Cheap flights to Brussels
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Book an airBaltic flight to Brussels for:
- business meetings in the European capital
- fresh waffles at one of the city’s kiosks
- the famous Christmas markets
Since 1957, Brussels has been cultivating a reputation as an international diplomatic centre, home to more than 100 organizations including NATO and most recently serving as the European Union’s unofficial first capital. In addition to these lofty merits, Brussels is actually quite unsung for the many attractions that make for an excellent city-break, from its exciting Art Nouveau architecture to the notoriously brash Mannekin Pis sculpture (depicting a boy urinating). Originally called Broekzele or City of the Marsh, Brussels is the largest city and the capital of Belgium. Lying in the Senne River valley toward the north centre of the country, the city is about 100 km from the North Sea and easily reached from Amsterdam, Paris and London by rail. The city is divided into two sections: the lower town, which encompasses the old town and the glass towers of the business district, and the upper town to the east of the valley, comprised of private residences and government buildings. Be prepared for a mix of weather, as the city’s location makes for a wet maritime climate. airBaltic flights to Brussels land at Zaventem airport, a short journey outside the city centre.
Though traditionally a Dutch speaking city, Brussels has since become heavily French influenced, making this the primary language, with Flemish or Dutch as a close second. Most signs bear both languages. With more than one-third of Brussel’s 1 million inhabitants being of foreign origin, perhaps it is no surprise that the city has a dynamic mix of other languages, from Italian to Arabic and Swedish to English.
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