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Visit Brussels

Brussels is the capital of Belgium and the European Union. It is home to a large variety of popular tourist attractions such as Manneken Pis and the Atomium. The most beautiful square in Brussels is probably the Grand Place, listed as a World Heritage Site. The facade of the town hall, lined with Gothic sculptures, the Maison du Roi which today houses a city museum and the total of 39 baroque guild houses surrounding the square produce a splendid picture.



Tourist favorites in Brussels

Grand Place

Considered one of the most beautiful medieval squares in Europe, the Grote Markt or Grand Place is the central square of Brussels. It is surrounded by guildhalls, the city's Town Hall, and the Breadhouse. The square is one of the most important tourist destinations and most memorable landmarks in Brussels.
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Musical Instrument Museum

The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) is part of the Royal Museums for Art and History and internationally renowned for its collection of over 8000 instruments. Originally attached to the Brussels Royal Music Conservatory with the didactic purpose of showing early instruments to students, the MIM collection was created in 1877 with a collection of a hundred Indian instruments given to King Leopold II of Belgium by Rajah Sourindro Mohun Tagore in 1876 and the collection of the celebrated Belgian musicologist François-Joseph Fétis, purchased by the Belgian government in 1872.
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Museum David and Alice van Buuren

The Museum David and Alice van Buuren is a private house on the Léo Errera Avenue surrounded by charming gardens designed by Jules Buyssens in 1925 and René Pechère in 1968 and 1970. Constructed between 1924 and 1928 by the architects Léon Govaerts and Alexis Van Vaerenbergh for banker and art collector David van Buuren and his wife Alice, the house was decorated by David and Alice as a total work of art to present their art collection in a rich Art Deco interior. Opened as a museum in 1975, the house was also declared a National Heritage site in 2001. Its interior is in Art Deco style and contains rare furniture, carpets and stained-glass windows.

Van Buurens collections consists of 32 paintings of Van de Woestijne.
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Brussels Town Hall

The Town Hall (French: HĂ´tel de Ville, Dutch: Stadhuis) is a Gothic building dating from the Middle Ages. It is located on the famous Grand Place. The oldest part of the present Town Hall is its east wing (to the left, when facing the front). This wing, together with a small belfry, was built from 1402 to 1420 under direction of Jacob van Thienen, and future additions were not originally foreseen. However, the admission of the craft guilds into the traditionally patrician city government probably spurred interest in expanding the building.
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Sonian Forest

The Sonian Forest, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Brussels, is a large forest covering 4,421 ha at the south-eastern edge of Brussels. Dating from the early Middle Ages, the forest is part of the scattered remains of the ancient Silva Carbonaria. Today the Sonian forest consists mainly of European beeches and oaks, and contains a somewhat reduced fauna and flora.

The rich history of the forest is reflected through notable highlights, including Tumuli or burial mounds, the prehistoric camp of Bosvoorde, the castle of Drij-Borren, the castle of Terhulpen, the priory of Groenendaal and the Rouge Cloître Abbey the Park of Tervuren, the old stagecoach roads, and etc.
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Great hotels in Brussels

Argus Hotel Brussels

The Argus hotel is ideally located in Brussel, in the fashionable Louise area, nearby the famous avenue de la Toison d'Or with the top boutiques and a large choice of restaurants, movie theatres, cafes and brasseries. The property's convenient position makes it an ideal choice for both business and leisure travellers. Well served by the local public transport, you will easily reach the main tourist attractions of Brussel and the main International organizations. The hotel ensures you a pleasant stay in the Capital of Europe and offers comfortable rooms, a Wi-Fi Internet connection and parking facilities.
 

Catalonia Forum

The Catalonia Forum Hotel is located in the heart of the famous Art Nouveau district in Brussels, close to all of the city's major sights and attractions. On-site facilities include a restaurant, bar, meeting room, laundry service and 24-hour front desk. Everything is here to ensure your stay in the capital of Europe will be a successful one.
 

Manos Stéphanie

The Manos Stéphanie Hotel is a cosmopolitan 4 star city centre Brussels hotel, set within the heart of the financial, shopping and business district of the city. This refined 4 star Brussels hotel, offers a quiet retreat set amongst a vibrant urban area. Relax in this spacious down-town Brussels accommodation, providing a quiet refuge steps from all the major tourist attractions. The location is a favourite for business or leisure travellers wanting to be in the down-town core of the Belgian capital. The Louis XVI furniture, marble lobby and plentiful antiques, create a luxurious ambiance for your Brussels vacation. Hotel amenities include a cosy bar, a pleasant terrace and parking facilities.
 

Hotel Villa Royale

Villa Royale hotel is strategically situated in the heart of Brussels , close to the Grand Place square, the Royal Park and the main musuems, enjoying quick and easy access by train, underground or car. The hotel offers a warm welcome and a personalized and efficient service to ensure you a comfortable and pleasant stay in Brussels. A bar where you can enjoy a wide choice of Belgian beers and cocktails is at your disposal. Facilities at Hotel Villa Royale include a Wi-Fi Internet Point, a banqueting room for up to 60 people facing a lovely little garden, a wellness centre with sauna, hammam, relaxing chairs and fitness room. A hairdresser is also available on the premises.
 

De Fierlant

Hotel De Fierlant is located in a quiet and green area of Brussels offering the ideal starting point for your daily trips and excursions. You will easily find a place to park your car along the streets and in the two garages or reach the property by public transportation. On-site amenities include a lounge bar (open until 1 a.m.) serving delicious snacks and special home-made food, 24-hour front desk services, a lovely sun-drenched terrace provided with two comfortable garden lounge sofas and one sun bed, free Wi-Fi Internet access throughout the hotel, plus a convenient business corner in the lounge area with PC, 30 minutes free Internet access (Skype and Messenger available) and printer. Furthermore guests will be pleased to enjoy the high comfort provided in the newly refurbished accommodations.
 



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