‘The European Village’, or Brussels as most tourists know it, is not just famed for its delectable waffles, chocolate and beer. Perfect for a weekend break, explore a city steeped in history and lose yourself in the city’s rambling streets, impressive galleries and breathtaking architecture.
A city of 3 languages - French, Flemish and German, Brussels has firmly cemented itself as a go to destination in Europe. It is a charming city with an outstanding range of accommodation allowing you to explore this 11th century city in style.
Temperatures are on the up in April, reaching highs of mid 20’s - making springtime the perfect time for a cultural jaunt. The warm days continue through to October and provide an ideal opportunity for last minute weekend breaks before Christmas.
Whether you’re after shopping, culture or both, Brussels has it all. Head to the largest market in Europe, Gare Du Midi Market, for a variety of trinkets, treats and a classic Belgian waffle and chocolate sauce! Alternatively you can soak up the history and culture of the city by visiting the museums and galleries at Parc du Cinquantenaire – governed by the impressive Arc du Cinquantenaire built in celebration of Belgium’s independence in 1880.
Stretch your legs with a wander around Grand Place, the city’s main square, which is lined with restaurants and cafe bars serving a mixture of local and European cuisine. You’ll be sure to find the country’s national dish Carbonnades Flamandes.
After a long day soaking up the sights and sounds of the city there is an eclectic mix of bars and cafes for you to rest your feet and indulge. A combination of quirky, unique venues and classically elegant brassieres ensure there is something for everyone.
With all this just over an hour away, there is no reason not to pop over.
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