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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
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D. Quixote and Sancho Pança

And suddenly, we found ourselves in Spain. The statue of D. Quixote and Sancho Pança that I knew in Madrid, was in front of us.Well, it is not Spain, but Spain square, wisely ornamented with a replica...
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solopes
May 15, 2016

Serre Royales.

These conservatories were built in the 19th century by king Leopold II to house his collection of plants from the Congo. They consist of 16 connected greenhouses.This complex can be visited only for...
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Maurizioago
Mar 01, 2015

Royal Greenhouses in Laeken, Part III

“The Congo Free State is unique in its kind. It has nothing to hide and no secrets and is not beholden to anyone except its founder.”— Leopold II, King of the Belgians, (1835-1909)Every spring, the...
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von.otter
Apr 25, 2012

Royal Greenhouses in Laeken, Part II

“I do not want to miss a good chance of getting us a slice of this magnificent African cake.”— Leopold II, King of the Belgians (1835-1909) Built on the order of Leopold II, King of the Belgians, the...
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von.otter
Apr 25, 2012

Royal Greenhouses in Laeken, Part I

“Probably the King of the Belgians has the best business head of all the European monarchs. At the same time, he is the most magnificent spender for the gratification of his own desires and the...
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von.otter
Apr 25, 2012

Château Royal de Laeken: The Park

“Brussels can become the turntable of Europe.”— Leopold II (1835-1909), King of the Belgians, observing how his planned changes for the young Belgium could change the capitalDonation Royale (the Royal...
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von.otter
Apr 16, 2012

A Bit of Bologna in Bruxelles

“Petit pays, petit esprit.” (“Small country, small minds.”)— Leopold II (1835-1909) King of the Belgians, remarking on the unwillingness of Parliament and people of Belgium to engage in colonial...
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von.otter
Apr 16, 2012

Monument to Leopold I, King of the Belgians

Windsor Castle, 19.September.1837My Dearest, Most Beloved Uncle,One line to express to you, imperfectly, my thanks for all your very great kindness to me, and my great, great grief at your departure!...
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von.otter
Apr 13, 2012

Château Royal de Laeken

“Happiness is rarely absent; it is we that know not of its presence.”— Maurice Maeterlinck (1862-1949, Belgian Nobel Prize winner for Literature)In an area of Brussels known as Laeken stands the...
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von.otter
Apr 09, 2012

A Square Honoring the Fallen

“My Dearest Little Willie, I am now in the city of Brussels, in which the King of Belgium lives. Your dear Aunt S. will show you where it is upon the map. It is a beautiful place, with trees all round...
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von.otter
Apr 06, 2012

Sablon Garden

Where?Close to the Place du Grand Sablon, across the road from Church Notre Dame du SablonWhat?The garden is in Place du Petit Sablon, and is fairly small but features about 50 sculptures each...
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Maria81
Jan 16, 2010

Botanical Gardens - Serres Royales -Greenhouses

Our Hop On Hop Off bus tour took us pat Domaine de Laeken which is the Royal estate and parklands. The Royal Family reside on this estate, some of which is availablle to the public. The Royal...
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Mikebb
Jan 19, 2009
 
 
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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 & 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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