Is this a good city for single people? For couples? For families? Why or why not?

Yes for all. There is something for everyone here. - Feb 2019


Brussels would be a great town for singles, I think. I think LGBTQ folk would be comfortable here. I am married and I believe it's terrific for families, too. As I said, it's really what you make it. - Feb 2019


Big enough that there's something for everyone, I think. - May 2018


I think there's something for everyone here. Single people and couples have plenty of "adult" activities (and for single people, a lot of other single English-speaking people who don't work with you), and there's also no shortage of kid-friendly activities. Exploring the country and the rest of Europe are fun no matter what your family looks like. - Jan 2018


It is a difficult city for families of little ones. Restaurants are not particularly excited to see small children who (gasp) make noise. It was more uncomfortable than it was worth. There are places like cook & book that are less formal but it truly depends on the kids. I had two tiny boys who were not quiet or reserved. In addition, Brussels is completely stroller UN-friendly. Very few metro stops have elevators so you have to use the escalators ... when they are in service. Otherwise you have to carry the strollers up and down stairs. - Feb 2017


Good for ALL. This town has everything to offer! - Dec 2016


All. - Aug 2014


It's a good city for everyone. - Jul 2014


Yes, great for families. Lots of parks and indoor play centers (since it often rains!). - Apr 2014


Great for everyone. - Jan 2014


Great for families, good for couples, but singles think it's a little sleepy. - Jan 2014


Yes. - Oct 2012


Good for all, I'd say. Perhaps a little dull for singles in their early 20s. - May 2012


Good for all. - Jan 2012


Yes for all - Nov 2011


It's a very good city for families with children. Singles and couples will find it less so, unless they get out of the city. - Aug 2011


This is a great city for EVERYONE. There is always something to do for families, what with cultural festivals, music festivals, the beach nearby, amusements parks around, etc. The list would be voluminous. For singles ... ooh la la ... there is a cornucopia of available expat young professionals in Brussels what with the EU here, all the lobbying groups for the EU, the NGOs, all the embassies to Belgium, all the embassies to the EU, all the embassies to NATO. Brussels is expat central. If you cannot meet someone interesting here ...For couples, there are tons of activities such as restaurants, bars, clubs, other expats, festivals, events, traveling to London, Paris, Amsterdam, and all over Belgium and the rest of Europe, etc etc. - Jul 2011


Like most places, I guess it depends what you're looking for. Families seem to have an active social life revolving aroundyoung children, and thenon working partner net. Young singles like to party, and there's a lively club scene, with lots of people with disposable cash from the EU/NATO communities. If you're in between like me (a 30 something single mum), you'll find it hard going to make friends, but when you do, you'll find Belgians very loyal and happy to show you 'their' corner of the city - it just takes a few years to get them to 'thaw'! - Jun 2011


I think it's an okay city for all of them - but not a great city for any of them. There is no sense of community - perhaps due to the large size. Everyone goes their own way at the end of the day and it's hard to find good friends. - Jun 2011


Couples and single men seem happier than single women. Like in many places, there is a surfeit of young twenty-somethings and over-40s. The 30-something gap is large. They must all be home in relationships. - Jun 2010


Yes, for all. - Jun 2010


Yes, great city for all. - Mar 2010


This is a great city for everyone. - Jul 2009


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