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Accommodation in Brussels - Travel Guide
Where to stay in Brussels
There are many opportunities for holiday apartments in Brussels throughout this wonderful city. Brussels is considered by many to be the "capital of Europe" because it is the seat of the European Union parliament and administration. HouseTrip makes finding the perfect location for your vacation rental quick and easy. There are Brussels apartments available in a variety of sizes from cosy cottages in Brussels for single or couples to villas in Brussels that can accommodate a large group. Selecting a holiday apartment in Brussels gives you a perfect getaway with the comforts of home. Check out our Where to Stay in Brussels guide for an insider's guide to the diverse neighbourhoods located in Brussels.
When to go to Brussels
Rest assured when you book a holiday apartment in Brussels, as this regal city is interesting no matter the season. The parks are splendid in the springtime, when you'll find a blooming sea of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths. The weather in Brussels is mild throughout the year, and most visitors choose to visit and book Brussels apartments during the summertime when days are long. One of the most exciting times to visit Brussels is during the Christmas season when the beautiful Christmas markets are open. During the Christmas festival you will discover many crafts and foods that the locals enjoy.
Getting to and around Brussels
There are several different ways to get to your holiday apartment in Brussels. You have your choice of arriving by plane, train, or bus. If arriving by plane you will land at the modern Brussels airport. There are a couple of different trains you can choose from. The Eurostar arrives from London, the Thalys from Paris, Cologne and Amsterdam, and the ICE from Frankfurt. Driving in this part of Europe offers a great highway system if you decide to arrive by car. Your holiday apartment in Brussels will be easy to reach no matter your mode of arrival thanks to an excellent road and public transit system.
Visitors who stay in holiday apartments in Brussels will be greeted with a variety things to see and do. One of the city's most unique attractions is the Atomium. This structure consists of interconnected spheres made of aluminium. Ascend to the top where a special treat lies in store. Situated on the highest peak in Brussels, the Atomium offers visitors a wonderful view of the entire city.
The heart of Brussels is called the Grand Place, which is a popular place for holiday apartments in Brussels. This area consists of charming cobblestones streets all leading to the Grand Place, which is a huge square lined by some of Brussels' most majestic architecture. Brussels has everything in store from Gothic cathedrals to Renaissance palaces, and the view from your holiday apartment in Brussels will likely offer a stately view. You will also find many canals that flow through different areas of the city. Consider taking a boat tour to see the city from a different perspective.
If you delight in trying different foods then Brussels is the city for you. You will find classic French cuisine and also traditional Belgian food ranging from grilled meats to a variety of seafood. One of the best things in Brussels is the fine chocolates made by local confectioners. Brussels is also famous for its beer, so be sure to sample. You can also visit the local food markets and stock up on fresh produce and gourmet items to enjoy in your Brussels apartment. Check out our Where to Eat in Brussels guide for the inside scoop on dining out.
If you like museums, consider the Musee Royal de l'Africa. It features artefacts showing the history of the Belgian Congo along with African sculpture and artwork. If you're ready to step out of your holiday apartment in Brussels and enjoy the nightlife, then you won't be disappointed. You'll find an opera house which houses a modern dance company. You can also visit the Bozar, which is home to the Belgian national orchestra. They host a variety of shows including opera, ballet and musical presentations. There are several nightclubs, dance clubs and live music clubs for a more casual night out. Many of the clubs offer live music ranging from jazz to blues and modern music.
You can use your holiday apartment in Brussels as a home base to explore the rest of Belgium. Antwerp, Bruges and Waterloo make great choices for a day trip and are within about an hour's train ride from Brussels.
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