Brussels, capital of Belgium is also known as the “capital” of Europe. Its vibrant, multicultural and cosmopolitan feel makes Brussels an ideal place to explore the rich cultural history of Belgium and Europe. As the administrative center for some of the world’s most powerful international organizations like the EU and NATO, you will be forgiven for thinking Brussels is a modern and soulless city. In fact, Brussels is neither of these things, with more to offer than most people imagine.
Apart from its world-famous chocolates and beers, there are almost 90 museums, beautiful parks and architecture, bars and much more, with every street is designed to indulge in Belgium’s treasures. A visit to this coastal country is the perfect blend of old world and new world beauty. From one of Europe’s most beautiful squares, the UNESCO protected Grand Place, to the 20th century Atomium, there are plenty of picturesque sites to explore and keep you busy for a week!
Transport to Brussels
Known as the "capital" of Europe, Brussels is one of the most well-connected cities in Europe. It is home to two large airports, Brussels Airport also known as Zaventem Airport, located 12km outside the city and Brussels South Airport, also called Charleroi or Gosselies Airport and it is located in Gosselies, 46km south of Brussels.
Brussels Airport is where most international airlines fly in and out of, while Charleroi is reserved mostly for budget airlines that fly routes between Brussels and other European cities. There are numerous direct flights from various cities in the United States to Brussels Airport including New York (JFK), Chicago, Newark, Atlanta, Washington, and Philadelphia. Passengers will find direct flights to Brussels from Toronto and Montreal.
Brussels is also very well connected to other European cities by rail, with connections to Amsterdam, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt, and Zurich. Least not forget the direct train connections to London via Eurostar. Once you have arrived in Brussels, it's easy to move around the compact city, by public transport or on foot.