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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
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

Markets & Flea Markets Tips (6)

Grote Markt - Market For Tourists.

These street markets are located near Place Agora, very close to the bronze statute of Burgomaster Chaeles Buls and his dog. There are a number of stalls selling everything from lace to imitation glass of beer.

It is very colourful as you walk by late afternoon, stop and have a coffee and watch the world go by.

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Mikebb
Jan 27, 2009

Dancing and music in the Streets

It was a sprightly spring day when Gillian and Guy took us for a walk through Brussels. So many people took advantage of the fine weather, along with this group of musicians/singers we found in the Market Square. And of course where you have music you will find people dancing to it, brightening up the atmosphere considerably.

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Martin_S.
Dec 06, 2006

Christmas Market

From the beginning of December and that during one month, Brussels is into a christmassy atmosphere. Around the Place Ste Catherine, Marché aux Poissons and also around the Stock Exchange, you can find hundreds of stalls selling christmass articles. You can also taste some delicious Belgian wafles and enjoy a ride on the giant wheel (from which you have a magnificent view of the X-mass market), or the carroussel.
Don't miss the sound and lighting show on the Grand Place either, it's magnificent!

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Mahieu
Dec 14, 2004

FLEAMARKET IN DE MAROLLEN.

DE MAROLLEN is a poor neighbourhood, however with a rich atmosphere and community sense.

The residents are considered "a bit different" - something like the London COCKNEYS - with an own dialect and an endearing honesty.

The famous FLEAMARKET is on the PLACE DU JEU DE BALLE from 7 AM til 2 PM, so take care that you are in good time, there is a lot to see.

There are pink, blue and yellow painted houses and shops.....

In this neighbourhood are many, many little eateries where you can have soup and meals for a decent price and everything is very clean.......and atmospheric.....

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eden_teuling
Mar 26, 2004
 
 
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There's always a flower market at Grand Place!

Even in the dead of winter, even when it's damp and possibly snowflurrying, you can find at least a small patch of vendors with amazing blooms for sale. The color blasts are a welcome sight indeed when everything else around you is grey with a capital G!

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morgane1692
Mar 23, 2004

Marche de Nöel en Bruxelles

If you are in Brussels for Christmas, you can profit to visit them! and to try a glass of vin chaud à la canelle! For the ones who were born on the south hemisphere, is crazy to see this in winter!

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May 21, 2008

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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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