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  • 1. Chocolate, Waffles & Fries

    Genuine Belgians use the word PRALINES for what is called "chocolates" by tourists. If outside the touristic centres you ask for chocolate you will get a bar of chocolate. The production of pralines...

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  • 2. Atomium & Heyzel area

    The Autonium close up, gives you an idea how big the structure really is. I'm not sure just how far out of the city this place is located. I went there by car with a friend who wanted me to see it....

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  • 3. Grand' Place & guild houses

    I use to say that this square is the most beautiful that I know. Great proportions well balanced and harmonized buildings, precious details. The only sad thing was its dark look. You may imagine my...

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  • 4. Tours & Walks

    Leaving the Gare du Nord on the first day of my first visit in Brussels I was excited to see everything. There was one sight I would never have expected in a million years, but it drew me back. Just...

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  • 5. Manneken Pis

    That a small statue of a peeing boy became the touristic icon of my city shows that we Brusseleirs appreciate self derision. Can you imagine such a statue as symbol of Paris, Rome, New York or London!...

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  • 6. Estaminets & Beers

    We found several nice bars in the vicinity of the Grand Place and for so touristy an area didn’t think the prices were over-inflated. One we particularly liked was La Faucon to the east of the...

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  • 7. Parcs & Gardens

    De Kleine Zavel/Le Petit Sablon (it's the real name; in Flemish and French languages) was originally a horse market. In 1890 it was turned into a garden. It is surrounded by 48 statues representing...

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  • 8. Museums

    The Musées Royaux des Beaux Arts in Brussels is one of the best paint museums in Europe. One has to distinguish museums showing paintings of various periods or schools and museums devoted to a...

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  • 9. Cinquantenaire & museums

    Brussels has one of the best military museums in Europe. As I was born just before WW II in a country which was twice in the centre of the cyclone I learned already as a child what war looks like....

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  • 10. Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert

    Perhaps one of the most beautiful shopping arcades I have ever seen is the GALERIES ROYALES ST. HUBERT. Construction began on this arcade in 1846 and was inaugurated on June 20, 1847 by King...

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  • 11. Cathédrale St Michel & Gudule

    There has been a church on this site since the 11th century. Work began on this Gothic Cathedral in 1225 and continued over a period of 300 years. The 2 front towers werte completed at the beginning...

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  • 12. Palais de Justice

    On our Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour we saw the dome of this building standing out above all long before we reached it. The dome had been renovated and the bright gold stood out and made us want to be up...

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  • 13. Palais Royal

    Sleeping and having lunch at the Palais Royal is one of the good souvenirs of my youth. There are two King Palaces in Brussels. The Palais Royal de Bruxelles, in the centre, is the office of the...

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  • 14. Markets & Flea Markets

    When you come from Central Station and you crossed the Keizerinlaan, walk to the right, then cross the Spanish square with the statue of Don Quichote and you will come at this little market square...

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  • 15. Chinese & Japanese Towers

    see the Japanese Tower. The Japanese Tower (80 meters high), and the Chinese Pavilion are real jewels from oriental art. They are originating from the international exhibition in Paris in 1900, and...

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  • 16. Waterloo

    Taking a bus ride to Waterloo was one of the highlights of my Brussels visit. Passing through the busy shopping districts and going into the countryside, passing by pretty little villages, bars and...

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  • 17. Jeanneken Pis

    You will find this little statue of Jeanneke Pis in an adjunct street of the Rue du Boucher. However last time I saw her she looked very very sad :( She is locked up behind bars now. Bad guys tried to...

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  • 18. Eglise Notre Dame du Sablon

    I visited the Sablon church (Englise Notre Dame du Sablon) located on Sablon Square in a center/downtown of Brussels. It's said that it's one of the most beautiful gothic churches in Brussels. The...

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  • 19. Bourse - Stock Exchange

    Thanks to Marie-Claude from Montreal I finally know what I am presenting here as a impressive old building in Brussels....well, it is the bourse. I only passed by that building by public bus and took...

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  • 20. Maison Horta & Art Nouveau

    Visiting Brussels you should also be looking up all those great Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) houses. The most famous one is the Horta House. The wall decorations in Brussels are different from those in...

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  • 21. EC area

    Hmmm... To be honest, I never thought of the EU area as a place to visit. It took me a VTmeeting, in Brussels, on Nov.10 to really visit it as a tourist would have done. Yet, in my previous job, I...

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  • 22. Delirium Tremens Beer

    Delirium Tremens, introduced in 1989, is widely hailed as one of the world's finest beers. Tremens is brewed by Belgian beer maker Huyghe Brewery, which was...

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  • 23. TIB - Tourist Information Brussels

    The Brussels Tourist Information desks are located at:Town Hall of Brussels (ground floor)Grote Markt/Grand Place - B-1000 BrusselsTel: +32-2-5138940Brussels...

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  • 24. Leffe Radieuse Beer

    I was introduced to Leffe when I lived in Germany in the late 1990s, and it has been one of my favorite breweries in the world ever since. Their blonde, brun,...

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  • 25. Asslan v Haus Schiran in Brussels

    We got an opportunity to visit Brussels with Irina and our German shepherd Asslan v Haus Schiran in August of 2000. It was a trip to the German Shepherd...

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