Brussels has become the centre of European politics, the capital city of Belgium, it has a rich history of culture, history and politics. It is certainly a leading gay city of Europe. Brussels is home to the annual Belgian Lesbian and Gay Pride in May and the Brussels Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in January. It is also the home of Swim For Life fundraising swim-athon raising money for fighting AIDS, established since November 1996. Brussels has a thriving and diverse gay nightlife with plenty to arouse your interests, while enjoying one of the 800+ kinds of Begian beer.
Check out some fabulous Belgian drag shows at Chez Maman, or chill out with a paper and coffee in the trendy atmosphere of Bar Du Matin. Or finish the late hours with the ever-popular dance club – L’Homo Erectus – but beware this is one poplar joint. Brussels is a city you should take in through long strolls between places of interest; it has a wide variety of traditional museums, churches and monuments. Grand-Place in the City of Brussels was established in the 14th century becoming a political centre with a daily flower market (between March and October). Here, every August in an even-year, the city carpets the square in 700,000 begonias.
The home of TinTin – if you love cartoons then you will be in your element. The country has more comic strip artists per square kilometre than any other country and in Brussels you will find the museum – Centre Belge de la Bande Dessinee. Visit Brussels and you will be in the centre of the gay triangle making stops from here to Paris, Amsterdam and Cologne.