45. Brussels  BELGIUM | Total Sights: 50+ Nickname: The Capital of Europe

 

 

 

 

by Steve Collis / CC BY-SA 2.0

A. Strengths and Weaknesses of Brussels

Belgium  Cosmopolitan Brussels is not only Belgium's capital, but also the political headquarters of both the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and the European Union (EU).

  Brussels architecture is varied — modern buildings on the great boulevards contrast with the gabled houses of the historical centre and the delightful Grand-Place, one of the most beautiful squares in Europe.

The symbol of modern Brussels is the Atomium, projected by André Waterkeyn for the World's Fair in Brussels of 1958. In addition, Brussels boasts one of the biggest pedestrian areas in the world and is very clean.

 After the terror attacks of 22 March 2016 security is still a serious issue in the Belgian capital. It remains to be seen how the situation develops, though until now fortunately no further attacks have taken place. In addition, the price level is quite high.

Criteria 

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Cleanliness

Shopping

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Nightlife 

Transport

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Total Score

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6/10 [1.175 mio.]

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B. Best Things to Do in Brussels (Detailed List with Photos and Information)

These sights and attractions contribute to a sights score of 6.75/10.

Scoring and Icons Legend (Click here for detailed information)

10 = top-10 sight in the world
9 = world-class  
8 = outstanding
7 = excellent 
6 = impressive
5 = interesting
4 = decent
3 = mediocre
2 = bad
1 = abysmal

= World Heritage Site
= Excursion

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C. Other Notable Sights and Attractions in Brussels

-Cinquantenaire Museum  5

-Domaine de Bouchout (castle)  5

-Mini-Europe (miniature park)  4

D. Best Day Trips and Excursions from Brussels

Antwerp (city, 45 km from Brussels)  7

Ghent (city, 56.8 km from Brussels)  6

E. Top 10 List of the Best Things to Do in Brussels (including close-by excursions)

 GRAND PLACE (Grote Markt)  8
Atomium (tower)  7
Antwerp (city, 45 km from Brussels)  7
Ghent (city, 56.8 km from Brussels)    6
Town Hall (Hotel de Ville)  6
Belgian Royal Museum of Fine Arts  6
Basilique Nationale du Sacré Coeur (church)  5
Royal Palace (Palais Royal)  5
Cathedral of Saints Michael and Gudule  4
HORTA MUSEUM   4



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