The capital of Belgium, Brussels is the headquarters of most of the European Union's institutions and considered by some the de facto capital of Europe, Brussels is also the political seat of NATO.
Grand Place is the central market square and the most popular district in Brussels. The Grand-Place is Brussels' top tourist attraction featuring stunning the Gothic magnificence of the Hotel de Ville (Town Hall) and Baroque late seventeenth-century guild houses surrounding the square.
There is a train station located below Brussels International Airport (basement level-1) where there are 4 trains an hour connecting the airport to Brussels North, Brussels Central and Brussels Midi stations. There are also direct train services to the East, South and West of Belgium. Eurostar trains are available to central London from the Midi Station. Destinations from the airport include most major EU cities, New York and the UAE. There is also a Brussels metro and a comprehensive bus and tram network that cover the city.