In the Heart of Europe

Explore Belgium's beautiful capital city.

How about embarking on a city trip to the capital of Belgium, which also serves as the headquarters of the European Union? Whether you're captivated by magnificent churches, the awe-inspiring city hall, or the lavishly decorated Art Nouveau houses, Brussels promises to enchant you with the multitude of sights this city has to offer. Perhaps the most famous is the Manneken Pis, the iconic landmark of Brussels. Additionally, the Atomium and the Royal Palace at the heart of the capital are sure to captivate you with their uniqueness.

While you're there, enjoy one of the many Belgian delicacies the city has to offer or consider delighting your loved ones with a small gift of original Belgian chocolates or other local delights.

Explore Brussels with A-ROSA

Step aboard one of the A-ROSA cruise ships and discover Brussels from the river.

During your cruise on the Rhine, the A-ROSA AQUA, the A-ROSA BRAVA and the A-ROSA SILVA will dock in beautiful Ghent. Explore the city by yourself, or join one of our guided excursions with a guide who knows their way around.

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The best Sights and Destinations in Brussels

Grote Markt

One of the most beautiful squares in Belgium, which is still used today for numerous cultural events. Since 1998, the square has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is now home to the city hall, the political and administrative center of the city. The city hall with its gothic architecture is also a landmark of the baroque facade front, which surrounds the square.

The Atomium

The Atomium is considered a symbol for all of Belgium. It was built for the 1958 World's Fair, which was held in the Belgian capital. The extraordinary building resembles an atom. For this purpose, nine stainless steel spheres were built, some of which are also open to the public.

European Quarter

The European Quarter in Brussels is home to most of the institutions of the European Union. The European Commission and the European Council are centrally located here. The European Parliament can also be found here. The Parlamentarium is the publicly accessible visitor center of the European Parliament, which shows the work of the Parliament to its visitors through various installations.

Cathedral St. Michael and St. Gudula

The cathedral stands out with its two towers from Brussels skyline. Construction of the cathedral began as early as 1226 and lasted until the end of the 15th century. The stained glass windows of the cathedral are a special feature. Outside the church services, the building is open to visitors. It is also possible to visit the romantic crypt and the treasury museum.