Language: French, Dutch
Brussels is the capital of Belgium. It's an international megapolis and home of the European Union, NATO and hundreds more international organisations. Therefore English is widely spoken besides French and Dutch.
The city is a mosaïc of cultures and traditions with small-town charm and cosmopolitan attractions.
Travel to Brussels
Railway stations in Brussels:
- Brussels Nord station is close to the business districts and government institutions.
- Brussels Central station is located close the market square and city centre.
- Brussels South Station has an international terminal for TGV, Eurostar and Thalys trains
- Brussels Shuman is close to the Berlaymont building, in the centre of the European District.
Getting around in Brussels
Brussels Metro, Tram and Bus Network:
The public transport system in Brussels is operated by several companies. However you can buy a Jump Ticket at the trainstations and local ticket dispensers that’s accepted on all metro, busses and trams in the Brussels area. A 24h ticket costs 7.5€. Single trip tickets cost 2.10€
More information: http://www.belgianrail.be/en/travel-tickets/passes-cards/jump.aspx
Brussels Public transport map: http://www.stib-mivb.be/irj/go/km/docs/resource/Plan_tiny/index-en.html
Taxi’s in Brussels:
Taxi’s in Brussels are most likely the most expensive in Europe. The Brussels taxi aren't as distinctive as other taxi's in the world. They are recognizable by the blue and yellow numberplates. Taxis from Brussels Airport to the centre of Brussels cost about 45€
- Taxi Verts: 02 349 49 49.
- Taxis Bleus: 02 268 00 00.
- Autolux: 02 411 41 42.