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Brussels. Pop. 1,024,492. Currency Euro. Language Dutch French (Brussels is a bilingual city). Time Zone GMT + 1 hour. Nearest airport – Brussels BRU. Best Time to go – all year round for tourist and diplomats. Brussels is both the largest city and capital of Belgium and is home to many of the institutions of the European Union EU including: European Commission; Council of the European Union; and the European Parliament. Brussels is also home to NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization). The city was founded about 979 and became an important trade route between the channel coast and what is now Germany. Along with trade Brussels became an important administrative and educational centre and the city started to host a number of prestigious conferences, conventions, world fairs, exhibitions, and events. Arguably the most important development in the history of Brussels was the enacting of the treaty of Rome in 1957 which established the European Economic Community EEC with Brussels established as the EEC, administrative centre. The EEC has since evolved into the EU European Union, which has further enhanced the importance of Brussels. Not surprisingly, there is a treasure trove of attractions for visitors including: Grand Place-Grote Markt (centre point); Manneken Pis (famous statue); Arc de Triomphe-Triomfboog; Natural Sciences Museum of Belgium; Royal Museum for Central Africa; and the Atomium (iconic elemental structure). After all this political and cultural overload most visitors will like to quaff a Belgian beer or two. Belgium is one of the top beer countries in the world and it’s capital doesn’t disappoint with famous beer cafes including:Beer Circus, L'atelier, Moeder Lambic," and Delirium Café serving Stella, Hoegaarden, Leffe, Duvel, and White beer and a host of other ales.

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Brussels Hotel Reservations

Brussels Hotels Reservation including – Brussels Hotels, Brussel Hotels, Bruxelles Hotels, Amigo Hotel, Le Plaza Hotel, Metropole Hotel, Renaissance Hotel and Astoria Hotel.

The Atomium is a monument built for Expo '58, the 1958 Brussels World's Fair.

Marriott Hotel - Grand Place Brussels

Marriott Hotel, is a 5 star hotel with 158 rooms. A modern, downtown hotel located near the Grand Place opposite the Bourse and the many historical buildings in central Brussels. The hotel building was originally a theatre, opening in 1870’s and was converted into a hotel in 2002. On Saturdays and Sundays, Place du Grand Sablon 800 metres from the hotel becomes an open-air antique fair, with collectable coins, stamps, and art also on sale.

Marriott Hotel Rue A Orts 3-7/Grand Place City Center Brussels near St-Gery area and Railway Belgium

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation - Official Homepage

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) is an alliance of 26 countries from North America and Europe committed to fulfilling the goals of the North Atlantic Treaty signed on 4 April 1949. In accordance with the Treaty, the fundamental role of NATO is to safeguard the freedom and security of its member countries by political and military means.

Brussels - wikipedia

Brussels is the capital of Belgium, of Flanders (consisting of both the Flemish Community and the Flemish Region) and of the French Community of Belgium, and it is the headquarters of most of the European Union's institutions.

Brussels - wikitravel

Brussels is the capital city of Belgium. As headquarters of many European institutions Brussels might also be considered something of a capital for the European Union. The fact, moreover, that Brussels acts as political capital of NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) serves to give the city a Transatlantic twist. Lying at the crossroads of cultures (the Germanic in the north and the Romantic in the South) and playing an important role in Europe Brussels fits the definition of the archetypal "melting pot", but nonetheless retains its own unique character.

Brussels Airport BRU

Brussels Airport is the only airport of Europe's capital and is the ideal starting point to discover Europe. Brussels Airport is a convenient, passenger-friendly airport. For more details on the Brussels Airport brand and the values it stands for: download the brand bible from the website.

Brussels Capital Region - official site

The Brussels-Capital Region, a cultural, social and economic mosaic unparalleled anywhere else in Belgium, is presented in detail in these pages, which contain in particular: the Ministry of the Brussels-Capital Region, the regional bodies, the community institutions, the communes, and the statistics.

EUROPA - Gateway to the European Union

Europa provides an access to information (press releases, legislation, fact-sheets ...) published by the European Union and its institutions: European Parliament, Council of the EU, European Commission, Court of Justice, Court of Auditors, Economic and Social Committee, Committee of the Regions, European Central Bank, European Investment Bank, Agencies and other Bodies. Web site in 23 languages.

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