Brussels City Trivia

Can you guess these facts about the city of Brussels, Belgium?
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Quiz by Aaron197
Last updated: December 10, 2020
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Brussels is considered to be the capital of what international body?
European Union
What branch of the above is headquartered in Brussels?
The Legislative
What is the name of the central square in Brussels?
Grand Place
What is the French name of Brussels?
What international event has Brussels hosted four times - first in 1897 and last in 1958?
World's Fair
What landmark was constructed for that event in 1958?
What Belgian region is Brussels surrounded by?
What is the name of the statue depicting a naked little boy urinating?
Manneken Pis
What is the closest world capital to Brussels?
What type of vegetable are the Brussels sprouts?
On what river is Brussels mainly located - also sounds kind of like nearby capital's river?
What Chanson singer sang "Ne me quitte pas"?
Jacques Brel
What is the most successful football club that is based in Brussels?
R.S.C. Anderlecht
What fictional reporter from Brussels was created by Hergé?
What is the birth country of the greatest number of foreign-born Brussels residents?
What large urban park is known as "Jubelpark" by the Dutch-speaking residents?
What type of "carpet" can be seen in Brussels every other August,
coordinating with Assumption Day?
Flower Carpet
What type of buildings does Brussels have 183 of - most of any city in the world?
Foreign Embassies
What painter would say what a pipe isn't?
René Magritte
What neighbourhood takes its name from the former name of a city in Russia?
Level 65
Jan 5, 2022
The de facto legislative Capital of the EU is Strasbourg, not Brussels. Although the European Parliament building in Brussels is used more frequently, the official seat of the European Parliament according to the treaties is Strasbourg.

The correct answer to your question is the Executive branch rather than the legislative branch. The European Commission is in Brussels, which acts as its executive. The Commission has a president with a cabinet, they are responsible for drafting EU legislation.

Level 64
Mar 28, 2022
Good quiz!

Here's a few tips to make it better: I'm glad you accept 'Grote Markt' for 'Grand Place', but to be consistent you should also accept the Dutch names for 'Senne' ('Zenne') and 'Tintin' ('Kuifje'). Showing those correct answers in both languages (e.g. Grand Place/Grote Markt) would be nice as well.

Level 60
Apr 29, 2022
Brussel sprouts are brassica, not cabbage, which itself is a brassica.
Level 72
Apr 29, 2022
Executive is probably a more logical answer for the Branch question, seeing that both the commission and the council of ministers are fully located in Brussels and that the parliament is located in three locations (although 75% of its activities take place in Brussels)

oh and can you accept Zenne

Level 63
Apr 29, 2022
Thanks for the quiz. Shouldn't 'Flemish Brabant' be accepted for the region surrounding Brussels?
Level 44
Feb 23, 2023
No, Flemish Brabant = province
Level 53
Mar 16, 2024
I liked it, but this threw me (and a lot of people apparently) off guard:

What type of buildings does Brussels have 183 of - most of any city in the world?

I was thinking more along the lines of architecture, not function. Speaking of architecture, for a city well known for it's art nouveau you can add a question related to that maybe?

A few more suggestions from a Schaerbeekois:

- I don't think the Parc de Cinquantenaire is that well known?

- Instead of asking about what brussels sprouts are, maybe have 'sprouts' be the answer? What type of vegetable is often associated with BXL?

- Is Stalingrad really that well known? Maybe ask about what massive forest borders BXL to the south?