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What to Do in Brussels During the Day

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Historically, artistically and architecturally as important as the neighboring giants of Amsterdam, Paris and Berlin, Brussels is all too often left off the cultural maps of Europe.

But recent years have seen the capital’s revival as visitors discover the beginnings of art nouveau and surrealism in its ancient streets and old museums assert new dominance. Furthermore, not only does Brussels’s dense center make for ideal sightseeing, but Belgium’s compact territory allows easy access to neighboring cities.