Brussels city breaks - some helpful information

Brussels is a city with a rich cultural heritage and history. The following is some useful information on Brussels city breaks.


Brussels is the capital of Belgium and is its largest city. It is also home to the headquarters of the European Union. Major attractions include the Grand Place, Cinquantenaire park and the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. The Manneken Pis is another famous tourist attraction and is a symbol of the city. Brussels has a vibrant art scene and there are over 80 museums. There are many restaurants, cafes and bar serving local favourites such as waffles, chocolate, French Fries and beer.

Getting there

There are two main airports there, Brussels Airport in Zaventem and the smaller Charleroi located around 50 kilometres from Brussels. EasyJet fly from Liverpool to Brussels Airport from around £35 each way. Ryanair fly from Manchester to Charleroi. Prices start from £20 each way excluding charges. Brussels is also served by direct high speed rail links from Waterloo station in London by the Eurostar train via the Channel Tunnel. Journey time is just over 1 hour and 50 minutes.


Hotel Ibis Centre is located in the heart of Brussels and is close to a number of attractions. All rooms have air conditioning and Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. Prices start from just £50. Hotel Queen Anne is centrally located close to the City2 Shopping Centre. All rooms have cable TV and a bathroom with bath and shower. There is also a daily breakfast buffet. Prices start from just £57. Start looking for your Brussels city breaks now!

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