Jean-Claude Van Damme is a Belgian martial artist and actor who is best known for martial arts and action movies, the most successful being Bloodsport and Kickboxer. His Belgian background and his physique furnished him the nickname The Muscles from Brussels. But Brussels has a lot more to offer than ‘Muscles’.
Brussels is the capital of Belgium and the administrative centre of the European Union. This has earned the city the title of the Capital of Europe. Brussels has been given its character by the coexistence of French and Flemish culture, and it is nowadays home to nationalities around the world, adding a cosmopolitan flavour to its atmosphere. The vibrant atmosphere of Brussels is further enhanced by picturesque medieval streets, lively squares, beautiful boulevards, impressive monuments, spacious parks, cosy cafés, interesting restaurants and an active cultural life.
When you are in Brussels, you must certainly visit Manneken Pis (Dutch for little pee man, also known in French as the petit Julien), the Atomium, Mini-Europe, the Royal Palace, the medieval Grand Place, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts and much more!
Moreover Brussels is known for its local waffle, its chocolate, its French fries and its numerous types of beers. The Brussels sprout was first cultivated in Brussels, hence its name. When you want to have a taste of a real Brussels sprout, don’t hesitate to visit Brussels.
Hotels in Brussels offer comfort, quality and great value for money, ideal for leisure and business travellers. For more information check the Medestino website.