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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...

History 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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Flower carpet

Once every two years, Europe's most beautiful square gets spectacularly decorated. In August, they lay out a magnificent carpet of flowers on the Grand-Place. They use begonias which are available in all sorts of colours. After the designers have put...

Week of Taste

The Week van de Smaak (Week of Taste) is a (gastronomic) festival in Flanders and Brussels. The focus throughout the week in the Belgian capital is on eating. You can take part in different events at various locations in the city which cover everythi...

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Heritage Days

Heritage Days will be held in Brussels for the 22st time on 17 and 18 September. Over 61 monuments in the city centre that are normally closed or partly closed to the public throw open their doors. You'll be able to admire the inside of the Vrije Uni...

Christmas fair

Around Christmas, there is a magnificent Christmas fair in Brussels with more than 240 stalls. This is the ideal place for culinary delicacies. One part is situated at the Grand-Place, together with the enormous Christmas tree and crib. There are als...


All sorts of things happen in this working class area, with its countless small houses, cramped streets and narrow alleyways. The daily flea market on the Vossenplein typifies Marollen. It's jam-packed at the weekends, thanks to all the people who co...

Le Pré Sale

Voor mosselen met frites, kun je bij Le Pré Sale terecht voor een echt authentiek gerecht in een bijpassende, luidruchtige omgeving. Deze plaats heeft naar verluidt de beste mosselen van Brussel. Ze bieden ook andere Brusselse favorieten aan zoals kr...