Brussels is the capital of Belgium and lies in the Brussels-Capital region between Flanders and Wallonia. Brussels is most famous as the administrative capital of Europe, home to the EU Parliament, EU Commission and NATO. Not only does the city hold historical significance, but with over 180 nationalities it is arguably the most diverse city in Europe. It boasts several UNESCO World Heritage sites including Grand Place and Stoclet Palace; visitors are also invited to try the local produce, such as Trappist beer and haute confectionery.
The official language of the Conference is English, however, Brussel’s is legally bilingual between Dutch and French. Most public signs and residents also speak English.
Belgium follows Central European Time (CET) which is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
Temperatures are relatively mild during the whole year. Brussels’ average temperature between in September is 13-18 °C, 55-64 °F. Medium weight clothing is recommended plus rainwear.
Belgium, like most other European countries, has 220-volt AC, 50Hz current and uses two-pin continental plugs.