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Driving to Brussels

A Motorists guide to Brussels - directions, parking and more



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Directions

Arriving / Parking

How Far from?
The capital city of Belgium is these days known mostly for being home to the European Parliament and NATO's headquarters. There is much more to this multicultural city however.

French, German and English are spoken in Brussels, and the city is a mere 200 miles from Paris, and under 150 miles away from Amsterdam. Brussels’ rich history is in evidence thanks to cobbled streets, gothic buildings, winding alleyways and pretty squares - in fact the Grand Place is said to be the most beautiful in Europe.

The square hosts events and markets, as well as souvenir shops were the renowned Belgian chocolates can be purchased. Aside from wandering around the city's quaint streets there are around 70 different museums to visit, from the Belgian Royal Museum of Fine Arts to those dedicated to musical instruments, and of course, chocolate.

Don't forget to see the famous Manneken Pis statue, which as the name suggests is a statue of a boy pissing. Perhaps do this before exploring some of Brussels many watering holes to sample Belgian beer; some places have over a hundred different varieties on offer.

If this isn't enough to satisfy your travel bug the pretty towns of Bruges and Antwerp are less than an hour away by train.

Map of the area



Speed limits around Brussels

Speed Limits

Motorway: 120 km/h
Dual Carriageway: 120 km/h
Rural: 90 km/h
Urban: 50 km/h

Distances from Brussels to...

All of these places are within a few hours drive from Brussels
PlaceDistance km (miles)
(Point to Point)

Town
Antwerp, Belgium42 km (26 miles)

Town
Bruges, Belgium88 km (55 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs De Kempervennen, Netherlands92 km (57 miles)

Town
Lille, France94 km (58 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Port Zélande, Netherlands107 km (66 miles)

Town
Rotterdam, Netherlands120 km (75 miles)

Attraction
Spa Francorchamps, Belgium122 km (76 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Het Heijderbos, Netherlands131 km (81 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Het Meerdal, Netherlands131 km (81 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Belle Dune, France160 km (99 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs De Eemhof, Netherlands173 km (107 miles)

Town
Amsterdam, Netherlands174 km (108 miles)

Town
Cologne, Germany183 km (114 miles)

Town
Luxembourg, Luxembourg187 km (116 miles)

Attraction
The Nurburgring, Germany190 km (118 miles)

Town
Trier, Germany203 km (126 miles)

Town
Dortmund, Germany229 km (142 miles)

Town
Koblenz, Germany235 km (146 miles)

Attraction
Disneyland Paris, France247 km (153 miles)

Town
Paris, France264 km (164 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Elveden Forest, England307 km (191 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Le Lac d'Ailette, France310 km (193 miles)

Town
Frankfurt, Germany317 km (197 miles)

Town
London, England320 km (199 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Les Bois-Francs, France339 km (211 miles)

Attraction
Thorpe Park, England345 km (214 miles)

Town
Heidelberg, Germany348 km (216 miles)

Attraction
Silverstone Circuit, England396 km (246 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Moselle - Domaine des Trois Forêts, France401 km (249 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Les Hauts de Bruyères, France401 km (249 miles)

Town
Stuttgart, Germany416 km (258 miles)

Attraction
Stonehenge, England434 km (270 miles)

Town
Stratford, England444 km (276 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Sherwood Forest, England451 km (280 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Longleat Forest, England462 km (287 miles)

Town
Birmingham, England467 km (290 miles)

Town
Bath, England472 km (293 miles)

Town
Hamburg, Germany486 km (302 miles)

Attraction
Alton Towers, England489 km (304 miles)

Town
Zurich, Switzerland492 km (306 miles)

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