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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
From EUR30.00
 
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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Le Petit Sablon

Opposite the Our lady of Sablon Church there is a small park. It is Le Petit Sablon (de kleine Zavel).At first this park was a square. This park is surrounded by a fence which is decorated with 48...
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filipdebont
Mar 03, 2004

Historical spot for the Belgians and Dutch

The little "Zavel"place across the street from the Little Zavel-church is a spot where many Lowlanders get some chills. It was here that in the medieval years the battle for independance of The...
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Pavlik_NL
Aug 13, 2003

The place du Grand Sablon

Behind the church, the place du Grand Sablon is one of Brussels' most charming squares, a sloping wedge of cobblestones flanked by tall and slender town houses plus the occasional Art Nouveau facade....
in4ik
Aug 12, 2003

The Little Sablon Square (Petit Sablon)

This park is called 'De Kleine Zavel'/Le petit Sablon. It is surrounded by 48 little statues representing the medieval guilds of Brussels. In the center is the statue of the counts of Egmont and...
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Mahieu
Jul 08, 2003

Charming little park in a less than charming city

PETIT SABLONWalking along Rue de la Regence towards the Palace of Justice there is a charming little park opposite the equally charming Church of Notre-Dame du Sablon. There are more than 40 bronze...
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GrumpyL5
Jan 15, 2003

Le Petit Sablon

This small but beautiful park is name Kleine Zavel or Petit Sablon. It was opened in 1890. There are 48 gothic pillars around the park having a statue of Brussel's artisans. Each statue wears the...
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littlesam1
Jan 10, 2003

Kleine Zavel (in french Petit Sablon)

The small park Kleine Zavel (Petit Sablon) is very recend and opened in 1890. The 48 gotic pillars are carrying each a statue of Brussels’ artisans. Each statue wears his typical clothes of their...
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nicoleken
Jan 08, 2003

Kleine Zavelplein

The gardens on this square were created in 1890. In the back of the gardens a fountain is built to remember the graves of Egmont and Horne who were the leaders of the Dutch people who bravely fought...
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martin_nl
Dec 05, 2002

Place du Petit Sablon and...

Place du Petit Sablon and Grand Sablon2 beautiful squares. Petit Sablon (on the pic) has a garden set up by Duke Sablon, which is like a small oasis in the mid of a busy city. Next to the garden there...
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Lalique
Aug 25, 2002

Petit Sablon park

the Petit Sablon is a tranquil garden commemorating the 16th-century guilds and the martyred Egmont and Hoorne, two Flemish counts executed by the Spanish in 1569.
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cadzand
Sep 08, 2003

Be sure to see Petit Sablon...

Be sure to see Petit Sablon (Kleine Zavel), a square surrounded by statues representing the old guilds. It's fun to guess which guild is represented by which statue.
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davehood
Aug 24, 2002
 
 
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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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