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The Bruxelles-National/ Brussel Nationaal Airport (BRU) also known as Brussels National Airport Zaventem is located in Zaventem and partly in Diegem/ Machelen 12 km northeast of the city of Brussels. It is the 24t busiest airport in Europe and serves as a base for Brussels Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium and Jetairfly.
Transit to and from the airport is by rail, taxi, bus or car rental.
Brussels is the capital city of Belgium and a popular tourist destination in Europe. It is a city where the modern and ancient world come together, and is evident in its culture, the people, its numerous attractions, cuisine and welcoming atmosphere.
A famous historical city in Europe, Brussels is a famous tourist attraction known for its breweries, beer, beer festivals and delicious handmade chocolates. The city is also home to the headquarters of the European Union and a charming Old Town that is a living museum in itself. A city that holds remnants of its eventful and glorious past, there is much to see in Brussels, from museums and art galleries, to iconic monuments and historical locations.
Listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, the Grand Place is truly grand and leaves visitors awestruck when they enter it. Situated in the centre of the city, it is a cobblestone square surrounded by six striking guild halls that used to serve as the headquarters of the merchants of the city. The square is also home to the city’s 15th century City Hall. Burned, destroyed and rebuilt over the centuries, the square has managed to retain its beauty and opulence, and is still a sight to behold at any time of the day or night.
Even though Belgium is popular for its snacks, sweets and chocolates, it also an exquisite cuisine with dishes influenced by places like Germany, France and the Netherlands. Some dishes you are sure to come across include, waterzooi, a fish or chicken soup made with eggs and butter, which originated in Ghent and used to be the favourite dish of the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V.
There’s also stoverij or carbonnades flamandes, a beef casserole that is usually served with frites for dipping. In the summer, during mussel season, you should try the unofficial national dish, moules-frites, of fleshy North Sea mussels, traditionally cooked in vegetable and beer or white wine.