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Book a flight to Brussels with Qatar Airways

As the nerve centre of the European Union, Brussels is a truly cosmopolitan city. Once designated as the “Cultural Capital of Europe”, you’ll find that Belgium’s capital continues to live up to that accolade.



Book a flight to Brussels with Qatar Airways and enjoy this city’s numerous cultural attractions – a blend of the Flemish North and the French South.

Explore Brussels’ medieval town centre, which has a well-preserved, cobbled market square dating back to the 17th century. It also hosts one of the world’s most spectacular Gothic buildings. This iconic square is a testament to the capital’s mercantile past. Today, it remains abuzz with activities and a must-see for any visitor to Brussels.

Brussels highlights

Feast your eyes on Brussels’ majestic architecture, then sample its world-famous chocolates truffles and waffles, before enjoying exquisite cuisines from around the world.

  • Tourist attractions

    Arguably the most convenient way to discover Brussels is by purchasing a “Brussels Card”. In addition to unlimited complimentary access to all the city’s 37 museums and the hop-on-hop-off bus, the card offers discounts for shops, restaurants and tours.

    During your trip, don’t miss La Grand-Place, Brussels’ main square and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Surrounded by centuries-old buildings, the square is a site to behold at night, when it is tastefully illuminated.

    If you’re looking for the best views of Brussels, visit the Arc de Triomphe-Triomfboog in Parc du Cinquantenaire-Jubelpark. Other hotspots are the futuristic Atomium, which hosts regular exhibitions, and the Royal Palace, which opens its doors to the public every summer. Built in the neoclassical style, the palace is the official residence of the Belgian monarchy, and overlooks Brussels Park.

    A trip to Brussels should also include a tour of museums. The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences has Europe’s most extensive displays of dinosaur specimens, while the Horta Museum has a significant Art Nouveau collection.

  • Leisure activities

    A bike tour is a great way to see Brussels at a leisurely, guided pace. There are also architectural tours and city tours. If you want to satisfy your sweet tooth, join a chocolate tour, and sample some of the city’s most exquisite truffles and pralines.

    Throughout the year, there are plenty of special events held in Brussels. Ancienne Belgique specialises in popular concerts, while classical performances can be seen at the Bozar.

  • Food

    Brussels is the acknowledged capital of chocolate, with some of the best chocolatiers located in Place du Grand Sablon-Grote Zavel Plein. Here, you can indulge your cake, ice cream and chocolate cravings.

    The classic dishes are mussels, fries (frites) and chocolates, and your trip to Brussels is worth it for the Belgian waffles alone. As a cosmopolitan city, Brussels also offers a gastronomic tour du monde, with choices ranging from European and African, to Asian and South American dishes.

    There are small and large eateries throughout the city, including oyster bars and Michelin-starred restaurants.

  • Shopping

    When travelling to Brussels for shopping, you should head straight for the Galeries Saint Hubert-Sint Hubertusgalerijen. This airy retail arcade, which features a stylish glass roof, was opened in 1847 and is one of the oldest shopping centres in the world.

    If you are in the market for clothes, visit the Galeria Inno, which is notable for its vast fashion and cosmetics options. Marche du Midi is one of Europe’s largest markets and has a strong cultural affinity with North Africa.

Essential facts about Brussels

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