We chose this apartment for its proximity to the Van Orley International House, where our daughter had been staying for her semester abroad in Brussels. The location was perfect for us -- it is only a short walk to the subway. We felt expected and were warmly welcomed by the owner -- everything was brand new, including a greatly appreciated American-style coffee pot! You won't need a car, but if you drove to Brussels, you will find a convenient parking garage only half-a-block away. The neighborhood is busy, and has several grocery stores and inexpensive restaurants nearby. (The apartment faces the back of the building, however, so street noise is not a problem.) The apartment felt compact, yet spacious -- a bedroom, living room (with a convertible sofa bed), a kitchen, and a separate eating area. We felt very lucky to have found these accommodations, and would gladly stay here again.