Brussels Layover At Brussels Airport (BRU)

If you are in Belgium for a layover, the Brussels Airport (BRU) has a lot to do. If fact, it is only about 7 mi. from the city, making it easy to visit.  You can get wireless internet in the airport. For additional information on how to buy it, click here. You can take a tour of the airport. Tours are offered in Dutch, English, German, and French.

There is a 1st class Meeting Center in the airport. There are 10 luxury rooms for up to forty people each. There is also an executive VIP area for travelers. It has all the business services and fast internet that you need.

For travelers needing rest, Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel is located in the airport. It has fitness rooms, laundry, and a business center. There are also bag storage if you want to drop them off before exploring. Click here to get more information.


Best Things To Do During A Layover In Brussels:

City Tour

For those with only a bit of time, there are many different options for tours including bike and bus tours, day tours, night tours, historic and cultural sightseeing, and much more.



Originally built for the 1958 World’s Fair, the Atomium looks like an iron molecule. You can eat at the top at the Chez Adrienne restaurant. There is also Mini Europe at the ground level where you can eat and get tours as well.


The EU

The city houses the European Union Headquarters. It is possible to take audio tours. If the EU is in session (you can check here to find out when), you can also attend the meetings.


Historic Cente

Old Town is filled with flagstone streets, shopping, and restaurants and is a great place to go. Make sure to go to the Grand Place, Galeries St. Hubert, as well as Manneken Pis.


Belgian Chocolate

The Chocolate Museum is the best locations to find out about the world famous Belgian chocolate. After make sure to visit the most famous chocolate shops including Wittamer.


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