Experience exquisite luxury in the city centre at this four star Secret Hotel. Expect a perfect blend of historic elegance and chic modern design throughout, with cyber corners offering free internet 24 hours, a lobby bar and first class services such as city tours, limousine hire and car rental. For the ultimate relaxation, why not indulge in the onsite Turkish bath, treat yourself to a massage or work up a sweat in the gym? If you’ve got work to catch up with, don’t fret because this luxury hotel has an extensive range of business facilities offering secretarial services, video conferencing and meeting rooms amongst many others. At the end of a busy day, retire to the sumptuous guest rooms, furnished with a separate hanging closet, cable plasma screen television, work desk with lamp and mini-bar. The rooms also benefit from free high speed internet access and daily housekeeping so you can return at the end of the day to a haven of tranquillity.
Whatever your purpose for visiting this magical city, a Chocolate Walking Tour and Workshop is highly recommended. Over four hours you’ll visit all of the capital’s best chocolatiers whilst the informative guide explains the history of chocolate in Brussels and why Belgian chocolate is so famous. Along the way, there’ll be plenty of opportunity to enjoy samples before finally getting the chance to make some for yourself, with the instruction of a master chocolatier. Learn how to make silky praline, liquor filled chocolates and even Easter eggs! The choice is yours!
Aside from chocolate, there are plenty of other souvenirs to pick up during your stay as well as ample opportunity to indulge in a spot of retail therapy. You’ll find luxury brands and independent boutiques on Boulevard de Waterloo and Rue Antoine Dansaert whilst Galeries Lousie and Toison d’Or is the place to go for high street brands. Tierenteyn-Verlent, founded in 1790, is a traditional mustard shop, which still makes the famous yellow sauce using the original techniques and inside you’ll be able to see the spice jars and apothecary equipment still used to make it- a great opportunity to pick up something a little different! Brussels is also known for it’s markets and Gare du Midi is the biggest market in Europe, selling a range of gourmet food and leather goods. It’s also a great place to pick up some street food, with everything from Moroccan crepes to traditional Belgian fare!
If you’re travelling with children, try and fit in one of the theme parks or waterparks. Plopsaland is a great option for mixed aged groups, with rides such as The Ducks and Pirate’s Playground for little ones, an animal farm and 6 rollercoasters and a few water rides for those after a few more thrills. Afterwards, grab some famous Belgian waffles from one of the many eateries on site!