Fun Facts Brussels

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What has Brussels to do with Brussels sprout? We reveal this with our fun facts!

  • Brussels sprouts have been grown in Belgium for over 700 years.
  • The Brussels’ International Airport is the world’s largest chocolate selling point.
  • Europe’s oldest shopping arcades, the “Galeries St Hubert”, was opened in 1847 in Brussels.
  • Brussels has 138 restaurants per square mile.
  • The world’s deepest swimming pool, reaching 35 metres in depth, can be found in Brussels. It is a practice ground for scuba divers. Funny enough, it’s name is Nemo33.
  • Many walls on houses in Brussels are covered with comic book references – so look up when you walk the city!
  • Brussels has a fries museum! A fries museum!!!! Yay!
  • The Atomium in Brussels forms the shape of a  unit cell of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times.
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