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Brussels, a city that continues to surprise and move you. This city-region-capital of 500 million Europeans is waiting to share its treasures with you. It’s a fair bet that its stormy history is the reason for its open-mindedness, warmth and friendliness. You’ll feel right at home in Brussels! As well as its historic monuments, Brussels has so much to share with you: its comic strip speech bubbles, its Art Nouveau façades, the talent of its stylists and designers, its delicacies and its surrealism, which can be found on every street corner.


Population 1,132,781 (last census: 31st December 2011)
Currency 1 euro = 100 cents
Opening hours Shops are open from Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. ‘til 6 p.m. Supermarkets close later and usually stay open until 9 p.m. on Fridays.
Website www.visitbrussels.be
Newspapers Le Soir
La Libre Belgique
La Dernière Heure
European Voice (English language, dedicated to European Union news)
De Morgen
De Standaard
Het Nieuwsblad
Emergency numbers 112
Tourist information VISITBRUSSELS, the tourist office for Brussels can be found at the following addresses:
-BIP - Rue Royale 2-4, 1000 Brussels
-Town Hall - Grand-Place, 1000 Brussels
-Gare du Midi, 1000 Brussels

For more info on the places and events that are too good to miss, visit: www.visitbrussels.be