Brussels – a quirky, offbeat capital

Brussels is not only the capital of Belgium, but also the capital of Europe and a city of culture and gentle hedonism. Surrounding the city’s major set piece, the Grand'Place, a visitor to Brussels will find the finest restaurants, endearing bars, and some of the world’s finest works of art and astounding architecture. The vibe here is laissez-faire; so relax, go with the flow, and let Brussels slowly soak into your spirit.


Le Vieux Marché

Le Vieux Marché

Notable flea market

Notable flea market Editors' Note

If you like a good rummage, get yourself down to the Le Vieux Marché (flea market). From cracked pots and furniture to rugs and paintings you’re bound to find some sort of bargain in this fabulous flea market.

There’s even a stall that sells spare chandelier parts. When you need a break from browsing, try one of the many traditional cafés around the square.

Le Vieux Marché
Place du Jeu de Balle, 1000 Brussels
6am-2pm daily