Brussels Winter Time

Winter experience in Brussels Belgium in December.

Brussels Winter Time

Member Rating 0 out of 5 by Mormik on January 26, 2007

I spent a week in Brussels in early December 2006. The weather was cool, but not freezing. A warm jacket in needed after sundown. The Grande Place was decorated for Christmas with lights and Christmas trees and at night there was a light and music show. There were stands set up all over the downtown area selling hot wine, pretzels, and Belgian waffles. I stayed at the Le Meriden Hotel, across the street from the train station and a 5 minute walk from La Grande Place. I went to see the Mannekin Pis statue, which was also decorated for Christmas. (This is the famous statue of the little boy peeing).${QuickSuggestions} Try the waffles from the outdoor stands - they are amazing! The hot wine mix they sell in coffee cups outdoors is also very good and addictive!${BestWay} Walking is the best way to get around central Brussels. Parking and driving is horrendous otherwise.

Le Meridien Brussels

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by Mormik on January 26, 2007

This hotel was amazing for its location. Located across the street from the central train station, it is walking distance from La Grande Place, the Mannekin Pis, the Royal Palace, shopping, restaurants and a nice park. The wireless Internet was very expensive though. They refused to give any airline miles to me because I had booked a "discount price" for the week.

The gym is kind of a joke, basically just a small room with a treadmill. The hotel is nice and quite luxurious; however I found it to be overpriced, even though I supposedly had a discount rate. I do recommend this hotel though, for its prime tourist location.

Le Meridien Brussels
Carrefour de l'Europe 3
Brussels, Belgium, 1000
+32 (2) 548 4211

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