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Brussels Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
"Enjoy a hop-on hop-off tour in the heart of Europe and marvel at the best of Brussels from an open-top double-decker bus complete with informative commentary. Hop on and off the bus at any stop as many times as you like to see the sights that interest you on the blue and red route. With buses departing every 30 minutes and tickets valid for 24 hours or 48 hours after first use this is the perfect way to explore Belgium's capital.See the Itinerary section below for a list of all stops.""""See the best of Brussels on an easy and convenient hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour! The perfect do-it-yourself sightseeing tour in Brussels
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Brussels Super Saver: Private Brussels Sightseeing Tour plus Antwerp Day Trip from Brussels
"Depart your Brussels hotel by private air-conditioned vehicle for your 9-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.The morning is spent in Brussels with your first stop being 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
From EUR142.00
 
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

More Things to Do in Laeken

a tradition of over 100 years old

When you have left the royal stables you will enter through this building, it is the first building and it houses the "orangerie".You will pass through the orangerie on your way out. There you can buy...
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Apr 22, 2003

the azalea room

In this huge green house you will find a plentitude of azalea's all ordered accordingly to their colour.Here is the group of the red ones.The contemporary collection in the royal greenhouses is of...
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irisbe
Apr 22, 2003

then turn to your head to the other side again

and watch the magnificien dome, the royal crown on the top.Soon you will find out how it looks inside!In 1873architect Alphonse Balat designed a greenhouse complex for King Leopold II.It had to...
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Apr 22, 2003

the greenhouse construction

It is marvelous to see all the sites of this greenhouse construction.Especially on a sunny day, the green of the metal and the colour of the glas in the sun looks marvelous.During the 19th century,...
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irisbe
Apr 22, 2003

the walk back to the entry

Between the royal palace and the street, seperated by a huge fence, there is this long path you have to walk.Ofcourse the royal family rather drives this path. Our present king, king Albert II is a...
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Apr 21, 2003

The Japanese tower

From inside the park you have a look at the Japanese tower, near the Chinese pavilion, that both are located outside the park.I hope the pics taken with my reflex camera will be better :-)then I will...
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irisbe
Apr 21, 2003
 
 
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more lovely suprises

The statues I was talking about in the previous tip are seperated from eachother by this row of beautiful flowers in baskets.Here I found the one back that I saw last year and who's picture is in my...
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Apr 20, 2003

the azalea hall

In this huge green house you will find a plentitude of azalea's all ordered accordingly to their colour.Here are the yellow and orange ones.If you are lucky and the sun shines, then the sunbeams will...
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Apr 20, 2003

azalea hall

In this huge green house you will find a plentitude of azalea's all ordered accordingly to their colour.Here are the fine white and yellow ones, seperated by a little artificial waterfall and white...
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irisbe
Apr 20, 2003

the fountain

first little side alley at your right hand side, you have a look at a little fountain.The geraniums are growing against the wall and the fuchsia's are hanging down the ceiling.By the 4th of May they...
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Apr 20, 2003

Queen Elisabeth's workshop

In this little house, connected to the greenhouse and with a marvelous view on the park, Queen Elizabeth used to spend hours in her atelier.For a beautiful look inside, visit Diamonddog's Laeken page....
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Apr 20, 2003

Royal park in Laken

It is a great thing that the garden itself is also partly opened to the public.I loved this tree, I know the Dutch word (Kurketrekker wilg) but not the English one... kind of a willow?Look at the...
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irisbe
Apr 20, 2003

walk through the park

Arrows will guide you through the park (and be assured if you missed one, there is enough security to help you out).One would nor could ever imagine that behind the wall outside that separates this...
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irisbe
Apr 20, 2003

while at your right side...

You have a marvelous view over Brussels at the feet of the park (if the weather permits).It was too misty for a picture, so I settled with the direct environment, which is, to my opinion, still breath...
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Apr 20, 2003

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