Brussels Tourist Information
The most well-known tourism information centre is based at the Grand Place, where you will also find the medieval square and the Mannequin Pis. This tourist information centre is located at the Town Hall of Brussels. If you are in the Central station, you can also walk over the Brussels Info Place which is open 7 days a week with a café and travel information. Apart from the local choices, there are international offices for Brussels tourist information and of course quality Brussels holiday guides available at bookstores.
Tourism Offices in Brussels
This is a list of the locations of Tourism offices in Brussels. There are five offices, one at each major transport centre, the airport, Brussels-Midi station and Brussels Centrale, and offices at the Grand Place and the European Parliament.
Brussels International - Tourism & Congress
Town Hall of Brussels
Open: 9am to 6pm
Winter time: 10am to 2pm
Brussels International - Brussels Info Place (BIP)
rue Royale 2, 1000 Brussels
Open: 10am to 6pm
Brussels Airport - Office de Promotion du Tourisme
Arrival Hall - open 7 days a week
Open: 8am to 9pm
Brussels International - Midi Station
Open: Mon-Thu and weekends 8am to 8pm; Fri 8am to 9pm
Winter time: Mon-Thu: 8am to 5pm; Fri: 8am to 8pm; Sat: 9am to 6pm; Sunday and PH: 9am to 2pm
Brussels International - The European Parliament
Rue Wiertz 43, building A. Spinelli
Open: Mon: 1pm to 5pm; Tue-Thu: 9am to 5pm; Fri: 9am to 12pm
Tourism Offices around the World
At first it may seem slightly confusing but Wallonia and Flanders have separate tourism offices for the promotion of Brussels and their respective language regions in Belgium. Therefore you can find tourist info on either Wallonia or Flanders and Brussels in different countries around the world to help you plan your Brussels holiday.
Brussels Travel Guides
If you want a handy Brussels travel guide to take with you around the city and have more detailed maps than the ones at the tourist info bureau then you may want to try purchasing one of the travel guides below. You can easily use these while travelling; they normally have walking routes, restaurant and hotel recommendations and sometimes colour photographs. Here are some excellent choices that you can find in most book stores or online.
The Lonely Planet: Belgium & Luxembourg
The Lonely Planet still remains one of the most popular travel guides for travellers on a range of travel budgets – from backpackers to hotel-comfort seekers. This guide has sections for all of Belgium’s major cities as well as a section on Luxembourg, which is great as a day-trip. You can purchase this travel guide as a paperback or in sections at their website.
Le guide du Routard (aka the Routard): Belgique
This travel guide is almost the French equivalent of the Lonely Planet and has a similar layout; but content is vastly different. Readers of the Routard will tell you that it is aimed at French travelers and will take you to places suited to the French taste, which includes bars, cafés and tourist attractions. The Routard is updated once a year and many restaurants and bars featured are proud to display a Routard sign on their door.
DK – Eyewitness Travel: Brussels, Bruges, Ghent & Antwerp
Originally a children’s book publisher, these travel guides might remind you of a picture book. DK – Eyewitness Travel guides take the guesswork out of finding the tourist attractions by showing you exactly what they look like in the book. There are pages of colour photographs, colour coded maps and walking instructions give detailed information on Brussels and major cities in Belgium. It is definitely recommended for those who prefer colour photographs. It is even suitable for younger travellers.