In Brussels, the capital of Belgium, the City and the Region joined to promote tourism.
The tourist information desk VisitBrussels (formerly Brussels International - Tourism and Congress) is situated in:
- the Rue Royale, in the BIP offices [plan]
- the City Hall on the Grand-Place of Brussels [plan]
- the Bruxelles-Midi (Brussel Zuid) train station [plan]
The official site of VisitBrussels offers lots of information about: what to discover, how to eat, to go out or to find accommodation in Brussels. You can also find a schedule there.
Map of Brussels
An online city map of Brussels contains all services and tourist attractions and museums of the City:
Attention: city maps, brochures and guides in paper are available at the tourist information offices.
Map with tourist information offices in Brussels
Next video of Brussels as a tourist destination with images of popular sights, events, museums,... contains no comment but text in English:
Tourists can fill in the satisfaction survey of VisitBrussels to assess Brussels as a tourist destination.
BIP - Brussels Info Place
Rue Royale 2-4
Fax : 02 513 83 20
Opening hours : all days from 10 am to 6 pm
Closing period : 1 January and 25 December
Tel. : 02 513 89 40
Fax : 02 513 83 20
Closing period : 1 January, 25 December
In 2014 the City of Brussels starts with the plans for the redevelopment of the central squares and avenues in the city centre. The pedestrian zone within the Pentagon will thus be increased.
This map shows ATMs or cashpoints on the territory of the City of Brussels. Where to find banks for cash withdrawals in Brussels? If you click the places, the bank office and address will be shown.
The Museum of the City of Brussels announced its program for 2014. Besides special tours for adults and children, the City Museum offers a new exhibition on life in Brussels during World War I (1914-1918).
A virtual visit of Brussels is available at the website bruxelles.arounder.com. The website worked together with the BITC, the Brussels regional tourist office.
The shops on the territory of the City of Brussels are allowed to be open on several Sundays during the Christmas holidays.
In Belgium, a trader can only sell products under the name 'sales' ('solden' in Dutch, 'soldes' in French) twice a year. Both periods of sales are determined by law. The first period begins on 3 January and ends on 31 January 2015.
From 28 November 2014 till 4 January 2015 in the heart of Brussels.
From Thursday 5 to Monday 9 February 2015, from 10 am to 6 pm, in Brussels Expo.
The City Hall, remarkable both by its architectural wealth and by its political and social meaning, has some amazing paintings, sculptures, art objects and Brussels tapestries.
Open every day from 10 am till 5 pm. Visits by appointment.
Choose your best price for gas and electricity
The Federal Economy Service organizes - in cooperation with the municipalities - the 'Dare to Compare' campaign. This campaign should help citizens to choose their most advantageous gas and electricity supplier. The City of Brussels offers this service from 20 to 29 November 2014.