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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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Restaurants around Grand' Place Tips (40)

Ilôt Sacré

In my opinion the only recommendable restaurants in the Ilôt Sacré (rue des Bouchers and petite rue des Bouchers) are Aux Armes de Bruxelles and, out of season at least, Chez Léon, plus the bar...
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qaminari
Mar 31, 2006

Casa Manuel

The Casa Manuel is a Portuguese/Spanish restaurant on the Grand'Place - or rather its address is given as the Grand'Place but the actual restaurant is accessed off a side street from the Grand'Place....
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morgenhund
Dec 04, 2005

Restaurants in Ilot sacre area

Near Galeries de la Reine and Galeries du Roi, you will find a crowded street full of "seafood" restaurants with seafood stalls. The famous "(Petite) Rue des bouchers". Avoid them as food there is as...
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Norali
Sep 16, 2005

Rou des Boucher - avoid it !

Hello, Rou des Bouchers is a attractively looking street full of restaurants but you better go to other restaurants in the Brussels City centre such as "Fin De Siecle" - "Mirante" around the stock...
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Hanzani
Aug 01, 2005

Avoid most of Rue de Bouchers

Too many people have been sucked into this seafood street only to leave with an unfair impression of Belgian cuisine character! This street is a total trap. If you go there, restrict your choices to...
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jess_march
May 12, 2005

Pitta Street

Pitta Street is just behind Grand Place and is full of ... well, pitta places. It's the Eastern equivalent of Rue du Bouchers. Lots of Greek/Moroccan/Turkish/etc places with lots of same stuff. It's...
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Scarlie
Apr 19, 2005

Rue de Bouchers

There's a street next to the gran Place where you can find only restaurants. They are tourist resaturants, mainly offering mussels (the typical Brussels dish).The fact is that each restaurant has one...
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Polly74
Apr 14, 2005

If the foods that cheap ...

ask yourself why. I've got a fireman friend who has seen some of the kitchens. Yuk! Only go to the recommended ones If you really like the look of a place, sit down and order a drink first. Use your...
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smicki
Apr 12, 2005

Rue des Bouchers

............... A street plenty of restaurants: expensive, horrible food, disgusting kitchen... Don't go to have a eat in this street. You must see this but walk away... Laugh about the guys who eat...
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biloune
Feb 23, 2005

Rue des Bouchers - more hype than seafood!

The Rue des bouchers near Brussels grand' place is a definite tourist trap. Every restaurant on the street offer great prices but the food is not as fresh as you'd like it to be. The waiters tend to...
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MathieuJohnson
Jan 24, 2005

Rue du boucher/Beenhouwersstraat

It is funny that in a street named “Butcher street” you mostly will find fish restaurants!Anyway, except for a very few this street is only to look at, take pictures of, but not to go inside the...
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irisbe
Nov 02, 2004

Rue des Bouchers

Rue des Bouchers is a famous street full of restaurants. I advice you, though, not to eat in one of those restaurants. They are a real tourist trap. Prices are way too high and the hygienics are not...
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Helga67
May 09, 2004
 
 
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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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