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From € 25

    Weekend getaway Brussels

    Citytrip to Brussels with Thalys or Intercity Brussels

    • From vanaf € 29* one-way-trip with Thalys
    • Within 2 hrs in the heart of Brussels
    • Travel quickly and in comfort
    • Directly from Amsterdam, Schiphol and Rotterdam
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    Quickly to the heart of Brussels

    Brussels is a cosmopolitan city: the city where the European Commission, the Council of the European Union, the European Council and the second seat of the European Parliament are seated. It is therefore very multicultural and a true metropolis. Avoid the busy roads around the city and take the Thalys or the regular train connection from the Netherlands so that you will reach the city centre in no time at all. A weekend in Brussels has much to offer in terms of culture, history, restaurants, and you can also go shopping.

    Taking a stroll in Brussels

    You can discover Brussels in several ways. Thus the city has several themed walking trails and you can take a walk that suits your interests. It’s a simple and effective way to discover Brussels in a weekend.

    View walks in Brussels.


    Belgium and chocolate go hand-in-hand and there are dozens of Belgian chocolate stores in the city. There is also a large Chocolate Museum where you can learn all about the history of Belgian chocolate. If you are a chocolate lover, Brussels will definitely be a true treat.

    Atomium & other attractions

    The most remarkable construction in Brussels is the Atomium. This symbol of Brussels and Belgium was built for the International Exhibition of Brussels and is still one of the most popular tourist attractions of Brussels. Besides this unique building, there are many more special places to visit and see when in Brussels, like Manneke Pis, City Hall, the Bozar and the Magritte Museum.

    Bruparck Brussels

    The family entertainment park ‘Brupark’ is located next to the Atomium and this park has attractions that are fun for both young and old, for example, Mini-Europe, the large cinema complex Kinepolis and a large swimming paradise. Here you can have fun with the entire family during a weekend in Brussels.Read more about Bruparc


    Brussels is definitely a city where you can visit a museum as the city has a wide variety of museums, like the Comic Book Museum and the Charlier Museum. In the Comic Book museum you can go back to the Walloon roots of comics. Comics as Willy and Wanda, Lucky Luke and Gaston are on display. In the Charlier Museum you can discover different tapestries, furniture, silverware and paintings. Both museums are worth a visit during a weekend in Brussels.

    Tips to book cheap traintickets

    General tips for getting the cheapest tickets

    • Book as early as possibly to have the most chance of getting the cheapest tickets.
    • Tickets for Thalys can be booked up to 4 months in advance.
    • Tickets for Intercity Brussels can be booked up to 4 months in advance. Up until 7 days before departure, book Early Bird tickets with a significant discount.
    • Book online to avoid booking fee.
    • For a weekend getaway, travel Sat-Sun-Mon instead of Fri-Sat-Sun.

    Tips to get the best rates

    Weekend getaway Brussels

    From € 25