Brussels Zaventem Airport (BRU) has two priority pass lounges located in Terminal A and Terminal B. The lounge for Terminal A is accessible by customers traveling on Schengen flights, and the lounge in Terminal B is for non-Schengen flights. Priority pass customers are able to bring in guests and there appeared to be no limits on who I could bring in. As I was traveling solo, however, I was the only person who needed to enter in that day.
Since I was traveling to Dallas/Ft. Worth via Reykjavik on this trip, I was entitled to use the lounge in Terminal A. This is located past security and adjacent to the Brussels Airlines lounge on the second floor of the lounge space.
Other airlines that use the Diamond lounge include Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, Czech Airlines, Icelandair, KLM, Iberia, TUI, and Vueling.
This lounge overlooks the tarmac, which is a nice feature, and it provides a lot of natural sunlight into the main area. There are tables with high bar stools and charging units at each seat. The interior design has some Ikea-esque finishes to it with hardwood floors, hanging lamps, and accented walls, which works perfectly fine for a Priority Pass lounge.
There was a ton of space to sit, relax, and work. It was very quiet and not crowded at this hour, and there was a lot of reading material in multiple languages, including a few from Western Africa, which I thought was cool.
Food, beverages, and snacks are all complimentary and self-serve. I helped myself to some delicious, warm Belgian waffles with Nutella on top, and there is also a full coffee/espresso machine available for use. At 1:00 PM in the afternoon, there was a lunch spread out, which could be used to make simple, chilled dishes, like sandwiches and salads.
In many ways, this lounge reminded me of the priority pass lounges I had used in Vilnius Airport as well as in Riga Airport and Helsinki airport. These European lounges are known for being simple, efficient, relaxing, and not over-the-top. These are perfect for short-haul, intra-European flights where you can have a drink, snack, or coffee without having to shell out some extra Euros at the airport.
These lounges are the reason why I continue to endorse priority pass and find it to be a huge perk when I am traveling internationally.