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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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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
From EUR52.00

Grand' Place & guild houses Tips (52)

The so-called House of the...

The so-called House of the Dukes of Brabant in the Grand Place - actually a group of 7 houses, each with a different name. The ensemble is called 'The Dukes of Brabant' because on the first floor,...
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sandysmith
Aug 24, 2002

The spire of the Hotel de...

The spire of the Hotel de Ville in the Grand Place Brussels was originally built around the Grand Place. The central area of the city near the Grand Place has a pleasingly distinctive style of...
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benzerga
Aug 24, 2002

THE TOWN HALL<br/><br/>When entering...

THE TOWN HALLWhen entering the Market Place from one of the seven side-streets, one's eyes are drawn automatically to the gothic tower of the town hall pointing skywards. Up to this day the 'Hotel de...
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benzerga
Aug 24, 2002

A beautiful evening at Grande Place

We were sitting outside a cafe on Grande Place on a saturday night when the lights went out and music started. The illumination of the flowers of the Tapis des Fleurs took place and it was an...
sabsi
Aug 24, 2002

come to the world famous...

come to the world famous Grand-Place to chill out. Yes, this is indeed one of Europe's finest medieval squares... and the main tourist attraction of the city of Brussels. Magnificent...
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Krystynn
Aug 24, 2002

You won't avoid the Grand Place

The Grand Place is the probably the most famous place of Brussels, and, when you're standing in the middle of it, you quickly understand why... It's just hectic !!!
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Maillekeukeul
Mar 01, 2005

Town Hall

You will find the town hall in the Grand Place... The town hall is a beautiful building with lots of decorations...great for photos... :)
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CandS
Sep 19, 2003

Market square (Grand Place - Groote Markt)

Beautiful set of Guild houses dominated by the Town hall and the King's house. Sit down on one of the terraces, have a good Belgian beer and admire the square!
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Zuzka
Jul 02, 2003

Grand Place...

Spend some time wandering around at the Grand Place, the main square of Brussels, it is really beautiful!
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CandS
Apr 12, 2003

Explore!

The beautiful Grand Place, right in the center of the city, has a flower market most days and is a good place to start from - just walk in any direction - somehing interesting will turn up.
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bonio
Jan 08, 2003

Grand Place

So many beautiful building all around the Grand Place, and this year the carpet flowers showing a belgium lace.
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acilina
Nov 28, 2002

The Grand-Place (De Grote...

The Grand-Place (De Grote Markt): every time I cross it over, I'm amazed...for more details see my travelogue about it
annelies77
Sep 12, 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

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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