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The city may not appeal to the imagination as much as, say, Paris or London, but that's unfair. Brussels has lots more to offer than you think. Culture, countless terraces, the most beautiful shops and, of course, friendly Brusselites. Apart f...

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Brussels

In 15 BC, Belgium was part of the Roman Empire. Brussels developed around a Roman army camp on an island in the Zenne river. The city comprised marsh and rivers. Charles of France established himself here in 977, the official date of the founding of...

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Atomium

Atomium was designed by the engineer Andre Waterkeyn on the occasion of Brussel's International Exhibition in 1958. Atomium's spheres represent atoms in a crystal lattice, while the building itself represents an iron crystal, magnified 165 billion...

Public Holidays in Brussels

1 January: New Year's DayMarch/April: Easter1 May: Labour DayMay/June: Whit Sunday11 July: Flemish community's holiday21 July: National holiday15 August: Assumption of the Holy Virgin 27 September: French community's holiday1 November: All Saints' Da...

Foire du Midi

If you happen to be in Brussels with your children during the summer, then you definitely should go to this event! In the south of the city, the biggest fun fair of Europe takes place. It is a true spectacle, full of entertaining games, exciting attr...

Brussels European Film Festival

The Brussels European Film Festival searches Europe's furthest extremities for the directors of the future. The festival therefore gives an excellent overview of the most remarkable new European films, directors, and trends in the European film indu...

Manneken Pis Festival

It might be the smallest statue in Brussels, but it is the city's most famous. Because the city dwellers take a lot of pride in this little fellow, they decided to dedicate an entire Festival to him. During the event, Manneken Pis gets a new outfit w...

Waiters' Run

There's nothing worse than spending hours waiting for a slow waiter to finally bring your order. That's why Pineau des Charentes (a brand of Cognac) organizes a Waiters' Run in Jubelpark, giving the fastest waiters a chance to shine! Each contestant...