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Hotels in Brussels Belgium Making the Best of your Time

Brussels is not just the national capital of Belgium, but is also widely known as the Capital of Europe. The reason is being that the main governmental body of the European Union is situated in the city of Brussels itself. Brussels has a sparkling environment and also boasts of beautiful attractions and tourist spots. With imposing forts and buildings, medieval castles, narrow quaint streets, verdant parks, cafes, bistros, cozy restaurants and a vivacious lifestyle this city will leave you asking for more.

The city of Brussels is more than 1,000 years old and has Dutch and French as its regional language. Austerely beautiful all through the year, Brussels receives maximum number of visitors during the months from May to September. But since this is also the peak time, the places of interest, streets, restaurants are generally packed out. On the contrary, during winters although the weather is chilly, the locations are much pleasantly less crowded. This makes certain that your stopover at a museum is not done in a hurry. You may take your own sweet time to go museum hopping easily without any hassles. Besides, accommodation is easy to find during winters at much lowly rates as against summers. Cheap Brussels Hotel can be found in plenty in the city.

Brussels is a fine looking city, at every nook and corner you will find something or the other that will arouse your curiosity. Some of the most attention- grabbing places to visit in Brussels are as follows:

Grand Place

In the middle of the city- Brussels is sited an old town named the Grand Place or Grote Markt. Spread with beautiful quaint houses and eye catching gigantic buildings, the Grand Place is among the most beautiful towns around the globe. Most of the times, cultural events are held against the background of theses mega structures of the town, making the place a crowd puller. And do not forget to pick sundry bric-a-brac from the market place for your dear ones.

Musée des Instruments de Musique

A museum of its own kind the Musée des Instruments de Musique is distinct and intriguing. Showcasing the most unique and distinct compilation of musical instruments from around the globe, the museum pride’s itself on its large collection. The museum also gives you the chance to listen to these instruments via headsets… music lovers cannot ask for more.

Manneken Pis

Standing for the free spirited attitude of Brussels City, this miniature bronze sculpture portrays a child pee- peeing. The statue of Manneken Pis is just at a short distance away from the famous Grand Place and is also a great source of amusement.

Hotels in Brussels, Belgium are available in all price range. Varying from star hotels Brussels to Brussels budget hotels, everything is easy to find here.

To name a few Hotels is Belgium, we have:

Bedford Hotel Brussels

Located in the heart of the city, the Bedford Hotel of Brussels is a grand place to put up when you are on a visit in the beautiful City of Brussels. The Bedford is located in the midst of the renowned Eurostar or Thalys terminal and Grand Palace. The hotel is located only a little distance from the railway station and major business hub of the city.

Marriott Hotel Brussels

Within the spitting distance of Mont des Arts and Grand Place is the Brussels Marriot Hotel. Offering world class service and luxurious accommodation, this posh hotel is well equipped with all the necessary facilities.

Have a wonderful time vacationing in the City of Brussels.

BRUSSELS HOTELS AND CITY BREAKS INFORMATION

Travel to Brussels and find the cosmopolitan capital of Belgium, and home to a variety of architectural styles, including gothic cathedrals and churches, classical facades like the buildings around the Royal Square. There are many beautiful art nouveau and art deco houses around the city, many making up the plethora of available accommodation in Brussels. A great place to start to explore the city on a Brussels weekend is the Grand ‘Place, a historic market square, considered to be one of the most beautiful town squares in Europe. Every neighbourhood has its own market, the bird market, the flower market, the antique market and the flea market to name just a few. Even the hotels in Brussels are part of its history. Just a few of the amazing sights include the Hotel de Ville with a statue of St Michael on top, opposite the Maison du Roi, which holds the Musée de la Ville de Bruxelles. This is the St Mark’s Square of Brussels, and is busy with tourists by day and with bars and restaurants by night. The Atomium, created in 1958 is one of Brussels most recognisable sights, and at over 100 metres tall it has a wonderful view for those who reach the top. Mini Europe has small scale representations of the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben and more. Mannekin Pis, the world famous statue, can be found at the corner of Eikstraat/Stoofstraat, near the Grand’ Place. For art lovers a Brussels city break can offer plenty of museums. Fans of surrealism can discover works by Magritte in the Museum of Fine Arts, where famous old masters by Rubens and Breugel are also housed. One of the most fun museums is the Belgian Comic Strip Centre, housed in a fantastic Art Nouveau warehouse, and includes displays on Tintin. There are also chocolate shops throughout the city which offer pre-packed gift boxes, or you can make up a selection of your own choice.

There is a wide range of cheap hotels in Brussels available to book as well as cheap city breaks!

BRUSSELS HOTELS

We have a wide range of cheap hotels in Brussels to suit families, couples and groups. Whatever class of hotel you are looking for, a Brussels city break is perfect for you.

SHOPPING

Belgium is famous for its chocolates, beer and lace but has many other treasures within its shops. You will find three main shopping districts when you travel to Brussels. They include the streets Boulevard Adof Max & Rue Neuve, Place Stephanie & Avenue Louise and the streets around the Grand Sablon, there are daily markets in different areas of the city. The Lower Town and avenue Louise and Ixelles has many food shops, crafts stores, boutiques and chains. The Boulevard Lemonnier is home to comic stores and second-hand book and record whereas the Grand’ Place and the Manneken-Pis are the places to find chocolate and lace shops. Visit Rue des Eperonniers for old-fashioned gift shops antique jewellery and clothing and the Avenue Louise and boulevard de Waterloo for the boutiques of Chanel, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Cacharel and Cartier. Finally, the Avenue de la Toison d’Or is the place for mainstream gift shops and high street clothing stores like Springfield or ProMod.

NIGHTLIFE

Brussels is full of bars, which have a huge selection of the national drink – beer. The largest concentration of bars lies around Place St Géry, a ten-minute walk from the Grand Place across boulevard Anspach. All bars open until at least midnight, many until 2am or 3am. All music styles are catered for in the city’s clubs, from jazz to 60s and 70s to commercial. Drinking in Brussels is a way of life and can be an almost 24-hour experience. The Fuse nightclub often has the best international DJs playing at the weekends. As well as the vast range of hotels in Brussels, it has a superb selection of restaurants where you can find cuisine from any country of the world to suit any budget. It also has more Michelin-starred restaurants per square mile than any other city in Europe.

Jazz dominates the live music scene in Brussels and its influence has been strong since the 1920s in a cluster of venues, finishing in the annual Brussels Jazz Festival.

INFORMATION

Language: Flemish, French and German. Most Belgians also speak English.

Currency: Euro

Airport: Brussels