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BrusselsBrussels, a city that continues to surprise and move you. This city-region-capital of 500 million Europeans is waiting to share its treasures with you. It’s a fair bet that its stormy history is the reason for its open-mindedness, warmth and friendliness. You’ll feel right at home in Brussels! As well as its historic monuments, Brussels has so much to share with you: its comic strip speech bubbles, its Art Nouveau façades, the talent of its stylists and designers, its delicacies and its surrealism, which can be found on every street corner.
City CentreGraced with a majestic historic heart, a unique atmosphere and a host of activities for all ages, Brussels has surprises around every corner.
TopIf you are in Brussels for one or two days, visit.brussels proposes a selection of the most visited museums and attractions in the capital of Europe.
Big eventsBrussels culture is in perpetual motion: Exhibitions to glance at or gaze at, forums and shows for all tastes, traditional markets and great flea market bargains, conferences for those who like debate and ideas, sporting events not to be missed .... Find out about everything happening in Brussels Take the plunge here!
Art nouveau & décoFor the past century Art Nouveau and Art Deco buildings have brightened up the streets of Brussels. The Art Nouveau style was first introduced in Brussels in 1893 when Victor Horta built the Tassel House. This house represents the very first synthesis of Art Nouveau: light, colour, ironwork, mosaics... Architects such as Victor Horta, Paul Hankar and Henry Van de Velde were innovators and created a “total” art style that dominated all art domains until approximately 1914: architecture, furniture, carpets, decorative objects, jewellery, posters... After the First World War, there was a tendency towards more rational trends that gave birth to Art Deco, a style that features geometrical lines and stylised motifs and makes use of both traditional and modern materials.
Comic StripBrussels is where Tintin, Spirou and the Smurfs grew up, and they now pervade the city. They are everywhere: on walls, building façades and museums. They are exhibited and sold in galleries and boutiques. They decorate restaurants and hotel rooms. They are celebrated and paraded in the streets. Comic book speech bubbles are on every corner. Blistering barnacles!
EuropeBrussels is the bustling capital of 500 million Europeans. It always offers a cosmopolitan atmosphere with cultures from the past and present, and from here and elsewhere. Its European district is a kaleidoscope of cultural activities. From the Parlamentarium, which explains in detail the workings of the EU, and the iguanodons of the Natural Sciences Museum to the vintage cars of Autoworld, there is something to keep everyone busy.
NightlifeBrussels is known for its festive side and its nightlife and offers you numerous nightclubs where the DJs keep you dancing all the way through to the early hours of the morning. Electronic music lovers will love the Fuse, Zodiak or C12, while hip-hop afficionados love to gather at Bloody Louis. Madame Moustache attracts a more rock ‘n’ roll crowd with its electric and refined programme, whereas Bar Rouge welcomes elegant night owls. Come and experience an unforgettable night in our beautiful capital and dance to various atmospheres of Brussels’ nightlife!
Tourism InformationFor the best information on Brussels... visit.brussels is the Brussels tourist agency. Its mission is to bolster and spread the image of the Brussels-Capital Region. visit.brussels wishes to put Brussels on the local and international map as the capital of 500 million Europeans, the "world city" where 180 different nationalities mingle, making Brussels a cosmopolitan place with permanent links to the rest of the world.
To really get to know Brussels, set out to explore its shops. Here you will find the top of the line, the fun, the creative and the original. Brussels fashion is like the city itself: no fuss. Its creators have an inventive soul. Sablon, Marolles and Matongé; Louise, Dansaert, Châtelain and Neuve, its flagship streets and districts await you with their doors open. And for a sweet finish: don't forget the crunchy pralines, speculaas and cuberdons to take a little taste of Brussels away with you.