European Quarter in Brussels – Location of European Parliament

European Quarter

Brussels is nicknamed the capital of Europe because of the location of the Park Leopold and NATO. While NATO is located about 30 minutes outside of the city, the European quarter is a substantial area of the city. Housing the European Parliament, Commission, and Council, on any given week day the European Quarter is crowded with politicians and staffers rushing around.

The area known as the European Quarter is the area between Parc Cinquantinaire, Brussels Park, and Leopold Park.

In particular, Luxembourg Place (within the European Quarter and right outside the European Parliament) offers a few restaurants and many bars which cater to the staff after work. Places like Ralph’s and the American bar Fat Boys offer happy hour specials and good company. To get to the European quarter in Brussels, use the metro stop Shuman or Maelbeek. You can’t miss the EU’s buildings for most of the time they are posting large signs asking you to vote for something or encouraging you to become more involved in the political process. *Insider’s tip: Park Leopold is very pretty and offers some unique views of the European Parliament building.

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