Beer, Chocolate, architecture, culture... whatever you are visiting Brussels for, you will not be disappointed. This ornate city is perfect for a city break giving you plenty of time to see all its famous landmarks.
One of Brussels' true beauties is that many of the landmarks, including the majestic Grand Place, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, and famous Mannekin Pis statue are in close proximity and can be easily seen on foot. Another essential on many visitors' agendas, will be the Museum of Chocolate!
Eating out in Brussels is an institution, from waffles and pastries, chocolates and beers to the staple Belgian fries ( French fries laden with mayonnaise)... so you might need to do quite a bit of walking to shed those extra calories.
A visit to one of the many 'brown' bars selling all manner of exotic, individually-crafted native beers is also an unmissable treat on your Brussels city break, but be warned - the choice of drinks can be truly mind-boggling, and their strength can certainly come as a shock to many British drinkers!
Brussels has a great night-time buzz, with a cluster of live music venues and discos having sprung up to cater for a young, party-hungry crowd.
If you're yearning to experience a Brussels city break for yourself, take your choice from those available from The Co-operative Travel!
One of Brussels major landmarks is Atomium, a unique feat in the history of architecture and the most popular attraction in the Capital of Europe. It is shaped on the model of an elementary iron crystal enlarged 165 billion times and you can wander through its tubes and spheres, learn about its history and head to the upper sphere for unique views across the city skyline. Located at the foot of the Atomium, is Mini-Europe... a great day out for visitors with children!
Mini Europe is a whistlestop tour of Europe in just a few hours. A truly unique experience, you can walk around and see London's Big Ben, The gondolas of Venice and the TGV high-speed train from Paris to the other end of France, cause the eruption of Vesuvius, the fall of the Berlin Wall and many others - a great day out for all the family!
Brussels European Parliament's Visitor Centre is a must see if you are interested in history or politics. Discover the fascinating world of the European Parliament at the 'Parlamentarium', Europe's largest parliamentary visitor centre.For something more light hearted¿ take the family to the 'Comic Strip museum' to see the world's largest collection of comic strips, fully computerised, with more than 80,000 volumes and a bookshop specialising in - comic strips.