Manneken-Pis – A Bemusing National Treasure

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MANNEKEN-PIS IS ONE OF THE FAMOUS LANDMARKS IN BRUSSELS: Visitors may find it bemusing that a bronze statue of a little boy peeing into a fountain basin should be a national treasure for any capital city. Yet the Manneken-Pis in the centre of Brussels is one of the famous statues in the Belgian capital and […]

Belgian Beer Festivals 2014

Chimay beer at Belgian Beer Festivals

Belgium’s Beer Festivals That Make Belgium The Beer Capital of the World: Munich Oktoberfest is without doubt the king of all beer festivals.  But for the discerning beer lover, it is not the size of the beer festival that counts.  The Belgian Beer Festivals are not as well publicized internationally as Munich Oktoberfest, yet Belgium has […]

Palais des Beaux-Arts (Bozar) – A Mecca for Fine Arts

Salle Henri Le Boeuf © BOZAR/Jérôme Latteur

Palais des Beaux-Arts, or Bozar, Is A Multi-discipline Art Centre under the One Roof: Playing a key role in the cultural life of Brussels for over 70 year, the Palais des Beaux-Arts is a mecca for the city’s music and dance and also the home to the Belgian National Orchestra. The Palais des Beaux-Arts owes […]

Saint-Hubertus Royal Gallery – A Grand Shopping Arcade

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SAINT-HUBERTUS GALLERY IN BRUSSELS WAS THE FIRST SHOPPING ARCADE IN EUROPE: Sitting high up, in the same class of grand arcades as the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan and The Passage in St. Petersburg, is the Saint-Hubertus Royal Gallery (Koninklijke Sint-Hubertusgalerijen in Dutch).  However, St Hubertus has the distinction of being the first shopping […]

Airport Transfers: Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL)

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Ground Transportation from/to Brussels South Charleroi Airport is easy: If you’re travelling to Brussels on budget carriers like Ryanair, Wizz Air, Jetairfly, etc., you will land at Brussels South Charleroi Airport. Charleroi Airport is in Charleroi which is approximately 46 kilometres (29 miles) from the centre of Brussels. By Bus The local TEC buses (Bus […]

Airport Transfers: Brussels Airport (BRU)

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Airport Transfers: Ground transportation at Brussels Airport: Brussels Airport is the gateway to Belgium for travellers arriving by air.  The airport is located approximately 13 km (8 miles) northeast of the city center.  Brussels’ other airport, the Brussels South Charleroi Airport, caters to charter flights only.  South Charleroi Airport is one hour from the city. […]

Maasmechelen Village – Designer discount outlet

Maasmechelen Village, Belgium

Designer outlet for discerning shoppers: You don’t have to do an overland track to get to a Designer discount outlet in Belgium. Although Maasmechelen Village is set in the beautiful Belgium countryside it is is easily reached by road from across Belgium, northwest Germany and the Netherlands. The Village is only 20 minutes from Maastricht […]

Belgian Chocolate Walking Tours

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Discover Belgium’s Heavenly Chocolates on a Chocolate Walking Tour: You don’t have to be a chocoholic to know that Belgian chocolates taste really good and in this country, you can’t escape chocolates! There are more than 2,000 chocolate shops throughout Belgium and this small country produces 172,000 tons of chocolate each year. If you’re interested […]

Brussels attractions – Mini-Europe

Brussels Mini-Europe

Mini-Europe – an invitation to travel: Where can you have a whistle-stop tour of Europe in a few hours, that costs only a few Euros per person and without boarding any planes, buses or trains?  The answer is – at Brussels’ Mini-Europe. Mini-Europe is a fun, family interactive attraction where the most famous monuments in […]