Brussels offers the traveler all the amenities that anyone can imagine. Brussels is also filled with evidence of its tumultuous history as remnants of its past conflicts can be seen and visited. Former walls of the city can be seen in certain areas, as well destruction from the World Wars can still be found throughout the city. Although tensions do not exist as they did, it is still a city with distinct cultural meanderings. French, German, and Dutch compete and bring their own interesting flavors to this cosmopolitan city. Historically Brussels has been Dutch-speaking; however, it became increasingly French speaking and now both languages are the official languages of the city.
One thing that everyone seems to share is the love of chocolate and beer. There is no argument here that these two items are cherished within Brussels and around the world. The European quarter is the destination for political discussion and, in fact, a lot of policy worldwide is formed within this modern area. Brussels has had a lot of immigration from Africa, which has spiced up the cuisine but a steadfast Belgium waffle will always be the mainstay of Brussels' culinary reputation and delight.