A two-day break
Two days is enough to sample this city of sights. Stay at Campanile BRUSSEL / BRUXELLES - Drogenbos hotel close to the centre, and make the most of your short break.On day one visit the, Grand Palace in the morning. Gaze at the Gothic architecture or put your feet up in one of their terrace bars. In the afternoon, stop by the Cantillon Brewery, a family-run businesswhere beer has been brewed the same way since 1900 - sample a fine selection of beers on your way round. Day two, don't miss Parc du Cinquantenaire, a park bursting with museums and halls,and the iconic Triumphal Arch -a symbol of Belgium's independence dating from 1880. In the evening, head to
Place Saint Catherine-Catherinplaats, for superb fish restaurants
A week-long stay
In this exciting city there is a lot take in during a week's stay. One of Brussels' more modern artistic attractions is the Atomium sculpture, built in 1956. Consisting of nine steel spheres, five are open to the public with restaurants, exhibitions and more inside! This city, steeped in and inspired by Art Nouveau, Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire (Museum of Art and History), has some of the most impressive art collections in Europe. And restaurant Ultieme Hallucinatie showcases stunning Art Nouveau adorned with stained glass panels, ceiling lights and spots to stop and play chess. Discover by rail or road, Belgium's other big city, Bruges, or France's Paris. See the week off with a true Brussels beer tour, available to book at tourist offices.
A Family Holiday
Brussels has lots to offer for a family trip too! Parks, like, Parc de Bruxelles Warandepark and, Parc de la Jeunesse Jeugdpark (Youth Park) are a great way to spend a sunny day. And for a treat, have a day out at the Aquarium, packed with exotic fish and plant life. The Maison du Jouet, a toy museum, will also provide hours of fun and fill you in on the history surrounding the city's toy production.