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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.

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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.

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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!

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Must-see sights

  • Atomium
  • Manneken Pis
  • Belgian Centre for Comic Strip Art
  • Grand Place
  • Royal Museum of the Army and Military History
  • Sablon
  • Monts des Arts
  • Mini-Europe
  • Musical Instruments Museum
  • Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert
  • Royal Museums of Art and History – Cinquantenaire Museum
  • Parlamentarium

Want to learn more about Brussels? Visit the official tourist website at https://www.visit.brussels/en/visitors.

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