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Visiting Brussels

Despite being home to the European Union (with a resulting reputation for being dull), Brussels most certainly has a fun-loving side. Here you’ll find beer festivals, flea markets, and locals who go bonkers over comic books. Its tiny size notwithstanding, Brussels is also as cosmopolitan as any European capital, with top-notch museums, a delightful architectural mix of Gothic and Art Nouveau, a thriving restaurant and nightlife scene, and tempting chocolate shops on seemingly every corner.... Read More Despite being home to the European Union (with a resulting reputation for being dull), Brussels most certainly has a fun-loving side. Here you’ll find beer festivals, flea markets, and locals who go bonkers over comic books. Its tiny size notwithstanding, Brussels is also as cosmopolitan as any European capital, with top-notch museums, a delightful architectural mix of Gothic and Art Nouveau, a thriving restaurant and nightlife scene, and tempting chocolate shops on seemingly every corner.    Close

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Food Glorious Food

Written by garymarsh6 on 05 Oct, 2013

Food glorious food!I rather think that despite Belgium being on the slightly boring side what it lacks in excitement it certainly makes up for food wise. There are many eateries around Brussels which are really reasonably priced and will give a few examples of the…Read More


Brussels, Brussel, Bruxelles, so good they named it thrice

Written by proxam2 on 04 Aug, 2012

Some say that Brussels is not the most exciting city in the world, in fact many would say it was downright boring. I say....NON! NON! NON!. While it may not quite compare with say, Paris, New York or Rio, It has a lot going for…Read More


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Wandering the Grand Place

Written by MikeInTown on 15 Jan, 2011

Behind our hotel (Royal Windsor Hotel) was perhaps Brussels' most famous attraction - the Grand Place. This cobblestone square contains buildings that date back to the 17th century. It attracts tourists because of its restaurants, shops, and markets in addition to its stunning architecture. During…Read More


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Belgian Beer Sampling at Monk & Kafka

Written by sararevell on 28 Dec, 2010

Late on a Friday night and after a substantial meal at Au Lotus, we were persuaded to go out one more time to try a variety of one of Belgium’s finest exports – beer. At two very lively bars we worked our way through a…Read More


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Touring the Markets and Cartoons of Brussels

Written by sararevell on 28 Dec, 2010

Brussels is very walkable. The centre is compact, mostly flat and there is plenty to see. Unfortunately our Saturday tour was rain-filled but that didn’t stop us and indeed many others from rambling around Brussels’ stylish shops and charming streets.One of the most entertaining aspects…Read More


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Getting to Belgium by Ferry from Dover

Written by sararevell on 28 Dec, 2010

We drove from London to Brussels and although the journey takes about six hours, it was quite an easy and cheap way to get there and back. From the north of London it is about a two hour drive to Dover. For those living in…Read More


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Brussels Berlitz Pocket Guide

Written by frangliz on 03 Jul, 2010

Having booked a weekend in Brussels during which I would be walking around the city, I needed a guidebook that would be light to carry. I wasn't concerned about having a great amount of detailed information which I was unlikely to find time to read.…Read More


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Upper Town Walk

Written by Carmen on 28 Apr, 2009

Don’t make the mistake of just seeing one part of Brussels. There are two "towns" separated by elevation. The Lower Town is just that, the part of the city at the bottom of the big hill. There, you’ll find the Grand Place, the Manneken Pis,…Read More


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Ghent

Written by jenandfrank on 14 Apr, 2005

The city of Ghent, pronounced "Gent", is the capital town of Oost-Vlaanderen (East Flanders) province. Many people say it’s the "wanna be" Bruges or the poor sister town to Bruges, but I disagree. I think this town has so many wonderful things to…Read More


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Stanhope Hotel - Brussels

Written by jenandfrank on 14 Apr, 2005

Hotel Stanhope Brussels - Rue du Commerce 9, Square de Meeûs 4, Brussels, 32-02-506-91-11, http://www.stanhope.be/home.html Located a stone’s throw from the Royal Palace, Avenue Louise and five minutes from Central Station, this 95-room hotel typically caters to diplomats during the week. With a simple front…Read More


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