Brussels Off The Beaten Path

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  • 1. Tours & Walks

    Directly next door, at Avenue Palmerston, 2, an extension to Hôtel van Eetvelde (at Avenue Palmerston, 4) was designed by Victor Horta in 1898. Known as Hôtel Delhaye, this building has a...

  • 2. Jeanneken Pis

    This statue of a little girl urinating is in a little-used street a few blocks from Brussels's Manneken Pis. Little boys peeing has been a staple of fountains for a thousand years, but I don't know of...

  • 3. Parcs & Gardens

    These conservatories were built in the 19th century by king Leopold II to house his collection of plants from the Congo. They consist of 16 connected greenhouses. This complex can be visited only for...

  • 4. Markets & Flea Markets

    Go to the MAROLLEN (quarter in BRUSSELS) and walk around and I am sure that you will find beautifully coloured nice clothing and lots of fine gifts.......POTTERY e.g.. and....when the shops don't...

  • 5. Chinese & Japanese Towers

    These were commisioned to a French architect by king Leopold II. They are located on the northern corner of the Royal Park in Laeken area. I couldn' t see much inside the Japanese Tower, because...

  • 6. Museums

    The Horta Museum, located in the house that Victor Horta built for himself in 1898, is not a museum in the traditional sense of the word. There are no displays explaining the foundation of art nouveau...

  • 7. Excursions

    Take this road to get out of town. It's a beautiful road, the hills slowly rear up, you get glimpses down the Meuse at Namur as you shoot over a high spanning bridge, and the road connects easily with...

  • 8. Atomium & Heyzel area

    “The atom bombs are piling up in the factories, the police are prowling through the cities, the lies are streaming from the loudspeakers, but the earth is still going round the sun.” — George Orwell...

  • 9. Waterloo

    Who never heard of Waterloo? The village itself might be small but the place of interest is outside the village. Here historici can dream of the big battlefield between Napoleon against big names as...

  • 10. Cinquantenaire & museums

    “But Brussels should ask to be delivered from its friends. It is not a miniature anything, but a very solid and extensive old city, with a physiognomy and character quite its own. It is very much less...

  • 11. La Gaité

    Located in rue Fossé, 18, La Gaîté was a legendary club in the centre of Brussels until closing in 1982. In 1991 it has transformed in a shop, but the facade...

  • 12. Cycle to Leuven

    I used my own bike, but you can rent them from the bike stands. Subscription is 30 euros/year. I went to Park Tournay-Solvay. There is a gate at the...

  • 13. Parc Tournay-Solvay

    Springboard into walks in the Foret de Soignes.Getting there: Tram: 94 Arrêt Boitsfort Gare/ Bus: 42, 95.closing time: 8pm in summer.The old laiterie in the...

  • 14. St Josse

    This may be, I think, one of the least touristy areas in Brussels - a pot of cultures and nationalities, composing one of the poorest areas in town. He had...

  • 15. Camino de Santiago

    I was surprised to see the pilgrim markers for the Camino de Santiago as far up North as Brussels. That would be one long walk to Santiago de Compostela. I had...

  • 16. Zinneken Pis

    On my 4th trip to Brussels I finally found Zinneken Pis, the 3rd statue in Brussels featuring someone or should I say something peeing. I think this is actually...

  • 17. Parc du Cinquantenaire

    I am putting here not because folks dont see but because they usually come here to see the museums. The parc is gorgeous with a beautiful archway that we enjoy...

  • 18. Go Village at Bruparck

    a nice Belgian village around the main parks of atomium and mini europe ,planetarium,and océade water park. You have all around you easy does it on metro line 6...

  • 19. eglise Notre Dame du Sablon church

    This is a nice area with a beautiful church of Notre Dame du Sablon. There is a market on the plaza and full of shops around it. a bit of history tell us that...

  • 20. Théatre royal du parc

    the Royal Theater by the Royal Palace at parc du Bruxelles. Rue de la Loi 3, metro Parc.Built in 1782 the theater du parc is an annex to the Théâtre de la...

  • 21. the Bourse of Bruxelles

    Built in 1873, on the former site of the convent des Recollets, one of the emblematic buildings of Bruxelles and my landmark to reach the grand place by car...

  • 22. eglise Sainte Catherine church

    at pl de Sainte Catherine you find this hybrid church , needing a cleaning for sure, but imposing facing the great plaza. It has a very convenient metro station...

  • 23. jardin botanique or botanical garden

    you have an extensive cultural center right in the middle of Bruxelles, you have arts expo exhibitions, theater plays, and concerts, a nice restaurant ;cafe...

  • 24. royal church of Ste Marie

    a wonderful church worth the hike away from central Brussels to the community of Schaerbeek, pl de la reine.It was built in the romano-byzantin style between...

  • 25. hop on hop off bus

    a mainstay of European cities, this is a great way to have an overview of the city if not well familiar with it. We took it many years ago, and now enjoy the...

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