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At the heart of the EU, Brussels is a crossroad of cultures. Book a flight to Brussels with Qatar Airways and you’ll be able to enjoy this melting pot of old and new influences. It has a medieval town centre and has managed to preserve a fine balance between bureaucratic glass ministries and its Gothic architectural roots. Fly to Brussels and enjoy this unique city’s numerous cultural attractions.
A blend of the romantic South and Germanic North, Brussels has something for everyone.
Pick up a ‘Brussels Card’ on your trip to Brussels and start exploring. The Grand Place-Grote Markt is surrounded by centuries-old buildings and is illuminated in the evenings.
The famous Manneken Pis statue highlights the city’s more irreverent side, and the Belgians dress it in different costumes throughout the year. The best views of the city can be had from the Arc de Triomphe-Triomfboorg in Parc du Cinquantenaire-Jubelpark, whilst the futuristic Atomium hosts regular exhibitions.
A trip to Brussels should also include museums like the Natural Sciences Museum of Belgium with its dinosaur displays, and the Horta Museum for its fine Art Nouveau collections.
There are also numerous other things to do on your trip to Brussels. A Brussels Bike Tour is a great way to see the city at a leisurely, guided pace. There are also Architectural Tours and City Tours to pack everything in, and even a Chocolate Tour, if that’s your particular weakness!
There are plenty of special events here too throughout the year. Ancienne Belgique specialises in popular concerts whilst classical performances can be seen at the Bozar.
Brussels is the acknowledged capital of chocolate, with some of the best in the world available in the Place du Grand Sablon-Grote Zavel Plein, where you’ll find cakes, ice creams and chocolates galore.
The classic Brussels dishes are mussels, fries (frites) and chocolates, and the Belgian waffle is something you need to try during your trip to Brussels.
There are small and large eateries throughout the city, including oyster bars and Michelin-starred restaurants.
When travelling to Brussels for shopping, you should head straight for the Galeries Saint Hubert-Sint Hubertusgalerijen. This was opened in 1847 and was the first shopping mall on the planet.
The Galeria Inno is best for fashion and cosmetics, whilst one of Europe’s largest markets is the Marche du Midi, which has a strong cultural affinity with North Africa.
Flights to Brussels arrive at Brussels Airport, from where you can catch a train, bus or taxi into the city.
Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. So before you fly to Brussels please check the visa and passport requirements.
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Voltage: 230 V 50 Hz
Plugs: Type C / F
International dialing code: +359