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- A New Direction (and a new blog!) 6 months ago It’s time for a new chapter. I’ve been away for sometime as I sort of lost my mojo for blogging. I’ve thought long and hard about starting again, and after much consideration (and a large glass of red wine!) I’ve decided to return to blogging, but with a new focus. A focus nearer, and...
- Obama in Brussels 1 year ago Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you know President Obama is in Belgium today. As an American, I’m thrilled to finally have a US President that I voted for come to Brussels for a visit, even if a short one. Lots has been written in the build up about the cost and disruption, but […]
- Spotted by Locals 1 year ago So the nice folks over at Spotted by Locals are sharing the Brussels love this week. Their City of the Week is Brussels and to celebrate they’re offering their iPhone app guide for free until Friday (usually costs $3.99). I downloaded it yesterday and gave it a little test run. Here are the...
- Foodie Fridays - Brussels in Loft 1 year ago How cool is this idea? A pop up restaurant designed by the owner of Le Show Room with top European chefs. And they throw in some live music to top it all off! Brussels in Loft, organized by Open Kitchen, is a temporary restaurant set up for eight days at the end of March / […]
- American style in Brussels 1 year ago Confession: I’m obsessed with home decor magazines. They are truly my guilty pleasure. I have stacks of them around the house and buy one every time I’m in a newsagent. There’s something about slowing scanning the photo spreads of incredible homes that fills me with inspiration and simply...
ExpatsBlog.com Expat Blog Awards 2012: Belgium Gold Award!
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Website Reviews » There are 32 reviews on Best of Brussels
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.
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.
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!
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:)
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?
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!
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!
09:38 AM October 24, 2012
Excellently written and informative about what to do, where to go and particularly what to eat in Brussels
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!!
10:09 AM October 24, 2012
Great blog! Helps me discover and appreciate Brussels one post at a time!I'm a fan.
10:27 AM October 24, 2012
5 Stars Blog, for sure I recommend 100%
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.
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 :)
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. :)
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!
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.
12:47 PM October 24, 2012
I subscribed only few weeks ago, but I'm in love with this blog already!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
09:00 AM October 25, 2012
Wide ranging and always stylish and interesting - recommendations are always spot on!
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.
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!'
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.
16:04 PM November 20, 2012
LOVE THIS BLOG!
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!
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
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!
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!
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