Why Brussels’s summers are special

Each year Brussels’s summer comes in as a kind of rewarding season after darker and cloudy days. Summers are always brighter, fresh and soft in Brussels. Once summer is here, the city becomes a very attractive place.

The green spaces house gorgeous plants blooming continuously, so that they refresh everything around us. The Belgians are famous horticulturists. Their skills are visible in the pieces of floral art in parks, private gardens and even in roundabouts.


Summer in Brussels also means less traffic and less noise. Brussels’ inhabitants escape to different sunny destinations to enjoy summer holidays.

The days become much longer. We enjoy more daylight, in contrast with the short and cloudy winter days. 21 June is the longest day of the year and counts 16 and a half hours of daylight.

Some years ago we hosted a friend from the South and he was surprised to see that, around 10:00 o’clock in the evening, the daylight was still on.

In the summer the restaurants get more animated and attract potential clients with their fresh vegetables coming from local gardens. The beer is tastier and the large variety of Belgian beer is very tempting.

Brussels in summer is spectacular and is a tangible oasis for the people who do not escape in the South.

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2 Responses to Why Brussels’s summers are special

  1. We’re certainly enjoying it, though it kind of comes and goes: one day it’s 32°C and the next can be 15°C. ☺

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