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Where to stay in Brussels whatever your budget

May 27, 2021
Brussels is often overlooked by the neighbouring capitals of Amsterdam and Paris, but it shouldn’t be. The Belgian capital is a cultural hotspot, full of delicious restaurants, fascinating museums and unique shops. Now all you need to do is decide where to stay… Whether you’re looking for luxury apartments in Brussels city centre or a bohemian bolthole in a more up and coming neighbourhood, we’ve put together an extensive guide to help you decide on the best place to stay in Brussels whatever your budget.

Grand Place

Best for: seeing all the sights

Right at the heart of the city centre is Grand Place. This is the best place to stay in Brussels if you like being in the centre of the action and only have a short amount of time to see all the sights. It’s also our top pick for couples because it’s where many of the most romantic restaurants in Brussels are located. The stunning architecture of the Grand Place is the most popular tourist destination in the country and is visited by tens of thousands of tourists every year. 


Where to stay in Brussels

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Avenue Louise

Best for: luxury shopping

Avenue Louise is the most exclusive and luxurious shopping street in Brussels, home to prestigious international brands, stunning Art Nouveau architecture and the city’s most glamorous citizens. The perfect place to stay if you can’t resist a bit of retail therapy, you’ll be spoilt for choice in this district. This luxury apartment in Brussels is just a stone’s throw away from the avenue, and an indulgent base for your weekend break. The area around Avenue Louise is also the best place to pickup gourmet chocolates at one of the best chocolate shops in Brussels.


Where to stay in Brussels

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Best for: artists and intellectuals

The central district of Ixelles is one of the most charming areas of the city to stay and this two bedroom apartment in Ixelles will make you feel like a trendy local, even if you’re only visiting for the weekend. An influx of artists and intellectuals here in the early 2000s means that the area has a rich and exciting cultural scene and lots of things to do and see. The Tenbosch Park is a must-visit during the summer months and Chausée d’Ixelles is one of our favourite shopping streets in the city. 


Where to stay in Brussels

Source: Culture Trip

Saint Gilles

Best for: rubbing shoulders with trendy millennials 

Saint Gilles in the south of the city is one of the best areas stay in Brussels thanks to its trendy vibe and proximity to the city centre. The district is made up of a tangle of cobblestone alleyways and Art Nouveau architecture, giving it a quaint and relaxed atmosphere that you won’t find in other areas. In recent years, Saint Gilles has emerged as a cultural hot spotwith a daily agenda of exhibitions, openings and movie showings so even if you don’t stay here we recommend visiting the area during your Brussels weekend itinerary. If you choose to base yourself here during your mini break, this luxury apartment in Brussels is perfect. 


Where to stay in brussels

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Les Marolles

Best for: local life on a budget

An old but lively neighbourhood which is often overlooked by tourists for the glitzier parts of town, Les Marolles is an interesting and fun place to get a taste of local life. The area is most famous for the Place Du Jeu De Balle, which is home to the largest and most well-known flea market in Brussels. Held daily from 7am to 2pm, you will find absolutely everything here from clothes to books and jewellery to kitchenware. 


Whereto stay in Brussels

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Saint Gery

Best for: eating, drinking and dancing

Saint Gery is a market in the city where residents and tourists meet to enjoy a beer, something to eat and a dance. During the summer, crowds spill out on to the streets, making it one of the best places to drink beer in Brussels. If you’re a self proclaimed gourmand then you will relish being insect close proximity to so many brilliant restaurants whatever your budget. You’re also right in the centre of the city and you’ll find it easy to cover all the major sights from this lively neighbourhood. 


Where to stay in Brussels

Source: Brussels Info

European Quarter

Best for: skyscrapers and EU politicians

As the home of the European Union headquarters, Brussels has distinctly international vibe and no where is it felt more acutely than in the European Quarter. The location for lots of offices and the EU headquarters, it has a buzzy and exciting atmosphere. Head to Place du Luxembourg, a neoclassical station square, that’s blessed with numerous terraces and restaurants making it the major meeting point for young expats from the EU institutions. It is also home to many of the best museums and art galleries in Brussels. 


Where to stay in Brussels

Source: Brussels Info






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