1. Brussels is a gourmet paradise. Everywhere you go you’ll find an incredible variety of local specialties as well as internationally inspired cuisine. You don’t have to go to a Michelin-starred restaurant to enjoy delicious food.
    Waffles, fries, mayonnaise, mussels, Brussels sprouts or waterzooi are some examples of what the Belgian kitchen can offer. Beer also features in some recipes.
  2. Belgium and beer are two hands in one glove. There are over 400 different types of beers.  Most beers have their own glass in which only that beer may be served. Brussels has a wide range of pubs and micro-breweries which are worth visiting. The most famous Brussels beer is the Geuze.
  3. Every year, Belgium produces 172,000 tons of chocolate. The chocolate has a pure cacoa flavour because vegetable shortening isn’t used. In Brussels, you can find different stores and production centers where you can attend workshops or demonstrations.
  4. Brussels has a rich history and culture. There are many museums, exhibitions and events throughout the year.
  5. Brussels has a unique landscape due to the unique combinations of various architectural styles varying from Gothic and Baroque to Art Nouveau.
  6. Brussels has a unique night life featuring many bars and pubs with cozy and intimate atmospheres.
  7. Brussels is the place to be to practice your skill in languages. French and Dutch are the most common ones. However, due to the European character of the city, you’ll find all sorts of languages spoken.
  8. Brussels has a unique Christmas market. The center of the city undergoes a magical transformation during the Christmas period featuring light shows, music and Christmas shops.
  9. The Grand Place was voted as the most beautiful square of Europe. You have to see it to know why.
  10. Brussels is the capital of comic strips. On many building walls you can find drawings from famous comic books such as Tintin or the Smurfs.

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