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Best Times to Visit Brussels

The best time to visit Brussels is between March and May and September and October, the shoulder seasons; this is when room rates are cheaper and fewer crowds clog the top attractions. This city also experiences all four seasons, and rain is a possibility year-round. Average highs range from about 40 degrees in winter to 70 degrees in summer.

Weather in Brussels

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Average Temperature (°F)
42.1
33.3
43.5
33.1
49.8
37.2
55.6
40.6
63.9
48
68
52.7
72.3
56.5
72.5
56.1
65.7
51.4
57.9
45.7
48.4
38.7
43.7
35.4
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Average Precipitation (in)
2.8
2.09
2.87
2.12
2.74
3.06
2.72
2.51
2.48
2.68
3.13
3.11
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Data sourced from the National Climatic Data Center

March-May

One of the most pleasant times to visit Brussels is the spring, when temperatures range from the mid-30s to the mid-60s and the crowds are fewer (and prices lower).

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June-August

The summer months mark the height of tourist season in Brussels. The city's streets swarm with crowds of visitors, and long lines often form outside the main attractions.

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September-October

The festival season wraps up by late September but prices drop and the weather stays mild, making the fall months an attractive time to visit.

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November-February

The winter weather is wet and chilly, but prices still rise in time for the holidays.

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Popular Times to Visit Brussels

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Tourism volume is estimated based on in-market destination search query interest from Google and on travel.usnews.com in 2015-2016. Hotel prices are sourced from a sample of U.S. News Best Hotels rates through 2015-2016.

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