Capital of the EU
Brussels is the capital city of the country of Belgium and boats a regional population of just over one million people. The city is known as the de facto capital of the European Union.
Brussels is well known for the varied and interesting architecture that dots the city, this is one of the biggest draws for many of the visitors to the area, in addition to the delicious cuisine.
The main airport that serves the area is called the Brussels Airport. The other main method of transport to Brussels is via rail, as it is one of the main stops for many area trains including the Eurostar, Fyra, Thalys, and ICE. The city also has a metro for local transport.
Being that Brussels has been around for at least a century, the city is filled with many historic sites in addition to the well-known architecture. Visitors love seeing some of the more well-known sculptures and pieces include the Manneken Pis, the Atomium, and the Mini-Europe Park.
Since Brussels has such an interesting mix of buildings that range from the medieval times to modern structures, there are many great buildings to visit that include the Grand-Palace, the Town Hall, and the Serres Royales de Laeken.
After all of that sightseeing, many visitors love to take in some of the famously delicious food that can be found pretty much everywhere in Brussels. From the street corners to carts to luxury five star dining establishments, there is going to be something available for everyone who visits Brussels.
One of the first things many visitors have to try are the waffles, for the best head to Dandoy to try waffles traditional style, or for a simple snack look for waffles inside the De Brouckère Metro Station as well!
In addition to waffles, Brussels is known for beer and the moules frites, which is mussels with french fries. For some favorites, look to Au Vieux Bruxelles or Le Pre Sale for moules frites and Delirium Cafe, Moeder Lambic Fontainas and Nuetnigenough to sample some of the best local beers Brussels have to offer.