Multicultural Metropolis at the Heart of Europe
Brussels – headquarters to the European Union and NATO, and home to numerous international organisations, NGOs, industry associations, interest groups and diplomatic missions – is often referred to as the Capital of Europe. But Brussels is also home to an exciting cultural and artistic scene befitting such a major political, industrial and cultural hub.
This multi-lingual metropolis – with local traditions and a rich heritage ranging from surrealism, through comic strip art, to the art nouveau architecture that colours the city – is the ultimate multicultural melting pot. Also not to be forgotten is its Burgundian appreciation for the finest in dining, with inspiration taken from all over the world.
All of this, plus its central location and easy accessibility from major cities such as London, Paris, Strasbourg and Geneva, make Brussels a top destination for association conferences in Europe.
Top 5 things to do
The Magritte Museum is dedicated to the life and art of Belgium's famous surrealist painter, and hosts the richest and most varied collection of the master’s work.
Get your chocolate fix at one of the many chocolate shops on the Grand Sablon. Pierre Marcolini, Wittamer, Neuhaus, Godiva, Leonidas ... all vying for your taste buds.
Leave modernity behind and step into the world of family-owned brewery Cantillion, where the brewing process hasn’t changed since its foundation in 1900.
Discover Brussels through the eyes of TinTin and the Smurfs on one of the comic strip theme walks.
Rue Dansaert, with its many designer shops, galleries and trendy restaurants, is home to Brussels’ fashion district, and one of the city’s most charming bars, L'Archiduc.