Cheap flights to Brussels Belgium

Pommes frites, Belgian waffles or Belgian beer. What’s not to like?
Flights to Brussels from
  • 43 GBP per person
  • Flights from London starting at 43 GBP
  • Flights from Birmingham starting at 110 GBP
  • Flights from Manchester starting at 96 GBP

About Brussels


Paris may be the capital of haute cuisine, but Brussels is the place to go if you are into fun, accessible food. Go traditional and have a paper cone full of pommes frites – French fries, which are actually a Belgian creation. Try a hot, sweet Belgian waffle with fresh strawberries and vanilla cream, or take a chair in a sidewalk café and order a chilled glass of rich Belgian beer. If you are feeling more adventurous, check out the excellent selection of restaurants serving African food, a legacy of Belgium’s colonial past and a benefit of its multicultural present.

Brussels is one of the most international cities in the world. Foreigners make up almost 30% of the population.

Whatever you do, don’t miss the dozens of tiny Brussels boutiques selling delicious homemade Belgian chocolates. Around the Grand Sablon square you will find some of the best ones, as well as a fun outdoor antiques market selling inexpensive, quirky items.

One of Brussels' most famous monuments is a statue of a little peeing fellow, Manneken Pis.

How’s the weather in Brussels in July?

  • Temperature 14-23 °C
  • Dry days 16-
  • Average rainfall 81 mm
  • Snow days 0


  • Population 1.1M
  • Local time :
  • Currency Euro

What does Brussels cost?

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  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: 13.1 GBP
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught): 3.49 GBP
  • Water (0.33 liter bottle): 1.73 GBP


  • Rice (1kg): 1.83 GBP
  • Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg): 8.04 GBP
  • Apples (1kg): 1.69 GBP
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle): 1.29 GBP


  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport): 1.83 GBP
  • Taxi Start (Normal Tariff): 3.23 GBP
  • Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff): 1.57 GBP
  • Gasoline (1 liter): 1.2 GBP

Sports And Leisure

  • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult: 21.22 GBP
  • Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend): 13.25 GBP
  • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat: 9 GBP

Clothing And Shoes

  • 1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar): 74.53 GBP
  • 1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...): 27.62 GBP
  • 1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes: 74.94 GBP
  • 1 Pair of Men's Leather Business Shoes: 99.61 GBP

Great hotels in Brussels

Great places in Brussels

About Brussels

The Belgians are playful people. Brussels with its pissing boy, paintings by Magritte and the songs of Jacques Brel, epitomises this playful spirit. Everywhere you look there is something funny to catch the eye.

The best place to start to explore the Belgian love of the absurd is at the Musee des Beaux Arts. It is one of the world’s great art galleries. After looking at works by Hieronymus Bosch, James Ensor or Breughel, you will wonder what it is that makes the Belgians so odd.

Perhaps it’s all that beer. Many of the visitors stumbling off flights to Brussels know that Belgium produces some of the greatest beers in the world and Brussels is the place to sample them. Try the perfectly-preserved 19th century bar, Mort Subite – literally meaning ‘Sudden Death’ – a short walk from the Gare Centrale. Here you can try the infamously strong beer, 8.5%, Delirium Tremens. After a couple, Bosch et al start to make sense.

You couldn’t fly to Belgium without trying Moules Frites. St. Catherine’s Square is crammed with excellent seafood restaurants. It is where the locals go to eat. Even here the Belgian love of the absurd is in evident in the enormous neon lobster above one of the restaurants. It is like a surrealist Piccadilly Circus.

There’s so much of architectural merit here that it is hard to know where to start. Why not take a guided architectural walk around the city? The one highlighting Brussels rich Art Nouveau heritage is unforgettable and lets you into houses that you would only otherwise see by appointment. The other great way to travel the city is by the efficient and cheap tram system. And finally you mustn’t miss the Museum of Musical Instruments and the Tintin museum.

The best thing about Brussels, however, is that it remains relatively unvisited so you don’t have to contend with the crowds. With something surprising around each corner, you’ll be glad to have it to yourself.

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