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Send a Parcel to Brussels, Belgium
Brussels is the Capital City of Belgium but it is also the capital of the EU administration and all the important meetings of the EU are held here. The city has had an amazing rise, as Belgium was not even a country until the mid-1800s.
Brussels appears to have started as a small chapel on the island in the river in 580 and this was first recorded as Brossella in 692, which later became Brussels. Over the years the settlement grew and the settlement was strongly fortified. Its position on the river Senne caused it to grow into a major trading route and the settlement expanded rapidly. Charles V was declared King of Spain in Brussels Cathedral and he then became the Archduke of Habsburg and hence the Holy Roman Emperor. The fortifications grew with the city and it was attacked several times but although heavily bombarded it retained its position until Louis X1V of France took it in 1695, he gave it back to Austria shortly afterwards.
Today the city is serviced based with the EU and The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation being two of many major public organisations who have based themselves in the city. The EU buildings are very many and the organisation has become exceptionally large. Many of the multinationals have built their World headquarters in the city to take advantage of close links with the political heads of Europe.
Brussels is great for the tourist having many great buildings and cultural activities. The city has also retained its local delicacies and traditions as well as a few Belgium breweries.
Being the centre of the European Political scene the parcel industry has to meet a business system that requires parcels and packets sent quickly and often securely. If you are looking to send a parcel to Belgium, the good carrier can easily deal with this as Brussels airport is a major parcel hub and local systems are well practiced and geared to the demands of the local users. The population of Brussels is often on the move and the parcel industry needs to adapt to this.
Essentials when sending a parcel to Brussels
It is important to bear in mind the following points when you send a parcel to Brussels:
- Make sure the contents of your parcel(s) adhere to our prohibited and restricted items list.
- Ensure that you print and complete the necessary documents required when sending a parcel to Belgium.
- Check for any customs charges or other surcharges that may apply to Belgian shipments.
- Be sure that every parcel is securely packaged to avoid damage to the contents.
- Relax and rest assured that your parcel will arrive safe-and-sound in Belgium when sending through !