If you like being in the centre of things, this hotel will give you a good base from which to explore the city. Inside the hotel you’ll find plenty of comforts: free wifi, climate control and air conditioning, telephone and television, free newspaper and tea and coffee making facilities. For your convenience, the hotel offers 24 hour reception, room service, currency exchange, parking and a luggage room (in case your travel plans don’t fit in with check-in). Perfect for families, as there are connecting rooms available with cots and extra beds. This hotel has many unique features including a fitness centre, eco-friendly policies and city tours – so ask at reception. Don’t miss out on these phenomenal discounts for the city center!
Brussels is also perfect for families with museums like the Comic Strip Museum and Autoworld, Museum of Motoring, which are sure to get young imaginations running. For a less cultural experience, head to the waterpark Océado which has a large number of slides and go-karting is also an option at City Kart just off the Square Emile. For a taste of home, you can go to Mini-Europe and look at the models of a number of famous landmarks, including Big Ben.
For couples, Brussels provides an endless labyrinth of streets to lose yourself in, sporadically breaking into squares. Nestled in the heart of European Gothic architecture is the Grand Place framed with the Town Hall and surrounded by numerous restaurants. At night the lights from the Town Hall fill the square with colour, and make a romantic evening walk. There are many walking tours around the city that you can book or simply follow. If you like to create your own then look to the Royal Palace gardens or the “labyrinth” garden within the Van Buuren Museum for a true romantic refuge. End your day with some live music in the countless jazz bars before heading to one of the restaurants which stay open late into the night. If you’re still awake, this magical city has a lively club scene.
When choosing souvenirs, the markets are a good place to start. Situated in most squares (whatever their size) usually daily, you will find a vibrant display of fresh vegetables and flowers, cheeses and meats. Small chocolate shops are scattered around the city, each boasting a unique selection. While beer is also on sale everywhere, the best deals are at supermarkets. Don’t forget to visit the Brewer’s Museum and the Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate to whet your appetite.