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).
Château de Laeken - avenue du parc royal
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
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.
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 ...
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.
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.