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A holiday in Brussels is pure enjoyment! This hospitable, multicultural and gastronomic capital of Belgium, with its thousand different faces, has something to offer you on all fronts. Enjoy delicious Belgian waffles, chocolates and pints. Learn more about the past, and the present, in one of the many museums. Visit Brussels city centre for some beautiful sights. Or tour the trendy clubs and enjoy the vibrant nightlife in this city. On the one hand, Brussels is extremely trendy and cutting-edge. On the other, it is a warm, traditional city with great setting. The historic centre of Brussels has beautifully preserved houses going back centuries. Stay in an elegant apartment in the bustling city centre, go for a colourful holiday home in the vicinity of Brussels, or opt for an attractive holiday home in the countryside and your holiday in Brussels can begin!

Ideas for your holiday to Brussels

Explore all the interesting sights from your apartment in Brussels. This beautiful city is built in a pentagon shape. The bustling centre of Brussels is the medieval Grand Place. Many see this as the most beautiful square in Europe, with its stunning, historic buildings. The characteristic cobblestones, guildhalls, terrace cafés and shops will all draw you to the heart of Brussels while on holiday. The shortest resident of Brussels lives near the Grand Place and is only 58 cm tall. A visit to Manneken Pis, the most famous and most photographed resident of Brussels, is a must while on holiday in Brussels.

The Royal Palace is one of the most beautiful buildings in the capital. The palace is open to the public over the summer. Next to the Royal Palace is the BELvue museum, focusing on the history of the Belgian nation. The Atomium is also a great tourist attraction. This iron molecule is made up of nine spheres, six of which are open to the public. There is a beautiful view over Brussels from these spheres. Close by the Atomium is the Bruparck, divided into four sections. In Mini Europe, one of the sections in this park, you can see the whole of Europe in miniature. Océade is the subtropical swimming paradise at Bruparck. In Kinepolis you can watch films in the IMAX theatre, and The Village is the section where you can enjoy a snack and a drink. Walking the comic strip route is also great to do while on holiday in Brussels. After all, Brussels is home to various comic strips. All through the city you can see murals of stories involving Suske & Wiske, Lucky Luke and Kleine Spirou. At the end of this two hour walk you can visit the comic strip museum. Stay in a holiday home or apartment in Brussels for a surprising city break, and you won't get bored for a moment!

Art and culture on a weekend break in Brussels

No lack of art on holiday in Brussels! The most impressive art museums in Brussels come under the Royal Museums of Fine Arts: the Museum of Ancient Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Wiertz Museum and the Meunier Museum. See works here by Rubens and van Dijk, among others, and enjoy the beautiful paintings by these Belgian masters. You can learn more about the history of Brussels from the many museums which the city has to offer. Art Nouveau lovers can admire many buildings in this style in Brussels, such as the Horticultural Museum, Old England and the Hotel Hannon. Explore the culture from your holiday home or apartment in Brussels!

Culinary outings in Brussels

Dive into the nightlife from your holiday home or apartment in Brussels! Come the evening, the city starts to buzz, and you can choose from numerous cafes and restaurants. Should you go for chic, eccentric, trendy or traditional? Brussels has a varied range of unusual and creative catering establishments. Enjoy both international and national cuisine in one of the 'food streets' leading to the Grand Place. Around the Grand Place you can get the real flavours of Brussels!Walk over Place de St. Géry, Place de Parvis St. Gilles or through the trendy Rue Dansaert: here you will find a number of unique restaurants. Or visit the legendary jazz bar L'Archiduc, or one of the many clubs in the city. An apartment in Brussels is the ideal starting point for a wonderful evening out!Brussels is a real fashion and design city. districts of interest to shopaholics are: De Dansaert (avant-garde designers, stylists, jewellers), the Sablon district (antiques and art galleries), the prestigious covered St. Hubertus galleries at the Grand-Place, and the Avenue Louise & Boulevard de Waterloo, which are home to major fashion houses such as Chanel and Dior. Nieuwstraat is mainly home to the more affordable, well-known shops. Tired from all that shopping? Grab a table at a terrace café and enjoy a delicious Belgian waffle or refreshing beer, or have a relaxed evening on the patio at your holiday home in Brussels.

Green Brussels

Enjoy natural beauty while on holiday in Brussels. After all, Brussels is a city with a lot of green space. In fact, it is a city with the one of the largest amounts of green space per inhabitant. Relax in the city parks. The Sonian Forest is perhaps the most beautiful nature reserve in the area. The Cinquantenaire Park is also a beautiful place to visit. The Cinquantenaire Park consists of a large park with a beautiful palace, and several museums. Take a walk through the Warandepark, the Kruidtuin, the Egmont Park and the Meise Botanical Garden. You'll be amazed by all the natural beauty that Brussels has to offer. Discover the green side of this city from your holiday home or apartment in Brussels!

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Holiday in Brussels - FAQs
How many Belvilla houses can I choose from in Brussels?

There are 30+ Belvilla houses in Brussels.

What are the most important places to visit in Brussels?

The most important places to visit in Brussels are Grand Place (Grote Markt), Manneken Pis, Town Hall, Mont De Arts, Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Saint-Michel Cathedral, and the Belgian Comic Strip Center.

Any activities that I must include during my stay in Brussels?

Some of the must-do activities in Brussels are-

  • Going to the Chocolate Making Workshop
  • Going for a Belgian Beer Tasting Tour
  • Visiting the Forest Park en the Duden Park
  • Visiting the Costume Museum
  • Enjoying the Brussels Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
What are the recommended dishes in Brussels?

Some of the recommended dishes in Brussels are Meatballs, Mussels, Belgian Frites, and Rabbit with Prunes.

When is the ideal time to visit Brussels?

The months from March to May and September to October are the best to visit Brussels.

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