At Global Alliance, we take the “Worldwide” in our company name very seriously. We pride ourselves in offering premium limousine services to our clientele not only in our home base of Toronto but around the globe. Through our sophisticated network of trusted worldwide affiliates, Global Alliance can provide professional chauffeured services in hundreds of international cities. We will discuss many of the major worldwide destinations served via our affiliate network on this blog. Our destination today is the capital of Belgium and the seat of the European Parliament, Brussels.
With over a million inhabitants in the city and nearly two million in the larger metropolitan area, Brussels is not only Belgium’s capital but its largest city. Although it is located in the Dutch-speaking Flemish region of the country, Brussels is majority Francophone and is classified as a special administrative region as the national capital. Although a settlement in the marshy Brussels area can be traced back to the 6th century, its official founding is generally dated to the 10th century. Growing into an important commercial centre in the Low Countries through the Late Middle Ages, Brussels was subject to foreign rulers and conflicts for centuries before (and also after) it became the capital of an independent Belgian state in 1830.
Brussels is home to many national institutions, including Belgium’s parliament, national bank, and courtas, as well as the opulent Royal Palace of Belgium’s monarchy. Brussels is also known as the capital of Europe, as the Parliament of the European Union meets in a part of the city known as the European Quarter. The headquarters of NATO is also located in the greater Brussels area.
Visitors on non-official business will be charmed by Brussels’ historic core full of fine architecture, centred on the Grand Place, with its gabled Baroque guildhalls and Gothic Town Hall. Brussels also features many buildings designed in the Art Nouveau style by renowned architect Victor Horta, including his former home, now the Horta Museum. Its art museums display the rich history of art in the Low Countries, from the Late Medieval Flemish masters through to 20th-century surrealist Rene Magritte. Brussels’ cuisine is highlighted by local favourites like waffles, mussels, and frites, usually accompanied by one of the many excellent varieties of Belgian beer.
In addition to its connections to the fine and extensive European rail network, Brussels is served transportation-wise by Brussels Airport in an adjacent suburb.
Please feel free to contact Global Alliance Worldwide Chauffeured Services for all of your transportation needs in Brussels, Belgium.