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Private Tour: Battle of Waterloo from Brussels
"Your private tour starts with pickup from your Brussels hotel by luxury private minivan. After a 40-minute drive south arrive in the city of Waterloo. It was here where in the year 1815 one of the most significant battles in European history took place — the Battle of Waterloo.Listen as your guide explains the history of the battle during which the French army fell to the Duke of Wellington’s British and Prussian forces leaving 12000 dead and 35
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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
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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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Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert Tips (6)

Galeries Royales Saint Hubert.

Favorite thing These glass roofed arcade was built in 1847. It was the first shopping arcade in Europe. It consists of two mayor parts called Galerie du Roy (King' s Gallery) and Galerie de la Reine (Queen' s Gallery); and a smaller section called Galerie du Prince (Prince' s Gallery).

This shopping arcade is lined with lots of luxury shops, cafes, some restaurants, a theatre and a cinema.

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Maurizioago
Mar 01, 2015

GALERIES ROYALES ST. HUBERT

Favorite thing 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 Leopold.
The main passage is 213 meters long. The Galleries are divided into 3 parts - Queen's Gallery - King's Gallery - Prince's Gallery.
Here you will find upscale boutiques, including the Neuhaus Chocolatier, (pic #4) clothing, jewellery and lace boutiques (pic #5). There is also a theatre and movie house.

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LoriPori
Mar 08, 2012

Watching the old ladies at the 'mokafé'

Favorite thing The Sint-Hubertus gallery , the part closests
to the 'schildknaapstraat' you will find
the 'Mokafé'
You can't miss it...it is some sort of an old-
fashioned living room and it has a wide
terrace. The 'rue des bouchers' is nearby and
how much I advised you not to go there ,
now I'm saying try this.

There is this little island in the middle with
lots of cakes , tartes , biscuits...
They also serve small dishes (never with fries)
for a reasonable price.

But that is not the reason. The atmosphere is
just unpayable. The real life theater is for free.
You think this is a tourist spot?
Have a closer look.

'john' the weighter is obviously gay and
flirts with the older ladies. They smile with
there thin red painted lips.
Their clothes got this old , imperishable
style. They enjoy their 'tarte-tatin' very slow
and sip parsimoniously from thair excellent
coffee. Behind the cassock it is quit vivid.
It is a popular spot.

My favorite game was guessing what the
old ladies did as a job in their former lives.
She must have been a piano teacher...
and she was the wife of the doctor

Make sure you find yourself
a nice spot to watch it all.

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belgianchocolate
Apr 14, 2004

see the Saint Hubertus...

Favorite thing see the Saint Hubertus Gallery’s.
The first stone of this gallery was lay down by Leopold I at May 6th, 1846.
The galleries form a large glazed passage from 212 meters long, 8 meters wide and 18 meters high.
The design is from Cluysenaer.
Busts and statues are decorating the interior and are ascribed to the sculptor Jaquet. This is the first gallery with shops, restaurants and theatres.

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Ronald_T
Sep 12, 2002
 
 
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THE ST. HUBERT GALLERY

The...

Favorite thing THE ST. HUBERT GALLERY

The St. Hubert gallery is a fine example of a typical type of building of the 19th century: the covered shopping gallery. Between 1820 and 1880 seven of these galleries were built in Brussels. Three of these have survived: the St. Hubert gallery, the Bortier gallery and the Northern Passage. These galleries had a double function: the ground-level was almost always occupied by shops, whereas the upper section (first and second floors) were reserved for apartments and habitation.

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benzerga
Aug 24, 2002

Galerie Royale

Favorite thing Not far from the Grand Place you find this Galerie. It's very nice with its glass roof and its pictoresque shops. you can even sit there for a coffee in a smart bar or go to the teathre.

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Polly74
May 09, 2005

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Things to Do Near Brussels

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Hallepoort - Porte de Hal

The last remaining of the cities medieval towers. This one built in 1381 served as a prison until 1847 when it was converted to the Royal Museum for art and history, today its a museum featuring the...
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Place de Jue de Balle

I go here whenever I am in the city, and ususally come back with at least one thing that I really don't want. It's a great place to be nosey and rummage around. Its open daily, although I've learnt...
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Musée Bruxellois de la Gueuze & Cantillon Brewery

This is much better than the beer museum at the grand place! This is actually a still functioning gueuze beer brewery, and the only place where 'real gueuze' is still being made. You get a tour...
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Palais de Justice Bruxelles

This huge building is set upon a hill overlooking the city and houses the Belgium supreme court. It was built by the architect Poelart in 1883 and is larger that St. Peters in Rome. Great city views...
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Eglise Notre-Dame de la Chapelle

The oldest church in Brussels, its construction began in 1210 and was completed by the end of the 13Th century. It reflects the transition between Romanesque and Gothic styles. A Baroque bell tower...
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La Fleur en Papier Doré / Het Goudblommeke in Papier

Not to miss is the historical pub La Fleur en Papier Doré/Het Goudblommeke van Papier at the Cellebroersstraat 55. It was once the artistic café and meeting place of Brussels’s surrealists. Magritte,...
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