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Brussels Layover Tips For Flight Attendants | WOC

Brussels Layover Tips For Flight Attendants | WOC

Brussels grew from a small rural settlement on the river Senne to become an important city-region in Europe. The city’s post modern architecture with the Baroque and Louis XIV styles buildings like the Grand Palace give it a fascinating character. Here is a short guide for flight attendants to explore this city of endless cafes, museums and European architecture at its best during their layover.

What to do in Brussels for 24h – 48h

How to get around in Brussels

  • Best way to travel within the city is through the integrated bus-tram-metro system. Public transport runs from about 6am to midnight, after which it’s taxi only except on Friday/Saturday and Saturday/Sunday nights, when 17 Noctis night-bus routes (€3 single) operate twice hourly from midnight to 3am, most starting from Place de Brouckère.

WOC travel tip: Do not walk in the small streets after nightfall and avoid the North station district.

Local currency – Euro (1 Euro = 1.07 USD)

Places to visit for flight attendants in Brussels

Grand Palace

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Grand Palace is the central square of Brussels. It is surrounded by opulent guildhalls and two larger edifices, the city’s Town Hall, and the Breadhouse building containing the Museum of the City of Brussels. The square is the most important tourist destination and most memorable landmark in Brussels. The focal point is the 15th-century city hall, but each of the antique guildhalls (mostly 1697–1705) has a charm of their own.

WOC Travel tip: There’s a flower market, three days a week, in the morning and at various other times the square might host anything from Christmas fairs to rock concerts.

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium - WOC layover tips

This prestigious museum displays some of the most fascinating works of ancient art and modern art with works by surrealist artists like Paul Delvaux and Rik Wouters. This is a must visit for lovers of European Medieval Art!

Tourist attractions for Cabin Crew around Brussels

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If you are not in the mood to spent time in the city during your layover, you can visit Bruges or Ghent by train from the Central and South station. There’s at least a train every hour to every big city around. Discover top city attractions such as St Bavo’s Cathedral and the Castle of the Counts of Flanders in Ghent

Food and Entertainment in Brussels

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  • Visit Maison Antoine and treat yourself to some Frites Cornet with Sauce Andalouse. This outlet is open since the 40’s and is the best thing to do on our layover (https://www.tripadvisor.in/Restaurant_Review-g188644-d814974-Reviews-Maison_Antoine-Brussels.html)
  • Discover the the history of chocolate and Belgian pralines on a chocolate walking tour and workshop
  • Music Village: Polished 100-seat jazz venue housed in two 17th-century buildings with dinner (not compulsory) available from 7pm and concerts starting at 8.30pm, 9pm at weekends. The performers squeeze onto a small podium that’s visible from any seat. For bookings, please visit: http://www.themusicvillage.com02-513 13 45
  • L’Idiot du Village: Visit this colourful, cosy restaurant, secluded on a little side street near the Place du Jeu-de-Balle flea market. Dishes are rich and aromatic and portions plentiful considering the cachet of the place. Book in advance

Where to shop in Brusssels

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  • You can buy any brand of beer and chocolate in supermarkets. Avoid going in tourist shops as the prices might be steep! Only hand-made pralines can’t be found in supermarkets.
  • Place du Jeu-de-Balle Flea Market : The quintessential Marolles experience is haggling at this chaotic flea market, established in 1919. Weekends see it at its liveliest, but for the best bargains, head here early morning midweek.

Flight Attendants discounts in Belgium

World Of Crew gets you a few awesome deals only for cabin crews in Brussels. Have a look into these and let us know if you manage to visit them during your layover !

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Any fun experiences to share from Brussels?

How was your layover in Brussels? Did you discover any new places? If so, please do share these useful tips with your fellow cabin crew, by commenting below!

 

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