Flights to Brussels
Brussels – not just the capital of chocolate
With its vibrant culture and amazing architecture, Brussels is not just the capital of the European Union. It’s a true melting pot, where every conceivable culture intermingles with hospitality, warmth and openness. Long the capital of Flanders and Wallonia, the city is home to nearly all of the peoples of the European Union. Small in area, but big and varied on the inside, Brussels does not tire of surprising you. Countless festivals, performances, concerts and exhibitions make Brussels one of the world’s most visited cities.
Kids & families
Europe’s first just-for-kids centre is Le Musée des Enfants / Het Kindermuseum in central Brussels, which doesn’t have computers, devices and video games, but exhibitions and workshops led by professionals from all over the world and games and activities that develop creativity. It’s amazing how in just an instant, kids who may not even speak the same language comprehend each other perfectly. It’s a place that’s hard to leave.
One of the major landmarks in Brussels is the Atomium built for EXPO ’58, which today is a discovery centre that appeals to young and old. Interactive exhibition halls are located in the connected spheres. A platform at the top affords a wonderful view of the city. There’s a children’s centre that can even be enjoyed by night.
Atomium is easily accessible by public transport. The tram ride from the city centre takes 45 minutes.
The Design Market held each year, the three-day-long Festival Musiq’3 for classical and jazz, the Brussels electronic marathon, Museum Night Fever, the day of the Flemish Community and the Bright Brussels Festival all characterize the variety and distinctiveness of the cultural festivities. Add in the numerous theatre performances, galleries, concerts and museums and you have a truly magical city.
Food, drink and nightlife
Food and drink
The city’s long history has made it a true culinary paradise. French and Italian cuisine blend with Spanish traditions, making up a melange that is distinctive to Brussels. Indulge yourself in the flavours of Belgian chocolate, enjoy a Sunday brunch and partake of the famous beer culture. What more could you want?
Many nightclubs stay open into the wee hours. It’s a real metropolis that invites you to surrender to the sounds. It’s the meeting point of major modern styles such as house, techno and electro. The best-known night spots are, respectively, Fuse for techno adherents, Stereo Club for electronica, and Madame Moustache was practically made for rock and roll fans.
The bevy of small boutiques in lieu of big malls makes shopping a delight. We recommend a walk along the canal and a stop at Unica Brussels studio, which features artisanal design. A sweet-tooth shouldn’t miss Wittamer, a little confectionery shop full of temptations.
And enjoy the art – the subway is good to visit even if there’s no need to go anywhere, as many stations are decorated with works by Belgian artists. Look out for Anneessens, Bourse/Beurs, Montgomery, Stockel and Porte de Hal stations.
Did you know...
- The Royal Palace is bigger than Buckingham Palace.
- The world’s biggest chocolate store is at Brussels Airport.
- Nordica’s direct flight from Tallinn to Brussels takes 2 hours and 35 minutes
Brussels Jazz Weekend
25-27 / May / 2018
Tallinn (TLL) - Brussels (BRU)