Brussels is more than the Grand Place and Manneken Pis, more than the Saint-Michiels and St. Gudula Cathedral, the Rue de la Loi, the Stock Exchange,...

The unpretentious Brussels is the capital of Belgium and of Europe. The medieval Grand Place is indeed grand with numerous 17th century buildings and daily flower markets. The Atomium, the Eiffel Tower of Brussels, reopened in 2006, offers a fantastic view both inside and out. Lovers of architecture visit the Hortamuseum, home of the Belgian master architect Victor Horta. The clubs and bars of St.-Gorik are crowded all year round. Fish restaurants can be found in St.-Katelijne. To avoid getting stuck in traffic, it is better to explore the narrow streets on foot.

Brussels does everything possible to offer you the best: dreamers and thinkers alike sit with their heads among the stars in the Planetarium or in the siesta bar. Looking for coolness? Take a big dip in the blue water of Brussels' swimming pools. For thrill-seekers: head to skateparks, the karting circuit or play a challenging game of bowling or Q-Zar. And if you still want to "sparkle" after a visit to our continent in Mini-Europe, applaud the puppets of the Toone Theatre, which is just a stone's throw from the Grand Place.