3 Brussels Essentials

Belgium is a small charming country often overlooked because of its neighbors. It isn’t surprising since Belgium is between Germany and France. Even so, there are those who enjoy doing what others don’t and decide to give Belgium a visit. Being the capital, Brussels is on of the most popular destinations. As a matter of fact, there are tons of things you can visit and try in Belgium despite being constantly labeled as boring. You don’t always have to visit all the sites. Sometimes less is more, meaning you can just visit the most iconic symbols and learn many things about the country. You can also just go on a culinary adventure if you want to get a taste of typical European culture and food. There are many things to do in Brussels, but we’ll just cover a few of the essentials.

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Top 5 Day Trips from Brussels

Day trips from Brussels

Although Brussels is an interesting destination to explore, the surrounding towns are a real challenge for the tourists arriving in Belgium. Just an hour away from Belgium’s capital, there are some of the real gems of this country which display magnificent architecture and rich history. During your stay, take day trips from Brussels and feel the real Belgium culture. Take a train or book a custom tour with a Brussels taxi provider, and get ready for a real adventure.

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How to use Brussels transportation system like a local

How to use Brussels transportation system like a local

Belgium’s capital is a fascinating city full of contrasts. While being the administrative capital of the EU labels the city as bureaucratic, you will be surprised by its laid-back lifestyle and cultural diversity. Brussels is still recovering from the recent terrorist attacks at the Brussels airport and the Schumann metro station, but this city is still worth to be on your itinerary. Getting from the Brussels airport to the city and navigating the city is one of the first lessons you need to learn before your trip. While timetables and route maps are the essential tools you will need, these few pieces of advice will help you use the Brussels transportation system like a local.

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Everything you need to know about Brussels airport transfer

Brussels airport transfer guide

Brussels is a city full of contrasts. You will find it bureaucratic and informal, as well as, historic and hip at the same time. This multicultural metropolis is quickly becoming an attractive weekend getaway and holiday destination. There are two airports serving Brussels area: Brussels airport (12 km from the city centre) and Charleroi airport (60 km from Brussels). Brussels airport is the main hub for international flights in Belgium and has a good connection with the Brussels city centre, as well as, the major cities in Belgium. Charleroi airport, on the other hand, is closer to Charleroi but has become popular over the years for arrivals in Brussels due to the low budget airlines served by this airport. There are several Brussels airport transfer options and in this guide, we’ve summarized the essential information you need to know before booking your airport transfer.

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Brussels hidden gems around the corner

Local taxi driver's guide to Brussels

In recent years, Brussels is becoming one of the most wanted tourist destinations in Europe. Located in the heart of Europe and the home of the European Union, this city is far more than just glass-and-steel EU institutions and dull bureaucracy. Today Brussels is a modern metropolis, with a superb cultural scene and well-preserved architecture from the 17th century, trendy restaurants and bars, and of course, the sweetest delicacy: Belgian chocolate.

Apart from the usual, busy tourist spots in Brussels, we encourage you to explore the city and its hidden gems. We asked our local taxi driver, Roland, from our Brussels airport transfer provider to guide us on a unique, custom-made tour around Brussels. You will be surprised at what is hidden in the streets of Brussels and what this city has to offer.

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