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Remnants of early human settlements from the stone age have been found. The Romans occupied the area after the decline of the empire it became part of the Frankish Kingdom. The founding of current of Brussels is considered 979. It has been affiliated through the centuries with many powers starting with the County of Leuven and others like Spain, Austria, Netherlands and France. After the Belgian Revolution of 1830 it became the capital of the new established Kingdom of Belgium.

Brussels was invaded and occupied in both World Wars by Germany. In the later 20th century it became very modernized hosting a worlds fair in 1958. It also became the center of politically policy in Europe as the capital of the European Union and the headquarters for NATO.

Brussels is a bi-lingual community with a Flemish Dutch speaking community and Walloon French speaking one. Visiting Brussels is a cultural delight with architecture, museums, festivals, restaurants and its centre a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Regions of Brussels…
  • Centre
  • Pentagon
  • European Quarter
  • Heysel
  • Business District
  • Woluwe
  • Matongé
  • North-East
  • South
  • West
  • Sonian Forest
  • Molenbeek
  • Schaarbeek
  • Industrial District
Points of Interests in Brussels…
NameTypeClassAreaDistrict
Grand Place 🏛LandmarkCity SquareCentreGrand Place
City HallLandmarkHistoric Bldg.CentreGrand Place
King's HouseLandmarkHistoric Bldg.CentreGrand Place
Manneken PisLandmarkStatueCentre
The MintLandmarkOpera HouseCentre
European ParliamentLandmarkBuildingEuropean Quarter
ParlamentariumLandmarkBuildingEuropean Quarter
Cinquantenaire ParkNaturalCity ParkEuropean Quarter
Cinquantenaire MuseumMuseumArt & HistoryEuropean QuarterCinquantenaire Park
AtomiumLandmarkHistoric StructureHeyselHeysel Plateau
Centenary PalaceLandmarkExhibition CenterHeyselHeysel Plateau
Mini-EuropeEntertainmentMini Amusement HeyselHeysel Plateau
Royal CryptLandmarkBurial CryptHeyselRoyal Area
Hill of Arts NeighborhoodArts AreaPentagon
Martyrs' Square LandmarkCity SquarePentagon
Halle GateLandmarkCity GatePentagon
Day Trips from Brussels…
  • Aachen
  • Amsterdam
  • Antwerp
  • Bastogne/ Bulge Battlefield
  • Bruges 🏛
  • Dinant
  • Flanders Fields / WWI Battlefields
  • Ghent 🏛
  • Leuven 🏛
  • Liége
  • Luxembourg 🏛
  • Mechelen 🏛
  • Monschau
  • Namur 🏛
  • Waterloo Battlefield
  • Ypres
Brussels Tourism Links…

Visit Brussels
Brussels.info
Brussels.com
Brussels-Belgium.com

Transportation in Brussels…