Brussels is the capital of Belgium and has a population of around one million people. It's a very popular destination for weekend breaks as well as for longer holidays. It's also a major business destination as well as being home to the headquarters of both the European Union and NATO. The city is a beautiful combination of ancient and new with quaint old streets juxtaposed with dramatic modern architecture. Hiring a car in Brussels means you'll also be free to explore the surrounding area and, when you've had enough of sightseeing, it could be time to enjoy some of the city's most famous delicacies like fine chocolate and mussels, chips and mayonnaise.