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One Thousand Year Old City

Aug 17, 2007
The city of Brussels is more than a 1000 years old. Brussels also has an important international vocation, as the city is home to the European Commission, the European capital and to the Council of ministers of the European Union. Brussels is the bilingual capital of Belgium. This means that both Dutch and French are the official languages of the city. Traffic signs and street names are always in these two languages.

Brussels is special for its smell of hot waffles on a cold winters day, seafood in great restaurants, the pubs and cafes that never close, the cosmopolitan but neighbourly feel, forests practically on the doorstep, pheasant and truffles in autumn, comic strips, designer shops and designer clothing by a Belgian label.

The best beer in the world come from Belgium. Try the local beers of Brussels Gueuze or fruit beer raspberry beer cherry beer, peach beer or a wonderful Trappist beer, made in one of the Abbeys of Belgium. Be Careful when drinking a Trappist beer. These beers tend to be very strong. The trendy downtown area is situated around Place St. Gery and surrounding streets

Chocolate is everywhere in the city you will find chocolate shops around the Grand Place and there stay open until 9 or 10 P.M. Lace is still the most bought souvenir of Brussels. The main pedestrian shopping street, the longest one in Brussels, is the Rue Neuve.

The heart of Brussels is the Grand Place Grote Market. This historic market square has guild houses and the impressive Gothic beauty of the Town Hall and is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful town squares in Europe.

One of the most beautiful town squares in Europe, is a phrase often heard when visitors in Brussels try to describe the beauty of the central market square. French speakers refer to it as the Grand Place, where as to the Dutch it is called de Grote Market. Concerts and musical are organized all through the year on the square.

The officially Royal Palace of Brussels is The Royal Palace of Belgium it is the official palace of the King of the Belgians and is in the centre of the capital Brussels but it is not used as a royal residence. The Palace is where His Majesty the King exercises his prerogatives as Head of State, deals with affairs of state and grants audiences. However it is not used as a royal residence.
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Douglas Scott writes for The Cheap Car Hire Specialist. and is a free lance writer for The Belgium Villa Rental Site
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