This four star Secret Hotel is highly recommended for those travelling on business, as it’s situated within easy access of the European Union headquarters, but with a shopping district just around the corner it also makes a great option for leisure travellers. Guest rooms have been recently renovated with modern décor and provide all the amenities you would expect from a hotel of this caliber: high speed internet connection, coffee and tea making facilities, television with pay-per-view movies and a private bathroom with complimentary toiletries. If you’re travelling with children, the hotel offers a first class babysitting service and can also provide cribs and high chairs. Should you require any assistance during your stay, the 24 hour reception with friendly staff will be happy to help to ensure you have the best stay possible! Scoop us these amazing rates in a few steps from Avenue Louise!
For any fans of ‘The Adventures of Tintin’ comics, a trip to the Herge Museum is a must. Discover the life and work of the series’ creator through a self-guided tour encompassing original art work from the comic books as well as archives to celebrate the astounding creativity of one man. For food, comic fans should head to Comics Café, the walls of this diner style brasserie are covered with original sketches, lithographs and paintings from the masters of the comic world, including works by Herge, Morris, Roba and Jacobs amongst others. Housed in a historic building, the Tintin room is actually a 17th century former chapel so as you can imagine the character of the building greatly adds to the dining experience. The menu consists of diner style dishes such as gourmet hamburgers as well as traditional Belgian cuisine.
As a city Brussels benefits from lots of parks and open spaces, and Parc du Cinqantenaire is one of the city’s best loved urban parks. The centre piece of the park is the triumphal arch, planned for the 1880 National Exhibition to celebrate 50 years of Belgium’s independence, although the current arch is actually from 1905. The horseshow shaped arcade that joins on from either side of the arch is home to the Royal Military Museum, the Cinqantenaire Art Museum and the AutoWorld Museum, so a day trip here can easily be divided between a picnic and romantic stroll in the grounds and a spot of culture as you explore the collections that interest you. Car fanatics won’t want to miss the Autoworld museum, showcasing over 250 vintage cars from the late 19th century right up until the 70’s.