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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
From EUR52.00

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Chocolates

Around the Manneken Pis there's a lively chocolate business. Several shops rival, displaying the most inviting chocolate candies, some of them with fruits. It's difficult to resist, and more difficult...
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solopes
May 15, 2016

Chocolates

Brussells is an excellent city for buying the famous Brussells lace, tapestries, souvenirs of the famous Mannekin Pis, and my favourite, chocolates (the Bouchees are absolutely addictive!)One of the...
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Kate-Me
Apr 30, 2015

Everywhere in Belgium.

IT IS NOW 100 YEARS AGO THAT JEAN (II) NEUHAUS INVENTED THE PRALINE IN BRUSSELS.Belgians use the word PRALINES for what is called "chocolates" by tourists. If outside the touristic centres you ask for...
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breughel
Sep 04, 2012

Wittamer

“If you are not feeling well, if you have not slept, chocolate will revive you. But you have no chocolate! I think of that again and again! My dear, how will you ever manage?”— Marquise de Sévigné...
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von.otter
May 08, 2012

Pierre Marcolini Chocolates

“Twill make Old Women Young and Fresh; Create New Motions of the Flesh. And cause them long for you know what, If they but taste of chocolate.”— from “A History of the Nature and Quality of Chocolate”...
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von.otter
Apr 16, 2012

Mary Chocolates

“Chocolate is a perfect food, as wholesome as it is delicious, a beneficent restorer of exhausted power…it is the best friend of those engaged in literary pursuits.”— Justus, Baron von Liebig...
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von.otter
Apr 06, 2012

Le Chocolatier Manon

“The superiority of chocolate, both for health and nourishment, will soon give it the same preference over tea and coffee in America which it has in Spain.”— Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)Le Chocolatier...
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von.otter
Apr 06, 2012

Chocolates

This year is the centennial of Belgian chocolates beginning to be regarded as among the finest chocolates in the world.Belgium produces a dreamy 220,000 tonnes of chocolate per year. Its unmatched...
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etfromnc
Apr 05, 2012

GODIVA CHOCOLATIER

A manufacturer of premium chocolate GODIVA CHOCOLATIER was founded in Belgium in 1926 by Joseph Draps, who opened his first boutique in the Grand Place in Brussels. Godiva also sells truffles, coffee,...
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LoriPori
Mar 08, 2012

NEUHAUS CHOCOLATIER

Founded in Brussels in 1857 by Jean Neuhaus, NEUHAUS CHOCOLATIER makes luxury Belgian Chocolates, biscuits and ice cream. Jean Neuhaus opened his first store in the Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. The...
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LoriPori
Mar 07, 2012

De Sadeleer Lucas Chocolaterie

De Sadeleer Lucas Chocolaterie is just meters away from the famous statue of Mannekenpiss. It is also a patisserie, glacerie and salon de degustation. they call themselves the artistic chocolatier in...
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FRONA
Apr 04, 2011

La maison du chocolat artisanal

The shop is very small and quaint and filled with the most wonderful handmade chocolates you could imagine. The shop keeper was very friendly and helpful. It is located just one street over from the...
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Eurowander
Apr 04, 2011
 
 
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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

Notre Dame de la Chapelle was built in 1421 in gothic style but its story goes way back to 1134 when king Godefroid I built a chapel (in romanesque style) outside the city walls that became popular...
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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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