Where to sleep in Brussels: the best neighborhoods to stay
Brussels, the capital of Belgium and seat of the European Union, is an attractive destination and one of the main tourist destinations in Europe. There are many places and things to visit, but most of its tourist attractions are concentrated in only a few areas.
So, if you are planning to visit the city, know what they are the best areas to sleep in Brussels, it can be very useful in choosing and booking your accommodation or hotel.
Finding a good hotel to stay in Brussels is not complicated. The Belgian capital is a major European destination and offers a wide range of hotels with options for all budgets. Hotels in Brussels have cheaper prices and fares compared to other European capitals, such as London, Paris or also Madrid.
Accommodation rates do not follow the classic seasonality of most cities. The periods of low season are summer, weekends and public holidays, as there are fewer officials in the city during these times.
The best areas to sleep in Brussels
When it comes to the best areas to stay in Brussels, the city center is certainly the most recommended area, thanks to the proximity of Brussels' tourist attractions and the ability to travel on foot or by metro.
Getting around Brussels is not complicated, thanks to its extensive public transport system: metro, tram and bus. To visit other nearby cities, both in Belgium and in neighboring countries (Holland, France and Germany), Brussels offers an excellent railway network for short, medium and long distances.
The historic center and La Grand Place
The main square (Grote Markt in flamenco) is without a doubt the most beautiful place in Brussels, with a large collection of Gothic buildings typical of northern European architecture. It is the center of the city and where most of Brussels' tourist attractions are located.
The historic center of Brussels stands out for its beauty, its many museums and for being an extremely easy area for getting around on foot. This area is particularly safe both day and night, with a large influx of tourists.
Some of the attractions that you can visit in this area are: the town hall and its 96-meter tower, the Cathedral, the royal galleries of Saint-Hubert, Royal Palace, the royal museums, the Magritte museum, several typical pastry shops and the famous Manneken Pis.
The center of Brussels is one lively area, full of restaurants, bars, shops and malls, and is also where much of Brussels nightlife is concentrated.
This area has aexcellent hotel offer, But it is also the most expensive area where stay. However, the Belgian capital is not a particularly expensive destination. For a reference on prices, a double room in a hotel costs around € 100 per night. If you book in advance, you can find hotel vouchers from € 80 per night.