Brussels Journals

Brussels -- Not to be Missed

A January 2004 trip to Brussels by tamalos

Quote: Brussels is often missed in favour of Bruges or other cities, or maligned as being Eurocrat city, but to miss it would be a mistake. There's great architecture, food, and shopping. . . and, of course, those chocolates and beer!

Brussels -- Not to be Missed

Overview

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Brussels has as many Michelin-starred restaurants and it shows. The quality of eating was phenomenal. Avoid the tourist area of Rue des Bouchers for restaurants and go wandering further afield. The area of Av Louise and Ixelles has a plethora of great places at every price range. Grand Place, of course, must be visited, but we found taking ourselves off the tourist trail more rewarding.Quick Tips: There are often good deals to be had on the weekends, when the Eurocrats return to their respective homes. Best Way To Get Around: The metro system works well, is easy to navigate, and efficient. Otherwise, get those walking boots on and meander around. Taxis will take you only if you ha...Read More
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Our hotel of choice - Melia Avenue Louise Boutique Hotel, which was reasonably priced on a last-minute deal - fabulously decorated and amazingly helpful staff. The barman remembered our choice of drink from the lounge the night before and offered it again when we returned for a nightcap the next night.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 22, 2004

Melia Avenue Louise Boutique Hotel
RUE BLANCHE 4
Brussels, Belgium 1050
32-2-5359500

Amadeus

Restaurant | "L'Amadeus"

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Eating at L'Amadeus is a multi sensory experience. The restaurant is decorated in a combination of Art Nouveau and Surrealism. We sat next to a statue and opposite a fabulous wall installation of a trompe l’oeil of an entire street, lit up at night, that mesmerised. The food was delicious, the service professional, and the vibe one of those out for a great night out with friends.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 22, 2004

Amadeus
Veydtstraat 13 Rue Veydt
Brussels, Belgium 1060
+32 2 538 34 27