Stretching between Jubilee Park to the East, Leopold Park to the South and Brussels Park to the West, the European quarter is one of the world's most important strips of real estate, home of the European Parliament and EU Commission. Turn west from Schuman Station onto Rue de la Loi and you're right in the heart of the European project. Here's the Justus Lipsius building, where the Council of the European Union sits, and the Berlaymont building, the EU Commission's glittering HQ, shaped like a giant steel and glass starfish. Parallel to Rue de la Loi runs Belliard Street, and this is where you'll find the European Parliament (if you're ultra keen on politics, you can even slip on a pair of earphones and listen in). But the European Quarter is more than just a vast office complex. There's also a staggering choice of restaurants and watering holes, although the night-life tends to dial down at the weekends when the Eurocrats are out of town. Plans to make the quarter more user friendly are currently afoot by turning part of the area into a pedestrianised zone and summit centre, nicknamed “Van Pompuy's egg” after Herman Van Pompuy, former president of the European Council .