View Full Version : Brussels - Destination Info

03-15-2012, 07:45 PM
A few months ago, I went to Brussels for the first time (besides an airport visit for two hours).

It turned out to be an interesting city with great food and Bier - not to mention chocolate and waffles.

Here's some info:

What’s Doing In Brussels, Belgium (http://www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com/2012/03/whats-doing-in-brussels-belgium/)

(http://www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com/author/jonathan-spira/) With picturesque cobbled streets lined with medieval houses, Brussels (Bruxelles in French, Brussel in Dutch and, officially, the Brussels Region or Brussels-Capital Region), is the capital of Belgium and is comprised of 19 municipalities, including the City of Brussels. With a population of 1.8 million, it is the largest urban area in Belgium and is home to the headquarters of the European Union (EU) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization …

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X3 Skier
03-17-2012, 08:25 AM
I have always enjoyed Brussels. I was there several times on visits to NATO. A visit to the Grand Place is well worth doing if one then visits some of the small restaurants on the side streets.

Another side trip well worth doing is the short train ride to either Ghent or another of my favorites, Brugge. My first visit to Bugge was via Eurostar from London to Brussels and then on the Belgium railroad to Brugge. Made it a long day trip.