Brussels, Belgium is an under-rated city from a travel perspective. There are some wonderful examples of older European architecture, grand squares and charming neighborhoods, important institutions such as NATO and the EU, terrific museums, and a cosmopolitan flair, mixing French cuisine, a Dutch influence, and a growing North African population. This is our guide to running in Brussels, Belgium. Note: If you’d like to have a guided running experience in Brussels, we highly recommend our affiliate partner Go! Running Tours.
The running scene is defined by a series of lovely parks. String a few of them together to get a longer jaunt in. A 3–4 mile route through the compact city center will provide a ‘running tour’ of some of the city’s most important sites, between Parc Bruxelles and the Cinquantenaire. There’s some great running along the canals, and in several Forest Parks near the city: Parc de Forest/Parc Duden, and Bois de la Cambre. And, runners — the city has great chocolate and even a chocolate museum!
The city’s 4 metro lines and excellent tram and bus system make it easy to get anywhere and to running spots a bit further afield.