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  • Belfort Tower (Belfry of Bruges)Bruges travel tips
    The view from Belfort Tower over this marvelous medieval city is something you don't want to miss. The 366 steps of this 83 meters tower are worth climbing, because of the view that expects you at the end. The entry fee is not big, and in [...]
    D: 1.6mi10
  • The best way to visit BruggesBruges travel tips
    The best way to visit Bruges is ... on foot. Of course, I recommend also to take a boat through the superb canals, but rather than that only on foot. Anyhow, cars are forbidden in the center, so what's the point? The Center is astonishingly [...]
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  • TGV from Brussels to London - security checkBrussels travel tips
    When you go from Brussels with the TGV towards Lille or London, it's recommended to be at the train station at least 30 minutes before the scheduled leaving time. This is because the train goes to Great Britain and the security measures are [...]
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  • European ParliamentBrussels travel tips
    The European Parliament building is located next to the Schuman station. From Gare du Midi you have to take line number 3 or 4 up to 'De Brouchere' and after this line 1 or 5 to Schuman. From Gare Central is even easier, you just have to [...]
    D: 1.3mi00
  • From Charleroi to BrusselsBrussels travel tips
    An easy way to go to Brussels is from Charleloi's Airport (from 2008 a new and bigger terminal is active, the old one is only reserved now for carrying goods). A ticket is 13 euros and can be bought at a location next to the airport's exit. [...]
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  • Travelling to Brussels by TGVBrussels travel tips
    If you plan to arrive to Brussels by TGV or by Thalys (basically the same thing), you should book the train ticket as early as possible, as prices go up in time, similar to plane tickets. The journey with the TGV will be a delight, the [...]
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  • Belgian beer - a delightBrussels travel tips
    Not to miss for anything in the world ... belgian beer is a real delight. My favorites? Duval, Leffe, Bush. But trust me, you have a wide variety of choices and most of them worth every penny. But don't exaggerate :) [...]
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  • Atomium, the amazing belgian buildingBrussels travel tips
    I think the Atomium is one of the greatest attractions of the city. It is a very strange, but special edifice. [...]
    D: 4.4mi00
  • Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, BrusselsBrussels travel tips
    Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie (Royal Theatre of the Mint) is a theatre in Bruxelles and today is also the National Opera of Belgium. The theater is located in the historic heart of Bruxelles, close to Grand Place. The De Brouckère [...]
    D: 1.2mi00
  • City 2 Shopping CenterBrussels travel tips
    The Rogier metro statio is connected to a huge shopping mall in Bruxelles, called City 2. There are 4 levels filled with more than 100 shops, some of them distributed on 2 levels. The Fnac store on the top most level is impressive in size [...]
    D: 1.5mi00

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Brussels History

Louis XIV, King of France, attacked Brussels in 1695 and thousands of houses, including the Grand Palace, were destroyed. By the 18th century, Austrian emperors had taken over the city and, although the citizens fought back, they lost and surrendered. The very last foreign emperor to rule over Brussels was William I of the Netherlands. He left in 1830 and Brussels struggled hard to maintain independence within their city. In 1831, Belgian king Leopold I took over the throne and Brussels was coined the capital of the new kingdom of Belgium. People started rebuilding what was lost and bigger and better buildings were built. The city walls were [...]
 
 
 

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