The capital of Belgium, Brussels, is also regarded as the capital of the EU since its administrative organs are seated there. Literally meaning “settlement in the swamp”, Brussels offers sights such as the Grand Place, Atomium, Museum of the City of Brussels, Mini-Europe Miniature Park, St. Michael’s Cathedral, and Royal Palace. There are also neighborhoods where mostly Moroccan, African and Turkish communities live. In addition to French, Flemish is spoken in Brussels as well. Summers are warm and dry, and winters cold. Therefore, the best time to travel there is in the spring and fall.
Once there, don’t forget to buy some famous Belgian chocolates. There is public transportation from the airport to the city center. Subways and trams are available.
Brussels is also known for its nightlife. In terms of shopping, one can easily find all of the noteworthy global brands there as well. You can travel from Brussels to cities such as Paris or Amsterdam by high-speed or regular train in a couple of hours.