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Once a small rural settlement, Brussels has become an important European city and a hub for international politics. As the capital city of Belgium, it is located in the heart of the country. On a holiday here you will find captivating architecture, rich history and unique culture in every area of the city.
Something that makes Brussels undeniable unique is the city’s gothic architecture, and while on your holiday here you will find many must see historical buildings and monuments. When on a sightseeing tour of Brussels, there is no better place to start than the Grand Place. This beautiful city hall building was built in the 15th century and perfectly captivates the Gothic architecture of Brussels.
Brussels is a great city for couples and groups of friends with an interest in sightseeing and historical monuments to visit. As well as a rich historical past, Brussels also offers plenty of fun activities to enjoy.
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The nightlife in Brussels is more laid back than most cities, so if you are looking for a wild weekend, Brussels may not be the city for you. However, if you are a fan of a few casual drinks or some cocktails in the evening, Brussels is perfect for you.
Brussels has a fantastic selection of cuisine in the city to suit all budget options. The city is famous for mussels, beer and waffles, so be sure to indulge when in the city!
A visit to the Atomium is a fantastic activity for the family. The Atomium is a 355-foot monument made up of spheres which have numerous exhibitions including a sphere dedicated to children.
For the best shopping in Brussels go to Rue Neuve, Belgium’s busiest shopping centre that sees over 43,000 visitors daily. Here you will find many high street stores including H&M, Mango and Primark.
Brussels summer festival is held annually from mid-August held over the course of 10 days. During this festival tourists will find concerts on show all over the city and it is a fantastic way to see Belgium’s influence on music.
The best time to visit Brussels is between April and October. During these months, the weather is pleasant, and a lively atmosphere takes over the city. To avoid summer crowds, we recommend visiting in the months of April, May and September.
The Euro is the currency used in Brussels.
Brussels is an hour ahead of Ireland.
Flights to Brussels operate from Dublin seven days a week, 12 months a year. From Dublin airport it is a 1 hour 45-minute flight to Brussels. From Brussels airport it is a 20-minute journey to the city centre and tram and metro systems make it very easy to get around.