Brussels, the Belgian (and the European) capital, is well known for its cultural heritage and for its vibrant cultural life, making it one of the most attractive cities in Europe. If you’re moving to Brussels, here are 7 sites and blogs to prepare your stay, whether it be temporary or long-term, and learn a little more about this colorful and cosmopolitan city…
On the official website of the Tourism Bureau of Brussels, an important organization that provides practical tourist information on the city and its region: hotels, restaurants, cafés, monuments, museums, map, guide, transport, special events, shopping, tours, excursions, etc.; you name it! You can also book a hotel or a guided tour on the site. The site also offers audio guides you can download as well as many apps for smartphones.
On the official website of the city of Brussels, there are not only various council services and contact information of local authorities, but also some practical tourist information, like: Where to sleep? Where to go? What to do? How to get around? Other information includes sports, weather, event calendar, job offers, history and culture, Brussels card.
Brusselscard.be is the official website of the Pass Bruxelles (French for Brussels Pass), it will explain all its advantages, and you can also purchase the famous pass here, which has a duration of 24, 48 or 72 hours. The Brussels Pass offers free admission and discounts to many tourist attractions, and priority admissions for the most visited sites. The Brussels Pass also provides unlimited access to public transport and discounts for selected restaurants, cafés and shops.
On the official website of the Wallonia-Brussels tourist office, you’ll find a plethora of practical travel information on hotels, restaurants, cafés, monuments and museums, map, guide, transport, metro map, event calendar, carnivals, shopping, excursions and walks, etc. Again, whatever you need will be here! You can also book a hotel, a visit or a restaurant.
Blogs on Brussels
As the name suggests, this blog talks about food and the best places to eat in Brussels. The blogger, a Parisian in love with the Belgian capital, unearths the best tables for brunch or dinner. She also shares her culinary experiences with us, all accompanied by beautiful pictures, enough to whet our appetite and dash into one of the restaurants recommended on this blog. The blog is in French, but if you have an elementary level of the language, you should be able to browse through it no problem (or use a web translator).
6. My Brussels
The bloggers Priscillas and Mathildes share the best information on lifestyle, fashion, culture and everything else you might need to call Brussels home. It’s quite comprehensive, so you should check it out if you’re seriously lost. The language is again in French, but it should not be a challenge.
Agenda Magazine is in fact a paper-based city magazine on Brussels, but it also has a blog that can come in handy for the art lovers new to the city. The blog is quite extensive as it covers everything from culture to arts to music that’s going on in Brussels, and in trilingual fashion – French, Flemish and English!
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