House swap in Brussels

Swaphouse is a free platform to exchange homes with remote workers. An affordable, fun and unique way to travel in Brussels and live (and work) like a local!

Discover new places

Work during the day and explore your new location in the evenings and weekends. Save vacation days by combining both!

Free accommodation

We don’t require (expensive) memberships. Swaphouse is 100% free. No money is exchanged in the entire process.

All the amenities you need

All homes feature fast WiFi and dedicated workspace(s). You can expect everything you need to live and work from there.

About Brussels

Brussels follows Central European Time (CET, UTC+1) and switches to UTC+2 (CEST) during summer months.
Main language
Dutch, French
Both languages are official in Brussels.
Mild summers and cool winters.
Closest airport
Brussels Airport, the main airport serving Brussels.
Intl. train station
Brussels Midi/Zuid
Major hub for international train services, including Eurostar.
Near beach?
± 100km
Brussels is inland; the closest beaches are on the North Sea coast.
Near mountains?
± 500km
Significant mountains are farther away; the Ardennes to the southeast are the closest hilly region.
Local Cuisine
Belgian Waffles
Fluffy waffles, often topped with cream or chocolate; a sweet treat from Belgium.
Euro (€ - EUR)
Used by 19 of the 27 EU countries.
Must see
An iconic building and museum inspired by an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times.
Hidden gem
The Atomium
Though not entirely "hidden," it's a unique building that's often overshadowed by other city attractions.
Water quality
Tap water undergoes rigorous quality testing and is safe to drink.
Home Swap Brussels - Discover the Charm and Delights of Brussels

Discover the Charm and Delights of Brussels

Welcome to Brussels, the capital city of Belgium and the European Union! This vibrant and multicultural city is known for its stunning Art Nouveau architecture, world-famous beer and chocolate, and delicious cuisine. With so much to see and do, it can be overwhelming to decide where to start. Here are a few must-see attractions and activities that should definitely be on your itinerary.

Home Swap Brussels - Indulge in Belgian Chocolate and Beer

Indulge in Belgian Chocolate and Beer

No trip to Brussels is complete without indulging in some of the country's famous chocolate and beer. You'll find chocolate shops and artisanal chocolate makers scattered throughout the city, offering everything from traditional pralines to creative flavors like lavender and Earl Grey.

Home Swap Brussels - A Taste of Belgium

A Taste of Belgium

As for beer, Brussels has a rich brewing tradition with over 1,000 different brands to choose from. Make sure to try some of the local specialties like Lambic, a sour and fruity beer made through spontaneous fermentation, and Gueuze, a blend of young and old Lambics that is aged in oak barrels.

Home Swap Brussels - Explore the Grand Place

Explore the Grand Place

The Grand Place, also known as Grote Markt, is the central square of Brussels and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Surrounded by stunning medieval and Baroque guildhalls, this iconic location is a must-see for any visitor to the city. Make sure to take a stroll around the square to admire the intricate architecture and visit the daily flower market, where you can pick up fresh blooms and souvenirs.

Home Swap Brussels - Visit the Atomium and Mini-Europe

Visit the Atomium and Mini-Europe

For a taste of modern architecture and a bird's eye view of the city, head to the Atomium, a futuristic structure designed for the 1958 World Expo. The Atomium consists of nine steel spheres connected by tubes, representing an iron molecule enlarged 165 billion times. Take the elevator to the top sphere for panoramic views of Brussels and beyond.

Home Swap Brussels - Shopping and Nightlife

Shopping and Nightlife

Brussels is a shopper's paradise, with a variety of markets, boutiques, and department stores to choose from. In the evening, head to one of the city's many bars, clubs, or live music venues to experience the local nightlife. And if you're in town during the summer, don't miss the Brussels Summer Festival, a series of concerts and events that take place throughout the city.

Home Swap Brussels - Work, Play, and Explore

Work, Play, and Explore

The city is a great destination for digital nomads or those looking to try out home swapping while on vacation. The city has a strong WiFi network and a large expat community, making it easy to connect with other professionals. Working remotely in Brussels can be a great way to combine travel with work, and there are plenty of cafes, coworking spaces, and other options for setting up your home office. Some popular coworking spaces in Brussels include The Office Group, Regus, and Impact Hub.

Home Swap Brussels - Experience Brussels Like a Local

Experience Brussels Like a Local

One way to save money on accommodation while working remotely in Brussels is by participating in a home swap. This involves exchanging your home with another person or family for a period of time, allowing you to live in a different city or country without the cost of a traditional vacation rental or hotel. Keep in mind that home swaps typically require some flexibility in terms of dates and length of stay, as you will need to coordinate with the other party. However, if you are able to plan ahead and are open to different options, home swapping can be a great way to experience Brussels on a budget while enjoying all the amenities of a local home.

Ready to swap your home?

Join Swaphouse by creating an account. You can list your home in a few simple steps. Once that's done, begin exploring homes around the world for an exciting new and affordable workation adventure!

Need more information?

Many questions are covered in our FAQ, but please don't hesitate to reach out if you have questions about Swaphouse, creating an account or swapping your home.