What is the best location to stay in Brussels?
If you're a fan of parks, galleries and beautiful architecture, then Brussels may be the city for you. World class museums and a thriving cafe culture make it a popular destination, in addition to the pretty nearby towns of Ghent and Bruges. While you’re there, stroll through the stunning Grand Place, one of Europe's most attractive squares, and marvel at the majestic Palace Royale, home of the Belgian king. Whether you're sipping famous beers, gazing at gothic buildings or sampling delicious Belgian chocolate, you're sure to find something that delights you in this small but bustling city.
Without a doubt, the best area to stay in Brussels is around the historic city centre, within walking distance of Grand Place and main attractions like St Michel and St Gudula Cathedral. This means you'll be within easy reach of all the great bars, cafes and restaurants that Brussels has to offer, without having to take a taxi. In this area, there are also some excellent transport links, including the central train station, Gare de Bruxelles-Central (or Brussel Centraal, as it’s known in Flemish). From here you can easily get a train to, or from, Brussels airport. If you’re feeling adventurous you could also hop on one of Brussel’s many trams which serve the city centre.