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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
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
 
Private Tour: Brussels City Sightseeing Tour
"Starting with a pickup from your centrally located Brussels hotel take in Grand Place the city's central hub lined with guild houses and flowers adorning the ground like a carpet. Your guide will happily escort you to significant points of interest answering any questions you may have.Travel through the European Union district featuring Parliament buildings and admire Art Nouveau houses before viewing Manneken Pis the popular bronze statue of a young boy peeing into a fountain. You'll venture to all corners of the city from the towering Palace of Justice to the Atomium monument and St. Michael's Cathedral to the Royal Galleries. Where to and for how long is up to you!Appreciate the finest flavors of Belgium as you sip away on local beers including*: Fruity Kriek beer Hops based Pilsner Stella Artois Hoegaarden white beer Abbey beers: Leffe Blond and Leffe Bruin (dark) Your private guided tour of Brussels concludes with a hotel drop off at your centrally located hotel. *Chocolate milk and cookies ar
From EUR125.00

Parcs & Gardens Tips (18)

Brussels, Apr. 20-May 9? or same period each year

Favorite thing Between April 20 and May 9, 2004:

Visit Laeken Royal Greenhouses for its tropical species (orchids, palmtrees, fern species... ) and also superb azaleas...

Laeken Greenhouses are also worth the glance regarding architecture. Glass and iron used together to give Greenhouses an Art Nouveau style.

If you plan to visit (return to) Brussels during mid April - early May, this is the time to see Laeken Greenhouses as it only opens once a year, at the same period... so ... You can check pics here: http://jp.pinguet.free.fr/html/155.htm
This is the time to see Laeken Greenhouses as it only opens once a year, at the same period... so ...

20 april - 22 april : 9h30 -16h
On 23 april : 13 -16h & 20 -23h
24 april - 25 april : 9h30 -16h & 20h -23h
28 april - 29 april : 9h30 - 16h
On 30 april : 13h - 16h & 20h - 23h
01 may - 02 may : 9h30 -16h & 20h -23h
04 may - 06 may : 9h30 - 16h
On 07 may : 13h -16h & 20h - 23h
08 may - 09 may : 9h30 -16h & 20h -23h

What makes it even more special are enchanting night sessions. Night sessions (Nocturnes) : from 8 to 11 p.m on fridays, saturdays and sundays.

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Ch?teau de Laeken
Avenue du Parc Royal, 1020 Brussels

NB: Picture taken by Thierry Willemsens

Fondest memory Beautiful and outstanding architecture of buildings, like Royal Greenhouses', Mus?e des Instruments de musique... (cf.. Must see activities tips).

-Address:
Château de Laeken - avenue du parc royal

-Directions:
From DeBrouckère Metro M station, take tram81 (direction Heizel). After some 12 minutes, you should step dawn at Tram M station: Royauté. Then walk some minutes on Avenue du Parc royal

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Norali
Mar 29, 2004

The four seasons

Favorite thing You find these four statues at one of the entrances to the Jubelpark just opposite of the Arc de Triumph.

The summer statue sympolises the season very good, one can really see how she is sweating ...

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chicabonita
Dec 29, 2003

Leopold Parc

Favorite thing There are many parcs in and around Brussels. The Leopold Parc is near the EC area. It's a quite small parc, but it has some great views. It has also got a nice little pond and some small hills that you have to climb.

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Imaniac
Dec 05, 2003

Royal Parc

Favorite thing Just a few minutes away from the center you'll find the Royal Parc. It's right opposite the Palace of Nation. Not many people come here, so it's usually nice and quiet. Not only is there enough green to enjoy, but there are also many sculptures. The parc was an important site in the late 18th century and the early 19th century. The Belgians fought the Dutch there, which led to the separation of Belgium from Holland. And also Napoleon visited the parc to have dinner in the Waux Hall.

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Imaniac
Feb 15, 2004
 
 
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THE ROYAL PARK

The entire...

Favorite thing THE ROYAL PARK

The entire area of the royal park and the royal square is situated on the site where the medieval court of Brabant used to stand. This enormous palace dated from the 11th century when the duke of Brabant left his 'castrum' in the centre of the city. A new castle was built on the so-called 'Koudenberg' at the edge where the higher part of Brussels stops and the lower part begins.

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benzerga
Aug 24, 2002

Place du Petit Sablon

Favorite thing Place du Petit Sablon has very nice gardens... It is a great place to stop for a break...we sat and enjoyed the gardens for a while... :)

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CandS
Sep 19, 2003

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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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