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Private Tour: Brussels Sightseeing Tour
"Depart your Brussels hotel by private air-conditioned vehicle for your 3-hour tour. If there’s anything you want to see more of let your guide know: your tour is private so the itinerary can be tailored to your interests.Stop at the Grand Place Brussels' magnificent medieval main square. Stroll by the baroque and Gothic buildings as you hear about their history and walk to the Statue of the Peeing Boy (Manneken Pis) to learn why this quirky monument of a urinating boy was placed here in the mid-1600s.Drive to the Laeken district home to the main residence of Belgium’s royal family. Pass St Michael’s Cathedral
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Private Tour: Brussels Day Trip from Amsterdam
"Meet your driver-guide at your centrally located Amsterdam hotel and then hop aboard a private air-conditioned vehicle and embark on the 2.5-hour drive south. Enjoy scenic views of the Belgian countryside before arriving in the lovely city of Brussels the capital of Belgium.After a photo stop at the iconic Atomium set off on a 1-hour panoramic tour of Brussels’ main attractions. Throughout the tour listen as your private driver-guide points out the sights while teaching you about Brussels’ important role in the European Union. Discover too
From EUR170.00
 
Brussels Rail Day Trip from London
"Take the inclusive sightseeing tour and enjoy the medieval architecture that makes Brussels such a visited European city. Don't miss the Grand Place the city's central hub lined with guild houses and flowers adorning the ground like a carpet. You will also see the Atomium and maybe have lunch at one of the gourmand restaurants.Travel through the European Union district featuring Parliament bu the popular bronze statue of a young boy peeing into a fountain.You have the option to hop-on and off as many times as you like at any of the 13 strategically placed stops for your own sightseeing. With bus departures every 30 minutes and the ent this is the perfect way to orientate yourself with Belgium's capital.""""At just under two and half hours why not take the opportunity whilst in London to take a day trip by Eurostar over to the vibrant cosmopolitan city of Brussels! A Hop on Hop off card is included
From GBP174.00

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Den Akker

I'd fancied a light lunch. The sun was shining, and because there was still a cool chill to the early-June breeze the relatively sheltered nook of De Akker, on the buzzy Vismarkt square, was my chosen...
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De Carillon

My friend and I had dinner here on our free evening after the conference ended, and were very pleased with our choice. It isn’t the cheapest restaurant in the city but we found it very good value for...
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Zorba

Nightlife Spot: ZorbaIn the center of this lovely city, right behind Saint Rombuldus cathededral, this most wonderful restaurant is to be found. Cosely tucked away in an inner courtyard along...
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Grand Café Lamot (second visit)

We had lunch here again. The salads were still tasty and fresh but the place was so dirty! There were crumbles under all of the tables and in general on the restaurant floor. And these crumbles were...
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Grand Café Lamot

Trendy restaurant in the heart of the city. It's huge, all glass and very airy. With a bit of luck you're given a table with view on the river Dijle. There's also a lovely summer terrace outside,...
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Several

Many of the historic buildings which surround the beautiful open space of the Grote Markt house bars and cafes, and these make a great place for people watching both in the day time and evening....
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Puro

A dinner at this restaurant was included as part of the conference I was attending, and I was very impressed with the quality and by how well they coped with our large group (c. 50 people I think).The...
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restaurants on Grote Markt

There are plenty of places on Grote Markt to eat and enjoy the scenery.On one side there are fast food places like Pizza Hut, and on the other - traditional Flemish restaurants. They are good value,...
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Afspraak

We spotted this bar close to the Nekkerspoel railway station and made it our stop on the way to the football match later in the day.Good selection of local beers on the menu and plenty of tasty food...
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Het Anker

Restaurant attached to the Het Anker brewery, they produce the Gouden Carolus beers, really enjoyed the Ambrio, food also excellent, a huge plateful of tasty ribs for me and plenty of veggie options...
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Chinese Specialiteiten Golden House

We left the hotel around 9 on a sunday night, after a long walk around the town centre we kind of left it too late for most places. So we found this lovely little chinese open and we had a great meal....
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Brasserie het Anker

Most of the dishes are prepared with one of the local brewed beers. They call it a beercuisine. In the restaurant you find many historic beer stuff, old machines, old merchandising and so on.The...
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'Onder den toren'

This restaurant might not look appealing when you passe by...I just want to say , give it a shot.The place has been here for years and looks a bit old fashioned. So is the food and that is what I...
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Den Stillen Genieter

It has over 400 Speciality Beers. The place is long and dark with pleasant, ethnic (Celtic, Folk) background music. It backs onto the river Dijle. Den Stillen Genieter is open from 8pm until "last...
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Top Hotels in Mechelen

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Karmelietenstraat 4, Mechelen, 2800, Belgium
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Van Beethovenstraat 1, Mechelen, Antwerpen, 2800, Belgium
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Vismarkt 14, Mechelen, Antwerpen, 2800, Belgium
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Korenmarkt 22 - 24, Mechelen, Antwerpen, 2800, Belgium
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Veemarkt 37 C, Mechelen, Antwerpen, 2800, Belgium
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Brusselsesteenweg 2, Mechelen, Antwerpen, B-2800, Belgium
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Things to Do Near Mechelen

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Saint Paul Church

Although it is not considered as “important” as the Cathedral, this church is surely worth a visit. Here, you will find many artpieces, includings some of Rubens and Jordaens. The church is proud to...
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De Zwarte Panter

De Zwarte Panter (Black Panther) is a commercial modern art gallery housed in one of Antwerp's oldest buildings - the 1303 St Julian's Hospice. The building was originally an alms house, providing...
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Brussels Expo

In 2005, Brussels celebrates the Art Nouveau style (refer to ptitetoile's travelogue on Art Nouveau) with a few exhibitions (see other Art Nouveau tips "L'Art Nouveau au quotidien"). The Eurantica...
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Atomium

Built for the international exhibition of 1958, this imaginative construction is a museum, with displays in five of its nine spheres. As Eiffel tower in Paris, it became one of the symbols of the...
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Mini Europe

The Mini-Europe exhibition attempts to boil down the essence of Europe into a 24,000 meter square park filled with 350 scaled down buildings. It's detailed, accurate and big: with a 25:1 scale Big Ben...
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Oceade

In Bruparck there is also a tropical water paradise : Oceade. This a kind of water theme park for the entire family. Everything is decorated in a tropical environment, and the temperature is also...
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