Brussels is an iconic city in every sense of the word. Hailed as the political capital of Europe, it is home to NATO headquarters, European Union institutions, diplomats and other international organizations. But those aren’t the only things that make Brussels tick. Here are some unique details about this city.
It Has About 138 Restaurants Every Square Mile
Now, that’s impressive, right? You can get almost every other culinary delight in Brussels. There are budget friendly to healthy options, must-visit joints and restaurants that offer one-of-a-kind dining experience. In other words, this city seems to have it all figured out when it comes to good food.
One of the Most Famous Landmarks is Just 61cm Tall
Now, that’s indeed captivating. In most cases, you’d expect a landmark in any location to be tall and easy to identify. Well, that’s not the case with Brussels. Manneken Pis, a famous statue has a height of only 61 centimeters. You’ll find the statue dressed in various costumes depending on the postings on the railings that surround a nearby fountain.
It is the “Home” of Chocolate
Belgium is the place to be if you love chocolate. More specifically, Brussels international airport is arguably the largest chocolate selling point on the planet. It may catch your attention to know that Belgium is not the largest producer of chocolate!
It is Home to One of the Deepest Pools in the World
Until 2014, Brussels took pride in having the deepest pool in the world. Despite its relegation to the second deepest pool on the planet, Nemo 33 is still popular with beginner scuba divers. It has a depth of 35 meters and a mind-boggling 2.7 million liters of non-chlorinated water.
It is a Major Trader of Beer
Apart from its chocolate, Brussels is also famous for beer. In fact, it holds the record for having a bar with the largest assortment of commercially available beers. At Delirium Café, you can choose from 2,004 types of beer! The café has its brand known as Delirium Tremens. Plus, Westvleteren, a national beer has won the Best Beer of the World a couple of times.
The Bottom Line
Brussels is a great place to visit. It has one of the most impressive city halls in the world an there’s even a statue of Jean-Claude Van Damme, the movie star. Other than that, Brussels has remarkable neighborhoods too. You can see here now about one of the most affluent suburbs you can visit and stay while in the city.