Different languages, business men and women, members of parliament, lobbyists, delegates, journalists…No doubt: you are at the heart of the European district.
The European district of Brussels begins at Art-Loi and finishes at the end of Franklin Street. There are different areas with a European common environment. Luxembourg square, Jourdan square and London square, together with Leopold Park, Franklin street and Schuman roundabout are the most emblematic places of the European district.
THE ATMOSPHERE IN THE EUROPEAN DISTRICT
From Monday to Friday, you will find here most of the activity of this neighbourhood. Irish pubs are full of people willing to spend a good time and support their sport teams. If you like football, you must watch a Champions League match in these bars. The Old Oak on Franklin Street near the European Commission or Fat Boys in Luxembourg square (in front of the Parliament) are good barsin the neighbourhood to enjoy this atmosphere.
Thursdays are the best days of the week in Luxembourg square.
SOME FIGURES FROM THE EUROPEAN DISTRICT
Brussels has the highest number of international associations headquarters (1,700), membres of lobbies (25,000) and press correspondents (1,000). Bearing in mind these figures, we can easily understand why this district is so full of life, business and money.
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HOW TO GET TO THE EUROPEAN DISTRICT
- Metro: Schuman lines 1 and 5.
- Bus: Line 63, stop Ambiorix.
SOME PLACES NEAR THE EUROPEAN DISTRICT
- Grand Place (2.6 miles)
- The Park of Brussels (1.9 km)
- The European Parliament (1.6 km)