This wonderful hotel in the heart of Brussels is close to main attractions such as the Grand Place, Royal Palace and the Manneken Pis statue. This central location will ensure you can explore this magical city with ease, before returning back to your deluxe guest room at the end of the day to watch cable television, indulge in a few drinks from the mini-bar, try out the room service or relax in the hotel’s Jacuzzi. This deluxe property is serviced by a night porter and 24 hour reception, and staff will be more than happy to help with services such as laundry, currency exchange and business requirements with a state of the art business centre onsite, and facilities such as meeting rooms and audio/visual equipment.
Brussels is known for it’s Art Nouveau architecture, and where better place to experience this movement that in the house museum of one of the greatest Art Nouveau architects of the world, Victor Horta. Built between 1898 and 1901, the former house of Horta has still retained the characteristics typical of the time with mosaics and stained glass windows- a memorable experience and a rare opportunity to see a well maintained house of this style. Architecture buffs should also make sure they head to the Grand Place for highlights such as the Town Hall.
Back in the late 19th century, Belgium was one of the first countries to champion the use of film, and the Film Museum in Brussels is a great place to find out more about the origins of motion picture. The museum also contains two cinemas where you can catch silent movies accompanied by live music as well as art house classics- a great date night idea for romantic getaways!
It can be difficult to keep the children occupied during city breaks, but treating the family to a show at La Maison de Toone is sure to keep everyone entertained. This historic puppet theatre has passed down eight generations of the Toone family, and today it remains one of the most popular attractions in the city. As well as the shows, the workshop where the puppets are made is also housed here and a museum where you can see puppets old and new. If you don’t manage to catch a show here, try and pop in for a Belgian beer and admire the charming interior and puppets on display.
Enjoy your time in enchanting Brussels!