Archive for the ‘Brussels’ Category


Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Brussels is the capital and largest city of Belgium, it is also the administrative center of the European Union. Because of this fact Brussels has earned the title Capital of Europe. In the capital of Brussels there are two official languages which are; French and Dutch. Brussels has a population of about 1 million people.

Brussels has been given its character towards the coexistence of two cultures; the French and the Flemish and is nowadays the home of nationalities worldwide. The vibrant atmosphere of Brussels is further more enhanced by colorful medieval streets, lively squares, impressive monuments, beautiful boulevards, cozy restaurants and cafes and an active cultural life.

Brussels has many different tourist attractions, including world famous peeing boy statue Manneke Piss. In the heart of Brussels you can find the Grand’Place which is a historic market square with its splendid guild houses and impressive Gothic beauty town hall. The Grand’Place is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful town squares in Europe.

Travelers to Brussels need a valid passport and visa. American citizens are being issued a 90 days visa upon arrival. The best period to visit Brussels is in the summer months July and August, this is the peak season as well.