Brussels is the capital of Belgium, located in the central region. The city is the location of EU's many institutions and also NATO's headquartercity in Europe. Brussels climate is mediterranean due to the many swamps that surround the city and the short distance to Atlantic Ocean. Summer temperatures are usually around +20 C and in winter there might be couple minus celsius degress. Rainfalls are quite even, though from December to February rains mostly come as snow. The city is known as the unofficial capital of the European Union, but also from the notable amount of historical buildings, especially in the Large centre square. There are also many museums and art galleries and quite lively nightlife in the city.
Monthly Weather Conditions
More information: Brussels forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Brussels is an average price destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $65.40, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $271.70, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Hotel (2 stars): $64.21
- Hotel (3 stars): $97.68
- Hotel (4 stars): $139.37
- Hotel (5 stars): $196.49
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $14.81
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $25.98
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $4.47
- Meal, McDonalds: $9.00
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $16.76
Brussels has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 48.7 (a little weaker than United states average 49.2)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 67.5 (weaker than United states average 71.2)
- Walking alone at night: 37.8 (weaker than United states average 42.9)
More information: Brussels safety
Things which affect the renting of the car:
- Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
- Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
- Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
- Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.