Experience character and charm in a top luxury hotel. Put yourself in the centre of the busy city of Brussels, with a great place to rest your head at the end of the day. Here, there is a luggage room and late check-in, you can also book an airport shuttle service to streamline your stay. Leave booking any activities to the hotel with a number of services including currency exchange and theatre reservations. This hotel is truly luxurious, offering a 24 hour concierge, mini-bar, limousine service, dry cleaning, massage, VIP services, balcony, reading room and private terrace. Perfect for families, as it can offer connecting rooms, a DVD player and a number of services; from play areas and babysitting during the day, to high chairs and a children’s menu in the evening, ending with cots and extra beds to help you all sleep soundly.
Keep the kids content, and give them a taste of the European flavour of Brussels, with a trip to Mini-Europe and look out for the models of Big Ben, Venice and Vesuvius. The range of museums on offer is so large that there are a number that are family friendly like the Comic Strip Museum, Autorworld; Museum of Motoring and the Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate, though the demonstration will not disappoint the more mature chocolate-lover. If the weather flops, there are child friendly indoor options like Océade, a waterpark complete with slides, go-karting and bowling also available in the city.
Here, museums cater for all tastes, from the Museum of Art and History to the Royal Museum of Military and Army, culture is truly alive in Brussels. The city is also home to the European district, while you have to book in advance for a number of tours, the European Parliament is free and you don’t need to book. The Cathedral and town hall are beautiful examples of Gothic architecture and lead onto the Grand Place, filled with cafés, chocolate shops and a market full of culinary delights.
Stay up all night with night restaurants catering for anyone’s body-clock. Then walk through the Grand Place taking in the illuminated City Hall, towards some of the night clubs filled with people dancing to the latest techno or enjoying a blast from the past with clubs playing retro hits. This might not be for you, but don’t think that’s all a Brussels’ night has to offer! The Délirium Café has a large range and there’s also a great live music scene.