Best of Brussels

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Best of Brussels
Blog with reviews and recommendations on the best of Brussels for visitors, expats and locals - things to do, places to eat and sites to see!
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Website Reviews » There are 32 reviews on Best of Brussels

Giles Keane
08:30 AM October 24, 2012

Informative, well written and fun. I have discovered a lot of things I didnt know about the city I live in thanks to Best of Brussels. The daily post comes in every morning around 9am so reading it with a coffee it is a great way to start the day.

Anna-Karin Granström
08:37 AM October 24, 2012

Been folowing your blog for a while now and I love everything. I've also been to a lot of your recomended restaurants and it's spot on what you write! Leaving some love for your blog.

Agata
08:42 AM October 24, 2012

Great, informative and versatile blog for Brussels-dummies like me :D I only know Brussels thanks to my dear friends and your blog. Despite me working there for 3 years already, I still feel like a city-newbie as I live in another Belgian city. Your blog helped me to discover cool places for lunch-time or late Friday night hang-outs. I like different categories of posts and I am sure it's a very good blog to recommend to any newcomer to Brussels!

Kara
08:43 AM October 24, 2012

Excellent blog for anyone living or passing through Brussels. I appreciate the range of information covered. You will find up to the minute information on everything from expos, shopping, restaurants and anything in between. Nothing is left to the imagination as all posts are always accompanied with beautiful photos. Janes writing style will have you immediately hooked...there is never a dull moment:)

Elis Schoef
08:48 AM October 24, 2012

Best blog on Brussels! Although I have been living in BXL for seven years now, I regularly consult your blog to find new places, things to do, etc. How do you manage to get all this information?

Sylvia
09:08 AM October 24, 2012

Great blog - I receive so many new interesting ideas from it. A must for anyone moving to or already living in Brussels!

Mar
09:25 AM October 24, 2012

I really love this blog, it gives you thorough insight of various events in Brussels. Moreover it really convinces you to visit the places described. It gives you a good reason to fell in love with Brussels!

David
09:38 AM October 24, 2012

Excellently written and informative about what to do, where to go and particularly what to eat in Brussels

Julien
09:50 AM October 24, 2012

Love reading it, so useful to get to know new stuff around town!! =) I'll definitely recommend it to any newbie arriving in Brussels!! Keep up the good work!!

Ned
10:09 AM October 24, 2012

Great blog! Helps me discover and appreciate Brussels one post at a time!I'm a fan.

Binta Sagna
10:27 AM October 24, 2012

5 Stars Blog, for sure I recommend 100%

Helena
10:42 AM October 24, 2012

Best of Brussels is a great blog! Its has helped me (and I'm sure alot of other expats in Brussels) find information of what Brussels has to offer. This blog in frequently updated and always relevant.

Jess {JessinBelgium}
11:14 AM October 24, 2012

If only Best of Brussels had been around when I first arrived in Belgium ten years ago! It is especially great for newcomers to Brussels, which is not an easy city to get to know. Expertly written, the posts always include the perfect balance of external links, contact information and pictures to keep the reader's attention. I turn to Jane's blog first before I plan the week ahead :)

Doreen
12:06 PM October 24, 2012

This blog definitely deserves to be recognized as one of the top Expat Blogs. Its always updated, covers diverse topics (restaurants, cultural events, shopping, etc) and brings together useful information that is not easily accessible to foreigners in Brussels. When I meet someone new in Brussels, I automatically direct them to this blog. :)

Tatiana
12:35 PM October 24, 2012

I've been in Brussels for almost 4 years - and like many ex-pats, I fell into routines here, and in a lot of ways still feel like I know very little about the city I live in. But Best of Brussels has been a great source for exploring a city I've already been in for years! Fun, great tips, and loads of goodies to be found!

Cristi
12:41 PM October 24, 2012

I find that Best of Brussels provides just enough information and insights on how to have a good time in Brussels. It helped me find out about interesting places and events that I didn't find on other pages I subscribed to. So, thumbs up for Best of Brussels.

Teodora Marinska
12:47 PM October 24, 2012

I subscribed only few weeks ago, but I'm in love with this blog already!

Frances
13:53 PM October 24, 2012

I read this blog most days. I've just moved to Brussels and is great at inspiring me to go out and experience all things Brussels has to offer. Thank you so much Jane.

Mandy Saunders
14:03 PM October 24, 2012

Just want to leave my share of Blog love to Best of Brussels! I love all the tips and articles, they are very handy. A great resource for newcomers and seasoned Brussels Expats alike! Thanks for all you do!

Catherine McSweeney
14:56 PM October 24, 2012

I love reading Best of Brussels for the best tips on where to shop, eat and visit. As relatively new arrivals to Brussels, we rely on Best of Brussels to help us navigate the city. Many a time the blog has pointed us towards that secret restaurant, hard-to-find furniture store or beautiful brunch place that makes life in Brussels more enjoyable!

Kyla
17:13 PM October 24, 2012

I started reading the Best of Brussels blog even before I moved to the city. It was such a great way to learn about my soon to be home. Since actually moving here, it has kept me up to date on all events happening in Brussels. All of the recommendations on the site I have agreed with so far, which is very important. I highly recommend this site to anyone moving to Brussels and especially if they are moving here from America.

Patty
06:20 AM October 25, 2012

Best of Brussels has a lively voice, accurate info and a wise eye to what is really "best" in Brussels. It's and invaluable resource for expats and locals alike.

Pete R
09:00 AM October 25, 2012

Wide ranging and always stylish and interesting - recommendations are always spot on!

Wee Ling
09:51 AM October 27, 2012

This is where I get myself updated on the happenings in Brussels! Very informative! Keep the great posts coming please.

John
09:04 AM October 29, 2012

A good site for keeping abrest of the (many) things going on around Brussels! I've gotten to more than one event that I'd never have known about otherwise thanks to the 'Best of!'

Dom
16:04 PM November 20, 2012

The former Prime Minister of Belgium, Guy Verhofstadt, once said that "There is no miracle cure for the many problems of the world." However, Best of Brussels is definitely something to be taken on a daily basis against the 'Brussels Blues' that many an xpat has faced in this town. I would have given the blog 5 stars but in the article 'The Ultimate Brussels Burger Guide' from January this year the Old Oak pub was omitted. This was like doing a guide to the churches of Rome and forgetting the Sistine Chapel.

Leslie
16:04 PM November 20, 2012

LOVE THIS BLOG!

Raven
16:55 PM November 20, 2012

Fabulous blog! My experiences in Brussels increased drastically after finding the Best of Brussels blog - so many great ideas, info, and recommendations. Love it!

Pepita
11:38 AM December 18, 2012

The best of Brussels is notoriously well-hidden. Your blog has helped me rediscover and reconnect with Brussels. Thanks for the informative and high-quality posts! Much love x

Charlotte
13:26 PM December 18, 2012

Love this blog! I am from Belgium, but have lived mainly in France and returned 2 years ago to work. So I can tell you, this blog gives great tips and advice for both expats and locals! Keep on with the great posts!

Monique
14:24 PM December 18, 2012

This is a great blog, provides loads of ideas on things to do, places to eat, and it's a nice way of connecting more deeply with a city that is not always easy to discover. The love of Brussels shines through!

Stephen
22:09 PM December 18, 2012

I can't imagine making it through the weekly grind minus regular instalments of Bestofbrusselsblog. It lightens my spirit and keeps my old bones up to date. A much needed breath of fresh air. It is always a pleasant surprise to learn new things about your city and being reminded we live somewhere cool. Thank you

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