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Capital of Belgium, royal residence, seat of the European Communities (EU, Euratom, CECA) and NATO), Brussels is a great and dynamic city. Between the north and south of the country, it is a cultural mix - Dutch speakers, French speakers and foreigners cohabit here. Brussels architecture is varied - modern buildings on the great boulevards contrast with the gabled houses of the historical centre and the sublime Grand-Place.
Tourist attractions Brussels : Things to see and do
Grand-Place B - 1000 Bruxelles
Victor Hugo called it a "marvel", Jean Cocteau a "rich theatre". There is nothing like the Grand-Place in the world. It is the centre of Brussels and a spectacle in its own right. It is constantly bubbling, and attracts a crowd of..
Rue de la Régence 3 B - 1000 Bruxelles
The collection of early Flemish work, as well as masterpeices by Bruegel the Elder and Rubens make this a museum of worldwide renown. It is situated in a classical style palace from the late 19C with a modern wing. The 15C and 16C sections include so..
pl. Royale 3 B - Bruxelles
Founded by Leopold II with a view to creating the world's greatest concentration of artworks, this quarter dominates the lower town. Pre-existing palaces were augmented by new buildings in the 19C which replaced the St Roch district (deemed insalubri..
Grand Place 15 B - 1000 Brussels
At its unique location on the Grand Place, this simple, elegant hotel provides romantic rooms, all with private bathrooms and relaxing baths. Benefit from the 24-hour reception. The Hotel Saint Michel provides you with an unbeatable location in the ..
Rue Marche Aux Fromages, 23 B - 1000 Brussels
Just 100 metres from Grand Place, Hotel Mozart is decorated in a Louis XV-style. Surrounded by a number of bars and restaurants, Brussels Central Station and the Manneken Pis Statue are less than a 5-minute walk away. This hotel offers a range of di..
Grasmarkt 78-80 B - 1000 Brussels
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Aris Hotel is ideally set in the centre of Brussels. It offers sound-proofed rooms less than 100 metres from the Grand Place and only 300 metres from Brussel-Centraal Metro Station. All of the rooms at Aris Grand Place Hotel are air-conditioned and ..
Leisure activities Brussels
Holland is just a stone's throw away from Belgium, but its landscape of endless polders sprinkled with windmills and farms is strikingly different. Discover a traditional craft centre in rural Holland before cruising along the maze of quaint waterway..
Prices from : 45 €
Breathe in the fresh air of the Belgian countryside. Spend your morning visiting attractions such as the Castle of the Counts of Flanders in Ghent. Then head to Medieval Bruges, where you will see Michelangelo's Madonna statue. You will also have the..
Enjoy the drive through the fairytale landscape of the Ardennesthe jewel in Luxembourg's crown. Pass alongside rivers and valleys dotted with ancient castles on your way to Han-sur-Lesse. Here you may visit the world-famous caves before heading..
Grand'Place 9 B - 1000 Bruxelles
You will enjoy the classic, copious Belgian cuisine served at this brasserie, which is the little sister of the famous Maison du Cygne. It is surrounded by the ambience of "the most beautiful square in the world", as Victor Hugo once said. ..
r. Charles Buls 2 B - 1000 Bruxelles
This prestigious 17C building on the Grand Place was once home to the city's butchers' guild. Varied traditional cuisine and an opulent decor.
r. Bouchers 13 B - 1000 Bruxelles
This veritable Brussels institution in the Ilot Sacré district has been honouring Belgian culinary traditions since 1921. Contrasting dining rooms and a lively atmosphere.
r. Amigo 1 B - 1000 Bruxelles
This renowned Italian restaurant occupies a luxury hotel near the Grand Place. Modern brasserie-style decor provides the backdrop for enticing Italian cuisine.
r. A. Orts 7 B - 1000 Bruxelles
r. Chapeliers 26 B - 1000 Bruxelles
This typical old Brussels café with a friendly atmosphere mixes traditional brasserie-style dishes with a handful of Belgian specialities. Decor includes Magritte-style murals and a superb clock in the dining room.