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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
From EUR92.00
 
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
From EUR30.00
 
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

Grand' Place & guild houses Tips (52)

Grand Place

The main tourist attraction of the city of Brussels and its central tourist poist is a square called Grand Place (Big Square). It's not so big at least in comparison to say St. Mark Square in Venice...
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matcrazy1
Dec 22, 2003

The Grand Place again...

The beautiful La Grande Place (Grant Place)...It is lined with cafes and restaurants so if you can afford it grab something to eat here and do some people watching. :) It's a nice place to spend a bit...
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CandS
Apr 12, 2003

Guild halls around "Grand Place"

The guild houses were rebuilt between 1695 and 1700 after destruction by a bombardment by the french army in 1695 during the reign of Louis XIV . Their architectural style is a local interpretation of...
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chancay
Mar 03, 2003

the central place (Grote Markt - Grand Place)

Downtown Brussels is absolutely impressing. All around the central place there are different old beautiful buildings like the royal palace and the cathedral, the dukes of Brabant Hall and various...
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chancay
Mar 03, 2003

Grande Place, main tourist destination

Grande Place, the main square of Brussels The old, very beautiful square, surrounded by the ancient houses of noble and rich commercial people. The buildings seem to compete with each others by their...
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IngaA
Sep 22, 2002

MUSIC & LIGHT SHOW...

Check out the music & light show at the Grand-Place...Between April and September (and sometimes in December) the town square and its buildings are illuminated at night to the rythm of classical...
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LysDor
Sep 19, 2002

visit the city hall.<br/>This is...

visit the city hall. This is the most remarkable building of Brussels and one of the most beautiful gothic buildings of Belgium. The leftwing is a design from Jacques Van Thienen dated 1402; the...
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Ronald_T
Sep 12, 2002

see still the Market place. ...

see still the Market place. Facing the City Hall is the impressive so called “Broodhuis” (in those days a depository for the baker’s guild) and is surrounded by the 17th century’s guild houses....
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Ronald_T
Sep 12, 2002

see the market place. This is...

see the market place. This is the heart of the old town and has an orthogonal shape measuring 110 by 68 meters. The City hall with its elegant belfry dominates this rather impressive square.
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Ronald_T
Sep 12, 2002

Go to the Grand'Place......

Go to the Grand'Place... incredibly beautiful and historic, and right in the middle of the city. You will find so many places to see, shop, and eat within easy walking distance... Having dinner at the...
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MBDVB
Sep 09, 2002

The marketsquare, one of the...

The marketsquare, one of the world's most beautiful squares with the majestic cityhall and many enchanting patrician-houses. My 'daughter' Isabelle Vos, that lived almost a year in Arnhem with me to...
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Pavlik_NL
Sep 08, 2002

The best you'll find in...

The best you'll find in Brussels is the 'Grande Place'. Unlike other Belgian cities, the capital has changed a lot because of its importance in the European Union ans as an important city. That means...
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Sergioalc
Aug 26, 2002
 
 
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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 &amp; 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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