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If you’re looking for a fantastic place to head to on your next city break, look no further than Belgian city Brussels. From taking in the sights and sounds of the city centre to relaxing in a quiet, friendly bar over one of the locally-brewed beers, Brussels is a holiday destination that truly has it all.
While many of us think of beer when Belgium is mentioned, it’s certainly not all that Brussels city has to offer – though it’s only natural that you’d want to sample some of the local goods. You’ll also find plenty of history and culture, from fascinating museums and architecture to colourful festivals, parades and parties – a far cry from the notion that all Belgium has to offer is some of our favourite lagers!
The city’s rich history is celebrated in no less than 80 museums. As well as a number of excellent art galleries, highlights include a beer museum and several buildings designed by celebrated architect Victor Horta. Travelers might also enjoy the Bellevue Museum, which is the official museum of the Belgian Royal Family. The building is an attraction in itself having once been used as a royal residence.
In addition to its great cultural attractions, Brussels also boasts a fun, vibrant nightlife scene and there are more than 400 different kinds of beer offered in the city’s many bars! A popular hangout after dark is the central square, Place Saint-Gery, which is home to a number of fashionable cafes and luckily accessible from most Brussels hostels so travelers can find their way back after a long night sampling the local brews.
Sablon Markets : This is the oldest market in Europe and a great place to wander through the collection of over 100 stores. Over the years, numerous markets have found a home on the Place du Grand Sablon: a horse market, followed by a hay market (which gave its name to the “rue de la Paille”); a textile market; and a vegetable market. Now it is home to a brilliant antique market, which began when Mr. George Van de Weghe and the then priest of the Sablon church met and discussed Van de Weghe’s request to display his engravings at the end of mass. The markets only run on the weekends, but they are the perfect place to sample the delights of Belgian chocolate or pick up that great antique. It is truly a delightful market to venture to and conveniently located only a short walk from your Brussels city hotel.
Following the shops all the way down Rue Neuve Street takes you to the Stock Exchange building on your right, and you know you have reached the surroundings of Rue Dansaert where the Romans founded Brussels in the 10th century. However, unlike its history, the area has all contemporary shops. The place is rather trendy with Belgium designers’ boutiques, clothing and accessories stores and more.
One can’t be comfortable in travelling by air. When the things come about your taste and comfort than nothing can be better than travelling by Eurostar. Eurostar is direct high speed service to Brussels. There are about 10 daily services to Brussels called London Brussels trains. And obviously time is another factor 95% of Eurostar trains arrive on time. You can book standard class seat or business premier. One can do his/her work without any disturbance. Eurostar is also providing loyalty programs and discount schemes for their customers like Eurostar Plus Point and other.