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What you need to know for a holiday in Brussels

EU Capital Holiday, Brussels, Belgium, European Parliament inside

Brussels is one of the places where you cannot get bored, the chic cafes and bars, to antique fairs and medieval buildings everything seems to have been created for tourists eager cosmopolitan experiences.

If you planned to spend a holiday in the capital of Europe, these are items that need to analyze before.

1. Choose Departure time

Belgian city loses its charm, whether you choose to visit in spring, summer, autumn or winter.

Just keep in mind how you want to fill your free time.

If spring is not conducive promenades and cafes cozy evenings spent the summer you can visit the museums or antique fairs.

Autumn, Brussels hosts a series of cultural events from the world of art, film or music, while winter Christmas markets attract many tourists from around the world.

Regardless of the season, remember to put your luggage and an umbrella because it rains a lot Brussels.

2. Compare offers and choose the best flight

The fastest way to reach the city is by air.
Find flight and hotel offers based on your early-booking.

The main airport is Zaventem Brussels. Here are links to all city neighborhoods. Every 20 minutes, trains serving the three main railway stations (Gare du Nord, Gare Centrale and Gare du Midi).

3. Find out how to travel through Brussels

You have three options with which you can travel to the Belgian capital: call to public transportation, rent a car or go by taxi.

The public transportation system in Brussels is well done and networks tram, bus and metro are interconnected. Children under six years accompanied by an adult can travel for free, but there is a maximum limit of four children per adult.

In Brussels you can find some well-known car rental companies such as Hertz, Avis or Europcar.

Taxis in Brussels can be recognized easily by Signs of the roof. You must remember that they leave the special taxi stations, without being stopped by on the sidewalk.

Order by phone may be made but the hotel where you stayed. A common practice among taxi drivers in this city is to round up the total amount of payment.

4. Set your goals to visit

A vacation to Brussels should include visits to the most representative city objectives.

Not to be missed Grand Place (a place surrounded by exceptional architectural creations), especially as it is located in the heart of Brussels.

Walk on pedestrian streets in the center, take a picture of Mannekin Piss statue or go to the huge Palais de Justice.

You have to discover Notre Dame Have Sablon church, park or Cinquentannaire Parliament.

If time allows, you should not miss any surroundings. Bruges, Antwerp, Ghent and Waterloo are just some of the destinations offered by us.