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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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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

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Japanese Tower

Facing the Chinese pavilion, this Japanese complex, was built to show two different structures - a high red tower and an adjacent wooden pavilion. Housing temporary collections of Japan (Closed,...
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solopes
May 10, 2016

Chinese Pavilion

I've been in Brussels three times: the first one in 1971 for a good stay, but I didn't like the city, with exception to Grand Place and Atomium. Too dark for my expectations - I didn't know much...
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solopes
Nov 30, 2014

A Piece of the Orient

Belgian King Leopold II was so impressed by the 1900 Univeral Exhibition in Paris, particularly the parts from the Far East, that he commissioned these works. French architect Alexandre Marcel...
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Tom_Fields
Jan 25, 2009

A Masterpiece of Fine China, in Brussels

The Chinese Pavilion and the Japanese Tower are two grand pieces of chinese and japanese architecture which one should visit. I heard that for a period of time during the year, there is also a botanic...
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STEFZAMM
Oct 09, 2007

Far East Museum and Pagoda

The Chinese pavilion and Japanese pagoda in the park at Laeken are definately worth the trek here, especially if you combine it with nearby Laeken Palace and/or Heyzel with its attractions. The pagoda...
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Sjalen
Sep 30, 2007

The Chinese Pavilion & Japanese Tower

On the northern corner of the royal park are two rather unusual buildings, at least in this part of Europe: a Chinese Pavilion and Japanese Tower. These were constructed on the orders of King Leopold...
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toonsarah
Mar 04, 2007

Tour Japonaise

King Leopold II was so impressed by a Japanese structure constructed for the 1900 Paris Exhibition that he bought the plans for the 125-foot Japanese Tower and had a replica built on the edge of the...
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Willettsworld
Jun 19, 2006

Pavillon Chinois

On the edge of the royal estate at Laeken, you'll find a pair of buildings seemingly conjured up from Asia: the Japanese Tower and the Chinese Pavilion. The Chinese Pavilion was constructed on the...
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Willettsworld
Jun 18, 2006

Japanese Tower & Chinese Pavilion

The Japanese tower and the Chinese pavilion form a remarkably exotic whole. They are counted to the last large architectural realisation of King Leopold II. The French architect Alexandre Marcel...
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yashiko
Apr 10, 2006

Far Eastern Museums

The Japanese Tower, Chinese Pavilion and new Japanese Art Museum opened in March 2006 in a small building (formerly a garage) behind the Chinese Pavilion form an interesting group for anyone...
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qaminari
Mar 30, 2006

The Japanese Tower

Currently, the permanent collections of the Japanese Tower result from the extraordinary interest which Europe has towards artistic Japan. Indeed, between the middle of the 17th and 18th century,...
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Synch_X
Oct 19, 2003

The Chinese Pavilion

On the northern corner of the royal park two monuments can be seen, which are rather unusual for Belgium, but nevertheless splendid. After his visit to the 1900 universal Exhibition in Paris King...
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Oct 19, 2003
 
 
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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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Avenue Van Praet 44, 1020 Ville de Bruxelles

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