 Dutch speaking cultural centers in Brussels.
Golf at Royal Amicale Golf Club, jogging in Parc de Bruxelles and Parc du Cinquantenaire, swimming in public pools and ice skating at Marche aux Poissions near the Grand Place, cycling and more are the benefactions of the entertainment life in Brussels.
Traditional, trendy, cabaret, music, night show discotheques, pubs, bars, cafes and beer clubs are too many in Brussels to serve to the entertainers till early morning.
Food & Drink
You are in a city for the best international and Belgian cuisine. Going out is, not an exaggeration, the best pleasure of the nightlife in Brussels. In the long and diversified nights of the city, dining out is one of the direct ways to become delighted. In Brussels, you will witness innumerable restaurants at every part of the city to serve the best examples from the local and world cuisines to you.
Belgium is the home of the best beer all over the world. Brussels Gueuze or fruit beer (cherry, raspberry, peach beers) and Trappist beer are the local beers of the city.
ShoppingBrussels is one of the main stops for shoppers. The city teems with shopkeepers selling local goods and designer clothes of both Belgian and international brands. The shops of chocolate and comic books are too many in the city. There are 139 shopping areas in the city harboring thousands of shops.
Chocolates, lace, beer and comic strips are the main bought local souvenirs. Chocolate shops around Grand Place are popular. Lace is the most bought souvenir of Brussels. Lots of shops are available to buy lace peculiar to Brussels.
Most of the shopping centers are gathered on the outskirts of the city. You will be able to find two supermarkets around the Stock Exchange Market in the city center.
Ticket Sales Offices : Brussels
|Address||21 Avenue du Boulevard | Bolwerklaan 21 1210 Brussels Belgium|
Agency Help Desk: +32 (0) 2 500 19 33
Call Center: +32 (0) 2 620 0 849
|Fax||+32 (0) 2 500 19 47|
Agency Help Desk: firstname.lastname@example.org
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|Address||Brussels National Airport- P.O.Box 47-1930- Zaventem|
+32 (0) 2 720 34 68
+32 (0) 2 500 19 39
|Fax||0032 2 753 26 70|
until 20th of September Daily 05.30 – 21.30
|Address||BrusBedrijvenzone Machelen Cargo 703, 1830 Machelen|
|Phone||+32( 0) 252 69 12|
|Address||Global Airline Services - Belgium - Sales and Cargo Support|
|Phone||+32 (0) 2 753 55 51|
|Fax||+32 (0) 2 753 55 05|
Weekdays 09.00 – 18.00
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Brussels National Airport
Address : The Brussels Airport Company B-1930 Zaventem, Belgium Phone : +32 2 753 77 53
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