Beer trails, castles, chateaus, museums, art galleries, gardens, railways, religious architecture, trendy bars, great food, fantastic shopping and much more, what more could you ask for? But wait, there IS more! Named the “mecca” of style, art and design, Brussels, Belgium’s capital, is a must-visit destination for all lovers seeking to experience art in a way they have never yet experienced before.
Yet the fun does not stop there. From family oriented events to motorsports and other exciting outdoor activities, there is a lot to do when you visit Brussels or one of the other marvelous and charming cities of Belgium.
3 Main Attractions: Manneken Pis, Atomium, Mini-Europe
Social Norms: Knowing which language to speak where can be tricky. Avoid speaking Dutch in Wallonia and French in Flanders. Most locals are laidback, but it can cause offense if you get it wrong in some circles. If in doubt, speak English. Outside of business transactions, it’s customary to kiss three times on alternate cheeks. Dress is similar to other Western nations: jeans and a smart top suffice for most occasions, including nights out. Smoking is banned in venues where food is served.
Price of Necessities: Bottle of water - 1.1 $, coffee - 3.0 $, average restaurant meal for 2 persons - 75.0 $
Emergency Numbers: Police 101, Ambulance 100, Fire Brigade 100
Vaccinations: Two doses of MMR vaccinations are recommended for travelers born after 1956 if not previously taken. Influenza shot is recommended for all travelers from November through April.
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