Testimony from a business woman in Brussels

Kristina 36 years Swedish, business woman

“As part of my work, I must regularly stay in Brussels for periods of 1 week to 4 months. Brussels is a pleasant city to live in as an expatriate. Rents are affordable, which makes the cost of living attractive despite being the European capital.

Another positive point is that you can use English anywhere and therefore be easily understood if you do not speak French or Dutch. During my stays in Brussels, the Bed & Brussels team accompanies me in the search for my accommodation. I send them the dates of their stay, my budget and the district. On the basis of their housing proposals, I make my choice. The invoice is sent to my accounting department.

All I have to do is contact the owner for the practical details of my arrival. I usually rent a furnished studio and am greeted by the owner in person who explains how the place works and makes recommendations to me about the neighbourhood (public transit, restaurants, etc.). With this formula, I feel like I’m at home a little bit and what I wouldn’t have in a standard hotel. Moreover, the system is cheaper… which is not negligible when you travel often. During my last stay in Brussels, I rented a studio next to the 50th anniversary park, a few steps from the European quarter I was supposed to visit.


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Discover the accommodation booked by Kristina for her stay in June

Excellent location: close to European institutions, shops (Avenue des Tongres), the metro (Mérode station), Schuman station and the Cinquantenaire park (easy parking). Next to the Cinquantenaire park.

Studio of 35 m2 completely renovated and very bright located on the 3rd floor (elevator): entrance hall – beautiful living room – large cupboards – sleeping area with double bed (1m40) – super equipped open kitchen (vitroceramic, hood, oven, microwave, fridge, mini-freezer) + washing machine / dryer – bathroom (sink, shower, toilet) sofa bed – WIFI


Avenue Eugene Plasky 1030 Brussels

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The European Quarter is totally different on weekdays than at weekends.

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Kristina's advice

Don’t stop at the European quarter, go through a few streets and you will discover another style, another atmosphere such as Brussels is a series of neighbourhoods with each its own identity and atmosphere like St Gilles and its bobos coast, the Place St Catherine its city centre and its terraces, Matongé and its African atmosphere,…

Kristina's good plans

I love the 50th anniversary park for strolling, jogging, eating ice cream or visiting museums (Army Museum, Autoworld,…). And then to better understand the European universe, visit the Parliamentarium.

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