A local’s guide to Brussels: 10 top tips

The Belgian capital isn’t all boring Eurocrats: a cast of creative types are busy doing their arty things – often with humour and a social conscience

Brussels city guide: what to see plus the best bars, hotels and restaurants

Ignore the cynics, Brussels is one of Europe’s most cosmopolitan cities, with hip bars and cafes, vintage markets and a fine line in the ‘9th Art’

10 top tips from our Brussels

Belgian beer isn’t the only thing to raise a glass to in Brussels, the city serves up art nouveau architecture, surrealist art, nature on the doorstep – and the stand where Angela Merkel nips for chips