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Travelling to Brussels, Belgium

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The historical yet hip Belgium's capital is known for its versatility, you will find so many things to do in Brussels. As the administrative capital of Europe Union (EU) and home to some international institutions, Brussels is classified as a world city. But Brussels is merely breaucratic, it is also bizzare--this is the city where you could find the quirky peeing boy statue. The brilliant Brussels has plenty of museums, charming parks, mesmerizing architecture, and ofcourse the notable Belgium chocolates. Aside from all that, you can also experience the whole Europe in Brussels through the Mini-Europe theme park.

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Brussels Travel Tips & Guide

How to Get Tickets?

Attraction tickets are available both online and offline. However, it is better to purchase your ticket beforehand to avoid wasting your time queueing in line. You can book your online tickets on this website to save your time.

How To Get Around?

Getting around by foot is the best way since you get to enjoy the beautiful view and walking around the city is not hard and safe. But do be careful when you're crossing the streets, even when the light is green for crossing the road. Public transportations are also a good choice. Brussels has train, tram, and bus which all have many routes and affordable. You can also ride the taxis. Do note that they're metered, tax and tips are already included on the meter price, and you can't hail them on the streets, you need to go to the taxi stands. Don't worry, though, there are many stands all over the city, especially near the rail station and city center.

What Should I Wear?

Brussels weather can vary from warm to cool, often in the same trip. So it's better to wear layered clothes. Hoodie or sweatshirt can be a great option to wear. You can bring your shorts but it's better to wear trousers more often. Don't forget to bring your umbrella and raincoat. For footwear, bring your most comfortable walking shoes since Brussels is great for strolling.

Brussels Tourism Facts

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Brussels is from March to May and from June to September. These are the shoulder season when room rates are cheaper and there aren't too many tourists flocking the place. Do note that rainfall is possible all year-round.

Currency

Euro

Will I Need a Guide?

No, a guide will not be necessary since transportation is easy and this website provides you all the information you need about the city.

How To Get There?

For tourists departin from other continents than Europe, the best way is to catch a flight to Brussels Airport. After arriving, there is a train that connects the airport terminal with Brussels' main stations. If you're traveling from European major cities, like Paris or Amsterdam, there is an international bus service to Brussels called Flixbus. The bus is equiped with WiFi and power plugs. You can even order food and drink inside the bus.

Additional Info

Legal drinking age in Belgium is 16, but try not to get drunk and start irritating people. The main language in Brussels is Dutch, but there are a few who speaks French and German. People in Brussels can speak and understand English quite well, especially the younger ones and the ones in the tourist attraction areas. Tipping your waiter in Belgium is not required nor expected. The plug type in Belgium is type C and type E. Type C is the one with two round pins, and type E is the one with also two round pins but with a hole for the socket's male earthing pin.