Experience a contemporary luxury hotel in the heart of Brussels, close to popular attractions such as the Grand Place, Royal Palace and the Magritte Museum. This four star hotel makes the perfect base for intrepid urban explorers. Expect spacious guest rooms furnished to a high standard with all the mod cons you would expect from a hotel of this calibre such as cable television, high speed internet and a safe. A fantastic opportunity to stay in this newly opened deluxe hotel for just a fraction of the price.
For people watching, local culture and of course great shopping, markets are a great place to spend a few hours in a new city. Every weekend, in Place du Grand Sablon, antiques dealers from around the globe gather for the famous open-air antiques market. It’s the place to go to pick up some unique gifts and get some great photos of local life. When you’ve finished browsing, pop into one of the chic cafes, trendy bars and delicious restaurants nearby to refuel. The Notre Dame du Sablon is also located here, a stunning gothic church from the 15th century. Highlights include the stained glass windows which are particularly vibrant and are illuminated at night by candlelight.
If you’re visiting over the Christmas period, then Brussels’ Christmas Markets are a must. This historic city becomes a Winter Wonderland with an ice rink, big wheel and over 240 wooden chalets selling all manner of festive treats, from tree decorations to Belgian chocolates. At night the city is illuminated by the decorations, and choirs and bands further add to the magical ambiance.
If you’re visiting with children, then the Public Aquarium of Brussels makes for a fun and educational day out. Another popular option is the Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate, where you can discover how chocolate is made and of course try a few of Belgium’s famous export. For romance, why not take a chocolate workshop and tasting tour where some of Brussels’ master chocolatiers will make their creations for you to try before having a go yourself. In the evening, enjoy some fine French wines at Le Wine Bar du Sablon des Marolles. The romantic ambiance and informative waiters certainly heighten the experience of this venue, and the food menu is just as exquisite as the wine list. Why not ask your waiter to recommended some dishes? You won’t be disappointed!
Enjoy your time in stunning Brussels!