Brussels – town and commune -is a triple capital: one of the threecapitals of Europe together with Luxemburg and Strasbourg, is thecapital of the Federal Belgium, also the capital
of the autonomous region with the same name - Brussels, and the headquarters of NATO.
Brussels is indeed a Belgian and European crossroad, a xenophile andwarm city. It is a symbol of the mixture of culture and the meetingplace between the Romanic - Walloon – culture and the German one. In2000, Brussels was declared a cultural capital of Europe.