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Why Brussels is the new property hotspot

Bruxelles, ma belle. Project developers are increasingly looking towards the Belgian capital as a location for their new-build apartments, and with good reason. 

The city is undergoing a revival. With hip areas like the Dansaertwijk and the district around the Sint-Katelijneplein, the mix of ancient and hypermodern architecture and its green belt, Brussels is a wonderful place to live. 

All roads lead to…

Yes, you’ve got it: Brussels. By car? Forget it. For residents of the capital everything is quicker by foot or on the bike. Brussels is extensively pedestrianised. What’s more, it is a superb place to be on a sunny summer’s day.

Need to get a little further away from the centre? There are endless options with public transport: tram, metro, bus, train. 

The European Capital

Brussels is more than just the capital of Belgium, it’s also the European capital. That prestigious role means that many national and international businesses and organisations have set up offices here. And if you’re looking for a committed and passionate workforce, Brussels is the place to be.

Lively evenings out

Belgium’s national ambassadors Manneke Pis and the Atomium are located in Brussels. Fortunately, the capital has a great deal more to offer in terms of culture and entertainment.

Visit the vibrant flea market, watch the Rode Duivels in the Koning Boudewijnstadion, drink in some culture at one of the many exhibitions or enjoy an evening in one of our concert halls. It’s all there. Everything you could wish for in the area of culture. 

And what about that green belt?

While it’s a bustling, multicultural city, Brussels is not short of peaceful oases. There’s the Ter Kamerenbos, and many of the modern new-build complexes feature spacious urban gardens. On the fringes of the city is the Zoniënwoud , with woodland extending over 4000 hectares, plenty of space to enjoy a lengthy walk in natural surroundings. 

3 solid gold tips

Do you live or work in Brussels? Are you a frequent visitor to the city, or would you like to get to know it a little better? Either way, here are three activities you cannot afford to miss.

  • Flea markets and antiques: there’s a huge antiques market on Saturdays and Sundays in the Grote Zavel, on the square in front of the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk. And if that’s not enough, stroll on to the Vossenplein in the Marrolen and see if you can find some hidden treasure in the daily flea market.
  • The area around the Sint-Katelijneplein: one of the city’s hipper districts with smart restaurants and chic pavement cafés. The atmosphere is relaxed and convivial right through the year.
  • The Belgian Cartoon Centre: As well as chocolate and diamonds, Belgium has another important export product: comic books! This is the land of Hergé’s Adventures of Tintin and the birthplace of the Smurfs. In the Stripmuseum (“Comics Museum”), located in a splendid art nouveau building by Victor Horta, you can discover the history of this art form and have access to a reading room with an enormous collection of comic books.

Experience the atmosphere and discover the charm of Brussels.