Popular Accommodations in Brussels
Highlights in Brussels
- Historical market place
- Art in the Royal Palace
- Comic capital
- Belgian waffles
- Nature trail
Most popular in Brussels
Vacation rentals in Brussels
In the Belgian capital there are numerous sights and cultural offers which you can reach shortly from a centrally located apartment in Brussels. Walk to the world-famous Grand' Place, the city's central market square, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or visit the many museums in Brussels. A centrally located holiday apartment in Brussels also allows you to explore the city's nightlife in the evenings and then walk comfortably home.A house in the middle of the pulsating big city
To rent a vacation rental in Brussels, you can choose between historic buildings in the old town or comfortable furnished houses in a quiet green area. A vacation rental in Brussels, located on the outskirts of the city, allows you to relax away from the hustle and bustle of the big city, but allows you to reach the historic centre shortly by metro.
Holidays in Brussels
Location and orientation
The capital of Belgium is located in the middle of the Brussels basin and is crossed by the Senne. Brussels is the headquarters of the European Union, which is why the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union are represented in the Leopold European Quarter. EU summits of EU heads of government and EU commissioners are held here. The canal connects the northern districts of Brussels with Antwerp and Charleroi. From Cologne the drive to Brussels takes about two and a half hours.
Belgium has some internationally known beers. The Geuz and Kirschbier Kriek beers come from Brussels and are offered in almost every restaurant.
Top travel tips
The Grand' Place is the historic market place of the city. It has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its buildings in many different architectural styles. Admire the majestic 17th century guild houses and the town hall, built in 1402, and let yourself be enchanted by the wealth this square exudes. The Grand' Place is also the venue for a number of events, such as the medieval spectacle "Ommegang" or the interpretation of a huge carpet of flowers.2. Discover art in the royal palace
The Royal Palace of Brussels is the city's most magnificent building and houses several contemporary art exhibitions. Visit the impressive hall ceiling with chandelier in the Hall of Mirrors, designed by the artist Jan Fabre. Also worth seeing are the seven works by Marthe Wéry that hang in the corridor to the king's study.3. The capital of comics
In Brussels, you can admire huge pictures of Belgian comic book heroes on numerous house walls and in several metro stations. The Comic Strip Museum, housed in the Waucquez Judenstil department store, also features numerous depictions of Tintin and Struppi, Gaston, Lucky Luke and Marsupilami.
Things to know
The Belgian cuisine is characterised by the combination of the hearty Flemish cuisine with recipes from France and offers a variety of culinary specialities. These include in particular Belgian waffles, the Brussels cake and mussels with French fries. Furthermore, you can indulge in the delicacies of Godiva, Leonidas or Neuhaus in the stronghold of chocolate manufacturers.Enjoy the green of the city
Brussels has numerous green areas and a large recreational area outside the city centre. If you are looking for a bit of variety in the cultural programme, the best thing to do is to explore the Promenade Verte, also known as "the green walk". This 60 kilometre-long nature trail, which can be explored on foot or by bike, can be reached in a short time from an apartment in Brussels which is a little out of town.