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Brussels is the capital city of Belgium, but it is quite often considered as the capital of all of Europe because the European Union is headquartered here. Book cheap flights to Brussels with FlyOfinder today to visit a Flemish-French bilingual enclave which is home to many important European and international organizations!

More than just a political and administrative capital of Europe, Brussels is renowned for its rich history and stunning architecture. It’s no wonder that when you fly to Brussels the multi-layered atmosphere here makes it more exciting and great to visit.

Tip: Purchase Brussels Card with STIB for discounts, free access to museums and free public transport.

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July to August

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November to March

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Top Attractions in Brussels

Palais Royal: The Royal Palace or Palais Royal is the official residence of the Belgian royal family. It’s great favorites with the tourists for photo-ops. Visit here at about 2:30 pm for watching the ceremonial Changing of the Guard taking place daily. Many cultural buildings with Neoclassical facades surrounding the palace.

Grand Place: The Grand Place is the city’s main plaza situated right in the heart of Brussels Old Town. The square’s unique architecture is one of Europe’s best preserved and renowned for its elegant Gildehuizen (guild houses) with their rich gold decoration, ornately carved stonework, balustrades, pilasters and magnificent gables. It was built between 1696 and 1700 in the Baroque style. 

Basilique Nationale du Sacré Coeur: The massive Nationale Basiliek van het Heilig Hart or Basilique Nationale du Sacré Coeur is the world’s fifth largest church constructed in 1905 to mark Belgium’s 75th anniversary. This huge 141 meters by 107 meters building was completed in 1970, and is home to excellent collection of art.

Other important places of tourist interest worth seeing in Brussels include Manneken Pis, Saint-Michel Cathedral, Belgian Comic Strip Center, Belgian Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Atomium, Coudenberg Palace Archaeological Site, Mont des Arts, Notre-Dame du Sablon, Parc du Cinquantenaire, Musee Royaux Beaux Arts, Costume Museum, Le Botanique and Château Royal.  

Popular Airlines flying to Brussels

Brussels Airlines: Top routes served include New York (JFK), Washington DC (IAD), London (LHR), Rome (FCO) and Paris (CDG)
United Airlines: Top routes served include Newark (EWR), Washington DC (IAD), San Francisco (SFO), Chicago O’Hare (ORD) and Houston (IAH)
Lufthansa: Top routes served include Frankfurt (FRA), Munich (MUC), Boston (BOS), Toronto (YTO) and Washington DC (IAD)
British Airways: Top routes served include London (LHR), Paris (CDG), Dublin (DUB), Cape Town (CPT) and Nice (NCE)
Emirates: Top routes served include Dubai (DXB), Abu Dhabi (BUS), Atlanta (ATL), Austin (AUS) and Beijing (PEK) 
Cathay Pacific Airways: Top routes served include Hong Kong (HKG), Singapore (SIN), Toronto (YTO), Brisbane (BNE) and Shanghai (SHA)

Interesting Facts about Brussels

Brussels is famous for many things – history, politics, cuisines and architecture, just to name a few. The charm and rich culture of this relatively small city will easily captivate you. Here are some of the interesting facts you should know about Brussels before visiting this amazing European capital.

  • Brussels being Europe’s political capital is home to 4,000 NATO employees and 40,000 EU employees. About 27% of those residing in Brussels aren’t citizens of Belgium
  • Brussels is home to the world’s largest court Palais de Justice or the Justice Palace. It is spread in an area of 26,000 square meters
  • Most people speak French in Brussels. However, all documents and public signs are in French and Flemish Dutch. Some people can also be seen speaking German
  • Brussels is the biggest producer of chocolate in Europe. Brussels Airport is the world’s largest chocolate selling point
  • Brussels is a major producer of beer. You will find more than 800 brands of beer on sale in the city
  • Brussels is home to a French fry museum. It was in this city that chips, commonly known as French fries, was created
  • Brussels has an astounding 138 restaurants per square mile, and offers a rich gastronomic culture prominently featuring high quality beer and chocolate, along with the highly popular local delicacies such as Pomme frites and waffles
  • The city is renowned for its vivacious nightlife scene and will keep you endlessly entertained with its many bars, nightclubs and live music venues
  • Brussels hosts Europe’s largest agricultural, forestry and agri-food fair Foire de Libramont every year in July

Weather in Brussels

Brussels has a maritime temperate climate because of its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. The winters are mild and summers are warm, and the city also receives a lot of rainfall throughout the year. The relatively mild year-round weather therefore makes Brussels an all-weather destination.

Frequently Asked Questions

The months from March to May and September to October are the best time to visit Brussels. The hotels are cheaper and fewer crowds can be seen at the top attractions during this shoulder season. The city experiences all the four seasons, and it may rain year-round.

Yes, you are free to cancel your booking within 24 hours without a penalty. You should know that airline fees, optional payment charges and travel insurance fees will not be refundable.

You can change the dates of your booking if the fare conditions of the ticket permit such a change. You may have to pay change fees and fare differences.

Brussels is served by two airports – Brussels International Airport (BRU) and Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL). The closest airport to the city centre is Brussels International Airport at a distance of just 7.5 miles away. You can take the fast Belgian Rail (Airport-Zaventem railway station) to reach central Brussels in 17 minutes.

You can take a train from Brussels Zaventem Airport to Brussels Central Station. It is available every 10 minutes from 5 am till midnight every day week. It will take around 18 minutes to reach the city center.

You will still be required to check-in for your flight even though you're only travelling with hand baggage. If you've done online check-in then you can go directly to the boarding gate after reaching the airport. Your baggage should be within the size and weight limits.

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