The heart of Europe
The capital and heart of Europe
A cosmopolitan city and a Valhalla for foodies of all ages, that’s what you’ll find in Brussels. It’s brimming with culture and walks to the beat of its own drum: filled with history to dive into and new things to discover.
Of course, it’s well known for its Grand Place, Atomium, Manneken-Pis, waffles and chocolates. But, just one tip: take the time to soak up the atmosphere of its many districts. You’ll discover a fashionable and creative Brussels – the perfect place to wow you with its beauty.
The centre of Europe
Brussels isn’t just known for its food and creative side – it’s also known as the heart of Europe. It hosts the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (N.A.T.O.), making it a centre of international trade and legislature. This unique geographical and political position means Brussels has been at the centre of all the great technological changes of the 21st century – making Brussels a modern city that loves trends and innovation.
Fun facts about Brussels
- Brussels has around 1.1 million inhabitants.
- Roughly 30% of the city’s total population is foreign.
- 11.4% of the city’s territory is green: parks, woods and gardens.
- The city’s brimming with culture with over 80 interesting museums.
- You’ll find 138 restaurants per square mile in the heart of Europe. Foodie heaven!
- Manneken Pis
- Belgian Centre for Comic Strip Art
- Grand Place
- Royal Museum of the Army and Military History
- Monts des Arts
- Musical Instruments Museum
- Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert
- Royal Museums of Art and History – Cinquantenaire Museum
Want to learn more about Brussels? Visit the official tourist website at https://www.visit.brussels/en/visitors.