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  Brussels - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Brussels (Dutch: Brussel, pronounced [brʏsəl]; French: Bruxelles, pronounced [bʁysɛl] in Belgian French and often [bʁyksɛl] by non-Belgian speakers of French; German: Brüssel) is the capital of Belgium, the French Community of Belgium, the Flemish Community and the de facto capital of the European Union.
Brussels is, first of all, a city located in the center of Belgium and is its capital, but it sometimes also refers to the largest municipality of the Brussels-Capital Region.
However, according to a 2001 study by Rudi Janssens, a sociolinguist at the VUB, 8.5% of the Brussels population are native Dutch-speakers and 10.2% have both Dutch and French as a mother tongue.
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 Brussels-Capital Region - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Brussels-Capital Region (French: Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, Dutch: Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, German: Region Brüssel-Hauptstadt) or short Brussels Region (French: Région Bruxelloise, Dutch: Brussels Gewest) is one of the three regions of Belgium.
Brussels citizens belonging to the French-speaking French Community of Belgium or to the Flemish Community, or often to one of the many communities of migrant and EU-nationals.
The original Dutch dialect of Brussels (Brussels) still survives among the local Flemings; it's a form of Brabantic (the variant of Dutch spoken in the ancient Duchy of Brabant) with many loanwords from French.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Brussels
In 1577 was signed the peace known as the "Brussels Union" between the Spanish authority and the rebellious Belgians; in 1585 the city was beseiged and captured by the Spanish general Alessandro Farnese.
Indeed, the lignages of Brussels were to a certain extent voluntary associations of aristocratic families banded together for the sake of mutual protection, and with a view to securing the election of their own nominees to the magistracy.
When all seemed lost, when Brussels was filled with foreign mercenaries, the craftsmen had saved the situation, and received as guerdon an equal share with the patricians in the government and administration of their city.
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 Brussels hotels, cheap hotels, lodgings, accommodation - hotel reservations
Brussels: Brussels is the European capital and the city is home to the European Commission and to the Council of ministers of the European Union, but to many people, Brussels means two things - chocolate and lace.
Brussels city center is three kilometers northeast and easily accessible by bus or via the underground transit system with a station opposite the hotel.
The Brussels Marriott is ideally situated in the center of Brussels opposite La Bourse (the Brussels stock exchange) and the new De Brouckere underground tram station.
www.all-hotels.com /brussels-hotels.htm   (1276 words)

  
 UrbanRail.Net > Europe > Belgium > BRUSSELS (Bruxelles) Metro and Premetro (Subway)
The Brussels Métro started as a pré-métro system which could be compared to German Stadtbahn systems (Cologne, Stuttgart, Essen, Hannover, etc.) with important sections of underground tunnels used by various tram routes.
The Brussels Metro is operated by STIB/MIVB (Societé des Transports Intercommunaux de Bruxelles) also responsible for a tram network 133 km long (12 km of which are in tunnels).
Brussels, the capital of Belgium, is also one of the official capitals of the European Union with most institutions having their headquarters here.
www.urbanrail.net /eu/bru/brussels.htm   (558 words)

  
 Tourist and travel information about Brussels (Brussel - Bruxelles) in Belgium.
Today the name Brussels stands for an agglomeration of 19 communes forming one of the three Regions of the federal Belgian state; the capital of the Kingdom of Belgium; the headquarters of the French and Flemish Communities.
Brussels also has an important international vocation : as the European capital the city is home to the European Commission and to the Council of ministers of the European Union (EU).
Brussels is the capital of the European Union Click here to visit the official web site of the EU The Belgian Royal Family and Monarchy
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 Things to see in Brussels   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Brussels, the capital of Belgium and of the
The "Petite Rue des Bouchers" (street of the butchers) in the medieval center of Brussels is famous for the fact that every house in the street is a restaurant.
The most characteristic feature of Brussels is perhaps the rather anarchistically distributed architecture, sometimes splendid, sometimes ugly, but never boring, with medieval houses next to futuristic constructions, and with different houses of different heights, widths and styles, fraternally the one next to the other in any street.
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 79 Hotels in Brussels, Belgium. Accommodation in Brussels. Hotels and apartments
Brussels, the capital of Belgium has definitely more to offer.
With its reach history, the city is full of great pieces of architecture and museums (over 80 great museums may be found in Brussels).
Multiple museums and galleries, great restaurants, concerts and festivals being held in Brussels ensure that your visit to Brussels, Belgium will always turn out to be a success.
www.europe-cities.com /hotels-brussels.aspx   (633 words)

  
 Brussels - Wikitravel
Brussels (French: Bruxelles, Dutch: Brussel; [1]) is the capital of Belgium and also - unofficially - of the European Union.
Lying at the crossroads of cultures (the Germanic in the north and the Romanic in the South) and playing an important role in Europe it fits the definition of the so-called "melting pot" but still retains a character of its own.
Brussels is a funny mixture of old and new.
wikitravel.org /en/Brussels   (2786 words)

  
 Brussels Hotels - Online Brussels Hotel Reservations
Language is a complex and serious issue in bilingual (French and Flemish) Brussels, as well as being a focus of communal tensions.
Brussels has no symbol to rival the skyscraping Eiffel Tower, aside from the tiny but famed Manneken-Pis, a statuette of a urinating boy.
These are worth the trek, if only to glimpse some of Brussels’ finest Art Nouveau buildings, the style being developed by Bruxellois Victor Horta, the son of a shoemaker.
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 All Brussels Hotels - a free guide to hotels in Brussels
The Métropole is situated at the very heart of Brussels and only a few minutes away from the Grand Place.
Situated in the historical centre of Brussels, only 2 steps from the famous Grand Place and from the Central Station, it fulfils all your needs.
The hotel is situated just 1.5 km from Brussels' Grand Place and a courtesy shuttle is available to take you there during evening hours.
www.all-brussels-hotels.com   (394 words)

  
 17 Hotels in City of Brussels . Available with Secure Online Reservations. Find hotel information, maps, resort guides ...
The NH Grand Place Arenberg is ideally located in the very heart of Brussels city center.The personal and friendly service, with an eye towards the tiniest details guarantees a pleasant atmosphere during your stay.
Situated in the heart of the historic and business center of Brussels, the Hotel Vendôme is a building in the Paris Haussman style which was fully refurbished in 2000 and is designed to offer all the comfort which you are entitled to expect from a hotel of this class.
Located in the heart of Brussels next to the picturesque Grand Place - one of the most beautiful squares in Europe - the Hotel Atlanta in brussels provides a charming base from which to explore the attractions of the European Capital and its atmospheric cobbled streets, restaurants and bars.
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 The Brussels Journal | news and opinion not fit to print
The blog’s criticism is directed at Euronews, a TV channel subsidized by Brussels to broadcast EU-related news in exchange for 5,000,000 Euro in annual funding.
Investigating magistrates of the Brussels judiciary refuse to inform the media and the public any longer about the investigation into the murder of 17-year old Joe Van Holsbeeck.
The Brussels judiciary is angry with Laurette Onkelinx, the Belgian minister of Justice, because she demands that it formally apologize for having “stigmatized” the “entire North African community.”
www.brusselsjournal.com   (1435 words)

  
 SN Brussels Airlines - Corporate website   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Board of SN Airholding, owner of SN Brussels Airlines and Virgin Express, has endorsed the strategic plan for the future of the Belgian aviation group.
As part of the ongoing integration of certain functions within SN Brussels Airlines and Virgin Express, some organisational changes are in the process of being implemented.
Since SN Brussels Airlines and Virgin Express have been put under common ownership, it is logical that also the corporate communication activities should be brought together.
www.brusselsairlines.com   (273 words)

  
 Brussels Hotels, Brussels Apartments, Brussels Accomodation
The capital of Flanders, of Belgium, and of Europe, Brussels is a dynamic city wearing many hats.
Today, Brussels is a thriving cosmopolitan mecca often unfairly overlooked by tourists to Europe.
In addition to its numerous parks and museums, visitors to Brussels will be enchanted by its picturesque medieval streets, lively squares, beautiful boulevards, stunning monuments, cozy cafés, and active sporting and cultural life.
www.apartmentsapart.com /Europe/Belgium/Brussels   (559 words)

  
 Brussels city guide, Belgium - Time Out Travel
If Brussels were put in the therapist’s chair, it would be reasonable to ask if it had an identity crisis.
How to get the most out of a visit to Brussels.
Time Out Brussels is only guide you'll need to Europe's capital, whether you're there for award-winning gastronomy, all-night bar crawls, fleamarket fossicking or fine-art showpieces.
www.timeout.com /travel/brussels   (186 words)

  
 Brussels hotels. Save up to 60% off rates on all hotels in Brussels
Best Western Hotel Brussels offers great hospitality in a congenial surrounding with the values of a family hotel.
Hesperia Sablon Hotel, with its traditional look and modern interior, is located in the heart of Brussels, a city rich in culture, art and history.
The Astrid Center Hotel is excellently located in the heart of Brussels only 400 metres away from the world-famous Grand Place.
www.hotelclub.net /hotel.reservations/Brussels.htm   (194 words)

  
 Brussels Hotels, Hotel Brussels, Accommodation in Brussels Belgium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The capital of Belgium Brussels is a cosmopolitan city and the seat of Europe’s most important institutions including the EU and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.
Set in the heart of Brussels the hotel is an ideal base to tour the city’s attractions.
Set in the heart of Brussels it is surrounded by a lively commercial area with lots of restaurants and cafés.
www.b2real.com /en/Belgium/Bruxelles/Brussels-Hotels.html   (562 words)

  
 Brussels Hotel | Your Information Authority and Brussels Hotel Reference Guide
Brussels -- Radisson SAS Hotels and Resorts, the first-class, full-service international brand of Rezidor SAS Hospitality, announces the opening of the Radisson SAS Style Hotel, Vienna, formerly The Style Hotel Vienna.
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 Hotels in Brussels, Belgium
The Eurostars Grand Place Hotel **** is located in the heart of Brussels,at just a few steps from the famous Grand Place and the historical center of Brussels.
The hotel Silken is a unique combination of art, culture and comfort.
The hotel is situated just sixteen hunderd metres from Brussels' Grand Place, and a courtesy shuttle is available to take you there during evening hours.
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 Brussels Hotel,Brussels Hotels, cheap hotel discount Belgium,Instant Online Confirmation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Brussels, the capital city of Belgium and the political and administrative capital of Europe, is a city of surprising richness and diversity.
With a wealth of architectural styles, Brussels is the cradle of art deco with houses by the famed Victor Horta, together with a wealth of Gothic churches, Flemish Renaissance architecture and charming classical buildings such as the Palais des Nations and the Palais Royal.
A many-faceted and cosmopolitan city, Brussels attracts a great number of visitors due to its diversity of attractions.
www.brusselslodgings.com   (164 words)

  
 Brussels Kangaroos
It's been almost 20 years since a bunch of buddies from the University of Brussels started throwing the horsehide around campus between their parties and occasional study sessions, but the club they started, the Brussels Kangaroos, is hopping higher than ever.
On a typical baseball summer weekend in 2006, the...
Every year, the Brussels Kangaroos organize Baseball camps.
www.brusselskangaroos.org   (213 words)

  
 Journalists @ Your Service - www.brusselsreporter.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The focus of the event was the presentation by Margot Wallström, of the White Paper, which was adopted on the same day by the European Commission.
The topic we will be discussing today is of the utmost importance for the future of the European Union and its readiness to face the challenges that lie ahead.
Secondly, communicating Europe has remained largely a Brussels affair and not a matter of common concern for Brussels, for Member States and national institutions, for civil society at large.
www.brusselsreporter.org   (6073 words)

  
 Citizens
Belgopocket gives clear and concise answers and directs you not only towards federal but also towards regional and community services which are due to help you.
Télé Bruxelles is a French-speaking regional channel with an international character, as the identity of Brussels is indissociable from the European identity.
Since 2003, the level of taxation when buying a home in Brussels has been reduced.
www.bruxelles.irisnet.be /en/citoyens/home.shtml   (179 words)

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