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10 things to know before you arrive in Brussels

Brussels is a multicultural, medieval delight. While the de facto capital of the European Union plays host to 14 million business travellers each year, the unique city has plenty to offer vacationers and wonderful places to stay. Hire a bike, jump on a tram or head…
Kyle Coleman
June 23, 2016

Top 20 things to do near Brussels

Good things come in small packages, and Belgium’s small size makes it perfect for day-tripping travelers. You can travel from border to border in just over two hours, so staying in central Brussels means you can discover much of Belgium within an hour’s drive. Although there is…
Kyle Coleman
April 7, 2016

Enjoy a pint: The top 8 traditional bars in Brussels

One of the best ways to get to know a city is to visit the pubs and bistros favored by the locals. In Brussels, Belgium, where beer culture reigns, an old-fashioned Saturday night pub crawl is a bucket-list adventure. Planning a Brussels getaway? Check out…
Kyle Coleman
January 25, 2016

Discover art nouveau in Brussels

Indulge yourself in the Belgian art and architecture and discover Brussels Art Nouveau heritage. In the late 19th century, the Art Nouveau culture was the answer to the academic art produced throughout the previous decades. Art Nouveau, or Modern Art or Jugendstil, was more than…
Kyle Coleman
December 30, 2015

Visiting Brussels without emptying your wallet

A trip to Brussels doesn’t have to cost you a fortune, and saving money doesn’t have to mean sitting in a park all day. With a few insider’s tips, you can visit museums, join a walking tour or listen to music, all without spending a…
Kyle Coleman
October 30, 2015

Top 7 historic attractions in Brussels

Brussels, Belgium, traces its history to its founding in 979. Naturally, the city has more historical sites than many locations around the world. If you're a history buff, make time for these seven historic attractions while you're visiting the Belgian capital. You'll find them clustered…
Kyle Coleman
September 18, 2015

Top 6 most interesting museums in Brussels

Brussels, Belgium, has one of the largest, most diverse collections of museums in the world. At last count, the tourist information bureau endorsed nearly 90 local museums, with several smaller niche museums added to that number. Which ones deserve to be on your itinerary? These…
Kyle Coleman
September 2, 2015

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