Brussels is three in one, the capital of Belgium, the administrative center of NATO and the European Union, and a city that combines French and Flemish cultures. When you come here, you will not be bored. You will have a fascinating journey through the magnificent capital, the surroundings of which are amazing at every second.
Since it is quite a popular tourist destination, you can get scammed when you arrive here, for instance, by using an airport transfer. Since the main flow of tourists is at Charleroi airport, to make your trip as comfortable and safe as possible, you can use AtoB taxi Charleroi airport and forget about all the possible problems.
So, the question of transport and airport transfer is solved. Now let’s explore Europe’s capital. What to do and where to go?
Place de Jeu de Balle
At the top of our list is a place that will appeal to those who love shopping. It is a market frequented by locals where you will find a variety of delicacies, souvenirs, and even silver old things, and jewelry. Such national treasures can carry historical value. (there will be no problem to take them out of the country). You are highly recommended to come here!
Local Waffle Shop
It’s no secret that Brussels waffles are world famous – and the reason for that is their divine taste. Try it too! Take Charleroi airport taxi into the city center or simply take a walk. And there you’ll find this place selling crispy treats, with such a filling – you’ll remember the taste for a long time.
It’s not hard to guess from the name that comic book lovers will love this place. Few people know it, but the Belgian capital is considered the comic book capital of the world. There is such an old industrial shop where a special center functions. By the way, inside the building itself, you’ll notice very unusual architecture. Because the view there is like a museum of fairy tale characters made of paper. Walking around this building you will observe them in the form of small frescos. We advise you to come here by airport taxi and discover something not trivial.
Any tourist visiting a country would want to shop there. In Brussels, apart from the market we mentioned at the beginning, you can book AtoB airport transfer and go to the Galerie Royales. It’s a huge 200m-long promenade that sits under a beautiful glass dome. It will soon be a UNESCO heritage site. Here, it is home to many boutiques and shops. Buy stylish items and souvenirs!
Matonge: Nobility is in the air
Charter an airport taxi to this quaint spot! You’re bound to be pleasantly surprised by this atmosphere of aristocratic luxury. Between Avenue Louise and the European quarter, you’ll find Brussels’ local celebrities strolling. Also, the architecture of the street itself and its fine establishments will brighten up your evening and your Instagram account.
Belgian Art Nouveau
Belgium is considered to be the founder of the Art Nouveau style. Today, its celebrated landscape architects and landscape gardeners continue to create in the same place. The fruits of their work can be seen in Brussels, whether you’re passing through the city or just passing by – be sure to look out for the strikingly beautifully designed facades, original frescoes, floral patterns, and cast-iron ornaments. You won’t find a replica of all these beauties anywhere else. This point is very important because apart from some iconic and historic places in Brussels – tourists often forget globally for the whole city. It’s utterly beautiful and you shouldn’t deny yourself this aesthetic pleasure!
Grand Place: back to the past
Today our list includes some not-so-obvious places for tourists in Brussels. But this item is such an exception because the place is very beautiful and historically important. It’s popular with tourists – because it’s the city’s historic square. Take a car to the center or take a walk and get into the atmosphere of that time! Here you’ll find the famous Bread House, the town hall, the King’s residence, and a huge beautiful flowerbed (where live flowers are planted with ornaments). It’s not for nothing that we’ve given this paragraph its name, as people who’ve been there say it feels like they’ve gone back a couple of centuries.
The jazz capital
As well as being the capital of Europe, the capital of Art Nouveau, comics and delicious waffles, Brussels is also the capital of jazz. It’s a genre that has a huge following from all over the world, so we’re guessing there are a lot of fans out there too. Rent an airport taxi and go to one of these bars: Sounds Jazz Club, Jazz Station, The Music Village, or L’Archiduc, and listen to the music even if you are not a fan of the genre. You’ll get a great atmosphere there and it’ll be nice to spend an evening after a trip to the city. They’re also places where celebrities and business people tend to hang out – so you’ve got a chance to make some new friends!
The Atomium: a strange but very interesting building
In the middle of the last century, there was a fair in Brussels where the focal point was this metal construction – 9 spheres with a total height of 102 meters. A. Waterkein, the creator of the balloon, personified it with the era of the atom. The spheres themselves are held together by huge pipes that connect them. Inside these pipes are stairs and passenger lifts. The 5 balloons are open to the public, so apart from interesting photos on social media, you can also go inside, see the permanent exhibition and visit the restaurant (on the grounds of one balloon) – which offers a view of the magnificent Brussels. We suggest taking AtoB Charleroi airport taxi here at night and you’ll appreciate the place and the view!
We end our article with a very interesting place to spend more than one evening in Brussels. Of course, Belgium’s capital is not the beer capital, but it’s a place that won’t disappoint. There are around 400 different beers to choose from and it’s a popular beer in the country. There are plenty of cafés and bars open 24/7, but this one, unfortunately, isn’t. But you should come here anyway, as it’s one of the best bars out there!