Belgian Pride Festival 2018
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Testimony of an Erasmus student in Brussels

Juan 23 years old, Spanish Erasmus student, January 2019

“I spent a semester in Brussels in Erasmus. I had already had a first experience in Cluj, Romania, which went very well. I was looking forward to a new adventure abroad.

I discovered Brussels other than by its status as a European capital. It is a capital but with a village spirit. There is always something going on there: aperitifs, festivals, exhibitions, sports events,… And as we are many foreigners living in Brussels. It is easy to meet people through work, university, sport and not only with foreigners but also with locals.

Belgians like to eat and good beer…. He offers hundreds of different beers! I found a roommate thanks to the Bed & Brussels team. We were 4 roommates (1 French, 1 Turkish, 1 Portuguese and 1 myself) in a great apartment with a single bedroom, 2 bathrooms, 1 large common kitchen. My roommates have become lifelong friends. Living in a community in a city you don’t know makes it easier for you to integrate.   

We were in the town of Schaerbeek, north of Brussels, with a view of the Josaphat Park.


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The Bed&Brussels family

Bed&Brussels makes it a point of honour to visit all its properties before putting them online, but above all to get to know all its owners. Indeed, the owners are more than just “hosts” they are the ambassadors of their city and an important link for your stay in Brussels to be a success!

A company on a human scale

Bed&Brussels is 25 years of experience in Brussels, owners we know, but above all, a love of Brussels and the welcome we share with our owners!

Close to its owners

The Bed & Brussels team meets all the owners with whom it works.  We are committed to offer you a real accommodation experience, as authentic as possible!

Discover the Bed&Brussels family!

Want to experience a unique housing experience? Then discover the large Bed&Brussels family, which is made up of more than 250 owners!

Discover Juan’s warm and cocooning accommodation

Shared apartment 4 rooms completely renovated with a magnificent view on the park Josaphat.

The house is composed on the 1st floor of a bright living room, a fully equipped American kitchen, toilet and storage room. On the 2nd floor there are 2 bedrooms (with a double bed of 160 cm, a desk and a wardrobe), a bathroom (with bathtub) and a separate toilet to share with the tenant of the second bedroom. Free Wifi – No smoking.


Rue des pâquerettes 1030 Bruxelles


Schaerbeek, a very multicultural municipality!

Located to the north of the city, Schaerbeek is a very cosmopolitan district, frequented by more than a hundred different nationalities.

Architecture is omnipresent in the streets. All you have to do is walk around and you will realize it.

There are many green spaces. The municipality is well served by public transport so you are quickly in the city centre, in the European district,…

Juan's advice

As with many places, you have to stroll through the streets, take your time. Walk with your nose in the air to discover the architectural wonders, especially on the side of rue Paul Deschanel, rue Louis Bertand, rue des Alizées. And stop on a terrace for a drink, a mint tea,…

Juan's good plans

Josaphat Park is a great place to relax, meet new people and meet new people. There are people all year round but especially when the weather is fine. You can play mini golf, there are Friday aperitifs and especially the Cherry Festival! I also really liked the Train Museum in the beautiful old train station of the town which shows the trains.

Discover Brussels

Preparing your stay in Brussels is essential. Knowing the good plans, the advice of the locals, the tips to prepare your trip so that it is unforgettable.