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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 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
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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

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Belgian Pralines

Everybody knows the famous chocolate is Belgian made..Thus, when you talk about it..it is absolutely the ' Belgian Pralines ' the finest of them all!

It won't be Belgium without chocolates!
don't miss this while you're in town.

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kylian74
Jan 07, 2004

Food presentation on a street

I remember wonderful, colorful and long street with restaurants on both sides with small tables outside and hundreds of people eating there. And they presented food, especially seafood and fish on street stalls in front of some restaurants. As you can see on my picture they watered fish there :-))).

Hmm... that time I coudn't see such things in my country and my budget was... better don't ask me hehe. But I enjoyed my window - eating a lot there :-))).

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matcrazy1
Dec 22, 2003

Sint Nicholas in Belgium

This is very traditional, The arrival of Saint Nicholas is celebrated in Belgium on the 5'th of December, in this period you can find lots of chocolates in town in Saint Nicholas form, just like in the photo...kids love it but I'm sure you will love it too!!

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kylian74
Dec 11, 2003

Melting chocolates!

This photo is a kind of promoting the belgian chocolates right opposite the statue of Manneke Pis. Their specialty is Belgian Pralines, very belgian!! and since the place is very touristy, many people loves to have a box of pralines.

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kylian74
Dec 11, 2003
 
 
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Ask for the check

Typically in Brussels restaurants, in fact across Belgium, we discovered that our waiter never brought us the bill until we'd asked for it. You can sit around waiting all night! It's not rude - they just don't want to rush you!

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RovingWombat
Jul 27, 2003

The best Belgian fries at Maison Antoine

One of the culinary specialities in Belgium is the famous "frites" ("french fries" ... but I prefer to say "belgian fries". After all, they were invented by Belgians ;-) And the best place to buy them is the "Maison Antoine". Try the home-made "tartare" sauce (tell them if you want the sauce separated or on the fries). Or may be you will prefer a "mitraillette" (fries and hamburger in bread) or a hot dog or a sausage ... If you want to sit down, cross the street and go to the typical Belgian pub "Chez Bernard". Frites are allowed if you have a drink.

I found this funny article about belgian fries and Maison Antoine on http://www.businessweek.com/1999/99_22/c3631157.htm. If you want to know how fries were invented, what's the origin of the name "frite", what's the secret of the tasty Belgian fries etc., please have a look ;-)

Maison Antoine, Place Jourdan 1, 1040 Brussels (not far from Schuman and Mérode, not far from European Parliamant)

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Bigjones
Jun 20, 2003

Moules et frites

You just *have* to try the national dish of an enormous pot of mussels stewed in white wine sauce, served with chips and mayonnaise. Eating moules is not dignified, so I guess it makes a great ice-breaker!

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KennetRose
Mar 21, 2003

STILL HUNGRY??

Check out my TRAVELOGUES on:
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* Some Belgian Recipes
* Delicious Belgian Chocolates
* Belgian Beers (Want to know how to pronounce all beers names? Check out this FUN SITE: http://belgianstyle.com/mmguide/pronounce/speak.html

* Belgian Trappist Beers (6) are located on my BELGIUM PAGE Travelogue

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LysDor
Sep 19, 2002

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"More than a decade in Brussels"
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"Say Brussels?? K! let's go to find The Soul"
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"BRUXELLES - BRUSSEL - BRUSSELS"
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"Gothic treasures , art nouveaux - a royal city!"
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CHOCOLATE MADE IN BELGIUM !! ...

CHOCOLATE MADE IN BELGIUM !! Belgium produces 172,000 tons of chocolate per year and has 2,130 chocolate shops in her country.

The Belgian Chocolate Praline is not to be confused with the American praline. Pralines in Belgium are sublime chocolate confections, the highest achievement of the chocolate maker art: A beautifully sculpted chocolate shell concealing a center of filling explodes with a surprise of texture and flavor in your mouth. Many chocolatiers still make their pralines by hand. Every town and even small villages have chocolate stores with luxurious pralines.

Planete Chocolat
Rue du Lombard 24, 1000 Brussels
See chocolate being set into molds on the premises. There is a two-hour demonstration , Tel: (32-2) 511-0755

FAMOUS CHOCOLATE STORES :

Corne Toison D'Or 53 Rue Marche aux Poulet, 1000 Brussels
Tel:(322) 512-2360
Chocolat Manon 9-A Chaussee de Louvain, 1210 Brussels
Tel:(322) 217-6409
Galler Grand Place, 1000 Brussels. Tel:(322) 502-0266.
Godiva Grand Place 22, 1000 Brussels. Tel:(322) 511-2537
Leonidas Rue au Beurre 34, 1000 Brussels. Tel:(322) 512-8737
La Maison du Chocolat 67 Rue Marche-aux-Herbes, 1000 Brussels
Tel:(322) 513-7892
Marcolini Place du Grand Sablon 39, 1000 Brussels. Tel:(322) 514-1206
Neuhaus Gallerie de la Reine, 1000 Brussels. Tel:(322) 512-6359
Wittamer Place du Grand Sablon 12, 1000 Brussels.
Tel:(322) 512-3742

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Nice_Girl
Aug 25, 2002

W A F F E L S

No Brussels visit is complete without you having a WAFFEL.

They come as plane waffels with some powder sugar or with all kind of tasty dressings.

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pieter_jan_v
Dec 23, 2008

Speculoos

Yes, we have ginger bread for Christmas in Sweden too but nothing quite prepares you for speculoosen :) To be ctd.

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Sjalen
Sep 26, 2007

Gastronomic capital of Europe

Not without reason speak, that Bruxelles is the gastronomic capital of Europe. In the evenings its restaurants are filled with thousand gourmets who enjoy various cuisines.

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Feb 17, 2006

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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