- Brussels Airport
- Charleroi Airport
- Metro and Bus
- Expatriates site
The web site of the
producers of the original Brussels Lambic and Gueuze beer
The History of Lace
Brussels is more than a 1000 years old.
Today the name Brussels stands for an
agglomeration of 19 communes forming one of the three Regions of the federal
Belgian state; the capital of the Kingdom of Belgium; the headquarters of
the French and Flemish Communities.
Brussels also has an important
international vocation : as the European capital the city is home to the
European Commission and to the Council of ministers of the European Union
Brussels is the bilingual capital of Belgium. This means that both
French and Dutch are the official languages of the city. Street names and
traffic sings are always in these two languages. Furthermore, it is a cosmopolitan city
where many different cultures live together and where different languages
can be heard on each street. This
liveliness and international flair is, of course, intimately related to its role as a
crossroads for all of Europe.
The same variety and contrast can also be found in the different architectural styles
that can be found in Brussels, the former capital of the medieval Duchy of
cathedrals and churches are next to - and sometimes in stark contrast with - gracious classical facades
like the buildings around the Royal Square (Place Royale - Koningsplein), or
beautiful art nouveau and art deco houses.
The heart of Brussels and the place to start
getting to know the city is the Grand'Place (Grote Markt). This
historic market square with its splendid guild houses and the impressive
Gothic beauty of the Town Hall, is widely considered to be one of the most
beautiful town squares in Europe.
Vanberg & Dewulf,
experts on the good Belgian life
Town Hall of Brussels
Grand'Place / Grote Markt 1 - 1000
Tel: +32-(0)2-513.89.40 Fax: +32-(0)2-514.45.38
Brussels is the capital of the
European Union Click here to visit the official web site of the EU
The Belgian Royal Family &
(click on picture)