As the European capital, Brussels is the seat of a large majority of the institutions of the European Union, recognised worldwide for its role as the political capital of the 27. This international city attracts business travellers from all over the world. Whether they are passing through for a short term assignment, or whether they are putting down their suitcases for a longer term assignment, secondment or expatriation, there is no doubt that in order to enjoy the charm of the city, staying in a furnished apartment, aparthotel or short term rentals in Brussels is the best option.
Europe's leading congress city and the world's second largest host city, it is nicknamed the Washington of Europe because, like the American capital, the Belgian capital brings together a large number of political activities and hosts many European Union institutions. International organisations and lobbyists are also based here, as are the offices of several UN and Council of Europe institutions and the headquarters of NATO. The headquarters of many international companies and the presence of most of the major European press and media groups, which have representatives on site, can also be found here. In short, it attracts visitors from all over the world on business trips.
On the other hand, Brussels is also a multicultural capital, charming and pleasant to live in, not to mention its gastronomy, which is particularly appealing to gourmets. Beer and comic book lovers will not be outdone and will have so much to discover in the Belgian capital.
Come and enjoy Brussels by staying in one of the furnished accommodations that we have selected, located near the major business centres.
Every year, the numerous congresses and trade fairs are organised in Brussels. Discover the next ones below :
- Batibouw, international trade fair for building, renovation and decoration,
- Intersoil, international conference on soil, water and sediment,
- Infosecurity belgium, trade fair on trends and developments in information security, networks and telecommunications,
- Estetika, professional beauty salon,
- Eurantica, Brussels' art and antiques fair,
- Autotechnica, auto show,
- Seafood expo global, the world's leading seafood exhibition,
- Dentex, international trade fair dedicated to dental equipment,
- The Brussels Food Fair
- Megavino, international wine fair in the Benelux,
- Art3f Brussels, international contemporary art fair in Brussels,
- Labelexpo Europe, international trade fair for the packaging and printing industry,
- Busworld Europe, international trade fair for the bus and coach industry.
With the exception of Intersoil, which will take place at Tour & Taxis, all these events will take place at the Brussels Exhibition Centre, Brussels' emblematic exhibition centre.
Business travellers, especially the Millenials, are increasingly turning away from often expensive hotels when travelling on business trips, to turn to short-term furnished rentals or long-term furnished rentals.
A rather judicious option when you know that a stay in a furnished apartment or aparthotel in Brussels allows you to save on average 40% compared to a hotel. Ideally located, the furnished accommodations in Brussels offered on MagicStay allow you to move around easily, but also to be independent thanks to the equipped kitchen, to benefit from an excellent Wi-fi connection, and to have enough space to receive or work.
For long assignments, secondment, impatriation, temporary or long-term furnished rentals make it easier to integrate into local life, to be quickly effective at work and to feel "at home". Carefully selected and secure, they provide 24/7 assistance in case of problems.
The international capital contrasts with its village atmosphere, the picturesque lanes of the city centre and its general good mood. What should not be missed when visiting Brussels?
An ideal starting point before venturing into the city, the Grand Place of Brussels, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a firework display for the eyes. Between the City Hall in Gothic style, the King's House, now the City Museum, and the superb houses of the guilds of craftsmen, including the Brewers' Museum, which today houses the Brewers' Museum, you don't know where to start! A visit to the Town Hall is well worth the detour!
A few steps from the Grand-Place, the Manneken-Pis, the famous fountain of the little boy peeing, is the tourist attraction of the city. You don't spend hours there, just a few minutes to take a picture before going to pee...
We start at snack time with a waffle. These little Brussels delicacies perfume the picturesque city centre and make your mouth water. Traditional, filled and topped, there's something for everyone! It's perfect to fill your stomach while strolling through the little streets littered with typical half-timbered houses. At aperitif time, we opt for a cone of chips and when it's time for dinner, we accompany them with mussels! Finally, in your luggage, don't forget to bring some good Belgian chocolate!
About fifty walls in the city have been covered with comic book frescoes. Tintin, Asterix and Obelix, Lucky Luke, Corto Maltese... You'll walk around with your favourite heroes. For lovers of the 9th art, the Belgian Comic Strip Centre - Comic Strip Museum in Brussels is not to be missed.
If there is one visit to Brussels worthwhile, it is to the European Parliament. By following a playful itinerary and a well-studied scenography, we retrace the history of the construction of Europe and its stakes. As a bonus, you can take a look at the hemicycle!
As the seat of the Belgian monarchy, the Royal Palace is a monument that attracts many visitors. This large neoclassical building from the 19th century is not a place of residence but rather of reception. Open from the Belgian National Day (21 July) to the beginning of September, if you are around at that time, don't hesitate to visit it!
These shopping galleries built in 1847 are the pioneers of their kind in Europe. They are divided into three parts: the Queen's Gallery, the King's Gallery and the Princes' Gallery. Going through them is a kind of journey through time, you can admire the shop windows of jewellers, fashion boutiques, chocolate makers but also sit on the terrace of a café or restaurant.
In a superb Art Nouveau building called Old England, built in 1899, is the MIM, Museum of Musical Instruments, which brings together nearly 7000 pieces from the Middle Ages to the present day. The hungry will be satisfied, since on the tenth floor, in addition to offering a panoramic view of the city, the terrace also houses a restaurant.
This huge 102-metre high structure was created in 1958 to be the reception pavilion for the Brussels World Fair. Imagined by André Waterkeyn, it is the representation of an iron atom enlarged 165 billion times and is composed of 9 spheres of 18 meters in diameter. It now hosts exhibitions in the different spheres and even a restaurant in one of them. Today it is the emblem of the city.
Belgium means beer and in Brussels it is a real institution. There are so many varieties on the cards that everyone will find the one that suits them best. Be careful, it is to be drunk in moderation!
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Place de Belgique 1 1020 Bruxelles Belgique
4° 20' 16.29" N 50° 53' 56.21" W
Plattebeekstraat 1, 2800 Mechelen, Belgique
4° 30' 17.57" N 51° 1' 51.54" W