Brussels, the capital of Belgium, has more to offer than chocolate and beer. It is renowned as the centre of European culture and institutions. Home to almost 90 museums, beautiful parks, architecture, and of course bars, take your time exploring this much misunderstood city.
Why exhibit there?
Brussels, the capital of the European Union, is a remarkably small city for all its importance, but it is Belgium's main economic and educational hub nonetheless. The economy of Brussels' city is dominated by activities within the service and public service industries, but the surrounds play host to companies such as Volkswagen manufacturing plant, Toyota Motor and DaimlerChrysler.
Once you arrive at Brussels Airport a direct train will take you into the city centre in 17 minutes. The SNCB station is under the airport terminal and links to the main stations in Brussels (Brussels-Nord, Brussels-Central and Brussels-Midi).
Restrictions on what you can bring into the country
There are no unusual restrictions on what you can bring into Belgium, but to be safe, check the list.
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Key tourist hotspots
Whilst Brussels may not have the tourist attractions of other Belgian towns, the capital has enough to keep visitors entertained. Explore the clutch of museums and art galleries for starters, visit a few bars to sample the beer and don’t forget about the chocolate.
- Wander the Grand Place (Grote Markt) right in the heart of Brussels Old Town.
- Discover the Manneken Pis, Brussels' best-known landmark, along the Rue de l'Etuve.
- La Fruitière offers mixed platters, fondues and inspired sandwiches (think warm smoked ham and raw milk tomme du jura or fresh Belgian goat’s cheese on sourdough baguettes).
- Louise 345, try the Asian-inspired tartare of shrimp or popcorn bacon and peanut sorbet.
- Local currency is Euro.
- The official languages are French and Dutch.
- You may need to apply for a visa if you aren’t from a Schengen country.
- Most places use the 2 round pin plug socket.
- There are no cultural sensitivities to note, however when conducting business in Belgium:
- Belgians usually strive towards reaching a compromise.Winning a discussion is generally regarded as less important than achieving mutual agreement.
- Decisions are made at the top of an organisation.
- When attending a meeting, everyone is expected to be on time.