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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 Half-Day City Tour
"Your tour begins with a short walk to discover the heart of medieval Brussels in the famous Grand Place with its world-famous Market Square. Here you will hear about the history of the remarkable City Hall and quaint Guild Houses.Next you will tour the city by luxury coach to see the beautiful St. Michael's Cathedral the Congress Column the Heyseldistrict with the world-famous Atomium the Chinese Pavilion and the Japanese Tower. Passing the Royal Residence
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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
From GBP174.00

Grand' Place & guild houses Tips (52)

Wonderful place

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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solopes
May 15, 2016

GRAND PLACE - DE GROTE MARKT

As we came out of a side street, we came upon a beautiful sight - the GRAND PLACE 0r De Grote Markt, the central square of Brussels. As it was evening, all the buildings were lit up in all its glory....
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LoriPori
Mar 28, 2012

BRUSSELS TOWN HALL

The Brabantine Gothic style BRUSSELS TOWN HALL is located in the famous square - Grand Place. Its tower which rises to 96 meters or 310 feet, is absolutely beautiful, especially in the evening when...
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LoriPori
Mar 08, 2012

Grand Place.

Grand Place, or Grote Markt (in Flemish) is the main square in Brussels. This beautiful square was first laid out after the construction of the town hall (1402-1455). On august 13th 1695 it was bombed...
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Maurizioago
May 30, 2009

History of the Grand Palace in Brussels

When you reach the Grand Place central market square, it would be nice to know how this place came about and retained such a wonderful collection of architecture.The Grand Place was first laid out...
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jumpingnorman
Mar 28, 2009

Golden Figures Decorate Grand Place Roofline

All the buildings in Grand Place are beautifully decorated, however we particularly admired the Le Roi d'Espagne showpiece built in 1676 by the wealthy Guild Of Bakers. The octagonal copper dome is...
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Mikebb
Jan 19, 2009

Guild Houses Of Grand Place

The outstanding memory of our 5 day visit to Brussels was the magnificent historic buildings of the Grand Place. Many of the Guild Houses were built during the 11th century, however in 1695 all but...
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Mikebb
Jan 17, 2009

Brussels for everyone

The food and night life has left a positive and lasting effect on me. There is nothing like relaxing in a restaurant before hitting the town for the night in a club (open til 6/7am). I would warn...
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Caroline.N
Nov 01, 2006

Belgian Best-Known Landmark

This is 1 of Belgian best-known landmarks, with the Town Hall and the King's House, which houses a museum, as its most famous buildings.It's always crowded with people strolling and taking pictures or...
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viddra
Sep 25, 2005

Christmass time in Brussels

Maybe one of the nice moments to visit Brussels during Winter time is the period starting from a couple of days before Christmass till New Year's end.The city hall is beautiful enlighted (as ever) and...
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irisbe
Nov 02, 2004

On Grand-Place: Hotel de Ville de Bruxelles

This is a close-up of an important part of the City Hall :). Have a look! Most of time, in Belgium, city halls are located on the very Grote markt or Grand-Place according to the language of the area...
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Norali
Jun 02, 2004

BRUSSELS TOWN HALL

This is a masterpiece of Gothic civil architecture from the 15th Century.It is also famous for the richness of its interior.Painting, sculptures and tapestries evoke local and national history in one...
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eden_teuling
Mar 26, 2004
 
 
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Things to Do Near Brussels

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Hallepoort - Porte de Hal

Brussels once had magnificent medieval walls, built to encompass both the city and nearby hamlets. It was built two deep, straddled uneven hills and contained 72 towers and seven main gates....
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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

The Palace of Justice or Supreme Court of Belgium is located in the upper area of ​​the city, Saint Gilles, on the way to the Avenue Louise, in an area formerly known as Gallows Hill. This location...
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Eglise Notre-Dame de la Chapelle

Notre Dame de la Chapelle was built in 1421 in gothic style but its story goes way back to 1134 when king Godefroid I built a chapel (in romanesque style) outside the city walls that became popular...
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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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