This is a complex country with multi language, personality and culture, with French, Dutch and German influences.
Of course, it is synonymous with waffles, French fries, chocolate and beers. But it is also a very cultural destination with cities such as Bruges, Brussels, Liege and Antwerp, to name just a few.
The Grand-Place for the First Time
There’s nothing quite like strolling onto the Grand-Place. You’ll never forget your first look at this timelessly perfect cobbled square, surrounded by gabled guild houses and the Gothic tracery of the Hôtel de Ville (Town Hall) and Maison du Roi (King’s House).
Tour the Ardennes
Steep river valleys and thickly forested slopes set it apart. This region of castles, stone-built villages, and farms has resort towns like Spa and Bouillon, unequalled cuisine created from fresh produce and game, winter skiing, nature and fresh air in abundance, and towns like Bastogne and Ettelbruck that recall the sacrifice American soldiers made for victory in the Battle of the Bulge.
Travel through Time in Bruges
One of Europe’s most handsome small cities. It is perfectly preserved and almost seems like a film set or museum. The picturesque canals are the icing on Bruges’s cake.
Admire Art Nouveau
Brussels considers itself the world capital of Art Nouveau, and local architect Victor Horta (1861-1947) was its foremost exponent. You can view the master’s colorful, sinuous style at his former home, now the Horta Museum, and in buildings around town.
A 2-minute walk from the iconic Manneken Pis statue, this elegant redbrick hotel in a former prison is next to Grand Place square and 5 minutes from Brussels Central Station.
Refined rooms feature marble bathrooms, flat-screens and free Wi-Fi, plus city or courtyard views. Upgraded rooms add seating areas, while plush suites offer lounges and bars; many offer complimentary breakfast, minibars and chocolates. Select suites have Tintin or Magritte themed accents; 1 has a kitchen, a fireplace and a private roof terrace. Room service is available.
Amenities include a stately bar and a polished Italian restaurant, as well as a 24/7 gym.
Located 1.7 km from Brugge main rail terminal, this high-end hotel in an elegant 19th-century building is 2 minutes’ walk from Grote Markt market square, and a 3- minute walk from the Belfort belfry.
Featuring ornate or modern decor, the plush rooms offer marble bathrooms and come with iPads, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus coffeemakers and minibars. Suites have living areas and city views. Room service is available.
There’s an opulent fine-dining restaurant, a refined bar and a lounge with a fireplace. Other amenities include a sauna, a steam room and a fitness center set in a whitewashed cellar, plus parking (fee).
Hotel The Dominican
Housed in a storied 17th-century building, this upscale, contemporary hotel is 6 minutes’ walk from monumental Grand Place square.
Featuring bold, eclectic decor, the plush rooms come with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as Nespresso machines. Most have vibrant paintings with a classical vibe. Suites add living areas; some offer kitchenettes and/or terraces. Room service is provided.
Breakfast is available (fee) in a grand restaurant that features floor-to-ceiling windows. Another restaurant offers terrace dining, and there’s also a hip bar. Other amenities include a sauna, a steam room and a gym, plus a boxing-themed exercise room.
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