The city of Brussels being the official capital of Belgium is also the most densely populated and richest region in whole Belgium. Belgium is situated in Western Europe and is surrounded by France, Germany, Netherlands, Luxembourg and the North Sea. The city of Brussels has evolved many times but till date one can find the intact old city walls. Since ancient times it has been famous for its trade hub, crafts and of course the Kings of Belgium.
The interesting fact about Belgium is that people do not share a common language. There are three official languages in Belgium namely French, Dutch and German. Although in Brussels most of the people speak French. Chocolates, beer and waffles are the main economy raiser of Belgium though there are many other commodities that increase the economy.
History of Belgium and Brain could be dated back to 16th century and the first study on human brain was performed by Andreas Vesalius. After that Arthur Van Gehuchten, most famous Belgian neurologist, pioneered in the anatomy and pathology of the nervous system. Together with Ramon y Cajal, they named the extensor plantar reflex as “Babinski sign”. Recent advancements in neurology witnessed that Belgian neurologists have always been actively working being a part of the European neurological society.
European Union has its headquarters in Brussels and after that it has become a hub for government activities. The European Parliament, NATO and the European Commission operate from Brussels. The quarterly summit of the European council is also held here.
The Grand Place, Brussels Town Hall, Atomium, AutoWorld, Mini Europe, Royal Greenhouses of Laeken, Palais de Justice and Palace of Charles of Lorraine are some of the main city attractions and landmarks in the city of Brussels.
Brussels airport also known as the Brussels-Zaventem airport is situated 12km northeast of the Belgium capital and is listed as the 23rd busiest airport in the world. The time taken by a train to travel from Airport to the City Centre is just 20 minutes.
An experience of couple of days in Brussels will allow a visitor to know the local perspective of the region.