Brussels European District

The European District: An ideal location for businesses in Brussels

The European District, also known as the Leopold District, is the largest administrative district in Brussels, with a 3.3 million square meter office park, accounting for 25% of the office market in Brussels. You will undoubtedly find your ideal office space for rent or purchase in Brussels.

Approximately 40% of the park is occupied by European Union institutions, making them the primary occupants of the European District. This sought-after district also houses the majority of country/region/city representations, lobbyists for the European Commission, and companies that want to be located close to decision-makers of the European Institutions.

The European District is bordered from west to east by the inner ring road of Brussels, from Madou Square to Bastion Tower. It includes, to the east, Avenue de Cortenbergh, as well as Avenue des Nerviens, Gaulois, de la Renaissance, Yser, and the first part of Avenue de Tervueren, which starts at the Tervueren Gate and ends at Cours Saint Michel.

Why buy or rent office space in the European District ?

As the capital of Belgium and Europe, Brussels offers a wide range of attractive neighborhoods, each with its own unique atmosphere. There are many good reasons to choose to buy or rent your future offices in one of the most coveted districts of the capital. While the European District is primarily administrative, it is vibrant, ideally located in the center of Brussels, and excellently served by public transportation. If you are considering relocating your business, renting new office spaces, or even finding offices for sale in Brussels, here are the advantages to know about the European District:

  • Thanks to the prime location of your company in the European District, you will be in proximity to decision-makers of the European institutions. It is a central position in Europe, highly sought after by many companies and lobbyists.
  • Various public transportation modes (train, bus, tram, metro) are directly accessible from offices located in the European District. Schuman Station, located in the heart of the district, allows for a twenty-minute commute to Brussels Airport. Your employees can benefit from the excellent location of your new offices, close to Brussels public transportation (metros, trams, STIB buses) as well as Belgian national transportation (SNCB).
  • The two main axes, Rue Belliard and Rue de la Loi, provide easy access to the Brussels ring road as well as Brussels Airport in Zaventem (outskirts). For employees commuting by car, the access is fast and direct, as major roads lead to your company.
  • New high-quality projects are replacing aging buildings from the seventies and eighties. The district is experiencing a modern renewal, with clean buildings and contemporary architecture. If you are looking to buy or rent office space in a recent and modern building, the European District is full of options.
  • The atmosphere in the Leopold District is prestigious and highly international. With numerous European institutions and international companies in the district, you can enjoy a multicultural and multilingual environment. After-work events in the area allow for interesting networking opportunities outside of work. The famous Place du Luxembourg, surrounded by bars and restaurants, is a prime example.
  • The proximity to several green spaces such as Parc Leopold, Square Orban, Square de Meeus, and Parc du Cinquantenaire allows for a refreshing break and mental relaxation during the day.
  • The district is close to the shops on Avenue Louise and the city center. You can take advantage of a stop at these commercial spaces on your way to work.
  • There are many restaurants located in the neighborhood or in neighboring areas. Invite colleagues or clients for a business lunch at one of the recommended establishments nearby.
  • The ongoing construction and renovation projects in this area aim to create office, residential, and commercial spaces that are future-oriented, certified, and environmentally friendly, in line with European values.


Renting or buying office space in the European District brings many benefits.

Have you decided to search for office spaces for rent or sale in the European District in Brussels? Take a look at our list of available offices for rent and sale in Brussels and the European District.


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