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The capital of Belgium, Brussels is inland city which is located 70 miles from the cruise port of Zeebrugge so is accessible for day trips as part of a cruise which calls here.
Brussels is a place filled with history and culture, so as you can imagine, there's plenty to see and do. During your visit you can head to the heart of Brussels and marvel at the ‘Grand Place' which features lavish examples of Baroque houses; check out the picturesque city that is ‘Bruges' with its medieval canals, cobblestone streets and gabled houses; or stop by at ‘Ghent' which offers a look at a time gone by – you'll come across magnificent mansions and over 200 bridges over river passages here. Be sure to take your camera.
You'll no doubt come across antique fairs and flea markets during your time in Brussels. You'll find the city's most popular flea market along ‘The Place du Jeu de Balle' and is called ‘Marché aux Puces'. If you love shopping for antiques, check out the ‘Sablon Antiques Market' in ‘Place du Grand Sablon'. A popular souvenir choice in Brussels is Godiva chocolates (Brussels signature confectionary). You'll come across a number of shops selling them throughout Brussels.
Brussel's local currency is the Euro. Brussels is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +1).
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