Living in Brussels in Belgium
Brussels is a cosmopolitan, dynamic and welcoming city, the hometo all European institutions. Over 30 nationalities work here andafter finishing work or on weekends, they get together in one of themany restaurants, cafes, or museums in the city.Ideally located in the middle of Europe,in just a few hours you can reach all major Europeancities by car, train or plane.
Brussel’s legendary warmth and conviviality is notjust a myth. People flock together for electronic festivals, in traditional and popular cafes, or in beer bars to meet with one another, attend concerts, or just to talk, in a friendly and convivial atmosphere. Belgian people like going out in the evening,including in winter, sitting on heated patios.
Whether you’re looking for extravagant fashion, the latest Belgian comics on mural paintings, or an iconoclastic Street Art Museum, Brussels is the place to be, where creativity takes place throughout the entire year.
The Grand Place in Brussels, the city’s largest market square, is listed in the Unesco World Heritage as “an exceptional example of a very successful and eclectic mixture of architectural and artistic styles of this region’s culture and society.” The city also has many magnificent buildings considered as prestigious examples of Art Nouveau. You can see many of them next to contemporary buildings such as the gigantic Europa cube.
Food served in Brussels is simple, convivial and tasty. The most popular and comforting snack, people eat fries at any time of the day, served inpaper cones, while they’re walking around in the city. As for mussels, there are over 30 variations of them to be enjoyed in the many restaurants inthe city center. Belgian waffles and chocolate are two other specialties you can’t miss. Last but not least, you can’t miss our crown jewel, beer, whichpeople drink cold and authentic in old bistros as well as in trendy bars.
A magnificent outing over 63 km long, the Promenade Verte, or Green Way, allows hikers and cyclers to tour the outskirts of Brussels, and enjoy many different landscapes (urban, rural, industrial, etc.). You can also take advantage of the many parks located in Brussels, as well as fitness paths, and multisport grounds.
When you’re in Brussels, you can travel to Europe’s major cities in just a few hours
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